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Negro Was the Polite Term (Opinion)
Now conservatives are joining the politically correct and attacking their own.  Check out the latest link here from the writer known as Publius Decius Mus.  He’s challenging many ranking think-tank conservatives who are now calling everyone they don’t like a…
A Redundant Election? (Opinion)
For many Idaho Republicans, the real Election Day was last week.  As many in the GOP face token or no opposition in November, it’s now just a long wait to take office in January.  We spoke this morning with the dean of Idaho journalism, Randy Stapilus, about the primary and…
Commentary: Breaking the Two Party System
Democrats and Republicans repent.  Some pundits predict the parties are over.  A friend from Alabama sent me a link from something called theconservativetreehouse.com.  A writer at the site is promoting Donald Trump’s candidacy for the Republican nomination for Preside…
Commentary: A Happy Slinky Tune for a Great Depression
With Greek insolvency threatening to upend the global order I decided to put a happy face on the tragedy. My own lyrics but a favorite childhood jingle:
What breaks down banks, alone or in droves
And makes a Democrat sound
A buck, a buck, a valuable thing
Everyone knows we’re bankrupt
We're bankrupt, we…
Commentary: Republicans are the Gone Ole Party
Whenever I hear a Republican tell me “We need to get behind the nominee even if it’s Bush or Christie,” I cringe.  I registered as a Republican only in my early 40s after decades of considering myself a libertarian.  The change gave me an opportu…
Romney Expected to Lead In Idaho
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho voters are getting ready to pick the next U.S. President — and if history is any guide, Gem State voters will throw their support behind Republican Mitt Romney. Idaho is among the nation's reddest states, and its four electoral votes haven't been award…
Andrus Says Idaho Parties Aint What they Used to Be
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — He's one of Idaho's most-recognized political faces, a former Democratic governor in a Republican-dominated state. But Cecil Andrus blames both parties for creating a leadership void — and calls for a return to what he thinks were the good old days when p…
Local Democrats Take On Republican Incumbents
The Magic Valley area is known to be so Republican that it’s not uncommon for many of the Republican candidates running for office to run unopposed.  This election season will see some competition for at least two of the state offices up for grabs in the Magic Valley.