The Challenge of Dealing with Referendums like Medicaid Expansion

The Challenge of Dealing with Referendums like Medicaid Expansion

Last November, Idaho voters approved the proposition to expand Medicaid, but the process of getting the program funded and done right, if at all, is not so clear. The proposition passed by voters didn’t speak to how it was to...
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Medicaid: Gaming the System

Medicaid: Gaming the System

We hear from all quarters that health care is a complex issue and solutions are difficult to implement. One political faction argues for a “single payer” command control Health Care system. Conservatives like to point out that we haven’t had....
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“Fake News” – In Defense of Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin

“Fake News” – In Defense of Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin

Late last week Idaho Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin posed with and then removed on Facebook a brief meeting she had with two members of The Three Percenters. This group is described by Jeff Taggert in his most recent Idaho Politics...
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Idaho House Bill 162

Idaho House Bill 162

H.B. 162, Idaho Council on Federal Lands, has passed the house and forwarded to the Senate Resources & Environment Committee for a hearing on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 12:15pm. The purpose of this legislation is providing for a legislative...
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Planned Parenthood is the Heart of the Democrat Party

Planned Parenthood is the Heart of the Democrat Party

If socialism has overtaken the head of the modern Democratic Party, then Planned Parenthood is its heart. We saw that emotional commitment to darkness when every Democrat in the U.S. Senate voted to protect infanticide just last week. But this...
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Marsy’s Law 2.0 Still Has Many Serious Problems

Marsy’s Law 2.0 Still Has Many Serious Problems

Marsy’s Law 2.0 (SJR102) was introduced on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, and it corrects some of the major problems with the original Marsy’s Law proposal (SJR101) by removing entirely the ambiguous and undefined right to “reasonable protecti...
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Op Ed: Gun Rights and Two New Background Check Bills

Op Ed: Gun Rights and Two New Background Check Bills

Question: What is the definition of a ‘criminal’? Answer: Someone who has committed a crime by breaking the law. With this understood, it seems sensible that creating additional laws to be ignored by criminals is not the solution to stopping...
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Op Ed: Will You Get Involved?

Op Ed: Will You Get Involved?

Do the Constitution and the principles contained therein really matter to you? As our legislators consider matters concerning 2nd Amendment rights, limiting or prohibiting abortion, notifying parents about sex education, or vaccine exemptions—how do these an...
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Network For Landscape Conservation

Network For Landscape Conservation

It is well known that the federal government is heavily in bed with non-governmental organizations (NGO), especially our resource agencies through the Department of Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). What may not be understood is how big...
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We are Responsible for the Undermining of our Republic

We are Responsible for the Undermining of our Republic

When the American people lose interest in who they elect to govern them and who teaches their children, it is the beginning of the end of our republic as it was founded. Most Americans are living in a bubble and...
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Conservative or Progressive – It’s Your Choice

Conservative or Progressive – It’s Your Choice

When I listen to progressive socialists talk about morality, I first have to ask what is the bases of their moral position? When someone says a “bridge is immoral” I have to ask how can a thing be immoral. A...
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Have the money follow the students in higher education

Have the money follow the students in higher education

A friend of mine, that passed away years ago, believed there were 4 or 5 “P’s” when it came to politics. Four definite “P’s” were power, prestige, profit, and program; I believe these are self-explanatory. My friend’s ...
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