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State panel deletes video record of Supreme Court candidate interviews 

By Wayne Hoffman
October 23, 2023
One more note on the Idaho Judicial Council: Having watched a few of the interviews conducted Wednesday with some of the candidates for the Idaho Supreme Court, I'd say the council is more concerned with how prospective justices would protect the court's image than with their legal philosophy.  For example, no one is really asking […]
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Powerful lobbyists help decide who Idaho's next Supreme Court justice will be

By Wayne Hoffman
October 20, 2023
If you're looking for a stellar example of how totally screwed up Idaho's government is and how special interests not only have a seat at the table but are the table, then feast your eyes on the Idaho Judicial Council, the group that recommends to the governor the names of people to fill court vacancies.  […]

Idaho Health Agency Boss Needs To Go Following Embarrassing Audit

By Ronald M. Nate, Ph.D.
October 18, 2023
It’s been almost two months since legislative auditors revealed that Gov. Brad Little’s administration forced taxpayers to pay for programs that the Legislature considered too woke to support, and yet so far no one has been held accountable. Nor has it been made clear: Was it malfeasance or misfeasance that contributed to the misallocation of […]
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The Untold Truth About The History Of Public Schools

By Anna Miller
October 16, 2023
The history of public schools is steeped in anti-Catholic bigotry, conformity, political fights, and low academic achievement for students. It's no wonder families are demanding school choice.

Lack of Affordable Daycare is a Symptom of Government Failure

By Wayne Hoffman
October 12, 2023
A recent article from the lefty Idaho Capital Sun was all about the troubles states are having with their childcare systems despite having propped up daycare with tons of cash during the COVID mess — the mess being the government’s creation of the virus and the worldwide decisions of government entities to shut down the […]

Earth medicines heal where politicians fail

By Wayne Hoffman
October 11, 2023
When I tell people that I spend my vacations in Mexico, they think that I’m sitting on a beach sipping margaritas and frolicking in the blue waters of the Caribbean. But for the last few years, a better portrait of these excursions involves me sitting in the jungle, pouring the contents of my guts into […]

Government funding for harm reduction projects is not about reducing harm

By Niklas Kleinworth
September 28, 2023
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is struggling to redirect federal funds from woke nonprofits to people who would actually benefit.  This funding debacle is delaying community access to Narcan — a drug used to reverse opioid overdoses — and caused a stir in the media this week. But the debate over publicly funding […]

Leftist initiative's secret aim is more government, less freedom

By Wayne Hoffman
September 27, 2023
Imagine a scenario where Idaho politicians are more likely than not to vote to restrict gun rights, loosen abortion laws, regulate homeschools, and grow government. That's the type of result proponents of the ranked-choice ballot initiative are really after, even if they won't admit it. Why? Because for the last 25 years, Idaho’s electorate has […]
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America’s national elite has become leftist, and it’s time that Idaho’s establishment pushed back

By Fred Birnbaum
September 21, 2023
There is a political phenomenon we should all find interesting. Look at how the term “extremist” is used to describe those Republican officeholders in Idaho and nationally who don’t hew to the establishment narrative. Those who are called “extremists” are consistently opposed to the notions:  But what leaves me scratching my head is that those […]
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Library director defends pornographic book on 'BDSM,' 'kink,' calling it 'fantastic' and 'a treasure.'

By Anna Miller
September 18, 2023
"Really, this book is a treasure," said the library director about a book that teaches kids about 'fluid-bonding,' BDSM, and kinky sex. The director of the Garden Valley District Library is defending her decision to offer a sexually explicit book promoting kinky sex, BDSM, "fluid-bonding," and transgenderism to minors, saying the book is "fantastic" and […]
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Reminder: Butch Otter was no conservative, and now he backs the rigging of Idaho’s elections

By Wayne Hoffman
September 14, 2023
Butch Otter’s record as governor wasn’t a conservative one. Let’s take a little stroll down memory lane to remind Idahoans of Otter’s abandonment of conservative principles throughout his disastrous tenure as the state government’s CEO. It included: And that’s just the highlight reel. So, let’s not act too terribly surprised that Otter is now backing […]
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The real reason Americans are fleeing California

By Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
September 12, 2023
This article was originally published at The Telegraph. Gavin Newsom's woke policies are hurting children's education. Is it any wonder their parents are leaving? By Scott Yenor and Alli Megal “As California goes, so goes the nation”. That’s the phrase the ruling class of the most populous state in America likes to intone when times […]
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