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Your breathing, eating and belching are to blame.  Courtesy, National Weather Service.
Your breathing, eating and belching are to blame. Courtesy, National Weather Service.
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Commentary: Confession of a Bitter Clinging Climate Denier

I was a climate denier until six weeks ago.  Then the leaves on the trees changed from green to yellow and began falling to the ground.  Now there are few leaves left on the trees...

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Will Washington come crashing down?
Will Washington come crashing down?
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Commentary: The Revolution Will Not be Televised, on Radio or the Internet

America is experiencing the effects of a C.L.O.T.  A friend shared the acronym and tells me it stands for Closed Loop of Tyranny.  I’m reflecting today on the number of people openly using the word revolution...

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A leader of the Freedom Caucus.
A leader of the Freedom Caucus.
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Commentary: Labrador Not Sold on Paul Ryan

Raul Labrador is considered the number two men in the House Freedom Caucus on Capitol Hill. He joined us this morning on Top Story and shared he still has doubts about Paul Ryan for Speaker of the House...

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The 1st Jewish President & the 1st avowed socialist?
The 1st Jewish President & the 1st avowed socialist?
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Commentary: President Bernie Sanders? Don’t Bet Against Him

Don’t be shocked if Bernie Sanders is the next President of the United States.  Saying it could happen isn’t an endorsement.  It’s a prediction based on the man raising 25 million dollars from 650-thousand individual contributors...

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Have we been abandoned by Francis?
Have we been abandoned by Francis?
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Commentary: A Challenging Faith

Call me Catholic but under protest.  This morning I went to Mass at St. Ignatius, an Eastern Orthodox Church near home.  Many of the members of the parish are former Roman Catholics and Lutherans...

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It's a crime, a pathology and a sign of a malformed culture.  Courtesy, KLIX Library
It's a crime, a pathology and a sign of a malformed culture. Courtesy, KLIX Library
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Commentary: Yes, Islamic Terrorism is Pathology

A leftist blogger this week accused me of being an ultra-nationalist.  Does he mean American patriot?  He’s ticked off because I made reference to “pathology” when talking about Islamic terrorism...

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The gender neutral school!
The gender neutral school!
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Commentary: Idaho’s Transgender Schools & Toronto’s Peeping Toms

Most parents wouldn’t want their teenaged or adolescent children going co-ed on overnight field trips.  I’m not going out on a limb but can’t say all parents...

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Rabbits accost damsels and threaten tranquility.
Rabbits accost damsels and threaten tranquility.
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Commentary: Merlin Smedley Battles the Bunnies

Merlin Smedley is putting rabbits on notice. The Mayor of Burley, Idaho presides over a city where a recent battle over backyard chickens split the community...

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It's Your Money
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Tracking How Government Spends Each Dollar

There may be more than a few political junkies who also have a desire to hold on to their own money.  Perhaps this app featured on the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal would be of assistance...

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Christianity adrift.  Courtesy, Bill Colley
Christianity adrift. Courtesy, Bill Colley
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Commentary: Tearing Down the Cross & Shredding the Word of God

After filling in the last couple of mornings for the news guy I’m still struck by how depravity hasn’t changed since my first newscast 30 years ago...

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Pope Francis
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Commentary: Resigning from the Roman Catholic Church

Did you know the U.S. Conference of Roman Catholic Bishops pinned Pope Francis to a floor and tickled him until he said, “Uncle,” and met their demands...

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Pink Breast Cancer Ribbon
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Arne Walker of the Wellness Tree Clinic joined us Wednesday morning for a discussion about the upcoming Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Arne is himself a cancer survivor and in our discussion offers hope for quick detection and recovery...

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Twin
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Election Interviews and Requests

This Thursday morning candidate for Twin Falls City Council is doing a segment on-air.  A few notes about campaigns this year and I hope people will take these to heart...

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Modern Banking Frustrates Some
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Commentary: A Visit to the Bank!

A friend wrote today.  It's about his experience at a bank.  I didn't know if I should laugh or cry.  Here is his description:
Today I went to my bank to order checks...

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Governor Otter takes a stand.  Courtesy, Idaho State Media Center.
Governor Otter takes a stand. Courtesy, Idaho State Media Center.
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Commentary: New Respect for Governor Otter

A great many conservatives and conservative Republicans in Idaho often tell me they’re greatly disappointed in their elected leaders, however...

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Courtesy, i-Stock.
Courtesy, i-Stock.
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An Apology for the Times News

A correction and clarification on my part.  A headline on a video from Monday’s edition of Top Story gave the impression the Magic Valley Times News was busing in backers of the local refugee center from out-of-town...

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Michael Loccisano/Getty Images
Michael Loccisano/Getty Images
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Commentary: Media Would Rather Muslim Hold Nuclear Trigger Than Trump

Does it strike anyone as odd that pundits fear a tea totaller named Donald Trump with his hand on a nuclear trigger but are O.K. with a Muslim President...

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Ahmed
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Commentary: Ben Carson, Donald Trump Versus Ahmed the Clock Maker

I believe it’s accurate to say a great many Americans don’t trust Muslims.  Likely a large majority of Americans would agree with Ben Carson and Donald Trump...

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The Challenge of Pope Francis
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Commentary: The Pope Francis Conundrum

 

Nothing personal but I’m one Roman Catholic worn down searching for a Pope Francis decoder ring.  Since many of my friends and I carry a more orthodox view of our faith we tread softly around the Francis dilemma.  W...

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Courtesy, Shahram Hadian
Courtesy, Shahram Hadian
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Commentary: Christian Pastor’s Warning About Islam

Pastor Shahram Hadian is returning this month to the Magic Valley.  Hadian is a convert to Christianity from Islam and warns the latter is much more than a religious faith and potentially a dangerous political ideology...

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