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Medicaid spending is driven by enrollment; cost control hinges on promoting self-reliance

By Niklas Kleinworth
July 14, 2023
The 2024 fiscal year will feature a $4.7 billion price tag for Idaho’s medical welfare program — Medicaid. This is the largest budget in the program’s history, costing over $1 billion more than just two years ago. Bureaucrats are trying to shift the narrative by pinning the ballooning Medicaid budget to the rising cost of […]
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Montana Library Commission cuts ties with Marxist-led American Library Association; Idaho should too

By Anna Miller
July 13, 2023
The Montana State Library Commission recently voted to break all ties with the Marxist-led American Library Association (ALA). The decision is emblematic of the corruption of public and school libraries across the country which are increasingly exposing children to obscene materials. State and local efforts to reform libraries are undercut when national groups control and […]
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Ending the fentanyl crisis requires impeaching President Biden

By Fred Birnbaum
July 11, 2023
Let’s start by agreeing with Gov. Brad Little that the proliferation of fentanyl is a grave threat to the health, safety, and general well-being of Idahoans.  As the Idaho website on fentanyl, Fentanyl Takes All, points out, “For the first time in US history, over 100,000 Americans have died of drug overdoses in a single […]
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The Maternal Mortality Review Committee was an unnecessary waste of tax dollars

By Brian Almon
July 10, 2023
During the last legislative session, the Idaho Freedom Foundation helped convince a House committee not to extend the Maternal Mortality Review Committee. This was only possible because the original bill creating the board in 2019 included a three-year sunset provision, which expired at the end of June. Local media predictably lamented the expiration. “Idaho is […]
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Pride in America

By Brian Almon
July 5, 2023
In late April, as the legislative session was wrapping up, IFF president Wayne Hoffman suggested that we spend the month highlighting figures who faced censure and cancellation because they stood up for traditional American values. We thought it would be a wholesome alternative to a month dedicated to celebrating sexual preferences. Over the next few […]
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Pride in America: Thomas Jefferson

By Niklas Kleinworth
July 4, 2023
Welcome to Pride in America Month. Every day in the month of June and through Independence Day, we will highlight a figure who has demonstrated and defended American values. Consider it a healthy alternative to the Left's June celebration that has taken over the media and corporate America. Thomas Jefferson is arguably one of the […]
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Pride in America: Patrick Henry

By Ryan Claassen
July 3, 2023
Welcome to Pride in America Month. Every day in the month of June and through Independence Day, we will highlight a figure who has demonstrated and defended American values. Consider it a healthy alternative to the Left's June celebration that has taken over the media and corporate America. “Give me liberty or give me death!” […]
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Pride in America:  Charles Murray

By Ronald M. Nate, Ph.D.
June 30, 2023
A scholar and a fearless warrior It is audacious in today’s world for a scholar, researcher, and scientist to criticize social policies meant to help the poor and disadvantaged. One of the very first books I ever read about LBJ’s Great Society programs and their utter failure was a masterful work titled Losing Ground by […]
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Managed Care is not the answer to Medicaid’s problems

By Fred Birnbaum
June 30, 2023
On July 10th, the Legislature’s Medicaid Managed Care Task will hold its second meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to review the Sellers Dorsey report on, “State of Idaho, Division of Purchasing, Medicaid Cost Containment.”  While I encourage everyone interested in Medicaid policy to read the report, I will suggest that you keep a […]
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Pride in America: H.L. Mencken

By Wayne Hoffman
June 29, 2023
One of my favorite journalists is a fellow by the name of H.L. Mencken. Famous for some of his witticisms, Mencken has, of course, been of late criticized by leftists who contend he’s a racist. But that’s a misinterpretation of the life of a man who grew up in the 19th century and witnessed the […]
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Celebrating the Landmark Supreme Court Decision to Restore Equal Protection: A Call for Further Action

By Anna Miller
June 29, 2023
In a monumental move towards restoring the constitutional principle of equal protection, the recent Supreme Court decision in the cases of Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard and v. University of North Carolina has curtailed affirmative action policies at colleges and universities. This decision marks a significant step in restoring fairness and ensuring equal opportunities […]
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Pride in America: Patrick J. Buchanan

By Brian Almon
June 28, 2023
Welcome to Pride in America Month. Every day in the month of June and through Independence Day, we will highlight a figure who has demonstrated and defended American values. Consider it a healthy alternative to the Left's June celebration that has taken over the media and corporate America. Any professional — whether a politician, a […]
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