The White Coat

The White Coat

      I have noticed over the past 12 years that a very small number of physicians have posed with politicians in their “white coats”. There are over 3000 physicians practicing in Idaho today and when a small group 5, pose in the capital...
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An Open Letter to Idaho Governor Little

An Open Letter to Idaho Governor Little

21     Dear Governor Little, I was looking forward to good things happening under your administration, and some have, but what your Office, the ISP, the Prosecutor’s Association and other law enforcement interests have done to th...
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The Initiative Process Furthers the Progressive Goal of Direct Democracy

The Initiative Process Furthers the Progressive Goal of Direct Democracy

196     “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” It may not have been Winston Churchill who said it, but that does not make it any less accurate. We have received myriad wa...
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The Challenge of Dealing with Referendums like Medicaid Expansion

The Challenge of Dealing with Referendums like Medicaid Expansion

62     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...
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Among Other Problems, “Marsy’s Law for Idaho” is Backdoor Gun Control

Among Other Problems, “Marsy’s Law for Idaho” is Backdoor Gun Control

898     The backers of “Marsy’s Law for Idaho” claim that their proposal to modify Idaho’s Constitution will “provide additional rights to crime victims.” On the surface, this may sound like a good i...
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Thank You President Trump

Thank You President Trump

      From the Editorial Board of Gem State Patriot News While 350 newspapers around the globe are writing fake news articles about President Trump, we would like to thank him for the many good things he has done to turn around...
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Letter to the Editor: Do not throw away the solid and proven representation Rep Zito provides

Letter to the Editor: Do not throw away the solid and proven representation Rep Zito provides

      Time the truth is out. Rep. Megan Blanksma used Oscar Evans as a substitute to fill her spot in the last session of the Legislature. Rep Blanksma then persuaded Oscar to run against her seatmate. This is a very serious...
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If Trump is King Cyrus, What Does it Say About the American Church?

If Trump is King Cyrus, What Does it Say About the American Church?

1     During the 2016 Presidential election, a number of Christian personalities began making a comparison between the ancient Persian King Cyrus, a heathen king who God used to release the Jews from their Babylonian captivity, and Don...
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Goodbye Kustra and Unfair Policies for our Military at Boise State?

Goodbye Kustra and Unfair Policies for our Military at Boise State?

      Thirty-five years ago, extension classes on Mountain Home Air Force Base and in Mountain Home were provided on a regular basis from Boise State University; the University was quite accommodating at this point in time. Around...
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Another Way of Spelling RINO is MALEK

Another Way of Spelling RINO is MALEK

      The following is a short quiz to help you determine whether a particular candidate for Idaho’s First Congressional District is a “true” Republican or a Democrat in disguise (usually referred to as a “...
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The Difference between Real Men and Paid Performers

The Difference between Real Men and Paid Performers

      There is a purity to the competition. These are real students who will have real jobs when they graduate. And they just aren’t any jobs. They knowingly accept the rigors of military discipline and subject themselves to...
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Urban Renewal is a Blight on our Wallets

Urban Renewal is a Blight on our Wallets

      Urban renewal is typically portrayed in a positive manner. After all, who doesn’t want to eliminate run-down areas of our municipalities? Even though urban renewal sounds like a great idea, it requires much more scruti...
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