The Uneven Hand of Idaho Politics

March 30, 2020 COVID-19 Update. In light of misinformation and a rush of “fake news” I’m adding a link to a resource called “Identifying Fake News in the Time of Corona”. Here is the first paragraph: This is a particularly dangerous trend in the era of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. It’s often difficult to know…

Stopping Racism, Bigotry, the so-called Alt Right starts at Home

Again? Or is it truly a case of fighting forever. The so-called Alt Right – Nazis, white supremacists, religious zealots and politics of hate and prejudice – is raising its ugly head across the country. It seems each generation is faced with the challenge of pushing back hate in all of its ugly forms. The…

Indivisible Confronting Bias & Racism

This following is a letter written by Tracy Olson in response to a comment made by Rep. Mike Simpson’s communication director Nikki Wallace on March 15, 2017 at Mr. Simpson’s Boise office. During the meeting with Ms. Wallace and Boise Indivisible members Tracey, Nancy, Kristiana, Rutty and Lynn, comments were made that needed “to be…

#Idleg Education & Climate Science

In February, 2017 the Idaho legislature, led by members of the Republican Party declined to allow climate science to be part of the state’s education standards. Many who had contacted the legislature in support of science, were disappointed. Sen. Steven Thayn, R-Emmett was contacted about the vote. In his response to the Spokesman Review’s Betsy…