A few readers don’t like the sharply pointed critical observations of Trina Pettingill about President Trump. But for many other readers, she crisply exemplifies the courage it takes under the First Amendment to place in public space shared opinions that speak truth to power. Critics are the…

While is was not surprising, noting his political persuasion, for Neal Larson to attribute to Jesus the Webster definition of “compassion”, perhaps it is time for him to reread the New Testament.

On a recent trip to Arizona to attend a family event, I brought along a book, "Miracle at Philadelphia, the story of the Constitutional Convention." Having read it carefully many years ago, the underlined parts remained in my memory as unusually significant.

For almost two years now I have listened to Ms. Pettingill share with us her extreme dislike of President Trump as presented in letters to the editor. Someone with her mindset appears to be me to be lacking in a complete sense of civility based on her continued foul mouth, most recently call…

In their letters, Frank Clark and Gene Hicks suggested that I leave the country since I wrote that I am ashamed to live in a country that elected Donald Trump to be president and leader of the free world.

By quoting Hiram Johnson, Mr. Urling must consider himself a liberal isolationist. He states that all the letters have shown that truth is the first casualty of war. Which letters are you referring to Mr. Urling? Are you saying that my letters are not truthful and casualties of war? Are you …

Eleven post-World War II presidents succeeded Eisenhower – Kennedy through Trump. All but one of the eleven lost support in the House mid-terms. Five presidents (JFK, LBJ, Ford, Carter and Bush senior) didn’t serve a second term.

We pretty much agree with Bonneville County Republican Central Committee Chair Mark Fuller’s statement that our country is “governed by a constitution which follows republican principles and laws adopted by representatives not subject to the whim of the majority.”

How ironic that Mitch McConnell would talk about presidential harassment after Democrats take control of the House, when on the night when President Obama was elected McConnell stated his number-one goal was to make president Obama a one-term president.

You never imagine yourself writing thank you notes to the people who saved the life of someone you love. So, I’m not quite sure how to go about it. There are no words to express how grateful I am, but it has to be said.

A few readers don’t like the sharply pointed critical observations of Trina Pettingill about President Trump. But for many other readers, she crisply exemplifies the courage it takes under the First Amendment to place in public space shared opinions that speak truth to power. Critics are the…

While President Trump is pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving, every one of us can exercise that same presidential power by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance.

Jerry Sehlke’s article appearing in the Nov. 16 edition of the Post Register was squarely on.

Mr. Little won the Idaho governorship, not as the best person for the job, but as the lesser of two evils.

While is was not surprising, noting his political persuasion, for Neal Larson to attribute to Jesus the Webster definition of “compassion”, perhaps it is time for him to reread the New Testament.

Alan Larson’s latest column attacking Idaho’s Proposition 2 is similar to other articles I have come across, the main goal of which seem to be to ensure that the name Obama never makes it into future history books.

On a recent trip to Arizona to attend a family event, I brought along a book, "Miracle at Philadelphia, the story of the Constitutional Convention." Having read it carefully many years ago, the underlined parts remained in my memory as unusually significant.

For almost two years now I have listened to Ms. Pettingill share with us her extreme dislike of President Trump as presented in letters to the editor. Someone with her mindset appears to be me to be lacking in a complete sense of civility based on her continued foul mouth, most recently call…

Praise to those brave Democrats who dared challenge the Republican entrenchment in this state. Pat Tucker, Jerry Sehlke, Jim De Angelis, George Morrison, Kristen Collum, Cindy Wilson, Paulette Jordan and others are my heroes.

Last week, we checked our mailbox and discovered many GOP campaign brochures that should have been hung on doorknobs. The USPS owns the right to put metered mail in those boxes, and it is a fine of up to $500 per offense to put items in there. Not only does the GOP have no respect for the la…

Regarding Jim Sathe's letter of Nov. 7, "Why do Republican's stand by Trump?" if I was a 74 year old white man who was ashamed to live in America, I'd move. Jim claims to be deeply disturbed and after finishing his letter, I'd agree.

The sun comes up, it's President Trump's fault. The sun goes down, it's President Trump's fault. There is a fire in California, it's President Trump's fault. There is a snowstorm in New York, it's President Trump's fault. Voters are asked to show they are citizens of the U.S., it's President…

Jim Key is asserting that the Post Register political endorsements are misleading. In an op-ed, Key claimed 92 percent of Idahoans supported Trump yet the number was actually 59 percent. Is that misleading?

I attended the city of Idaho Falls' open meeting on the proposed city ordinance concerning the flying of the MIA/POW nation flag that represents all veterans, their families from all wars was a true show of the support that should always be there.

I work with the general public and do so because I enjoy it. I like meeting new people, and seeing individuals and whole families come back on a regular basis to my place of employment.

Sealander Park is a privately owned facility that, for generations, has hosted field trips, scout camps, weddings, funerals, Audubon Society events, search and rescue training, family reunions and many other activities. This Idaho Falls gem is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

A recent letter to the editor questioned how anyone could vote for a party whose leader lies on a daily basis as Trump does. President Trump's predecessor, who served eight years as liar in chief while accomplishing nothing to move the country forward, gave us these beauties:

Thomas Jefferson lived a long time, and he said many things, not all of them as inspiring as the quote that Neal Larson made use of in a teaching moment with his children. Jefferson could indeed proclaim to the world that nobody owned him, but the same could not be said of most of the other …

In his guest column in the Oct. 30 edition of the Post Register, Bryan Zollinger spends significant print time telling us why he opposes Proposition 2. But an important question still remains: Will he support the will of the voters and his constituents if Proposition 2 is approved, or will h…

Bryan Zollinger minimizes the need to expand Medicaid because he says the proportion of the population it affects is too small to worry about. Like many others in his party, he keeps calling them childless and able-bodied. Yet in the same breath he admits that the astronomical price of healt…

I’m surprised at the number who endorse the expansion of Medicaid (Proposition 2). They say things like, “It’s the right thing to do,” and imply — if not outright say — that those opposing have no compassion and do not care for the poor. There’s a lot of shaming going on.

Your set of misguided endorsements are still another sick joke. We have enough "rubber stamp" partisan politicians. Now we actually can add our paper to that list of rubber stampers. The PR used to have knowledgeable editors. Evidently no longer. I was taught that if you don't understand a s…

A 'no' vote on Prop 2 will assure our legislators are not required to take revenue from other categories such as education, roads and law enforcement. A 'no' vote also avoids adding to our staggering national debt ($21.6 trillion) and the subsequent interest to service that debt, which is pr…

Proponents of wildlife overpasses and fences have a new tactic. They say: “Vote yes for safe wildlife passage”. This is a very deceptive and dishonest statement. A "yes" vote is a vote for overpasses and fences. Just read the advisory vote language on the Fremont County website. Do not be fo…

The Idaho Legislature is eligible for full-time, state-funded Blue Cross medical insurance which is paid for by the taxpayers of Idaho. Today, with inflation, this amounts to approximately a $14,000/year benefit to the legislators (a cost of nearly $1.5 Million to the citizens of Idaho). And…

We don't need this Obama Medicaid expansion to cover young adults. Low-income individuals already have options to help them obtain affordable health care. If a medical emergency arises and one cannot pay for it, counties have indigent funds to help them.

There is no foreseeable shortage, so why must we conserve water? Water that is not drunk or absorbed by plants goes to the ocean or to the aquifer. How does conserving water now save it for future generations?

A "no" vote on the Fremont County advisory vote on Nov. 6 makes sense to me. Everyone wants safe travel — safe for humans and wildlife. Cost projections for overpasses, underpasses and concomitant fencing are extremely expensive compared to other suggested successful strategies, for example,…

"We are in a cooling trend," said Martin Mllynczk of NASA's Langley Research Center in the September issue of the Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics.

In a recent conversation with my grandson, we were discussing the increasing speeding and running of red lights in Idaho Falls. He asked me when was the last time I had seen an Idaho Falls Police Officer pull over someone for a traffic violation. I had to admit I cannot remember when I had. …

Conserving water for the City of Ammon is a priority and we are continuing to research and implement methods to do so. Our splash pad utilizes a system that recirculates and filters water to minimize water waste. In addition, our parks' irrigation systems are designed for water conservation.…

Wow, what an insightful and well-stated letter written by Mr. Rob McBride that appeared in the Oct. 23 edition. He wrote the letter that I would have loved to have written, but I had been addressing other idiocies in most of Mr. Urling's letters.

I am a full-time resident of Island Park. I oppose wildlife overpasses and fencing in Island Park. Our highway dollars should be spent on roads and bridges. Just a few years ago, we were dodging potholes every few feet on U.S. Highway 20 because there was not enough money to repair the road.…

I am perplexed by the recent Post Register editorial board endorsements. In their endorsements of David Lent over Jerry Sehlke, Gary Marshall over Pat Tucker, and Rod Furniss over Jerry Browne, the board made positive statements about both candidates, but then inexplicably chose one over the other.

So many issues, doesn’t seem to be enough ink and paper to address them all, but I have a few corrections, opinions and/or questions.

I noticed of course that you were in favor of Prop 2, but you endorsed a candidate that was against it. Makes me wonder if the left hand knows what the right hand is doing.

After vetoing a congressional appropriation to buy seed grain for drought-stricken Texans, President Grover Cleveland said: "Federal aid encourages the expectation of paternal care on the part of the government and weakens the sturdiness of our national character."

To me, the main reason to vote for Medicaid expansion is to save Idaho lives. I have seen estimates of about 150 to 600 lives unnecessarily lost per year without it. That means up to 3,000 or so lives have been lost due to GOP legislative inaction and adverse votes. Even if the Bonneville RI…