Posted on July 16, 2014
David Adler, the Cecil D. Andrus professor of public affairs at Boise State University and one of the Statesman's Opinions page regular contributors, writes on Thursday about "civic literacy" or, more accurately, the lack thereof among Americans these days.
We may know how to operate smart phones, excel at video games, dominate in fantasy football and command huge followings based on our knowledge of celebrity trivia on Twitter, but what do we really know about how our government works? And do we care?
Have the seemingly unending circumstances of congressional gridlock and the cavalier exercise of executive orders so alienated us that we select apathy instead of voting at the polls?
Posted on July 2, 2014
We know we're better than the example of screaming at busloads of children. Aren't we?
Posted by Robert Ehlert on May 31, 2014
The personal joy for the family of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's is what matters now, and what will endure and matter.
Posted by Robert Ehlert on May 20, 2014
Veteran Supreme Court journalist envisions circumstances on same-sex marriage front where High Court could intervene. But other developments could keep the court on the "sidelines."
Posted on May 20, 2014
I thought I had discovered everything I disliked about the Closed Republican Primary until today when I went to vote in my Boise precinct. When one comes in to vote, he/she must declare what ballot they desire in clear earshot of anyone in the room.
Posted by Robert Ehlert on May 7, 2014
Potlatch vet's offer of cemetery plot for lesbian couple gets national attention.