Andrus Acted, DOE Blinked

My weekly column in the Lewiston, Idaho Tribune. ———- Thirty years ago this month then-Idaho Governor Cecil D. Andrus willfully and with...

Kabuki Theater Confirmation…

Note: I’m pleased to be writing a new weekly piece for the Friday editorial page of the Lewiston (Idaho) Tribune. I’m looking forward to...

Remembering a Giant…

Former Idaho Governor and Secretary of the Interior Cecil D. Andrus died on August 24, 2017 in Boise. He was a day short of his 86th...

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...

My Lunch with the Justice

I did not realize until recently, while researching more deeply O’Connor’s history-making 1981 appointment as the first woman nominated...

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...

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....

This One Didn’t Get Away

Steve Marshburn – that’s him with his wife, son and Sage fly rod – finally got his expensive fishing gear back recently and how it...

Hope over Experience

I’m convinced that fly fishing – much like politics – is a simple matter of hope overcoming experience. You can pursue the wily cutthroat...

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...

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...