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I have never seen so much irony in my lifetime. Sen. John Cornyn from Texas made the statement that confirming Joe Biden’s pick for the Office of Budget Management will be difficult to confirm because she has tweeted unfavorable tweets towards Republicans while the American people have had t…

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The following statement that I received from a friend pretty well sums up the current situation in this country today: “We can have no 50-50 allegiance to this country. Either he (she) is an American all the way, or he(she) is no American at all” — Theodore Roosevelt.

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I never cease to be amazed by so many liberal hypocrites among us. To be fair and open-minded, I acknowledge there are conservatives who are also hypocritical, but not to the extent of the left.

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The Republicans have always stated they are the party of law and order, yet they are once again staying silent when Trump gives a pardon to Michael Flynn who pleaded guilty twice in a court of law. Trump is going to pardon all of his crooked allies, and the Republicans will sit by and say no…

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By now we are seeing people wearing masks in grocery stores, convenience stores, restaurants and even banks. Even though there was a time when wearing a mask in a bank suggested another motive.

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Announce that one of the first persons to be vaccinated has been Santa Claus. Nonetheless, when he appears in public, he’ll wear a mask to set a good example. Santa Clause must continue to delight all children. Children the world over need Santa Claus. Adults need a bipartisan policy that is…

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Despite hundreds of affidavits of fraud and malfeasance which need to be adjudicated, it appears Biden has won the 2020 presidency. However, the question remains, what has happened to the Democratic Party, especially the party leaders?

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Imagine what a football team comprised of politicians would be like. The “Blue states” make up the offense and the “Red states” make up the defense. Pelosi and McConnell are our co-captains. Out to the center of the field for the coin flip they go. At the flip, Pelosi calls heads while McCon…

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I want to thank Nick Contos for his entertaining op-ed in Nov. 25’s paper titled “Presidential obsession is a disease.” Laughter is a great way to start the day. I had to double-check that it wasn’t written by a Democrat.

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I am 91 years old and have voted for every presidential election since I voted for Eisenhower way back in the ‘50s, and I have never seen such despicable, reprehensible behavior from any former president that has lost an election. The delusional Trump does not seem to realize that he has los…

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In order for us to accomplish herd immunity with the coronavirus, we would have to establish a herd mentality. A fair share of the population has already achieved that status. An example of herd mentality is best explained by using the plains Indians and the buffalo. Instead of chasing the b…

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What in the world has our nation come to? We have a president who not only fails to accept the results of the recent election but is actively attempting to subvert the will of the American people. Trump has filed dozens of lawsuits attempting to have election results overturned. Virtually al…

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Mark Fuller has outdone himself. He appears to think that by questioning the outcome of our presidential election and supporting the delusional actions of President Trump and his minions he can have some sort of impact. I believe sowing doubt in our election process as a whole is unconsciona…

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First I laughed out loud. Then I got angry at the hypocrisy. The media is asking how to stop the right-wing bias, when in fact, the left-wing media is 96% negative on Trump or anything conservative. Could be the result of "journalists" being over 95% Democrats, but they can't see themselves …

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Idaho is a Republican state with no debt and a surplus of around $700 million, the fastest-growing state in the nation, sales tax of 6%, murder rate with guns of .8/100,000. California is a Democratic state with 30% of the welfare recipients in the nation yet having 12% of the population, st…

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When an overwhelming, historical majority of your fellow Americans — citizens of this nation whose voices were sought and who turned up in record numbers to have those voices heard — when that massive repudiation of the course we are on, and a demand to chart a new course is so loudly and bo…

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Goodness triumphs evil. Thank you, America. Thank you for correcting the grievous mistake you made in 2016. Thank you for returning decency, empathy, kindness, compassion, intelligence and scientific awareness to our federal administration. Thank you for returning dignity and grace to our Wh…

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{span}Bonneville Joint School District 93{/span} trustees, teachers and administrators: Thank you for your willingness to listen to the citizens in our district and by keeping our schools open. We recognize that it hasn’t been without its challenges and obstacles. We realize that it hasn’t b…

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Mark Fuller (“some” claim he is a county chair) offered a fantastic piece of fiction on Nov. 18. He speaks of an alternate world in which the alternative Constitution of the U. S. and the alternative U. S. Code (read 3 U. S. Code sections 6, 15 and 21) provide a special, new Republican way t…

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It appears Biden has won. One prominent Republican senator has predicted that the Republicans will probably never again win a presidential election. Future voters coming out of our public schools and universities seem to have accepted socialism as the new normal. Biden says he wants to unify…

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George logging expert is back at again. If you notice, this "expert" never tells you where he gets his data. As a guest columnist, he gets much more space than your typical letter submission. If George can tell you where he gets his data, you can look it up and fact check him, and see if his…

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On Veterans Day, you have a bold headline about the Boy Scouts sex abuse scandal? Could you not have chosen a more appropriate headline for this day? Why could the headline not highlight some of our aging area vets?

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With the virus raging across our country, as usual, Republicans are sitting on their hands, Trump is hiding out in the people’s house with no new stimulus bill and local businesses are going out of business at astounding rates.

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Have you ever heard a politician say that people need to pay “their fair share of taxes” without defining what they mean? The term “fair share” sounds good on the surface, but the definition could mean anything. We should all be cautious. In some circles, this simply means soak those with hi…

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What in the world is Mark Fuller talking about? I certainly could not make heads nor tails of his column. He speaks of the loyal opposition, which I fully understand, as I have been part of it the past four years. But then Fuller says, “Hillary Clinton just refused to be part of the loyal op…

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I recently wrote an email to the Idaho superintendent about one of my son’s teachers. I hate doing stuff like that, but this teacher was spreading hate speech on his social media about Trump supporters, and my son no longer felt comfortable in his class. I knew that this was no longer about …

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While the president of the United States has a substantial amount of executive power, whether he should use the power that he is given through the presidential election for the betterment of the country or leave the country or worse the earth in ruins. That is completely up to the president’…

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A number of years ago, Cher Stone criticized congressman Simpson by claiming he was a smoker. I saw zero relevance to his performance as a public servant whether he smokes or not. That is just not relevant.

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As the pandemic spread into a global health care crisis, it also created an economic crisis that is still playing out today and medical providers have not been immune. Unless Congress acts quickly, the problem is about to get even worse.

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Thanks and kudos to the Idaho Falls Street Division for leaf collection. For the first time this year, I paid attention to the collection schedule and put my yard’s many leaves in the gutter. The city has taken them, and I am pleasantly surprised by how clean the area is. This was much less …

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As for this election: If you lost, don’t pout. If you won, don’t gloat. Because what voters have truly done is just elect one party of finger-pointers and blame placers over another party of finger-pointers and blame placers. Some voters cry for term limits. Did you vote them out?

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Only an extremist like the Bonneville Republicans’ Mark Fuller could be equally classless and oblivious to current events. His column of Nov. 4 included nasty and unwarranted characterizations of the Democratic nominee in the 2016 presidential election. And at the same time Fuller’s column r…

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My oldest daughter volunteered as a poll worker this year. Her experiences inspired me to write a letter of gratitude. I am incredibly thankful for the systems we have, that permit 50 disparate states, each filled with dozens of counties to come together for national elections. I marveled to…

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I am a retired federal employee, and I am writing to raise awareness of the over 2.5 million retirees like me who have their Social Security benefits significantly reduced each month by the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset. We are penalized simply because we e…

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This real crisis, the pandemic, has brought out the best in the best people and the worst in the worst people. In February if we had come together with regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it might be under control now. Jacinda Ardern, prime minister of New Zealand, started lockdow…

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I am so disturbed by the attack on the Girl Scouts by the left. I have read comments by the left about boycotting their cookies. When did you start picking on children? If you take the time to check the facts, the Girl Scouts congratulated Hilary Clinton, Judge Ruth Ginsburg and most recentl…

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Recently Elizabeth Bowhan and others suggested in this newspaper that we need to fully fund education but failed to define that nebulous term. Do taxpayers need to spend $3,000 per student per year, $4,000, or $5,000? Right now, we spend more than this.

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The electoral college is outdated and should be changed. It is outdated for the growing population in the United States. With the past couple of elections winner not being the winner of the popular vote, it means that something should be changed within this current system.

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The Post Register editorial board has been critical of Rep. Ehardt and this legislation that has become law in Idaho. Let's test the theorem: I challenge any female in southeast Idaho in five events: 50-yard dash, arm wrestle right and left, Indian leg wrestle right and left. Challengers mus…

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Since when did Idaho become a state people move to so they can pledge allegiance to a person or party, not our flag and country? I grew up very proud of our state of the fact that my parents voted for the person they thought would guide our country best — presidents and governors. My parents…

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I would like to thank the two good Samaritans who took the time from their busy day on Tuesday, Oct. 20, to stop and help when I fell crossing the street in front of my house. They helped me to the garage where my wife took me to the hospital, where Dr. Scott Cross patched me up.

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What courage does it take for you, Bryan Zollinger, Chad Christensen, the Idaho Freedom Foundation and others to criticize the Governor over his handling of COVID-19? Where is your detailed plan? Could it be you wouldn’t have done anything but say it’s a hoax? To think that you and others to…

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The temperatures in our fair city range from 60s in May, move into the 70s in June and then high 80s the rest of the summer with enough 90s to keep us honest. Amazing. We have had a very mild fall this year, giving ample time to get the chores done and walk the dogs. Then recently happened. …

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You are entitled to your own opinions, but not your own facts. But that begs the question: Where do you get your information, and how do you know that they’re telling you the truth? News sources like MSNBC, CNN and Fox are some of the most popular news sources, but who should you trust? CNN …

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Many people in the U.S. have difficulty choosing a candidate to vote for, especially during the presidential election. That’s why political debates are helpful in the grand scheme of the election. They give us a look into each candidate’s policies and overall character. So, no matter what si…

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Voting turnout is a popular topic amongst American citizens, as many believe it is far lower than it should be. In November 2016, the Census Bureau estimated that there were 245.5 million Americans over 18. The actual number of votes tallied is far lower, being only 136.8 million, according …

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In our system, having political parties strengthens democratic elections in the American government. Political parties do this by unifying voter voices. According to the Pew Research Center, “38% of registered voters said they think of themselves as Democrats, 25% as Republicans, and 37% as …

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It looks like R. Grant has been drinking more of the Trump Kool-Aid. R. says that if Biden is elected, Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders will be running the country. Does R. really think that a 47-year politician who has long wanted to be president is gonna step aside and let someone else do …

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This election in Bingham County has a striking similarity to the Democratic Party’s efforts to destroy President Trump by slander and character assassination through control of the media, falsifying, persecution, disrespect, name-calling and criticism. Democratic challenger for House 31B Tra…

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There are two successful schools of thought in modern American government, being the Democratic and Republican parties. Each of the political parties advertises itself as the opposite of the other party, with no other alternatives. With the election of Donald J. Trump to the office of presid…

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Why is everyone so eager to terminate the Electoral College? Am I the only one who sees why this mindset is so short-sighted? Yes, we have democracy, but the Founding Fathers gave us a constitutional republic and, by extension, the Electoral College for a reason: to protect America from the …

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Representation disparity in the United States due to the Electoral College system has gotten out of hand in recent years. Your vote could be more or less valuable depending on what state you live in. In a more populous state like Texas, which has 36 electoral votes with around 27.7 million p…

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Being a president means leading the United States with the interest of the citizens but not themselves. Not everyone's opinions can be heard, give all the right answers to the public or be constantly optimistic. Good qualities of a president include honesty, being open-minded and optimism.