Op-Ed: Medical Marijuana and Ballot Initiatives

Op-Ed: Medical Marijuana and Ballot Initiatives

As we observe the effects of pot legalization in neighboring states, it should come as no surprise the proposed ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana is of great concern to many Idahoans. While some are focusing on efforts to defeat...
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Rep. Russ Fulcher’s Statement on the Impeachment of President Trump

Rep. Russ Fulcher’s Statement on the Impeachment of President Trump

“Today, a stain will be left on the history of the U.S. House of Representatives… one which neither fact nor time will be able to wipe clean. Like other blights on history, this one is self-induced by the selfish ambition...
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The Facts Speak for Themselves! OP-ED by Congressman Russ Fulcher

The Facts Speak for Themselves! OP-ED by Congressman Russ Fulcher

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is proceeding with impeachment charges against President Trump. As a member of Congress and an Idaho Representative, I understand the gravity of the situation. Every future U.S. President will be subject to the precedent Congres...
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Handing over Idaho on a Silver Platter

Handing over Idaho on a Silver Platter

Is the State of Idaho being complacent, manipulated, or purposely implementing a plan to relinquish our State sovereignty? Idahoans are, and have always been, a different type of people. Rugged, self-sufficient, and independent, we love our beautiful state and...
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Commentary on the impeachment Hearing from Congressman Russ Fulcher

Commentary on the impeachment Hearing from Congressman Russ Fulcher

I spent some time personally witnessing today’s impeachment hearing. Here are some observations: What made today’s hearing interesting was not what happened “in” the hearing, but rather, what happened “around” it. Initial te...
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Op-Ed: What is YOUR Line in the Sand?

Op-Ed: What is YOUR Line in the Sand?

There is no doubt, your freedom is under attack. What is your line in the sand? Do you have one? Can we draw a “line in the sand” when we may not even be sure where it should be? How...
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Op-Ed by Victoria Mayer, President of Boise State Young Republicans

Op-Ed by Victoria Mayer, President of Boise State Young Republicans

In Reply to a published article by Boise State Young Democrats President on the future of American higher education I recently organized a campus debate, “The Future of American Higher Education” regarding diversity and inclusion programs at Boise ...
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Storytelling is Wrong

Storytelling is Wrong

In politics, storytelling is a way of life. One side spins the facts and omits the negatives, hoping to persuade the voter to do their bidding. This is the case for Medicaid expansion here in Idaho. Most states that implemented...
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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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