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I love it when liberals like Dan or Pat Tucker et al. take the time to give Republicans political advice. Does anyone believe these liberal socialists leaning towards Marxists want conservatives or the Republican Party to survive? Are we seeing leftist benevolence in action by giving us such…

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During American History class in 1963 in Mountain Home, Idaho, we learned about the Constitution’s three-fifths clause, slavery, Reconstruction, Indian Wars, forced relocation to reservations, Jim Crow laws, Japanese-American relocation camps and the Minidoka camp. Then the history book ende…

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Dan Henry looks like a smart young man. However, his latest diatribe against the GOP reminds me of an episode of “Seinfeld.” A hairpiece toting George (it actually looked good on him) was complaining to his friends that he had dated what turned out to be a bald woman and accordingly didn’t w…

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Many thanks to Janet Rueff for asking advice from gun lovers. I am taking the opportunity to add some rational thinking to the gun issue. Maybe first and foremost, most recent gun sales are to women, the elderly and homeowners who are first-time buyers of a single weapon for self-defense. Th…

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It’s amazing how a 50-year-old academic theory that almost nobody has ever heard of is an existential crisis for the country all of a sudden. Given the right’s ability to manufacture fake outrage, it makes you think that perhaps critical race theory has merit and should be taught in our publ…

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Jim Jones blamed droughts, wildfires and storms on man caused climate change. Steven E. Koonin, nationally known theoretical physicist and Department of Energy Science advisor (undersecretary) during the Obama presidency, in his book “Unsettled” pointed out that weather is not climate, and i…

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In your July 7 op-ed, you referred to “plantation owners who migrated north and set up shop there.” Please cite the names of at least three individuals who did this. This information must be available to you, and I would like to read more about this phenomenon of plantation owners becoming n…

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Gov. Little, hooray that you’re the chairman of the Western Governors Association, but kindly do something for the citizens of Idaho. If you have to hold meetings out of state this year, could you please take your lieutenant governor with you?

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My question for gun lovers is simple: How do you feel about all the gunshot victims? If you are OK with the thousands of innocent people who are shot by gun-totting gun lovers, then I guess there is no point in continuing this conversation. You are just as nuts as the shooters we hear about …

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Are we gullible Idahoans? The task force would have us believe teachers indoctrinate (blind acceptance) children with “lurking, insidious” communist, Marxist teachings. Indoctrination is wrong, yet these conspiracists ask us to believe their hearsay without evidence. Children should not lear…

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The animal activism group Mercy for Animals uncovered horrific evidence that chickens raised at a Costco poultry plant in Fremont, Nebraska are bred to grow so large so fast that their legs break under the pressure of their enormous weight. These broiler chickens have been genetically modifi…

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Here’s what’s really behind Jennifer Ellis’ predictable attack on me, the Idaho Freedom Foundation and Idaho conservative voters generally: For most of the last several decades, a powerful faction of Idahoans have posed as Republicans in order to win elections. Some even ran as Democrats bef…

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A ninja was a covert agent or mercenary, and their functions included espionage, deception and surprise attacks, standard operating procedures for Trump business associates. The ninja’s covert methods were deemed dishonorable by the samurai. These “cyber ninjas” have absolutely zero experien…

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It seems like Trent Clark and Jay Gaskill want to run away from history. If we can pretend that there are no collective acts but only individual ones, it would be clear that there is no systemic racism in America, that everyone’s situation is dependent on themselves, and not on the environme…

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Isn’t it interesting how folks on the left resort to personal attacks while complaining about the use of personal attacks in discussing policy differences? Kent Granat attacked me in the June 15 Post Register, calling me a “man lacking reason.” Why? Because I happen to hold different views t…

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While we appreciate Lynn Fuhriman’s compliment for our letter to the editor, we certainly do not appreciate his trying to put words in our mouth or using our letter to support enhanced voter ID laws. We ask Mr. Fuhriman: What is your definition of enhanced voter ID?

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I was going to write a response to Doyle Beck’s comments on my article addressing the absurdity of the Idaho Freedom Foundation, but he didn’t say anything. And, somehow, he totally misunderstood my comments about Messrs. Andrus and McClure, which clearly said we don’t have any Democratic or…

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I woke up Sunday morning in a good frame of mind while reflecting on something that happened about 20 years ago during a trip to visit a friend in Montana. Reading a few of the comments in letters that morning turned my attention to this incident. There was a twist. I thought I would add a l…

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As a hunter, I normally keep my eyes on the mountains. In May, however, my focus turns to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s big game proclamations in search of the best hunting tags, which are offered via lottery each spring. Anticipation of the hunt reaches its crescendo each fall, bu…

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The context of Bryan’s op-ed are the efforts being made to restrain the spread of COVID-19, and his premise is that individuals will make responsible decisions for themselves, plus society at large and that many actions in response to COVID-19 are infringements on freedom/liberty.

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Gene Hicks says the Idaho Freedom Foundation is the worst thing to happen in more than eight decades of Idaho politics. I couldn’t disagree more. In his letter, Gene indicated he longs for the days when politicians like Cecil Andrus and Jim McClure could just grow big government without anyo…

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If we use Bryan Smith’s logic, not only is mask-wearing depriving us all of our freedom, but so are the following: wearing seat belts in automobiles and on airplanes; requiring testing and a minimum age to get a driver’s license; no driving while drunk or impaired; registering automobiles an…

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Again I hear patriotism and praise our troops fighting for our freedoms. Again I attended the honoring of the 251 Idahoans that died in Vietnam. Again, few turned out for this ceremony. Words seem to come easy for some, but doing isn’t part of their patriotism.

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For anyone rightly concerned about the riots of 2020 continuing into the summer of 2021, I recommend reading the Trump Administration’s “Homeland Threat Assessment” dated October 6th, 2020; specifically the “Terrorist Threat to the Homeland” section which starts on page 17.

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Just as the legislative session has ended and the fuss over the teaching of critical race theory has been put on hold until next year, Mark Fuller writes a column in the name of the Republican Party that demonstrates that systemic racism is alive and well.

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The economic impacts of COVID-19 have pushed nearly 743 million girls out of school globally. The secondary consequences of COVID-19 are projected to put an additional 2.5 million girls at risk of child marriage between 2020 and 2025, in addition to the 12,000,000 adolescent girls younger th…

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Now that summer is nearly upon us, expect more riots in major cities across the U.S. As atmospheric temperatures rise, so will the level of hot tempers and political pandemonium. No, I’m not the drama king of southeastern Idaho but rather a realist. As the saying goes, “History repeats itself.”

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Kevin McCarthy, the House minority leader, and many other disillusioned Republicans, are contemplating having Liz Cheney removed from her position of power. Cheney is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney. This congresswoman from Wyoming voted to impeach Trump, as did Sen. Mitt Romney.