I want to thank Butch and Nathan Alford and Marty Trillhaase for the opportunity to express views that a great percentage of the Lewiston Tribune’s readership probably believe.

All four members served in leadership positions in the Idaho Legislature early in their political careers and all were sensitive about any level of federal interference in Idaho’s business. I can only imagine the steam that would come from their nostrils if a member of Congress from the East…

Let us begin with this fact: The left always suppresses speech. Since Vladimir Lenin and the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917, there has been no example of the left in control and not crushing dissent.

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WASHINGTON — In January 2001, I was part of an administration that began in the midst of controversy. A presidential election that effectively ended in a tie had been decided by the Supreme Court. A significant portion of the country questioned the validity of this outcome and the legitimacy…

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Facing a potential threat of extremist violence coupled with the sure threat of COVID-19, Washington state leaders marked the first day of the 2021 Legislature under closed-off conditions they hadn’t experienced before and should want never to repeat.

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When it comes to outstanding members of Congress, Idaho’s sprawling 1st District isn’t known for them. During the last half-century, the district has frequently been represented by a collection of non-entities, clowns and downright embarrassments. The sanity of an occasional member such as J…

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Along with the hope for a better year than the last one, 2021 has arrived with several new laws in Washington. New standards took effect Jan. 1 governing how much we pay for prescription drugs and how we care for children and even how some of us drive big rigs.

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The Dec. 17 Lewiston Tribune article by the Associated Press titled “Committee hearing addresses alleged voter fraud” was its typical hate-Donald Trump commentary claiming to be news. The short lead piece on the front page said it all: “unfounded claims, baseless claims, unfounded allegation…

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Jan. 6, 2021 will be remembered among the most shameful days in American history. Congress gathered to certify the results of the 2020 election, in which President Donald Trump was soundly defeated by President-elect Joe Biden. A handful of Republicans in the House and Senate planned to do what they could to set aside the vote and the rulings of the courts, though enough with some shred of integrity remained that it was clear from the outset the effort was doomed.

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