Editorials

Duck Dynasty Entertains Idaho Center Crowd

Posted on Apr 15, 2014 in Editorials, News | 0 comments

originally published in the Idaho Statesman. “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson told an audience of several thousand people at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa on Saturday that the nation would be a better place if people lived by two words. “We have to have it Idaho: religion and morality,” Robertson said to applause after quoting John Adams, the nation’s second president and one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. read the full article...

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A Fair Review of the Pension Bill

Posted on Feb 25, 2014 in Editorials, News, The Rest of the Story | 0 comments

Opinion Article written by Eric Simpson, November 11, 2013 Spokane Spokesman-Review reporter Betsy Russell and newspaper editors across Idaho are attempting to re-write history in their condemnation of Rep. Lawerence Denney’s handling of pension bill that proposed to end a lawmaker benefit. As a former newspaper reporter and former two-term lawmaker, I’m appalled at the omission of a key fact; the House State Affairs Committee on Feb. 8, 2012, heard Rep. Dennis Lake’s bill that attempted to end the practice of lawmakers “spiking” their pensions by accepting or...

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National GOP Support for Handing Over Control of Lands

Posted on Feb 9, 2014 in Editorials, News, Press Releases | 0 comments

Idaho Republican lawmakers are touting the support of the Republican National Committee for their efforts to demand the federal government turn over its lands in western states. Rep. Lawerence Denney, a candidate for the Republican nomination for Idaho secretary of state, held a press conference with several House Republicans to announce the resolution approved by the GOP Jan 24. The resolution says the federal government promised all newly created states it would transfer title to the public lands and honored the promise for eastern states and Hawaii but not western states where it still...

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Standing Firm…

Posted on Jan 20, 2014 in Editorials, News | 0 comments

Written by Grace Howard Olstead Marty Trillhaase leveled a swath of criticisms at Lawerence Denney in his New Year’s Day column. But the last section of his piece focused on the Secretary of State candidate’s ties with the Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson: In his interview with GQ, Robertson went into graphic detail about his objections to homosexuals: “Everything is blurred on what’s right and wrong. … Sin becomes fine. Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those...

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“Stop it in it’s Tracks…”

Posted on Dec 6, 2013 in Editorials, The Rest of the Story | 0 comments

In a recent “Letter to the Editor” in the Idaho Statesman… The Statesman’s editorial board praises Secretary of State Ben Ysursa “on the way Ysursa goes about the job.” Ben deserves praise from all Idahoans for running his office in a nonpartisan and evenhanded way. His work on the Idaho Land Board, however, is a different story. Mr. Ysursa voted to approve the Land Board’s Asset Management Plan for the state to buy commercial real estate with school endowment money. In addition to a 414 unit storage facility and brew pub in Boise, the plan calls for buying office,...

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