Robert Ehlert

Robert Ehlert

Seeking civility amid the uncivil war of presidential politics

What is said — or left unsaid — during the first presidential debate Monday evening will be debated until the next time the major candidates or running mates face off in the weeks leading up to the Nov. 8 election.

Robert Ehlert

Yantis letter-writers sound off on ruling

In the 10 days since the Idaho Attorney General’s office decided no charges were warranted in the shooting death of Adams County rancher Jack Yantis after a shootout with Adams County deputies, we have received a number of phone calls and letters commenting on that decision. Here is sampling of some of those letters:

Robert Ehlert

Hey, Idaho, why will Trump or Clinton get your vote?

OK, Idaho, we’re 90-some days out from the 2016 presidential election on Nov. 8. By my estimation we’re at mach something in the political polarization airspace — meaning certain people have stopped speaking to each other because of who they support, and the legions of those who are undecided are still not ready to commit.

About Robert Ehlert

Robert Ehlert

Robert Ehlert is the Statesman's editorial page editor. Reach him at 377-6437.

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