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Lawmakers can provide massive tax relief in 2021

As we now cast our eyes to the soon-to-convene 2021 legislative session, we behold a marvelous and perhaps generational opportunity for lawmakers to boldly provide sweeping tax relief for Idaho families and small businesses. But will they? Idaho is loaded with cash. Consider that officials believe the state will end its fiscal year with a […]

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Free government health care for able-bodied adults already busting budgets

You’ve been had, Idaho. Bamboozled. Fooled. Hoodwinked. And your kids, my kids and our grandkids are going to pay the price for this massive deception. But there’s still a faint glimmer of hope if Idaho lawmakers take decisive action during the 2021 legislative session. I’m talking about Medicaid expansion, the government program that gives free […]

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Travis Oler is still a Democrat

Travis Oler recently wrote an article in the Post Register attacking Parrish Miller who freelances as an index analyst evaluating and scoring Idaho legislative bills every year for the Idaho Freedom Foundation. In the same article, Travis oozes disdain for the Idaho Freedom Foundation, Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin and Rep. Julianne Young, his Republican Party […]

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Rule of law vanishing, anarchy to follow

Those paying attention are watching as the rule of law is vanishing. When laws become inconsistent, unfair and incomprehensible, people lose faith in laws and the government institutions that create them. The natural result is a loss of law and order and ultimately some form of anarchy. Americans have always relied on laws being applied […]

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Joe Biden must debate Trump all three times

Former Vice President Joe Biden is not well. To the objective observer, Biden, the Democrats’ nominee for president, isn’t all there. He shows serious signs of cognitive decline, and that should worry every American voter. Biden, who served in the U.S. Senate for decades before signing on to be Barack Obama’s wingman, has always been […]

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Cancel college campuses’ cancel culture

Activists and writers tired of the cancel culture’s constant chaos have begun to push back, declaring that the shaming, harassment and intimidation that accompany a cancelation are antithetical to American principles of liberty, especially free speech. You know cancel culture already. You’ve seen it on Facebook, Twitter and campuses nationwide: Keyboard commandos harass, threaten and […]

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The Idaho Freedom Index — a scorecard for conservative principles

I have recently written two articles (here and here) discussing the first eight of the 12 principles the Idaho Freedom Foundation Index uses to score bills that legislators vote on. The IFFI principles are also found in the Idaho Republican Party Platform, the gold standard for Republican beliefs. So, when a legislator gets a bad […]

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Idaho Freedom Foundation aligns with conservative principles

Later this month, Republicans statewide will gather for their convention to elect leaders and once again adopt their Idaho Republican Party Platform (IRPP). Many people don’t realize grassroots Republicans review and approve the IRPP every summer before a fall general election because the IRPP serves as the gold standard for Republican beliefs ahead of a […]

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The Idaho Freedom Foundation measures promises made

During the recent election cycle, some were critical of the Idaho Freedom Foundation Index, which scores how legislators vote. Some voices proclaimed the IFFI is an extreme, hard-right ideology out of step with commonsense Idaho conservative values. These and similar statements often are made by liberals masquerading as Republicans hoping that Republican voters will discount […]