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Protecting Biden: Idaho journalists didn't tell you about White House video feed cut

By Emri Moore
September 16, 2021
The White House abruptly cut the feed of President Joe Biden's Monday briefing on wildfires with federal and Idaho state officials. For some reason, local media outlets that were covering Biden’s visit at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) conveniently failed to mention what happened.   The White House cut the feed just as Biden was […]
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Idaho lawmakers are the last line of defense against government authoritarianism

By Wayne Hoffman
September 14, 2021
I’m not here to lecture on whether COVID is real. It is. I’ve experienced it. When I was wheeled into a hospital emergency room in November 2019 after returning from a trip to southeast Asia, no one here had heard of the new, mysterious virus that was making its way around the world. I was […]
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Little’s missed opportunity to school Joe Biden on forest fires in the West

By Fred Birnbaum
September 14, 2021
When President Joe Biden visited the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise on Monday, he claimed climate change is driving the nation's catastrophic wildfires.  “It’s not a Democrat thing, it’s not a Republican thing. It’s a weather thing," Biden declared.  In reality, it’s not a climate change thing either, Mr. President.  No, what’s leading to […]
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The Higher Education Battle in Idaho: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Smokescreens

By Anna Miller
September 13, 2021
We are living in an era of unprecedented pressure for ideological conformity within institutions of higher education. Idaho’s Legislature has led the way toward reforming public universities through budgetary controls. Lawmakers were awakened to the need for reform by in-depth reports, which led to the House calling for a $4 million budget reduction at the universities. Red […]
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CDA Press’ one-sided story does little service to readers evaluating school board race

By Emri Moore
September 13, 2021
The first rule of journalism has always been fairness, giving both sides an opportunity to be heard in a single story. However, for some reason, we often see fewer reporters committing to being objective in their work. A perfect example of the decline of this practice comes from Mike Patrick, managing editor of the Coeur […]
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COVID at cross-roads: Idaho needs a new approach

By Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
September 10, 2021
By Dr. John Livingston & Fred Birnbaum The recent events in Afghanistan has us thinking: Is Idaho fighting its last war – on Covid? The reason for this question is simple: Most policies, programs, and plans are reactive and not proactive. A 20-year expenditure of blood and treasure in Afghanistan unraveled in about 11 days. […]
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Media gives cover to Boise mayor’s latest leftist move, but fails to tell the whole story

By Emri Moore
September 10, 2021
After the Idaho Freedom Foundation exposed Boise Mayor Lauren McLean for signing a national organization’s resolution in support of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in public K-12 education, the media jumped in to do damage control for McLean.  But we’ve learned that McLean’s story doesn’t hold water.  BoiseDev.com reported Thursday that McLean’s support of the CRT […]
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Boise’s McLean joins Chicago, Portland mayors to endorse critical race theory in schools 

By Anna Miller
September 8, 2021
Boise Mayor Lauren McLean signed a resolution in support of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in public K-12 education.  McLean has chosen to align herself with mayors from cities that were ravaged and shattered by violent riots during 2020. The resolution is co-sponsored by Ted Wheeler (Portland, OR), Greg Fischer (Louisville, KY), and Lori E. Lightfoot […]
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Left-leaning state Supreme Court gets the initiative wrong, endangering Idaho

By Wayne Hoffman
September 2, 2021
It’s not surprising that the Idaho Supreme Court ruled against a new law requiring more uniform collection of petition signatures in order for an initiative to qualify for the ballot. What is shocking is how badly the court twisted itself into knots to justify its decision to the satisfaction of the state’s leftists. Contrary to […]
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Idaho Ed News fails again, misses key questions about universities ignoring cuts to social justice spending

By Emri Moore
August 27, 2021
True to form, Idaho Ed News left out important details in its story about Boise State University President Marlene Tromp’s presentation that welcomed staff and students for the fall 2021 semester.  Writer and blogger Kevin Richert wrote that Tromp sidestepped talking about politics and focused on what Boise State University (BSU) has achieved during the […]
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