Idaho’s Office of Performance Evaluations provides a valuable service

There has been talk of reducing legislative support for the Legislature’s independent and nonpartisan Office of Performance Evaluations (OPE), which…

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Trump’s conspiracy theory hurts Ukraine and helps Russia

The Ukrainians are under the gun. Russia grabbed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and has been waging war in the…

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Vladimir Putin likely has the proof House Republicans are demanding

Throughout the November impeachment hearings, House Republicans clamored for proof positive that the President conditioned support for Ukraine upon delivery…

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Former Senator Len Jordan stood up to a vindictive President

Senator Len Jordan, who served in the U.S. Senate from 1962 to 1972, was a rugged individualist who used his…

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If we just open our eyes, we can see the beauty of the American quilt

As Thanksgiving 2019 becomes a pleasant memory, it is a good time to reflect upon the significance of this important…

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The President’s wild Ukrainian goose chase

President Trump’s obsession with a Ukraine conspiracy theory is almost as troubling as his request that the Ukrainian president investigate…

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An impeachment proceeding is not the same as a criminal trial

Despite what the talking heads and others may say, an impeachment is not a garden variety criminal trial. The Bill…

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All American veterans deserve our thanks and respect

My Mom, Eunice Martens Jones, was born just as World War 1 was ending. She grew up in a German-American…

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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, thanks to our former Kurdish allies

The United States rightfully celebrated the death of the Islamic State (ISIS) leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, on October 27. The…

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Will Mitt Romney strengthen the backbone of other GOP Senators?

I have to admit that I was not particularly impressed with Mitt Romney when he was running for president in…

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