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As a long-time supporter of Brigham Young University-Idaho, I was surprised and disappointed to hear of the school's decision to not allow Medicaid to meet their student insurance requirements. I know that the short notice coupled with a lack of explanation is frustrating to many students. T…

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David Adler’s opinion column of Nov. 15 is both disingenuous and blatantly dishonest. In his second paragraph, he states facts that are strictly Democrat talking points — accusations that have been made but refuted by all current investigations and documentation.

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In the first instance, I am glad there is an agreement with me by Stephanie Mermigas that advancing social programs is not “socialism,” and thus those who categorize candidates as “socialist” or advancing “socialism,” by suggesting social programs benefitting society’s least among us, are ce…

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Miranda is guilty of distortion in her recent op-ed and is cherry-picking. The stock market is only one measure of an economy. Another is unemployment, which is at a 50 year low. Both of these indicators have been the results of the economic policies of President Trump and only three years a…

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Responding to Mr. Hunter’s comment that the ozone crisis just went away. On the contrary, here are some facts. There was enough scientific evidence regarding the causes and the dangerous medical effects of ozone depletion that the Montreal Protocol, the first of several comprehensive interna…

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President Trump, while you are in the wall erecting a mood, would you please install some protection along the south border of Idaho? Utah wants our devotion. Nevada wants our gambling. Arizona wants our water. California wants our properties. Can you make the states pay for the fence? 

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I’m responding to Grant Hunter’s responses to both my climate change column and his own accusations that climate change is a “cruel hoax.” Grant, you feigned concern for my mental well being in precisely the same terms that Rush Limbaugh uses on daytime talk radio to ridicule Greta Thunberg …

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I hope Brigham Young University-Idaho students hold the school administrators' feet to the fire to get answers as to why they are being forced to pay for a second-rate insurance plan they don’t need. Student loan debt is skyrocketing, and many graduates are suffering under the burdens of it.…

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Is Delmore really serious that the Second Amendment was enshrined in the Bill of Rights to hunt down slaves? This argument must be a troll attempt to push buttons. Here’s 30 seconds worth of research that refutes the entire claim: “The Second Amendment was based partially on the right to kee…

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In Nov. 12's letters to the editor, Dan Henry accused me of lying. I question his basis for the accusation. Does he have special legal knowledge or security training that supersedes the training I received at the Idaho National Laboratory by certified instructors on handling governmentally s…

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Socialism and social programs are not the same thing. Governmental social programs are definitely needed for those who are truly disabled or can not provide for themselves. Socialism's goal is wealth distribution so that everyone is "equal." A person has worked and earned what they have, whi…

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According to a Post Register article, Hollywood wants to increase gay characters to 20 percent of the American population, while they actually represent 4.5 percent of the population. Also, the body drop on city streets seems to be about 50 per month.

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Einstein supposedly said, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results." And when it comes to education, we follow that maxim to a T. We keep pouring more money into it. Is it making a difference? Let’s look at facts using 2019 measu…

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It was sad reading Jackie Stevens' Nov. 7 column about climate change. She seems to really believe what she wrote. Life must be frightening for her and others who believe the same. I remember going through the ozone crises. Man's activity was making a hole in the ozone layer exposing us all …

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David Adler seems quite content that President Trump has committed acts that justify impeachment. Alan Dershowitz disagrees and authored a book outlining his position. I am happy to let these two duke it out and predict a knockout by round four, victory Dershowitz. What say you, Key?

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Within several weeks guest columnist David Adler has written another lengthy article disparaging President Trump. In all of Adler's diatribe, he fails to disclose he is a liberal Democrat and maintains a bias and intense dislike for our president.

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The Nov. 5 commentary page was unbelievable for a number of reasons. In one of the two lead opinion columns, Bob Ziel gave the shallowest critique of Donald Trump I’ve ever seen. In the second, Karey Hanks listed about six “threats” to freedom arising from the left, of which only one existed…

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I have been volunteering a few days a month in the Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen on South Boulevard for some years now. I am surprised by the extent of food insecurity in Idaho Falls. On average the soup kitchen serves more than 1,000 hot lunches a week, and this is only one of the organizations …

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After reading Trina Pettingill’s pearl of wisdom in a recent edition of the Post Register, I was impressed that everything she said would be completely accurate if you changed “Republicans" to “Democrats.”

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After the gangland killing of the Mormon family in Sonora, Mexico — six children and three mothers dead — isn't it time to start looking at where the junkie drugs that kill young people in Idaho Falls really come from, instead of just looking the other way and pretending you really don't know?

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Several years ago we checked into Medicare Advantage and decided “if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.” There are many reasons to be very cautious. Why is this necessary? There is only one traditional Medicare plan which is administered by a government agency. All companies have …

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Why should we make banking easier for drug dealers? The Secure And Fair Enforcement Banking Act passed by the U.S. House has me confused — marijuana is not legal under federal law, but Congress wants to legalize using our legitimate banks for the dirty profits from the sale of this illegal, …

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It seems that many people are afraid of socialism being the government and political norm in the United States, pointing towards the next election. An example is Karey Hanks' opinion article published recently in the Post Register.

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OK class, let's discuss the meaning of quid pro quo: a favor or advantage granted or expected in return for something. Can anyone think of any examples? How about these to start: any monies donated by an individual or corporate entity to a politician's war chest or any country offering forei…

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Thank you for printing the piece by Ivy Smith in Oct. 27's Post Register. When the controversy first began with the letter to the new president of Boise State University, castigating the university for its efforts to improve the diversity of the student body, I was stunned by such slanted, n…

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While I just got to reading Nov. 1's paper, I was surprised that Jacob Johnson, a candidate for District 91's school board, would be so uninformed on a topic such as early education to call the practice of all-day kindergarten "free daycare." He cites Siebersma, Gates, & Colich (2014) as…

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Even though I was called “human scum” by my president, I would like to offer my sincere appreciation to the Trump administration for removing one of the worst terrorists of all time. This shows that by working with the intelligence heads and the military we can do almost anything. Well done.…

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R. Grant Hunter's clearly written letter of Nov. 3 questioning the seriousness of global warming and resulting climate change contains misleading, if not false, statements. He wrongly implied that youth worldwide are being terrorized to believe that the world will soon end because of climate…

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The 2016 presidential election presented a dilemma for me. I disliked the brash, in-your-face style of Trump. I worked at the Idaho National Lab for 26 years, handled classified and sensitive information and received frequent security training. If I did what Clinton did with her emails, I wo…

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After reading Mr. Delmore's article, it's extremely clear he has no idea how socialism destroys nations, economies and the potentials of the masses. Also, I strongly disagree with his assertion that Mr. Trump isn't transparent. There has never been, in my 82 years, any president as open and …

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Will one of you die-hard Trump supporters please tell me where I can purchase the special glasses and hearing aids that enable you to see no evil and hear no evil? Then I, also, could be blissfully ignorant of Sir Donald's misdeeds and lies.

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I had to laugh when I read Jeff Manship’s clumsy attempt to take on David Adler over constitutional issues and current Trump scandals. Congressman Schiff did not have to make up anything. Much of the nation saw and heard videotape evidence of Trump shaking down Zelensky together with admissi…

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David Adler's guest column "Trump's view of presidential power shreds the Constitution" should be required reading for all of Congress. Adler's writing is both compelling and accurate. He is absolutely correct in his assertion that, "This is gut-check time for American citizens" — especially…

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It must have taken a lot of money and organization for spontaneous demonstrations to erupt worldwide among young people. We are told they are terrified, feel they have no future and that the world will soon come to an end. Is it not mass child abuse to terrorize generations of children to se…

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Junebug: Hey, Benny, really bad Republicans expect all Republicans to act and vote like Republicans if they want to call themselves Republicans. Is that because they are a political party?

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R. Grant Hunter, I just read another of your "unbiased" opinion letters in the paper today. I do not belong to a political party. Looking at what is happening today, it seems the partisanship is doing a lot of damage. That said, I want to respond to your letter about the impeachment investig…

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The stigma of a dysfunctional family, government or media is not near as hazardous as the denial of such. Perhaps all those parties hell-bent on interfering with the president's right to rather refreshing freedom of communication should focus on cleaning up communication problems a little cl…

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I wanted to thank the Post Register for their un-endorsement. Honestly, I was relieved. If a paper with a solid history of always endorsing the most liberal candidate gave me their stamp of approval, I’d be worried about how people perceive me and my principles.

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Primary government expenses increased 28 percent from 2010 to 2018 in Idaho Falls and total property taxes increased 38 percent from 2013 to 2018. Yet the population in Idaho Falls increased about 8-10 percent and 6-8 percent respectively. Expenses and property taxes are increasing at a much…

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The Post Register editorial board recently endorsed Elizabeth Cogliati, a self-proclaimed progressive, for the school board in Idaho Falls District 91. They stated that their endorsement was in part because she is in favor of all-day kindergarten. They state that studies show that all-day ki…

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Sen. Ward-Engelking, D-Boise, and Rep. Toone, D-Gooding, are calling "student loan relief to rural teachers" a "necessary investment" that Idaho's Legislature should pass for attracting teachers to rural districts so educated students can ensure a "thriving economy" (Oct. 23). This raises so…

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If you want to experience a real downer, then just drive around and look at all the dogs that are chained and penned usually in abysmal situations: poor shelters, filthy surroundings, poor quality food, frozen water, exposure to the elements, isolation, etc. Often the miserable creatures are…

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I have an idea that would get this country and Congress going again: doing the people’s business. McConnell would be able to open his desk drawer and get some discussions and votes on bills finally too. Novel thought. My idea is to call a five-day cease-fire on President Trump.

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Many of us read numerous authors and determine if their words have merit or lack value. If we determine there is merit we continue reading, otherwise we discontinue. The writers I no longer read include Trina Pettingill, Shelton Beach, Ken Martin, David Adler and Jim Jones. My time is too valuable.

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Thank you, Andy Elliott, for expanding on the new huge spending project regarding the police station. As I have said numerous times in the Post Register, there are two excellent empty buildings (Deseret Industries on E Street and C-A-L Ranch on Anderson). Both places have ample parking and h…

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I feel the House needs to have a formal vote on their impeachment inquiry. The voters need to know where their representatives definitely stand on this issue. Such a vote may result in the White House being more willing to cooperate. Since the threat of impeachment started before Trump was e…

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I smell another huge spending project in the wind in Idaho Falls in the form of a new police station (and yes, something is needed with all the gangs now located in Idaho Falls) and a career technical education center for school District 91. As a teacher, I can vouch from firsthand experienc…

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I had to laugh when I read Dave Adler’s clumsy attempt at political fiction. Just like Adam Schiff, who made up a non-existent phone conversation that sounded like he stole it from a bad gangster movie, Adler weaves a tawdry tale of vice and corruption, of a purported “shakedown” of the Ukra…

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The city of Idaho Falls has lost a true proponent and one of its finest citizens. With the passing of Kathy Stanger, you will not see her wit flowing from the pages of the Post Register. Gone are the deep insights and the words that caused us to stop and think. Resting now is that brilliant …

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If the caption "village idiot" under my handsome face in my latest column causes others to laugh out loud like my wife and me, touché. I've been pranked. Nevertheless, I must note that idiots are so defective that their mental development never exceeds a normal child of 2. I beg you to pleas…

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On Oct. 18th my husband and I were having lunch for the first time at The Bee's Knees in Idaho Falls. After finishing a very nice lunch, the waitress told us we would not be getting a bill as a nice young man had taken care of that for us.

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Somebody should remind Sen. Risch, R-Idaho, that the United States is not a military dictatorship, where the terrorized, slavish citizenry falls into line behind the dictates of the commander-in-chief, even when the supreme leader is clearly wrong.

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The Post Register must be hard up for guest columnists. One of them sees himself as a humorist (Jim Mullen) and another as the political adviser to the county and state (Doyle Beck). The only laughs I find in the Post Register are on the commentary page under letters to the editor.

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The Sunday morning news was like watching a pretzel factory making the pretzels to sell for the day because of how the Republicans were trying to defend Trump. But I have to admit the most disturbing interview was Stephen Miller, and it should be as disturbing to Republicans. If this is the …