Op-Ed: Thou Shalt Not Kill

Op-Ed: Thou Shalt Not Kill

In 1973, the Roe v. Wade decision determined that a state law banning abortion (which included an exception to save the life of the mother) was unconstitutional. The court ruled that states were forbidden from prohibiting or regulating abortions performed...
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Dishonest #NeverTrumpers claim they’re Idaho “Conservatives”

Dishonest #NeverTrumpers claim they’re Idaho “Conservatives”

Kassidy Ellis-Telford, a registered nurse from Blackfoot Idaho, recently wrote a hit piece about the John Birch Society for the blog Idaho Conservatives. You can read the JBS response over at Redoubt News. This hit piece from a site called...
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Where Does The Money Go?

Where Does The Money Go?

In 1974, I was assigned as a Navy medical student for 3 months active duty at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth VA. This was at the end of the Viet Nam War and I had the privilege of being involved...
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Why I like Trump

Why I like Trump

We have a problem where I live every spring when the runoff from out winter snowpack in the mountains raises the flows in the Boise River. When that happens the animals that take refuge along the river find their ways...
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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

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 the Hemp Bill, H 122a, is...
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The Initiative Process Furthers the Progressive Goal of Direct Democracy

The Initiative Process Furthers the Progressive Goal of Direct Democracy

“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 warnings against democracy from...
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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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Among Other Problems, “Marsy’s Law for Idaho” is Backdoor Gun Control

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

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 idea, but it has several dangerous...
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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?

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 Donald Trump as a potential...
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