Coffee controversy exposes BSU effort to blackball businesses based on politics

Wayne Hoffman Articles, Higher Education Leave a Comment

Boise State University officials would have the public believe they didn’t chase  police-supporting Big City Coffee from campus. But university officials didn’t exactly encourage the small business to stay.  At a minimum the controversy has helped expose an ongoing effort from within the school’s administration and student body to make allegiance to a social justice agenda a condition for doing …

BSU shutters pro-police coffee shop; owner engaged to Boise cop shot fives time on duty

Dustin Hurst Articles, Higher Education Leave a Comment

Left-wing cancel culture has claimed a victim on Boise State University’s campus. Now, more than 20 students are out of work because student government officials successfully bullied a small business into shutting its doors.  A few weeks ago, Big City Coffee opened a second location in Boise, housed in Albertsons Library on the Boise State University campus. Just last Thursday, …

Ada County commissioners use trickery to sidestep Idaho Constitution, add millions in new debt

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Earlier this month, Ada County commissioners voted 2-1 to expand the Ada County Jail. Roughly $38 million of the $44 million required for expansion will come by means of a financing structure known as “certificates of participation.” Calling this a financing structure, however, is putting it kindly. Certificates of participation are basically money-laundering schemes whereby local government entities saddle taxpayers …

Keep the schools open

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Articles, Education Leave a Comment

Dr. John M. Livingston | Medical Policy Adviser It has been known since early spring that the dreaded COVID-19 virus is less virulent, spreads less, and is less infectious in K-12 children than viruses that cause seasonal flu. If you are a teacher who is less than 70 years old, you have a 99.9% chance of recovering if you become …

Idaho parents fight to ensure the teachers union won’t shut down schools again

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Articles, Education Leave a Comment

BOISE, Idaho (Oct 20, 2020) — As the West Ada School District announced it would reopen on Wednesday, a group of parents filed a lawsuit arguing this week’s “sick out” was an illegal union strike, and that the teachers union cannot use the threat of another work stoppage to force the district to meet its demands. “After weeks and months of preparing to …