A Surprising Politician

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson is one of the few politicians these days that can genuinely surprise with his words and actions. He...

A Surprising Politician

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson is one of the few politicians these days that can genuinely surprise with his words and actions. He...

Study History

“Study history, study history,” Winston Churchill said long ago . “In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.” I was reminded of...

Study History

“Study history, study history,” Winston Churchill said long ago . “In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.” I was reminded of...

Peter T. Johnson

In January of 1993, as was his style and long after his BPA tenure had ended, Johnson committed some of the lessons to paper in an...

Power to the People

Among the raft of Executive Orders signed by Roosevelt, and permitted under the Emergency Act, was the creation of the Rural...

Boomer Sioux-ners

For most of the 20th Century North Dakota claimed the unenviable distinction of being the one state in the nation that regularly...

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...

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...