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Life with Luna more Harm than Good

‘Another Fox in the Hen House’ If you haven’t already read this article from 2015 on common core in the Federalist, it is a must-read for anyone interested in our current education system and how much it is costing us as a state and nation. I was quite involved back then with about 30 conservative […]

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It’s an Election Year – Let’s Dump the Bad Apples

Here is what we see so far in the legislature We would like to thank Representative Priscilla Giddings for trying to bring up the Grocery Tax repeal in committee but unfortunately, she was shut down by Representative Gary Collins and Thyra Stevenson. It appears that these two supposed conservative republicans have either become part of […]

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Education and Class Mobility — They’re not gained through Common Core

We have class privilege in our country and not gender or race privilege. Many of the special opportunities available for upward mobility across classes and generations are not based on wealth or income, or skin color or ethnicity or gender, but rather on the “human capital” of parents and grandparents, and communities, who invest their […]

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Senator Rice’s Proposal for Higher Sales Tax is Bad for Idahoans

Don’t Give up your Right to Vote No on School Levies Well folks, as we said a week ago on the Kevin Miller show, expect the legislature to raise taxes but we never thought they would be so stupid as to try to do it this quickly but heck it’s not their money. Senator Jim […]

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Public Education – Feeding the Beast

When will it end? How much is enough? Once again, State Education has its hands in our pockets. Like drilling a well, they won’t stop even when they do hit the ‘gusher‘ of public funding. As a youngster, I was taught that taking something from someone against their will is wrong! Asking for money with […]

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Weighing in on the Grocery Tax and State of the State

Let me try to clarify what the governor said in his state of the state message because, like all politicians, he gives us a lot of double talk that needs to be translated into common English. The Grocery Tax from our conservative Representative Priscilla Giddings: During the 2019 Legislative session, based on the Wayfair decision, […]

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Idahoans won’t be ignored about Common Core

Common Core is exactly what we thought it was. Try telling that to the Idaho State Board of Education, though. The board’s members won’t hear you. Idaho adopted Common Core standards earlier this decade in hopes that the latest federal education package would solve what ails Idaho schools. It hasn’t. Achievement, as measured through test […]

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Are Republican Legislators for Limited Government?

Is Idaho on a path to rapid progressivism? Initial reactions to that question might be a resounding “no” or maybe even “hell no.” But indulge me for a moment on the reality of our current status as a “conservative” state. Idahoans would largely agree that we are one of the most conservative states in the […]

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First You Say You Do and Then You Don’t

We were doing a little more homework on Mr. Ahlquist and read an article written by Kevin Richert in Idaho Education News. After reading the article and listening to a one-hour interview with Mr. Ahlquist, we once again need to question Mr. Ahlquist about his platform on Common Core. In June, the Associated Press’ Kimberlee […]

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Governor Otter’s Education Budget: Throwing Money at the Corporate State

Governor Otter has proposed several big money education items in his budget. Each builds on previous programs recommended by a task force created in 2012 and operating on information at least that old. None of the task force recommendations implemented to date have been audited to determine if the programs are worth the cost. Furthermore, […]

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Rally to End Common Core on the steps of the Idaho Capitol

Dear Friends & Patriots, I am writing to ask your help in a matter that we all share great concern, the education of our youth. I believe you have all seen the “man on the street” interviews that appall the conscience as to how little Americans know of their history, geography and constitutional founding. The […]

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Bob “Nugie” Neugebauer speaks with Sen. Mike Crapo about Idaho

Bob “Nugie” Neugebauer talks with Sen. Mike Crapo about Idaho, Common Core, and a variety of other important subjects.