My Turn

’67 high school reunion blues

February 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

Alien abductions peak in the month of July. Is it a coincidence that is also the most popular month for high school reunions? I don’t think so.Nothing makes you feel more like you’ve been abducted by aliens than a high school reunion. My 50...

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Hitching Post nightmare concludes

February 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

There are times in life when a door of opportunity opens and you step through to seize the adventure that waits on the other side. We did that nearly 30 years ago, when we first started working at The Hitching Post, and then eventually beca...

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Idaho should follow Tennessee’s ed lead

February 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

While the Idaho Legislature debates a big tax cut, the Tennessee Legislature is looking toward investing big time in its citizens’ future and the economic future of the Volunteer State. In his recent State of the State message, Tennessee’s ...

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Denney: Election integrity sacred in Idaho, other states

February 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

Unlike a lot of people in the political world, one measure of success for a secretary of state is getting zero media coverage — especially after elections.Broad publicity can only mean that something horrible happened — such as tainted ball...

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Courts should be wary of deference to the executive in national security

February 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

Looming in the background of the judiciary’s review of the constitutionality of President Trump’s controversial executive order banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations, is the specter of the Supreme Court’s tragic World War I...

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Gonna be a shootout at Supreme Court Corral

February 08, 2017 at 5:00 am

It gets downright depressing to see conservatives and liberals, Republicans and Democrats, oiling their guns, sharpening their knives and starting to circle each other in a modern day version of the legendary gunfight at the OK Corral.It is...

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Obamacare: Facts, figures, and hand-wringing

February 08, 2017 at 5:00 am

I am responding to the My Turn article from Feb. 4.In her My Turn article, Sandra Boynton tells us about her experience as an insurance consumer and a former registered nurse.She has lots of facts and figures to support her argument. She ha...

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Health care: So you think you’re covered?

February 07, 2017 at 5:00 am

Do you like your health insurance plan? Do you feel secure?Do you know what Narrow Networking is? If you don’t, it most likely will discover you, sooner rather than later. Do you know that the health insurance companies are betting against ...

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Struck!

February 04, 2017 at 5:00 am

Idaho, God’s country.Let me first say that I moved up here last July from Texas, and enjoyed the splendor of summer in North Idaho. The relief from the heat and humidity of Houston was nothing short of an amazing experience, to say the leas...

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Kill off Obamacare at your own peril

February 04, 2017 at 5:00 am

Running on a promise to repeal and replace the ACA (also know as Obamacare) in 2010, Republicans gained control of the House of Representatives. They said they had a plan to “repeal and replace” the ACA. They were lying!In 2014, Republicans...

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