Boise’s Housing Imperative

In his March, 2018 article “How Boise could keep at least keep some Downtown housing affordable,” Idaho Statesman journalist Sven Berg led off with the following statement: “As Downtown booms, housing is more expensive than ever. Rents for newly built one-bedroom apartments are as high as $1,700. Old housing is getting more expensive, too. If…

George Lakoff on #Persistence

George Lakoff—retired UC-Berkeley Prof of Cognitive Science and Linguistics and currently Director of the Center for the Neural Mind & Society (cnms.berkeley.edu). Dr. Lakoff recently spoke to a recently spoke and gave us these guidelines for resisting the government. 1. Don’t use the chief executive’s name. 2. Remember that this is a regime and he’s not…

Is this who you are?

Letter by Karen Smith to Idaho’s congressional delegation and conservatives on the issue of guns, gun violence and the deafening silence by our elected leaders in the face of “divisive extremist rhetoric”…  Thanks for allowing me to publish your letter. (04/17/2018) This is the letter I presented at the offices of my members of Congress…

America’s Gun Violence Epidemic

It just doesn’t end… another week, another mass shooting. According to the Gun Violence Archive there have been 54 violent acts where a gunman has killed four or more people, leaving a total of 456 people dead. While it seems American’s have become so inured to the violence and its frequency that little political action…