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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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During the week of Christmas, my elderly father was in the hospital in Idaho Falls. My mother was driving to Idaho Falls every day to be with him; one morning she needed gas in Rigby. I suppose she has not bought gas very often, if at all, with a bank card.

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Bob, Bob, Bob. You state that commentators on CNN and MSNBC praised Soleimani while demonizing Trump. Yet you give us no evidence of that. Now, I don't watch CNN, but I do watch MSNBC a lot. I have seen no one — no one — praising General Soleimani. I have seen quite a few, maybe a lot, of co…

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Whatever your viewpoint on the impeachment of the 45th president of the U.S., one thing should be of interest to all of us. The trial in the Senate must be as fair and impartial as each senator promises under oath to the following, "I will do impartial justice according to the Constitution a…

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It is truly mind-boggling to see so many Post Register commentators who don't believe or accept what's actually happening — some who extol their pompous self-importance way beyond reality. Most, if not all, who are so blinded by hatred (don't think they even know why) or espousing what they …

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We have all heard about the assassination of General Soleimani. Everybody would agree that he was a bad guy doing bad things. So the question isn’t was his death justified, but was it wise? President Bush and Obama both had opportunities to eliminate him. Even Netanyahu had two opportunities…

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Do we want real leaders anymore? Is there any place for them in government or law enforcement or military? Or do we just want an over-bloated, ineffectual government that should take care of us and everybody else? We should be happy to pay for them too — "us" being the taxpayers.

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Lately, memes with hashtags like #veteransbeforerefugees have appeared on my Facebook feed. One day I stopped scrolling past and considered why these types of posts were so unsettling to me. I felt that hidden behind their words was this message, “Veterans or refugees — one is more deserving…

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I have been walking 17th Street with my custom "Go Trump" sign for over two years. Supporters smile, honk their horns and wave. They represent 85 percent or more of the respondents. The detractors call President Trump a f--- and give me the middle finger salute. Which of these groups is disp…

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Do you remember what it was like in junior high? Were you one of the cool kids with cool friends or one of the outcasts that avoided making eye contact, but chuckled along with the cool kids jokes, regardless of legitimate humor, rather than make it even more obvious you didn't belong in pro…

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Mr. Weinpel was correct to argue that “Congress stands as arbiter,” meaning it enjoys plenary authority to apply any standard to support a presidential impeachment. But the Senate has the same authority to reject it.

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And one has to ask, "How can it possibly get worse?" We all have watched, waited, wondered and hoped that our commander in chief, who hasn't grown into the commander, and Chief Joseph would find him to be lacking in the role of chief, would graduate from an intern president who seems to exer…

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If El Chapo had the opportunity to have the judge consult with him prior to his trial and the opportunity to say who would or wouldn’t testify, would his trial have ended differently? If those who know the truth are not permitted to testify, then the impeachment proceedings have been a waste…

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When I read a recently featured letter on the far-left edge of the opinion page asserting that the Second Amendment was authored to allow slave-hunting, I thought that was the far-out limit of irrational political thought.

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In the latest poll, Biden leads Trump in Florida. The way Florida is a win for Democrats is to register and mobilize the Puerto Ricans that had to flee to Florida after the island was destroyed by the worst hurricane in history, and then Trump goes there and throws them paper towels and blam…

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If you’ve ever wondered how leftist elites like David Adler think, just read his response to my column on the impeachment of President Trump. Typically Adler chooses to respond to my criticism by ignoring what I wrote in order to instead focus on hurling insults. From his ivory tower, Adler …

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In February 2014, Ukraine’s Russian-backed government fell after protests over the government’s decision to withdraw from an “association agreement” with the European Union. The pro-Russian president fled to Russia — leaving behind his home built on embezzled government funds, including 24-c…

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Responding to R. Grant Hunter: Yes, everyone has the right and freedom to express their opinions. They can also search online for information. However, we all need to be careful that we use logic and common sense in evaluating these sources. Our federal agencies have proven that many online …

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Cherry-picking is one of Miranda Marquit's favorite formats, and she used it again recently. Plus, she quoted from unnamed publications to build her case. Here are quotes from the same publication sources:

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Taking my cue from the comments of a frequent guest writer, Dec. 24, I offer the perspective of someone, who, like many others in similar situations, has spent Christmases in widely scattered places. From Greenland’s icy, barren remoteness, to San Diego’s snowless urbanity. Two that stand ou…

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Both Jay Gaskill and Mike Crapo were solid lawyers in their day, but both would apparently have us believe that all of the evidence produced during the Trump impeachment hearings is nonsense.

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Three thoughts on the commentary page of Dec. 26 are worth further reflection. It was gratifying to read the embrace of the African proverb and Hillary Clinton’s theory that it “takes a village to raise a child” employed by Mr. Frugoli. Moreover, we should embrace that belief in our lives an…

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I found Mark Fuller’s column on Dec. 25 rather interesting. The Republicans and Abraham Lincoln did free the slaves. At that time the status quo was slavery. Freeing the slaves was a progressive, or liberal, position. The conservative position was to avoid change and continue slavery. In add…

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I totally agree with Bob Ziel about Melania Trump. I want my daughters to be nude models before they get to be the first lady. Don't get offended. Melania posed for and was paid for nude pictures. If you get mad at this, you shame her. Those pictures are apart of our history, and Melania is …

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It seems in the past few months in the Post Register, we've heard ad nauseam from David Adler. Who is he trying to convince? In his Post Register commentary article on Dec. 12, he concluded, "My writings about the Constitution do not turn on ideological preferences."

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It’s a difficult thing to ask others to give towards a cause that you think is not important to anyone but you. Whether that’s giving money or time, today’s culture tends to convince us that there is little generosity left in the world. However, acts by local businesses remind us how wrong o…

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My friend, David Adler, is a solid constitutional historian. But I am reminded of the famous 1984 Democratic presidential debate between Walter Mondale and Gary Hart. After hearing a long-winded peroration by Hart, Mondale blew away his opponent with one line, “Where’s the beef?”

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According to an Associated Press report in the Post Register on Dec. 12, our sitting president “will refuse to sign any bill that denies his wall request outright or curtails his powers to transfer money from Pentagon accounts to border construction.”

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I was both amused and enlightened by Jim Sathe’s satire on the oath of office for Republicans and the pledge of allegiance to Trump. As I reflected on Republican politicians’ fealty to Trump, Jim’s satire raised the question: To what kind of person are these politicians swearing their loyalty?

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The next time James Delmore pens an Op-Ed on the Second Amendment, if his friends destroy the document before it reaches the publisher, they will save him from humiliating himself again. Authentic research and rational conclusions are obviously not his forte.

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I wonder how Gov. Brad Little, from the great state of Idaho, feels having his face on national television sitting next to Trump in the White House, listening to Trump lie and gaslight the American people. The great people of Idaho deserve a governor of integrity, and Gov. Little falls way short.

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Former state Rep. Karey Hanks tells us that “direct democracy does not work well in a constitutional republic.” You may be right, Karey, but either does our present form of government — the corporatocracy or as Adam Smith called it: mercantilism. That’s right, Karey, we’re starting to resemb…

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It is quite an accomplishment for 16-year-old Greta Thunberg to receive the Time magazine Person of the Year award, the youngest ever to receive this recognition. This acknowledgment was made because of her commitment to achieving goals that are beneficial to the world. Whether you agree wit…

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May I compliment the managers of the Grand Teton Mall for opening their door to walkers early every morning. And they provide the sweetest of soft music as we walk around the mall, mostly before the stores open their doors. Thank you so very much; how classy.

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I just watched Schumer's press conference. He is worried when the impeachment goes to the Senate it won't be fair? Like the Democratic-run impeachment hearing was fair with "Shifty." He wants to call witnesses? Hypocrisy at its finest. Maybe what goes around comes around. I hope the Republic…

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It’s one thing not to like President Donald Trump. However, us "Trumpsters" (colloquial for Trump supporters) have zero tolerance for national journalists who unjustifiably pick on our country’s first lady. The latest cheap shot and salvo from the nationwide press corps is a criticism of Mel…

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In a recent article on wolves, it was noted wolf 1116U had both male and female sex organs. I have seen the picture and spoken to the hunter who harvested a deer with female genitals and also antlers. Is it plausible the mammal we refer to as a human could experience a similar phenomenon? I …

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After supporting Rep. Simpson for reelection against the likes of Bryan Smith and for a few good acts, such as Idaho National Laboratory funding and the White Clouds, he seems to have abandoned his values and reveals that he knows nothing about the U.S. Constitution. His diatribe in the Post…

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Evidently my attempt at wry humor about global warming went right over Mr. Gene Hicks' head. I think that he is referring to my Aug. 14 letter, where I tried to justify $10 million for a new Idaho Falls Police Department building. 

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We readers already know that the Post Register maintains a marked slant to the left. As I read Dec. 11's headline, it occurred to me that it might be a good exercise to quantify the magnitude of the slant. The headline read, “Democrats unveil impeachment charge," which is factual and unbiase…