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How Living the American Dream Will End Up Destroying It

Op-Ed by Ed Humphreys GOP Candidate for Idaho Governor In the land of opportunity, we have been taught that if we work hard and play by the rules then we will succeed. This idea is a sacred part of being an American, it is the promise that everyone can reach for the absolute heights of […]

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The Israeli–Palestinian Conflict

As we have witnessed countless times, Tel Aviv once again recently came under attack by the Palestinians. Some Americans stand with Israel, the only free country in the Middle East, and a staunch American ally. Others have a different view. They accuse the small nation of Israel, surrounded by real and potential enemies, of being […]

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The WGA is at it Again

The Western Governors Association (WGA) previously created its Reimagining the Rural West Initiative (RRW) in order to implement the United Nations Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). This initiative is also “connected” to the World Economic Forum (WEF) Great Reset agenda as it also promotes implementation of the SDG. As the WGA uses the pretext […]

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Idaho Republicans Have No Confidence in Simpson

In response to Congressman Simpson’s proposal to breach four hydroelectric dams on the lower Snake River, I wrote an article last month entitled, “Congressman Simpson Should Put Idaho First and Do No Harm.” The article named players who oppose Simpson’s plan including, Governor Brad Little, United States Senators Jim Risch and Mike Crapo, Representative Russ […]

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House of Representatives Not Funding Certain Bills

A recent newspaper op-ed criticized the Idaho Republican-led State House of Representatives, claiming they were seeking to destroy the State Constitution by not allowing several bills to proceed. The author of that op-ed criticized the House, accusing them of not funding the police, not funding education, and jeopardizing some other legislation friendly to the environment. […]

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Packing the Supreme Court

On Thursday, April 15th, Congress launched the Judiciary Act of 2021, with the express objective of packing the Supreme Court from 9 to 13 Justices. Is it wrong? Is it unconstitutional? Is it harmful to the nation? History of Dealing with the Court The Constitution provides guidance on this topic. The Judicial Act of 1789 […]

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OPINION: Women Don’t Belong in Front Line Combat Positions

In 1775 the United States Marine Corps was founded. The combat arm of the navy, they continue to be the most ‘combat ready‘ of all America’s armed forces. “The few, the proud, the Marines” is a slogan which permeates their 246 years of service to our country. I myself am a Marine “Once a Marine, […]

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Op-Ed: The Next Wave of Segregation

Various corporate franchises are touting their plans for a Vaccine Passport. This passport will be awarded to the patrons who go along with whatever the medical elites recommend. Right now, they are recommending that all need to get the current experimental COVID Vaccine. There will be no exceptions. Since when do the corporate elites get […]

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Immigration Op Ed by Congressman Russ Fulcher

The left decried President Trump’s “America First” immigration policies and charged republicans with being inhumane for seeking to uphold the laws of our country. Now, it seems these “humanitarians” have disappeared as we watch the Biden Administration’s approach play out in real-time. The consequences of President Biden’s actions to decrease our border security and provide […]

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Cancel Culture and the War on History

Cancel culture may not be brand new, but it has certainly escalated to a point where it can no longer be ignored or regarded as a fringe phenomenon. Hardly a day goes by that some household name is not tagged as having violated some cultural rule and therefore forfeited his place in the cultural zeitgeist. […]

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Unity

Our country is clamoring for unity. But what unifying factors should structure our nation? Unity requires agreement on a set of principles the citizens of our nation will unite behind. The answer to this question will literally determine the fate of our Republic. Past generations defined several unifying factors in our Pledge of Allegiance and […]

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Government Corruption vs Free Markets

The article below my article was the headline in today’s Idaho Statesman. It was taken down at 12:00pm. Can you guess why? Economics is the study of the allocation of scarce resources that have alternative uses. Today in our country we are seeing the various forms of resource allocation being played out as the lines […]