How can you tell if a candidate is really a conservative?

I recently heard from a long-time Republican friend who was “troubled by how people just look for the word ‘conservative’ when they decide to vote. They are not looking outside the box to find out who candidates are, who they associate with, and deeper information on how long they have lived in Idaho.  There are…

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Las Vegas Hired Guns Deployed in Idaho Legislative Campaigns

Jim Woodward’s life story is a testament to the values that define true conservatism in Idaho. His dedication to serving the country is evident from his honorable military service in the Navy, where he embraced the responsibility of defending national security. Woodward’s commitment to family and community is equally profound, having built a life with…

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The Alchemist – Turning Mean Tweets Into Millions

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Like the old tale of alchemists who attempted to use magic to turn lead into gold, this is the story of how one man tried to turn hundreds of thousands of dollars of donations to far-right candidates and organizations into millions in the form of revenue to his gold storage business. And he would have…

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Let’s Give Idaho Racists The Spotlight They Deserve, Not The One They Want

In Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, the University of Utah women’s basketball team encountered a chilling reminder of racism’s persisting shadow in America. As they ventured through the city, preparing for an NCAA tournament game, they were confronted by a white truck from which racial slurs were hurled at them. This wasn’t just an isolated incident of hatred;…

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Another Effort To Silence You

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Over and over, some Idaho legislators have demonstrated a desire to silence voters.  They have expressed that by, in each recent legislative session, adding more and more restrictions on our right to vote.  This year, besides continuing to make voting ever more difficult, some legislators are trying, again, to prevent successful voter initiatives. ​The Idaho Constitution confers on Idahoans the right to enact laws by initiative.  Idaho’s requirements to qualify an initiative for the election ballot are among the…

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Unconstitutional legislation seeks to subvert Idaho initiative rights, yet again

Idaho legislators sought to undermine the constitutional right of Idahoans to run initiatives by enacting a 2021 law, making it virtually impossible to get the required signatures. The Idaho Supreme Court struck the law down based on its determination that the law violated the Idaho Constitution. The Court said that the initiative is a fundamental constitutional right…

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Idaho at the Crossroads: Immigrant Labor, Fentanyl, and National Security

In the heart of the American Northwest, Idaho faces unique challenges and opportunities that reflect broader national debates. House Joint Memorial 11 has brought these issues into sharp focus, prompting a critical examination of the facts. Immigrant Labor: The Backbone of Idaho’s Prosperity In Idaho, the narrative that immigrant labor is a detriment to society…

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The Risks of Undermining Anti-Domestic Terrorism Laws In Idaho

In the shadows of America’s heartland, a narrative of victimhood is being woven by those who once stood armed against the government. Figures like Eric Parker, known for his standoff at the Bundy Ranch, and the memory of LaVoy Finicum, a martyr in the eyes of anti-government extremists, are repositioning themselves not as the perpetrators of…

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Idaho must not put out the welcome mat for domestic terrorists

Idaho’s landmark Terrorist Control Act (TCA) will be rendered useless if the Idaho House of Representatives passes a bill approved by the Senate on January 25. Among other things, the TCA made it a serious felony for those who commit criminal acts that are “dangerous to human life” and intended to “intimidate or coerce” either…

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Guns In Schools Bill H415: Another Solution in Search of A Problem

Currently, Idaho school district Boards of Education are permitted to enact policies that allow for district employees, with permission from school and district administration and the Board, to carry concealed weapons. Numerous Idaho districts have enacted such policies. Recently, the Idaho House of Representatives passed H415, a bill written by the National Rifle Association and…

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