Have we forgotten the lessons of Jerry Sandusky at Penn State or Dr. Larry Nassar at Michigan State? How could we? How dare we!
Right now is a tough time for most everyone. Many businesses and even many government-funded entities are teetering at the edge of a deep and wide financial abyss. Education, in particular, faces many immediate challenges of magnitudes that will be difficult for even those not directly invol…
In an old “Peanuts” comic strip, Linus offered a thought for the ages: “You know, Charlie Brown, I love mankind. It’s just people I can’t stand.”
Everyone is looking for the truth. Not just a subjective truth but truth that gives results in our lives.
Perhaps not the best title choice for a column about airlines, but things won’t be the same for a long time where flying is concerned. Like many consumers, I long ago ceased being a fan of this industry due to its exploitative treatment of passengers.
It is fitting to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and view the many names of those lost. I have already written about a Saint Ignatius high school classmate, Richard M. Bloom, a casualty from Sept. 20, 1966. One afternoon visiting the memorial wall, I looked for my ow…
In honor of Memorial Day, my parents and I traveled to Grant, Idaho, to place decorations on the graves of my paternal grandfather and various other relatives from that limb of my family tree. I never knew my father’s parents, as both passed away prior to my birth. Because of this lack of kn…
Are the principles of law and order, principles of citizenship, civic responsibility and mutual respect being distorted in Idaho?
As I was growing up in the years following America’s victory in the Second World War, I remember being so proud of the country and those who had served and given their lives to win the war. The country had come together as one to accomplish something truly remarkable. Americans of every nati…
Recent headlines have implied that President Donald Trump may soon disband the coronavirus task force. That is entirely understandable since Dr. Anthony Fauci appears to be losing his voice, and he is the only member who appears to know what he is talking about.
In the pantheon of great lines suitable for induction into Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is Speaker Nancy Pelosi's 2010 comment about Obamacare: "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it."
A lot of polling right now predicts the president will lose the election in November. I’m not so sure. There are a whole bunch of reasons why those predictions may be totally wrong.
Our lieutenant governor is blowing it.
Eighteen-year-old Dameon Shepard was playing video games when the mob came to his door. Some were carrying guns.
A decade ago, I was entertaining the notion of running for an open seat in the Idaho Legislature and getting a fair share of encouragement in the process. Some of my friends were telling me that I would be an asset to the Legislature and the constituents I’d represent.
The choice before us seems to be no choice at all: stay inside and have no human contact with another soul, keep businesses closed, denying a livelihood to millions, or step outside and risk death. Though I believe the risk is small when comparing the number of people who have been diagnosed…
"The day that they killed him, someone said to me, 'Son The age of the antichrist has just only begun.'" — “Murder Most Foul,” Bob Dylan
I appreciate the Idaho State Journal allowing me to respond to Professor Nick Gier’s May 8 column regarding Sweden’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic (“Coronavirus deaths may be undercounted by 60 percent”).
"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts." — Abraham Lincoln
Giovanni Boccaccio’s masterpiece, "The Decameron," was written in the 14th century and consists of stories told to one another by a group of young, upper-class men and women from Florence, Italy, who have fled to a deserted villa a few miles from the city in order to protect themselves from …