Education and Class Mobility — They’re not gained through Common Core

Education and Class Mobility — They’re not gained through Common Core

We have class privilege in our country and not gender or race privilege. Many of the special opportunities available for upward mobility across classes and generations are not based on wealth or income, or skin color or ethnicity or gender,...
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Water Water Everywhere but Who is in Control of It? (Part 1)

Water Water Everywhere but Who is in Control of It? (Part 1)

Control Over Idaho Water – Part 1 Much interest in the Lemhi River and its tributaries has been around for some time. According to the Idaho Water Resource Board (IWRB), the “Lemhi River is one of the cornerstones of Idaho’s...
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Senator Rice’s Proposal for Higher Sales Tax is Bad for Idahoans

Senator Rice’s Proposal for Higher Sales Tax is Bad for Idahoans

Don’t Give up your Right to Vote No on School Levies Well folks, as we said a week ago on the Kevin Miller show, expect the legislature to raise taxes but we never thought they would be so stupid as...
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Senator Crapo Against Legalization of Recreational Marijuana

Senator Crapo Against Legalization of Recreational Marijuana

There is much concern in our state about the legalization of marijuana, so we did some investigating of a banking bill sponsored by, Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) and Cory Gardner (R-Colorado) introduced S. 1200 on April 11, 2019. This bill...
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Public Education – Feeding the Beast

Public Education – Feeding the Beast

When will it end? How much is enough? Once again, State Education has its hands in our pockets. Like drilling a well, they won’t stop even when they do hit the ‘gusher‘ of public funding. As a youngster, I was...
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Weighing in on the Grocery Tax and State of the State

Weighing in on the Grocery Tax and State of the State

Let me try to clarify what the governor said in his state of the state message because, like all politicians, he gives us a lot of double talk that needs to be translated into common English. The Grocery Tax from...
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Why has Governor Little agreed to accept Refugees?

Why has Governor Little agreed to accept Refugees?

Let’s get down to the nitty gritty here, folks. The Governor said yes to more refugees because of pressure from the food processing companies who look for and are willing to train unskilled workers. At the same time, he wants...
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The Media is the Massage—or Message?

The Media is the Massage—or Message?

Required reading for many college students in the 1960s was a book called “The Media is The Massage”. It was written by Marshal McLuhan who purposefully substituted the word MASSAGE for MESSAGE. The term “Message” assumes two components...
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Idahoans won’t be ignored about Common Core

Idahoans won’t be ignored about Common Core

Common Core is exactly what we thought it was. Try telling that to the Idaho State Board of Education, though. The board’s members won’t hear you. Idaho adopted Common Core standards earlier this decade in hopes that the latest federal...
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Handing over Idaho on a Silver Platter (Part 2)

Handing over Idaho on a Silver Platter (Part 2)

Goals, Agendas and Policies-Exposed. Are Idaho Citizens Being Played? In PART 1 – Handing Over Idaho on a Silver Platter, I shared how Idaho is not that different from other liberal states when it comes to allowing bad policies to...
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Washington is the Disease – Trump is the Cure

Washington is the Disease – Trump is the Cure

I don’t usually criticize columnists like Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal but her recent opinion piece “Crazy Won’t Beat Trump” once again showed her true colors. In this article, she talks about how the polls for Trump have...
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Is the Legalization of Marijuana a Bad Idea?

Is the Legalization of Marijuana a Bad Idea?

Legalization of Marijuana? This has become a serious matter in our country and it is time for Idaho to start thinking clearly about the pros and cons of making this drug available to the public both for recreational and medicinal...
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