Weekend Potpourri

Need a movie recommendation this weekend? Join Elwood P. Dowd and his buddy, Harvey, the invisible – except to Elwood – 6’3″ rabbit. The...

Weekend Potpourri

Politics is a fascinating business. Many of us – me included – bemoan the ungodly length and expense of the campaigns of our political...

Weekend Potpourri

In no particular order, some items from the weekend papers: Boisean Tony Doerr has a nice little piece on the Op-Ed page of the Sunday...

Weekend Potpourri

Ever wonder about the origin of the term “banned in Boston?” It originated with what was called the Watch and Ward Society, as in watch...

Weekend Potpourri

The big news in southern Arizona on Friday was the reunion of John McCain and Sarah Palin in Tucson. The cartoon is the work of David...

Weekend Potpourri

Some news on Friday that may give Idaho Human Rights advocates hope that the Idaho Legislature will craft a workable path forward for the...

The Poetry of Cities

It is the birthday of the poet and Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg born January 6, 1878 in Galesburg, Illinois. Twice winner of the...

Weekend Potpourri

It has been correctly said that in politics your friends die and your enemies accumulate. This is perhaps particularly true for a...

Weekend Potpourri

Crapo Draws “Opponent” Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, occupying (and defending in 2010) what is perhaps the safest seat in the Senate, has an...

The Livability of Rocky Mountain Cities

I had the pleasure of introducing Dan Kemmis, the former mayor of Missoula, Montana and speaker of that state’s House of Representatives,...