A lot of policymaking relies on guesswork. How many people will be eligible for a program? How much will it cost to cover each person? That’s especially true of big changes like Medicaid expansion, which is finally plugging the Medicaid gap.

Editorial Cartoons

Regarding Eric Meyer's Jan. 16 column on the legality of Donald Trump terminating America's enemy Soleimani: He was a man responsible for the deaths and maimings of thousands of Amerca's military, not to mention Iranians who may not like the theocratic government under which they live. Now i…

As I have watched all the comments locally, on TV news and in the paper about Democratic senators, they are all concerned that the Senate be fair, bipartisan and uphold the Constitution.

I see that Bob Ziel, in his Jan. 15 letter to the editor, is parroting the right-wing nonsense about liberals mourning the death of Soleimani. Every news program that I viewed amongst the “liberal media” noted that no one was shedding tears over the Iranian government official’s demise. Thos…

The state should conduct an open primary election, not party elections. All parties run together. The top two vote-getters go to the general election. If the top two do not receive a majority of the vote, a runoff election would be required. To avoid a runoff election, the primary could be c…

I'd like to encourage all Idahoans to be sure to sign the "Invest in Idaho" ballot initiative. This initiative would put to the voters the question of whether to increase Idaho's education funding by about $600 per student annually by increasing teachers' wages, decreasing class sizes and pu…

Many of the headlines printed in the last few days about Idaho House member John Green have been grossly inaccurate and therefore injurious to him. We have repeatedly seen claims of his expulsion from the House, which is not true. I stopped counting these articles and radio broadcasts at abo…

Orson Johnson's guest column of Jan. 8 about climate change is well written but misleading and partly false. He stated that the most alarming myth of global warming is that 97 percent of scientists agree that temperature rises are alarming and that humans are the primary cause. In fact, most…

One summer decades ago, Bob Ziel hosted a mid-day news program on KID-AM 590. I still remember listening to Mr. Ziel when I was on summer vacation from elementary or middle school, impressed by the novelty of a local mid-day news broadcast and eager to learn more about the world. I had aspir…