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You’re funding Idaho’s bloated DEI bureaucracy

Republished article with permission of the Idaho Freedom Foundation A recent Idaho Freedom Foundation report revealed that Idaho’s public university system is spending nearly $6 million on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) administrators. A previous estimate in February 2022, found that spending on DEI administrators across Idaho’s higher education system was around $2.2 million. In two […]

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John Livingston

Another Way

So much of history can be captured in a moment. It is unfortunate that so much today is taught with a political narrative in mind. In January, tears came into my eyes during the inauguration of Winsome Sears as Lt. Governor of The Commonwealth of Virginia. A Black woman being administered the oath of office […]

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John Livingston

A Different Catechism

“WE FEED THEM” Nancy Pelosi told Wolf Blitzer on the situation room in October of 2020. https://cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/pelosi-tells-wolf-blitzer-we-feed-beggars-have-you-fed-them-we-feed-them On August 24th of this year, Joe Biden announced debt relief of up to $20,000 dollars for those holding Pell Grant Obligations, and $10,000 for non-Pell Grant debtors. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/08/24/fact-sheet-president-biden-announces-student-loan-relief-for-borrowers-who-need-it-most/ On September 1st Governor Little signed the $500 Rebate […]

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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 fifth optional “P” involved a female body part. (I have purposefully left out this fifth “P” word.) I […]

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Idaho’s Campus Carry Law Needs Reform

It has been three years since Idaho passed its version of campus carry and one year since Idaho passed permitless carry, and yet—despite the forecast of mass chaos from Michael Bloomberg and the rest of his Chicken Little cohorts—the sky has not fallen. Despite the general calm in Idaho, however, there have been shootings on […]

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