Tag Archives: Idaho Politics

Idiots

Are we, or are they? Maybe they just think we are. Megan Blanksma is no idiot. But her posture of protecting us from government intrusion makes me think she might think us so. Shame on her. She wants to change … Continue reading

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Seasons

The Idaho legislature has its seasons. Old hands know this, and young bucks and does have figured it out too. You, the interested public should also know it. I don’t communicate this like I’m a wise old sage. Many are … Continue reading

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Again

I had this conversation with my wife yesterday about Idaho’s abortion laws. I have told this before, but she said I needed to say it again. She didn’t remember. Maybe you don’t either. The Idaho antiabortion statutes are so confusing, … Continue reading

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Shoot the Messenger

Last year I spoke too soon.  I applauded Representative Blanksma for making some recommendations to her body. This year I’m offering raspberries. She recommended expanded coverage for kids in the CHIP program, as well as a recommendation to expand Medicaid … Continue reading

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Work for It

It seems our Governor is considering work requirements for Medicaid enrollees. He hasn’t done his research. Or maybe he has, and this is a Trojan Horse, just waiting for the Idaho Freedom Foundation to roll it within its walls. Do … Continue reading

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Influence

We are products of our environments, no doubt, but we bring our traits, our tendencies to such. The environment shapes each of us differently. My late father was born more than a hundred years ago. His broken home and rural … Continue reading

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Bull Schmidt

I know Congressman Russ Fulcher well. And I appreciate he can say what he thinks should be said. But I feel free to call him out when he speaks, what my high school taunters called, “Bull Schmidt.” There has been … Continue reading

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Intentions

Do you want everybody to have health insurance? I am yelling this question into a sharp, dark westerly wind, in the middle of a long winters’ night. Questions like that know their own answers. I know it. But I want … Continue reading

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Experiment

Our new County Clerk has announced she is going to conduct an experiment in the next election. Our county uses machines to tabulate (count) the paper ballots. She has put out a call for volunteers to perform a hand count … Continue reading

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Shucks

I’ll bet you have been riveted to the goings on of the interim Idaho legislative committee looking into whether adopting a managed care contract for Idaho Medicaid would solve all our problems. What? You don’t know about this?  It’s more … Continue reading

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