Focus…

It is often said – and correctly so – that we live in tumultuous times. Our devices spew forth a never-ending avalanche of information,...

Focus…

It is often said – and correctly so – that we live in tumultuous times. Our devices spew forth a never-ending avalanche of information,...

A Celebration of Politics Working…

It would be easy – even inevitable – given the dysfunctional state of American politics to just say the heck with it – nothing works any...

A Celebration of Politics Working…

It would be easy – even inevitable – given the dysfunctional state of American politics to just say the heck with it – nothing works any...

Boise and Baseball

The Rockies seem like a more natural fit, geography included. A new, more engaged ownership group also seems to be a positive sign. The...

Boise and Baseball

The Rockies seem like a more natural fit, geography included. A new, more engaged ownership group also seems to be a positive sign. The...

The Start of Something Big

That standoff helped precipitate the recent change in Senate rules that eliminates the filibuster as a tool of the minority to thwart a...

The Rhyme of Political History

It was 1966 and three-term incumbent Republican Robert E. Smylie, pictured here dressed like he might have been trying out for The Sons...

The Middle Doesn’t Hold

Lots of Republicans, particularly the Tea Party wing of the party, love the Club for Growth and its mouthpiece former Rep. Chris Chocola...

Out of Sight, But Important

Idahoans have single purpose districts for airports and hospitals, sewer systems and mosquito abatement. Idaho has government “closest to...

Old Lessons

Harry Truman famously said, “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” I’ll offer the Johnson Corollary to Truman’s great one...

Gender Chasm

Mad Men Attitudes and 21st Century Politics By every measure it seems clear that Ann Romney has the smarts, style and personal qualities...

One of the Good Guys

More than 20 years ago I was on the way home from a trip to Washington, D.C. with Clancy Standridge, who was for many years the...

A New Stadium

Bob Uecker – “Mr. Baseball” – best known now as a broadcaster, movie star and funny guy, wasn’t much of a major league ball player....

No Little Plans

An election that is normally an afterthought for most residents of Idaho’s capitol city takes place Tuesday and, while the five people...

Effective and Not

They celebrated Jefferson Davis’s inauguration yesterday in Montgomery, Alabama. Actually, it was a day late. One hundred fifty years ago...

Stewart Udall

When the history is written of conservation politics in the 20th Century, I’m sure four Secretaries of the Interior will figure...

Honoring Sustainability

Former Idaho Governor and Secretary of the Interior Cecil D. Andrus has devoted his life of public service to finding the delicate sweet...

Biomass and Climate Change

The assessment came in a major speech to a conference of U.S. Forest Service managers in Boise. While not a pessimistic assessment of...