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As defendants of a pathetically incompetent head of state scramble to explain his missteps and dishonesty, I am reminded of some lessons from past college studies. While technology continues on its march to eclipse yesterday’s norms, some vestiges of earlier wisdom never lose their relevance…

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To Rep. Simpson, Sens. Risch and Crapo: A vote to bail out the airline industry rewards deficit spending, a curse to fiscally conservative Idaho Republicans. Think carefully about how your vote will be viewed by your constituents.

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Congratulations to the president for acting presidential and addressing the virus as it should have been months ago. Sadly that only lasted two days. He started talking about us being at war and actually called this a pandemic. So much for a Democratic hoax. So much for a miracle coming, and…

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While watching a national cable news program this evening, I was embarrassed to learn that Idaho was one of seven states without mandated closures or bans on large gatherings. Yesterday I made a much-needed visit to a grocery store, and while the store itself was taking great pains to saniti…

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As demonstrated by some countries, the present coronavirus pandemic can be countered effectively. Taiwan started tracing passengers from Wuhan as soon as they heard of a new type of pneumonia there, "social distancing, ramped-up testing and contact-tracing followed soon after," according to …

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In regard to killing the higher education bill based on diversity: Do the legislators recall the time before Title IX when there were not high school/college women’s sports? How about merit-based promotion when the management position goes to a woman just because she put in for the job?

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COVID-19 is wreaking havoc with our lives. And we need to do everything to protect each other. The best thing that can be said after all this calms down is that we overreacted because as Doctor Fauci says, “That means we are doing it right.” And if we don’t do it right, many, many more will die.

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Fortunately, with all the panic and fear over the coronavirus, our president has a plan in place to take care of it all. No one knows what his plan is, not even him, but it's perfect and will fix everything. It seems to involve plunging the stock market into the biggest nosedive in over 30 y…

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As a former New Yorker from Queens, Sen. Chuck Schumer from Brooklyn was once a neighbor of mine. I understand his ghetto type of bully mentality. However, it’s inexcusable where he stepped over the line of decency with outrageous remarks regarding abortion.

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Tom Munds' March 11 letter recommends the John Birch Society. However, virtually the entire conservative movement in the U.S. has rejected the John Birch Society as an extremist organization. In fact, former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover declared that he had "no respect" for the John Birch So…

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Thank you, Post Register, for printing Tom Munds' recent letter. I am impressed by his patriotism and love of country. He is a credit to our country. I can understand his concern about a sheriff from the Spokane area giving false information while speaking to a group of Republicans in our area.

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Reaching out to every American, no matter where they live or work, the U.S. Postal Service could be used to a convenient vote by mail system for qualified voters. Not everyone has internet service as one might believe.

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New Zealand weight lifter Laurel Hubbard recently won two gold medals and a silver medal at the Pacific Games last summer. On the college level, CeCé Telfer won the NCAA Division II 400 meter run to become the national champion in that event. In high school, Terry Miller won the 200 meters t…

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I’m responding to Rep. Julianne Young’s editorial titled “Facts don’t discriminate” about why she sponsored House Bill 509, which prevents transgender people from changing the sex on their birth certificate. Since legislative bills require taxpayer dollars and this bill will be challenged in…

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Why would voters allow a meeting of 1,000 persons to determine the names on the ballot? It is time for an open primary to narrow down the names for the general election. Let all parties run together, and the top two (or three) vote-getters are placed on the ballot for the general election.

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I've recently studied an interesting article by Alex Newman on climate. It seems there was a Climate Reality Conference going on in Madrid While the UN was having its climate gathering. The reality conference hosted a variety of environmental groups that reject climate alarmism. This group r…

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Margaret Nelson grants Jim Jones' position power because of state positions he has held and likes his opinion on what is now referred to as articles of exoneration.  Another writer did a much better job by specifically challenging Jones' positions on the above topic, and Eric Johnson has tak…

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Partisanship must be set aside and Congress must act together to protect the American vote from foreign interference. The nation’s intelligence community has determined that Russia is taking steps to interfere in the coming elections. Once these Russians hack their way into our system they w…

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Bryan Zollinger has made it a practice to prey on those that cannot defend themselves from his questionably nefarious collection tactics to help medical providers against those horrible young people that may not even have stable housing situations to receive their medical bills and court sum…

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Taking up from where I left off in my write-up of Feb. 18 relative to the arctic climate, I’ll condense things as much as possible within the current climatic cycle, or age, we live in. My reference will be the Canadian station, Eureka, a small scientific community at about 78 degrees north …

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Is it dangerous that Trump calls Russian interference in the U.S. election process a hoax? Some don’t care since they know he’s doing it because it attacks the credibility of his election. I believe the 17 government agencies that Russian interference continues to be sweeping and systematic.…

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Time to check in on those lovable scamps, our Republican state Legislature. Let's see what's up. Raise the sales tax again, check. Affect our local services by freezing property taxes, check. House Republicans on the education committee throwing out the education standards, check. Same Repub…

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Hats off to Frank Vandersloot. Under most circumstances, I have found myself at odds with Mr. VanderSloot's public pronouncements, but he is right on medical debt collection. It's frustrating to watch the Idaho Legislature leap into action at Mr. VanderSloot's request while thousands of ever…

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Jim Jones’ credibility plummeted after his Feb. 23 commentary on the culpability of McCabe, Hillary, et al. His suggestion of a lack of credible evidence of Hillary Clinton’s criminal conduct is truly laughable. Retention of classified information at an unauthorized location by an officer of…

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In a world gone crazy, Idaho should not wait until there is a problem here because it's already here. Idaho should not wait until the rest of the country decides what to do with transgender athletes. We should do our part now to protect the integrity of women's sports. Nobody promised that g…

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I so appreciate Idaho’s former Attorney General Jim Jones. As an officer in Vietnam, a multi-term attorney general and an Idaho Supreme Court justice, he has extensive knowledge of the legal system and the U.S. and Idaho Constitutions. As a Republican, he has consistently demonstrated the co…

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USA Today published an article on Feb. 17 about an ongoing petition in Oregon. There is a movement afoot there where signatures are being gathered (with just a few thousand left in two counties) for voters there to vote on becoming part of Idaho. If the group succeeds, 22 counties would be v…

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In their recent op-ed, Frerichs and Marquit claim the Legislature is spending far more on prisons than education. (If you claim percentage increase you did not say that.) That is a colossal lie. In the fiscal year of 2019, Idaho spent $2,508 billion on public and college education while spen…

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On Friday evening when I arrived home, I received a letter in the mail from the Community Development Services stating I have 10 days to get a car in my driveway licensed, or I will be fined until it is done. I have a problem with this letter.

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There is a billboard in Salt Lake City attributed to a group of Republican students proclaiming, “We stand with Mitt.” I saw it on Facebook and I have a friend who actually drove by it. Mitt Romney, the sentiment of that billboard and the students who sponsored it, are all beacons of hope fo…

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Mr. Henry, you understand with all your intelligence, letters to the editor are based on personal opinions. Not meant for front-page news, right? Not my best letter for sure. I was frustrated with the impeachment, then after the long wait for Nancy to send it to the Senate. Democrats spoutin…

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Like many of my peers, the looming shadow of potential student loans overwhelms me. I refuse to graduate from college with a weight of debt on my shoulders. That’s why I’m interested in getting a head start and exploring future career options without adding additional time or tuition to my c…

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I don't care if it's the local dog catcher: If he or she believes in our Constitution and democracy, someone needs to run against Sen. Crapo and remove him from office for his no vote to have no witnesses in the impeachment trial. And when Sen. Risch runs in his next election, we need to vot…

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Serious crimes are becoming more and more prevalent in Idaho Falls and surrounding areas. The Idaho Falls Police Department is working long and hard to contain and or mitigate it with their hands tied behind their back. That's not fair, totally unnecessary and uncalled for.

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I appreciated the recent article by Bob Ziel. It was well written and made sense. I don't read columns written by Mr. Adler and Jim Jones anymore, as they are repetitions of their bias against Trump. I didn't take Trump seriously during the primaries and voted for a different candidate. I am…

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I would like to know if there is an illegal immigrant criminal problem in Idaho Falls or the state of Idaho. The Government Accountability Office in 2018 reported that 1 in 5 federal prison inmates are illegal criminal aliens. Over 90 percent are from six countries in Latin America. One esti…

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Lynn Fuhriman, in his Feb. 6 letter to the editor, thinks human-caused global climate change is silly. If Mr. Fuhriman wants to have any credibility, I suggest that he cite actual facts from credible sources. The Paris Climate accords have been ratified by 187 of the 197 countries of the wor…

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I came into the Doyle Beck family at the time my father was being sentenced to prison for selling drugs to an undercover agent. You can imagine the fear of breaking that type of news to new in-laws. Doyle was an immediate father figure to a girl who was hardened by life. He was a listening e…