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BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Long Walk’ by Slavomir Rawicz

December 14, 2018 at 12:55 pm

It’s hard to believe that this a true story, yet hard to believe that it is not. The writer has describes in vivid detail how he led a group of political prisoners who escape from a Russian prisoners camp in northern Siberia. They must walk...

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CHUCK MALLOY — Breaking news: Bipartisanship lives in Washington

December 14, 2018 at 12:56 pm

If you think there’s political gridlock in Washington, wait until next year when Democrats take control of the House. Better yet, wait another week or two if President Trump makes good on his threat to shut down the government if Congress d...

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CHUCK MALLOY: Political solutions won’t work; NRA plan might

December 04, 2018 at 9:12 am

In this polarized society, there isn’t much gray area when it comes to the National Rifle Association.Idaho politicians love the organization, because NRA endorsements tend to lead to election wins. Detractors will paint the NRA as the root...

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1918’s Influenza Epidemic, Here – Part 1, The View from Nine Mile Cemetery

November 21, 2018 at 12:17 pm

Text[CHART 1 HERE]November, 1918 was the worst month, according to Nine Mile Cemetery’s mute but somber testimony.The first eight months of the year, from January to August, saw an average of five new graves per month at Nine Mile. Then, S...

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With elections over, the power struggle begins

November 19, 2018 at 8:41 am

House Assistant Majority Leader Brent Crane of Nampa has placed himself at a political crossroad.If he unseats House Speaker Scott Bedke in the next month’s organizational dinner meeting, Crane will become one of the two most powerful figur...

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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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