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Does Brad Little’s Tenure make him Non-Debatable?

Reprinted with permission of the Idaho Freedom Foundation There’s a certain amount of hubris that Gov. Brad Little’s campaign team had to muster up in order to issue the decree that the governor’s tenure is “non-debatable.” After all, that wasn’t some off-the-cuff remark that was released last week when Little bowed out of any debate […]

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To Debate or Not to Debate

Reprinted with permission of the Idaho Freedom Foundation Republican lieutenant governor candidate Priscilla Giddings is 100% correct to not subject herself to a debate run by Idaho’s leftist news media. Her position is defensibly different from candidates who outright refuse to debate. It’s all about the venue and media bias. I’ve never understood why the […]

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We tell the real story

Reprinted with permission of the Idaho Freedom Foundation There are several legislative scorecards circulating in Idaho, with scores that vary vastly from one representative to another. How do Idahoans sort through the noise and figure out which scorecards accurately portray which of their representatives stand up for Idaho citizens, and which ones stand up for […]

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We learned nothing from the Pandemic

Reprinted with permission of the Idaho Freedom Foundation One lesson from the so-called pandemic that should have been learned is that the government’s involvement in healthcare is not making things better for patients. As I’ve pointed out previously, mismanagement by Idaho’s hospital systems over many decades contributed to lack of staff and hospital beds. In […]

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Idaho media should be embarrassed over McGeachin lawsuit

Reprinted with the permission of the Idaho Freedom Foundation Some people on the interwebs think I should be outraged at Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin because she refused to give out the names of Idahoans who had contacted her office for help fighting critical race theory in Idaho’s government schools. Actually, I’m quite proud of her. […]

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Idaho Capital Sun newest progressive propaganda factory

If you’re wondering why there’s been a lot of negative press lately about the Idaho Freedom Foundation, maybe this will help: There’s a new propaganda factory that just set up shop in our state. It’s called the Idaho Capital Sun, whose writers include expats from the infamously progressive Idaho Statesman and Idaho Education News. The Idaho […]

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Special session success overshadowed by Senate’s failure to end Covid emergency

Idaho’s special legislative session produced a giant victory over interest groups. The interest groups desperately wanted businesses to enforce government mandates in exchange for the coveted prize of immunity from lawsuits. However, the lawsuit immunity bill that ultimately passed — on mostly party-line votes — instead says: No one may sue an establishment under the […]

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Idahoans: Act today to oppose Covid-19 immunity legislation

Idahoans should promptly tell lawmakers and Gov. Brad Little to reject a civil liability proposal that is expected to become the centerpiece of a special legislative session planned for the week of Aug. 24. The proposal would basically allow the government to do whatever it wants in the event of a disaster or emergency declared […]

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Freedom Foundation releases final 2016 Freedom Index scores

Boise, Idaho — Fulfilling its mission to hold lawmakers accountable for their votes, on Wednesday the Idaho Freedom Foundation released its final Freedom Index. The Freedom Index serves as Idaho’s only scorecard to keep legislators accountable when they support big government, higher taxes, and more counterproductive rules and regulations. IFF Senior Policy Director Lindsay Russell […]

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Idaho Freedom Foundation Sounds the Alarm

Idaho is under attack, and we are sounding the alarm. I thought long and hard this weekend about how I would tell you this, but there’s no other way to say it: the progressives are coming for Idaho.

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Opinion: Otter’s Child Support Bill is Still Flawed

Reprinted with permission, The original can be found at IdahoReporter.com. In a matter of days, state lawmakers return to Boise for an extraordinary session of the Legislature, where they will be asked to vote on a bill, as Gov. Butch Otter’s proclamation put it, “to maintain a compliant state program of child-support services in Idaho […]

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