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Gingrich’s defense of the debt deal is further evidence of what’s wrong in Washington, D.C. 

By Wayne Hoffman
May 30, 2023
Not surprisingly, former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is out with a commentary today praising the McCarthy-Biden debt ceiling deal and urging congressional Republicans to back it. It seems to me that if you’ve been in Washington, D.C. — or even in Boise, Idaho — for too long you start to think in […]

A victory for property rights 15 years in the making

By Brian Almon
May 25, 2023
This morning, the US Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) overstepped its bounds when it tried to assert authority over the Priest Lake property of Michael and Chantell Sackett. The Clean Water Act (CWA) was initially passed in 1972 over President Nixon’s veto. This act gave tremendous regulatory power to a […]

Mental health association, media push to make sexual fetishes public and mainstream

By Wayne Hoffman
May 24, 2023
Before we get into “Pride Month,” — and in light of Target, Budweiser, North Face and other businesses’ foray into the LGBT-agenda promotion — it’s important to understand that some fraction of what you see identified as “transgender” is really a public display of sexual fetishes condoned and promoted by the psychiatric community, leftists, and […]

Government spending far outstrips tax cuts

By Fred Birnbaum
May 23, 2023
Governor Little frequently touts his tax cuts in public statements and press releases. To be sure, he has cut taxes while growing state spending significantly. If that sounds too good to be true, there are a few things to keep in mind.   In his March 31st press release near the end of the 2023 session, […]

Six states pass universal school choice leaving Idaho in the dust

By Anna Miller
May 22, 2023
As education reform continues to gain momentum across the nation, Idaho remains one of the few red states lagging behind on school choice. While six states have already passed universal school choice programs, Idaho lawmakers have yet to take meaningful action to expand educational opportunities for families. During the 2023 legislative session, Idaho had a […]

U.S. debt ceiling talks avoid the harsh reality: Federal entitlement programs must end

By Wayne Hoffman
May 20, 2023
U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has said that including additional work requirements for able-bodied people with no dependents is a "red line" in negotiations with the White House to raise the debt ceiling. It’s breathtakingly incompetent that this is the centerpiece of congressional Republicans' action plan. What the congressional leaders and your state elected officials […]

University moved ahead with potentially unconstitutional $550 million school purchase days before the State Board of Education authorized it

By Branden Durst
May 19, 2023
Three days before the State Board of Education voted on whether the University of Idaho should move ahead with a plan to form a nonprofit to acquire the University of Phoenix for $550 million, the school officially filed paperwork with the Secretary of State’s office to do just that. The paperwork created NewU, Inc., a […]

Blaine County School District libraries offer pornographic books to children as young as elementary school

By Anna Miller
May 18, 2023
Blaine County School District libraries offer many pornographic and pro-gender transition books to children as young as elementary school.  The IFF’s Center for American Education obtained public records from the Blaine County School District’s (BCSD) library database, known as Destiny Discover, which reveal that the school libraries across the district offer disturbing and sexually explicit […]

Fighting the Fed’s digital dollar — a free market solution

By Niklas Kleinworth
May 18, 2023
There is a movement among conservative legislators across the nation to stunt the implementation of the Federal Reserve’s digital dollar — known as the central bank digital currency or CBDC — but many will ultimately fall short of stopping this federal overreach.  Meanwhile, the private sector is already working to cut out the government and […]

Fix illegal immigration? How about ending the restriction on youth employment?

By Wayne Hoffman
May 17, 2023
Last legislative session, lawmakers got hung up over a toothless proposal on illegal immigration. The measure, Senate Joint Memorial 101, passed the Senate 25-10 but drew strong objections from conservatives who decried it for promoting amnesty for illegal aliens. The issue did not get a hearing in the House.  The troublesome section of the memorial […]

Time to reconsider Idaho’s involvement in Medicaid

By Wayne Hoffman
May 15, 2023
A ton of people have written critically of the state’s medical welfare program because of its astronomical cost, the number of people getting benefits who shouldn’t be, or the program being used for unconscionable procedures such as sex change hormone treatments. Those are all valid for ending Medicaid. There is no law that requires a […]

Unraveling the school levy narratives

By Brian Almon
May 13, 2023
Numerous communities throughout Idaho are preparing to vote on school levies next Tuesday. Before going to the polls, voters deserve the benefit of as much information and as many perspectives as possible. Unfortunately, both the school system and corporate media have only one message: More money. It’s time to set the record straight on the […]
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