Ode to the “Great Swamp Creature”

Ode to the “Great Swamp Creature”

Today is a great day for America. Nancy Pelosi has announced that the Democrats in The House of Representatives have filed Articles of Impeachment against President Trump. The slimy liberal progressives have finally crawled out from under their rocks. This...
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Is Luke Mayville really a Professor or a Promoter for Medicaid Expansion?

Is Luke Mayville really a Professor or a Promoter for Medicaid Expansion?

In this week’s edition of Idaho Politics Weekly Luke Mayville has written a letter thanking all his volunteers for helping pass Medicaid expansion. A pleasant gesture for sure, but to me it really points out the great chasm between progressive...
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“Medicaid Expansion” Everyone makes out Except the Taxpayer?

“Medicaid Expansion” Everyone makes out Except the Taxpayer?

“Bubbles we buy with a whole soul’s tasking” Speaker of The Idaho House of Representatives Scott Bedke and the majority leadership in the Idaho House offered an editorial in Idaho Politics Weekly entitled “Medicaid Expansion is throwing...
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Let’s Make Idaho Great Again

Let’s Make Idaho Great Again

On July 13th of this year, I penned an editorial published in The Gem State Patriot entitled “Where are our Legislators on Health Care?” Several other Idaho physicians have asked the same question and opined in editorial pages around the...
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Congratulations to Both Sides of the Boise State Diversity Debate

Congratulations to Both Sides of the Boise State Diversity Debate

One point was made that made me reconsider a small corner of my position. Mat Erpelding, the Minority leader in the Idaho House, related a story that was interesting but not relevant to the issue. He is an Assistant Professor...
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Diversity, Discrimination, and Discernment

Diversity, Discrimination, and Discernment

I grew up in Ohio in the 1960s. In Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, football was and remains today a religion. I was lucky enough in the late ’60s and early ’70s to play for two state championship high school football...
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Faceless Accusations

Faceless Accusations

When my father returned from Japan after serving for 5 years during and after the Korean War, he carried with him a small book that several years earlier had been turned into a well-known Japanese play called “Rashamon” In the...
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Why Bernie Sanders it Alive and Medical Costs are so High

Why Bernie Sanders it Alive and Medical Costs are so High

I was sorry to hear that Senator Bernie Sanders had an ischemic event crescendo angina or a heart attack while campaigning in Las Vegas. I was also relieved to know that he was being treated at a state of the...
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It’s Just Politics as Usual

It’s Just Politics as Usual

So few people today in our country have an appreciation of our own national history. Watching the news out of Washington can only be depressing. Everything is viewed through the lens of politics. Even the basic sciences have become politicized....
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Where are our Legislators on Health Care Reform?

Where are our Legislators on Health Care Reform?

Over the past 9 years, we have argued in many places and forums the three points that lead this article. Our opponents have argued otherwise. We are now seeing these arguments being made in the national press more frequently and...
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Tectonic Plates

Tectonic Plates

Plate tectonics is the geologic theory that the earth’s crust—the lithosphere that is about 60 miles thick and sits on a thin mantle over the earth’s core, is constantly moving. I have a theory of political tectonics that describes how...
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Where Does The Money Go?

Where Does The Money Go?

In 1974, I was assigned as a Navy medical student for 3 months active duty at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth VA. This was at the end of the Viet Nam War and I had the privilege of being involved...
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