Coronavirus pandemic demands skepticism, good data

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By Dr. John M. Livingston | Medical Policy Adviser I am having a difficult time matching what the experts have told us and reconciling what is happening worldwide on the ground. As I have mentioned in earlier posts, I am a contrarian and a skeptic. I never mean to imply that a certain group of people don’t care, but rather …

Valley County now controls who can rent to whom

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On March 30, Valley County commissioners sent a letter to all short-term rental establishments, hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, and RV parks within their county boundaries. Their letter states that landlords of short-term rental properties can now only rent to individuals who are providing essential services in the community, or are quarantining themselves. Any violation of this order (aka renting …

Resist, or politicians will take your liberty

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Let’s be crystal clear about this: The U.S. Constitution and most state constitutions have been suspended. Your freedom to earn a living, travel, worship, and even mingle with others have been abridged. It seems many people are OK with that. I’m not, and I wish you wouldn’t be either. It never ends well when a government official, whether a mayor, …

Legislature fails; Now it’s up to Little to lead with conservative solutions

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Idaho’s Legislature, being more than 80 percent Republican, sure did struggle a lot to pass conservative legislation in the just-concluded 2020 legislative session. And don’t blame viruses; the dearth of pro-liberty, limited government legislation was the rule well before Coronavirus got in the way.  The 2020 session is a study in bipolarism. Lawmakers bashfully agreed it’s time to replace Common …

Legislature’s budget panel fails again to contain leftward higher education system

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Legislative budget writers were given another chance Thursday to address their colleagues’ concerns about Idaho’s public college and university political pandering with a socialist twist. But the 20-member Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee opted to do nothing — again. Committee members did nothing despite their colleagues’ pleadings to stop the use of tax money that supports the Left’s stomach-churning campus programs. The …