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American Drift “It’s a Republic if you can keep it”?

Did you ever wonder how we have gotten to the place we are in America? It seems that our country has been turned upside down. We are just about evenly divided when it comes to the political arena. I like to call this “American Drift” or the transition of our country to something that our […]

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Enough is Enough

We are on the same page. Yesterday I was on the phone with my senator’s office and congresswoman’s office asking where my values were being represented. My message was/is we are bringing a knife to a gunfight and losing the country. First, we elect gentlemen like Dole, McCain, and Romney who all take the high […]

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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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Renewed Threats to Idaho

With the current administration promoting its America the Beautiful plan there will be a renewed effort by non-governmental organizations (NGO) to pursue as much land as possible for conservation in meeting the 30×30 objectives laid out in the plan.  That goal is conserving 30% of land and oceans in the United States by 2030.  NGOs are clamoring over each other to […]

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The Magic “R” In Idaho – What makes a “Red” State?

In a prior column, we discussed the trends in Idaho and that even though 41 out of 44 counties were generally reliable GOP that didn’t seem to be the answer when it came to living in a state that operated on conservative principles. For example, it is almost impossible to be elected to statewide office […]

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John Livingston News

Is Your Doctor Your Doctor?

I used to believe that there was such a thing as “the doctor patient relationship”. Maybe a long time ago and if you are a patient and are lucky you may have a doctor who you know and who works for you without being encumbered by a relationship with an insurance company or a “health […]

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We’re being “Alloyed”

I see the word “alloyed” being used in print and the electronic and social media with increasing frequency. I have always known what the word meant in the metallurgical sense, but when referring to a privilege or a “right” I had to look it up. It means according to Merriam’s “something added that lowers value” Synonyms […]

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Herding the Sheep

Well folks has everyone received their covid vaccine yet? What! You said no to the vaccination? Keep in mind that our Governor used to be in the Sheep business and it appears that he is trying to get back into it by trying to herd all Idahoans to get vaccinated. Let us make our point […]

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Going to Bat Against the Swamp

President Biden and Congressional Democrats, in their efforts to enact gun control, have run into a problem: you. The majority of Americans support the 2nd Amendment, and oppose radical gun control measures that erode those rights. Just this week, after considerable criticism from Republicans in Congress and Americans of all stripes, the president withdrew David […]

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Empathy vs Compassion

The confusion in our understanding of the difference between empathy and compassion leads those who don’t know the difference between “feeling the right way” and doing the “right thing”, to almost always do the wrong. Empathy is a psycho-social phenomena and a postmodern invention used to justify feelings coming from the era of psychoanalysis in […]

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How to Define a Conservative

I am not a political scientist. I am not facile in the application of marketing principles. I have never run or been involved in a political campaign. As a citizen who has become interested in politics only over the last 10 years, I have noticed some problems that seem to be inherent in the so […]

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Why We Are Divided and who is To Blame?

I remember in a very famous campaign speech in 2012 President Obama repeating the famous words of Dr. Martin Luther King about a man should be judged “by the content of his character and not the color of his skin.” This week my wife and I will be traveling to Hampton Virginia where Booker T. […]