This isn’t a pro-Trump piece. This isn’t anti-Democratic Party piece. This isn’t an excuse piece. This is an outline of the reasons why impeaching President Donald Trump is not required to save America and to tell you what is required. If it is difficult to believe that my argument is anythi…

The Ukrainians are under the gun. Russia grabbed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and has been waging war in the eastern part of that country ever since. The hostilities have taken the lives of over 13,000 Ukrainians. It is obvious that Russia has the upper hand, with significantly more military …

On Nov. 23, faculty, students and alumni rushed onto the football field during halftime of the annual Harvard-Yale game. The purpose of the demonstration, which lasted less than an hour, was to protest the schools’ investments in fossil fuel companies, which are contributing to climate change.

The three wise monkeys are a Japanese pictorial maxim, embodying the proverbial principle “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.” The three monkeys are Mizaru, covering his eyes, who sees no evil; Kikazaru, covering his ears, who hears no evil; and Iwazaru, covering his mouth, who speaks…

In my last column, I covered the causes and effects of greenhouse gasses in our atmosphere. This week, as promised, I’ll tell you about where I think that this issue is going. It’s not great, but it’s not necessarily terrible either. A lot about what the future holds is unknown.

Nine days ago a young female TV reporter from station WSAV in Savannah, Georgia, was out broadcasting live from a community fun run for the local morning newscast. Everything was going well with the coverage until a runner approached the reporter from behind during her report, and (as seen o…

When I was going to college majoring in political science, there was almost no discussion of impeachment. An obvious reason for the lack of attention was it had only happened once, and that was about a hundred years prior — back in 1867.

Two incidents have convinced me Bannock County is a sitting duck when it comes to this year’s property tax assessment fiasco. The county has earned its role as a plumb legal target.

There has been talk of reducing legislative support for the Legislature’s independent and nonpartisan Office of Performance Evaluations, which has been nationally recognized for its excellent work. The OPE has provided the Idaho Legislature with valuable information about the effectiveness o…

Technology touches every part of our lives and with technology comes the need for reliable broadband access. Access to the internet has become nearly as important as access to clean drinking water, power for your home and roads. In fact, access to broadband is so important that a U.S. Court …

The Attorney General of the United States, Bill Barr, has by now made it clear that his first priority is not to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, but rather to act as Boss Trump’s consigliere. He did his best to bias the reception of the Mueller Repo…

When issues of importance are on the line, the people deserve more than misleading half-truths. A recent article published by the Associated Press regarding changes to the sex identifier on Idaho birth certificates deserves clarification.

Not many people think of the Ten Commandments these days, unless some group is trying to fight a legal battle to place them on public property.

A few years ago, a local columnist unimpressed by the consensus of scientific though concerning climate change spent around 1,000 words attempting to refute it. Central to this writer’s critique was the work of a “prominent heliologist.” This individual, as it happens, was an astrologer, not…

Over the nearly 30 years my grandmother, Shirley Sargent, worked at Idaho State University, she instilled pure Bengal pride in my father. Keeping the legacy alive, ISU was quickly established as a family staple by my parents. Our family gatherings took place in Holt Arena and Reed Gym. Mine …

Now that Thanksgiving is over, the Huston family Christmas decorations are going up. We’re heavy on crafts and the sentiment that comes from having collectively lived through well over 120 Christmases.