Voters call on Biden to manage crises

“Just what do you see in Biden?”   It’s an honest question. Biden is not as charismatic as John Kennedy or Barack Obama. He’s not promoting changes as far-reaching as Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren. But Biden is a manager. Many voted for him because they believe he can improve the U.S. responses to the coronavirus …

Hot topics now top the news

Okay, readers, step up and vote for the hottest topic of the week–confession, coronavirus, corruption, or conflagration.  If you read the news, chances are you are up-to-date on all those topics. The chief problem is deciding which category events like a taped confession of lying about coronavirus counts in. I offer this guide based for …

Schools struggling with plans to open

Idaho schools had their troubles before this pandemic began. Per student funding was second lowest in the nation. State results for math testing found entire districts–such as Caldwell and Vallivue–with percentile scores in the 20s. And many children entered kindergarten already well behind students of their age around the nation.   The State had been working …

Idahoans are proud to cope and desperate to return to normal  

Ever since I can remember, there’ve been certain constants on the calendar. Kids were in classrooms from September to May.  Graduations were in late May or early June. Swimming lessons started in June, and the 4th of July meant parades, booths, baseball, and fireworks. July ended with the carnival and county fair.   These were traditions …

Idaho hopes for normalcy ahead

During the 20th century, May 1 evolved from a large celebration known for dancing children plaiting streamers around poles to solitary children stealthily depositing spring flowers on neighbor’s doorsteps to overblown displays of military might.  This midpoint between the spring equinox and the summer solstice was chosen by early unions as International Workers’ Day, by …