Elections: Evaluate candidates carefully

by Judy Ferro A friend once said he never voted because politicians were so good at deception that he felt he would just end up voting for the biggest liar. I didn’t have an answer for that so I asked another friend, Jack Fisher. After a moment of thought, Jack said, “Tell him to vote …

Elections: City Council Candidates Filing Now

by Judy Ferro Only a relative few of us get to vote tomorrow, one of the Idaho’s four consolidated election days for 2015. Dozens of districts—school, fire, highway, library, etc.—could be holding elections, but only the Middleton School District is. Voters there will decide whether to renew a two-year 2.62 million supplemental levy. In contrast, …

Politics: Lies and Spin

by Judy Ferro “We have no ‘theories‘ about the shape of the earth—rather we have the facts…the known explored parts of the world are level, flat—a circular dish surrounded by a barrier of ice that man has never penetrated.” Thus—with a map on the board and a worksheet on every desk—I would begin instructing 7th …