Apparently, many Pocatellans think lessening Covid-19 restrictions means everything is back to normal. I was grocery shopping on a midweek day in the afternoon. Maybe 25% were wearing masks (with the exception of store employees who were wearing masks) but hardly anyone was social distancing…

When I was a kid, some 60 years ago, the protesters wore long hair and carried peace signs. These days, the protesters carry AR15s. I prefer long hair and peace signs.

After reading Steve Bevin's HATE filled article about President Trump, I have three questions for him!

I watch the endless lines of people on TV, waiting to apply for unemployment money, or waiting for handouts of food from food banks, etc. I watch with disbelief. Just weeks before the scene was people lined up at supermarket checkouts with carts overflowing with goods, leaving bare shelves f…

There has been a bit of recent push-back to the idea that some Pocatello City Council members believe there need to be adjustments made to the current process for selecting Advisory Committee members. I believe council members are justified given the language of the pertinent Idaho Statutes.

With it being time to vote, I thought I would share a little analogy to help better explain an important point. Deciding who to vote for can be compared to repairing your car. You probably would not give the job to a friend if they didn’t know much about cars. Even if a friend has good inten…

My wife and I walk every day on the wonderful pathways provided in our city. Three times in the past week we have almost been run over by bicyclists who failed to provide any warnings as they approached from behind. We are more than happy to move over if we know you are there. A simple "PASS…

I tremble for my country. The Founders in their wisdom provided us with a Republic. The liberals in this country are determined that this shall be a democracy. Our children are taught in school that capitalism is wrong and socialism is better.Under Roosevelt we had The New Deal. Under Lyndon…

I watched the Pocatello City Council meeting recently, and I was appalled at the lack of constitutional knowledge and usurpation of power displayed by council members Stevens and Ortega. In a simple Advisory Committee nomination, these two women wanted to change the entire process. The City …

A recent letter to editor in the ISJ titled “election meddling” attempts to indicate a major problem with our elections is “Russians”. I will admit they attempted to influence voter’s decisions to sway votes during elections. The letter omits the fact that Barack Obama, when he was President…

If you have yet to make candidate choices for the May 19 primary election, we may have something that will help you through the process.

I must ask the question why the Journal grants the print space for this Sant guy from Arimo to spew his vulgar remarks and noxious opinion on its pages so frequently? Hardly a day passes without the sight of his hostility scattered throughout this papers' web pages. He regularly insults and …

If no congressional action is taken soon, the USPS will run out of cash by September. Congressional mandates and the COVID-19 has taken away the revenue needed for the Postal Service to operate on a “break even”basis. A congressional stimulus of $25 billion is needed to protect a public serv…

It feels like a long time ago when I teared up a bit after my daughter told me about having to explain to my grandson that the plans for his fifth birthday party would have to be delayed and that, “No Tyler, you won’t be able to share cupcakes with your friends instead.”

Columnist Hitchcock and I could hardly be farther apart regarding the Creator and what is right and wrong. For this very reason it is a real public service for the Idaho State Journal to continue printing opposing viewpoints. Let the reader decide.

The American flag is a sacred symbol of nation and republic. Men and women both died under it to protect our liberty. Congress wisely many years ago recognized the almost sacred nature of our flag when it passed into law 4 U.S. Code § 6, which governs the display and use of our nation’s symbol.

I have a pretty good background in science, but I try hard to avoid medical stuff, because it creeps me out! But, I am almost 70, as is my wife… and her mother is 90…. so I NEED to pay at least some attention to that stuff. So, I am following this coronavirus thing somewhat closely, in part …

To all the gun toting warriors using assault weapons to intimidate American cities, State Governments, the medical profession, mass media, while threatening any Americans with armed forces is NOT a freedom you have as United States citizens. You do have “The right to remain silent”. How do y…

Congress has done essentially nothing to safeguard and prevent meddling in our elections by a foreign power. The appropriate legislation is long overdue, especially now that we will have a pandemic to contend with, and no doubt, with Russian meddling once again based on the intelligence agen…