Democrats defend capitalism

I got some praise from Senator Todd Young of the National Republican Senatorial Committee last week. Young wrote that Republicans listened “to real world voters like you.” He included me among the “loyal Republicans who have the wisdom and experience necessary to help us” and that my input was “critical to compiling a detailed…profile of …

Voters speak their minds

In a non-pandemic year, July is a good month to talk with voters.  The parades and booths of the Fourth are followed by a succession of rodeos, city celebrations, and county fairs. And, even without a special event, as the sun sets and the air cools, people find places to visit and things to do …

Do Dems have the drive to win more seats in November?

 Finally, we have come to the last day of the wackiest Idaho primary election ever. 2020 will be legendary for Idaho county clerks from this day forth–envelope shortages, mis-mailed ballots, crashing online sites, unsigned envelopes, court orders and all.  The time for mailing ballots is past.  Still, hundreds of ballots may be slipped into slots …

Idahoans pressing on, but legislative hurdles persist

Coronavirus changed our world this week. Gatherings from children’s school concerts to national basketball finals were cancelled, toilet paper and hand sanitizers became precious commodities, and a deepening plunge in the stock market seemed a footnote compared to the tragedies we anticipate. And, yet, people pressed on, doing what they felt needed done.   On March …

Wow! Republicans worried about 2C Dem candidate!

As a Democrat, I was happy that some voters found a 30-year law that indicated there should be a runoff election for a city council seat if no candidate got a majority of the votes.   Evangeline Beechler, chair of the Idaho State Democrats, was getting a second chance.  What wasn’t there to like? Then, came …