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Book Review: ‘It’s Better Than It Looks’ by Gregg Easterbrook

November 13, 2018 at 12:07 pm

‘Reasons for Optimism in an Age of Fear’

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CHUCK MALLOY: Fulcher wants to build influence the old-school way

November 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Congressman-elect Russ Fulcher will be a newcomer to Washington politics when he takes office in January, but he knows one key to success in a successful congressional career.That’s building relationships, and the process starts with the Id...

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History will be made in lieutenant governor’s race

October 30, 2018 at 1:08 pm

This election year has been dubbed as the “year of women” in politics. A more appropriate description should be, “It’s about time.”Idaho has no shortage of smart women who are making their mark in politics, and at least three are guaranteed...

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Ybarra says Idaho schools are on the right path

October 22, 2018 at 9:00 am

State School Superintendent Sherri Ybarra has said many times that she is an educator, not a politician. So, it’s not surprising that she doesn’t pay much attention to political norms, even after almost four years in office.If she were to w...

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CHUCK MALLOY — Teacher aims to take superintendent’s job

October 19, 2018 at 11:46 am

As a government and civics teacher for much of her 30-year teaching career, Democratic state superintendent candidate Cindy Wilson should know better than to run against an incumbent in a state that bleeds Republican red.But here she is, ta...

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Book Review: ‘Under Orders’ by Dick Francis

October 16, 2018 at 2:02 pm

Sid Halley is a thirty-eight year old champion jockey, disabled in a racing accident that destroyed his left hand. He now wears an artificial forearm and is a free-lance racing “investigator.” As the story opens, he is attending the Chelton...

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No place for drama in Little’s campaign

October 08, 2018 at 11:18 am

By CHUCK MALLOY,Idaho Politics Weekly contributorBoring is good.Add the words, “Vote for Brad Little,” and it would be an appropriate campaign bumper sticker for the longtime lieutenant governor.The description fits Little, but not so much ...

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CHUCK MALLOY: Jordan campaign hit with turmoil, distractions

October 01, 2018 at 9:27 am

There has been a lot of political hand-wringing about Paulette Jordan’s campaign staffers abruptly walking out as Election Day draws near.The political drama has been interesting, but I’d venture to say that few Idahoans will be voting for ...

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CHUCK MALLOY: GOP stronghold put to the test in North Idaho

September 25, 2018 at 12:42 pm

Three decades ago, Democrats running for legislative seats in Coeur d’Alene didn’t have to make this kind of appeal to the party faithful.“I have reason to believe that Legislative District 4 is primed for Democrat victory,” wrote Cory Engl...

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Book Review: THE FIRST EAGLE by Tony Hillerman

September 10, 2018 at 12:24 pm

The Navajo Tribal Police patrol a 27,000 square mile area, mostly in Arizona’s high desert between Flagstaff and Teec Nos Pos. Author Tony Hillerman’s dozen-or-more novels have won many awards from both the Navajo Nation and American litera...

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