It should not matter whether you love guns, hate guns, whether you practice open carry or are permitted for concealed carry, whether you are conservative, liberal or consider yourself a watchdog for the Second Amendment.
No editorial board can function without the candid input, frame of reference and dedication of volunteer community members who season the stew of debate by providing a wider spectrum of points of view.
Justice Antonin Scalia made headlines and raised eyebrows back in October 2011, when he and Justice Stephen G. Breyer testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the role of judges in the U.S.
A year ago the Statesman editorial board came out strongly in favor of raising the gas tax in Idaho from 25 cents per gallon to as much as the Idaho Legislature could stomach — which wasn’t much, as it turned out.
New Hampshire Primary winners, losers and whiners look like they are poised to forge ahead to South Carolina for their next contests to determine who will earn the right to move into the White House later this year. Robert Ehlert makes some observations about a presidential race that is looking more like NASCAR every day –– especially as it moves at 200 mph through the South.
Even for someone who grew up in the land of pork chops, attended college and a caucus in Iowa, interpreting the political results of Monday is better done in the context of the entire month of February instead of just the first day.
In an election season rife with the constant bloviating and castigating of desperate presidential candidates, an administration running out of steam and a Congress on tilt, the wisdom of Leon Panetta can be heard above the fray.
The good news is that high school students studying government at places such as Boise’s Timberline are reading columns from hometown daily newspapers and vetting them for proper constitutional references.
It’s not a stretch to conclude that some Harney County, Ore., residents and law enforcement have been annoyed and inconvenienced by the armed protesters who moved in to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge over the weekend.
The Chemotherapy Infusion Center at the Mountain States Tumor Institute in Boise is where the desperately ill come for treatments that can last six hours as cancer-killing medications drip, drip, drip into veins or surgically implant port receptors.
Idaho has two Republicans in the U.S. House. Reps. Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador have totally different views on the passage of H.R. 2029, better known as the $1.1 trillion Consolidated Appropriations Act, or Omnibus Bill, which passed both chambers by sizable majorities and was signed into law by the president Friday.