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Is it time for a Mutiny? Recall Governor Little?

Who is steering our conservative ship Idaho? Captain Bligh? It is seldom that we see governors recalled, although two have been recalled successfully in U.S., with the most recent being Scott Walker of Wisconsin who was victorious in a recall election with the Mayor of Milwaukee. The second was Gray Davis from California in 2003 […]

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Medical Winners and Losers for Covid-19

“We want to thank Dr. Livingston for taking the time to enlighten us” I have been asked to write a review of the impact of the Covid-19 national triage strategy on the financial status of large and small hospitals and health care delivery systems in our country. I won’t footnote my references because they come […]

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Tectonic Plates

Plate tectonics is the geologic theory that the earth’s crust—the lithosphere that is about 60 miles thick and sits on a thin mantle over the earth’s core, is constantly moving. I have a theory of political tectonics that describes how various political theories and ideas sit over a core of values that are held in […]

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Conservative or Progressive – It’s Your Choice

When I listen to progressive socialists talk about morality, I first have to ask what is the bases of their moral position? When someone says a “bridge is immoral” I have to ask how can a thing be immoral. A person or idea can be immoral. Can a hamburger be immoral? Thomas Aquinas defined the […]

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Stand up for the People not the Crony Politicians

A Lesson for all Precinct Committee People in Idaho This article is in response to Eva Gay Yost’s comments on the Kevin Miller Show 580KIDOam and 107.5fm about me not being part of the crony republican process of working to help politicians win their elections when I don’t agree with their policies. Eva is still […]

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In Meridian, Developers get the Gold Mine, Property Owners get the Shaft

Why is anyone surprised about the increased taxes for Meridian? Last year we were screaming from the rooftops about the problems with the West Ada School district—the fact that it is way too big and money is badly allocated. The facts are that every time we turn around, there is another school that they want […]

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Money Buys Power but will it Buy the Governor’s Seat?

How much money do you think it would take to be sure you won an election for Governor of Idaho — 3, 4, maybe 5 million dollars? I believe we are going to find out in the 2018 election as Tommy Ahlquist pulls out his rather large wallet and all the stops in his bid […]

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Sucking off the Government Teat

In a recent article written by Dustin Hurst of the Idaho Reporter, he talked about J. Kirk Sullivan a member of the PERSI Board who lives in Scottsdale, Arizona and how he has spent over $14,000 of our taxpayer money for travel expenses. Mind you this money comes out of the State Employees Retirement Fund. […]

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More Tax Breaks for Corporations? When will it stop?

Once again we see government reaching into our pockets for tax dollars to secure more jobs from corporations that are not located in Idaho. Why is it that we allow these bureaucrats to spend our money on outside firms instead of giving tax breaks to in-state businesses and who are they hiring for these jobs? […]

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Why Homeowner’s Taxes are Increasing – The story of HB-431

Editor’s Note: We are providing this opinion piece by Bill Rutherford, the Democrat Candidate for Idaho State Senator in District 20, in order to assist our readers in understanding their political options. Our publication of this article does not constitute an endorsement of Mr. Rutherford or his positions. This is a story about political greed […]

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Crony Capitalism

It doesn’t matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat—a liberal or a conservative—or if you live or do business in Boise, Idaho or Washington D.C. The impact of a very few special interest groups that represent a small minority of citizens can have significant ramifications on our future growth and our quality of […]