Truth Decay…

My weekly column in the Lewiston, Idaho Tribune ———- In his famous Harper’s magazine essay about American politics, the Pulitzer Prize...

Truth Decay…

My weekly column in the Lewiston, Idaho Tribune ———- In his famous Harper’s magazine essay about American politics, the Pulitzer Prize...

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...

So Goes Indiana…

The #indiana has, at least for a few more days, reshaped and shuffled the pre-primary primary season for the Republican Party and I’m...

So Goes Indiana…

The #indiana has, at least for a few more days, reshaped and shuffled the pre-primary primary season for the Republican Party and I’m...

Third Act for a Bomb Thrower

He was one of the most polarizing political figures of the last half-century in Idaho, a union and gay rights basher who was part of the...

Third Act for a Bomb Thrower

He was one of the most polarizing political figures of the last half-century in Idaho, a union and gay rights basher who was part of the...

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...

Remarkable, But Shouldn’t Be…

You might say football is in a way a metaphor for American culture. We love the ritual and root for our favorites, while quietly...

The World is Watching

A quick Google search this morning turns up more than 130 stories on the 44 protesters arrested Monday in the Idaho State Capitol in...

Inevitable

As to whether her being gay might impact cousin John’s reading of the complicated California ban on same sex marriage, Podrasky told the...

A Moment in Time

Politicians are defined by their actions, but also by what they fail to do. I’m guessing that at least some of the Idaho State Senators...

Oil and Water

I don’t normally pay a great deal of attention to the political opinions of Hollywood personalities. So I confess I missed the initial...

A Tipping Point

I once heard Sherman Alexie, a gifted writer who also happens to be Native American, have some fun at the expense of those who maintain...

Whatever Happened To…

I confess that I hadn’t been following all that closely the controversy in New York City over the proposed construction of a Muslim...

Speaking Out For Human Rights

Dick Hackborn isn’t exactly a household name in his hometown of Boise, Idaho. Mention his name, however, in a room full of technology...

A Day for Human Rights

It is important to remember some of the context of those times. The white supremacist Aryan Nations still held court in northern Idaho...

An Idaho Treasure

The wonderful Marilyn Shuler will be honored this weekend with the Light of Philanthropy Award presented annually by St. Luke’s Hospital....

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...