Focus…

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

Wait. Wait.

By all appearances Idaho State Senator Brent Hill, the Rexburg Republican who is the president pro tem of the state senate, is a...

Moral Clarity…

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Donald J. Trump, meeting with members of Congress about...

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...

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...

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...

A Good Day to Die…

Sometime in the afternoon of June 25, 1876 – 134 years ago today – George Armstrong Custer and more than 200 troopers of the U.S. Seventh...

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....