The Lessons of Carter…

“I would like the last Guinea worm to die before I do.” – former President Jimmy Carter on his campaign to wipe out the parasitic disease...

The Lessons of Carter…

“I would like the last Guinea worm to die before I do.” – former President Jimmy Carter on his campaign to wipe out the parasitic disease...

Heart and Soul

Brewer, an often erratic politician who once championed most causes of the far right of her party, took her time in doing it, but she...

Women Who Work

All these challenges, and more, are worth the attention of policy makers and lawmakers was we mark another Labor Day, a holiday created...

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...

Appointing Senators

Ervin, appointed in 1954, served 20 years in the Senate and is now remembered to history for his drawling, gentlemanly and expert...

Sorry, Wrong Number…Many, Many Times

The Longest Day – about the D-Day invasion of France in 1944 and was, in turn, telling his own father about the film. The old man listens...

Drawing the Lines

When Idaho’s “citizen” reapportionment panel deadlocked recently everyone in the state looked to the Big Man on the second floor of the...

Spud Bowl

Bring on the Sour Cream Let’s get this out of the way right off the top: there is no better potato in the world than the Idaho potato....

Haiti and Idaho

By now most of the world able to access the Internet, buy a newspaper or listen to the BBC knows that a group of Idaho missionaries is...

More on Pete

I received a very gracious note yesterday from former Idaho Secretary of State Pete T. Cenarrusa thanking me for my post on his long...

From Bizkaia to Boise

His record of holding elected office continually for 52 years is not likely to be bested and the standard he established for running a...

A Long, Slow Recovery

Years ago when Idaho’s economy was built around timber, mining and agriculture, the state tended to come late to a recession and leave...