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This story was reprinted in the Washington Post today, so readers all over the country get to see another fine reflection of "Idaho values". Sadly, it echoes the gaffe by the Ada County Republicans at the State Fair, when they decorated their booth with a cardboard cutout of Trump…

This column is not a "Reader comment". It is an unpaid political advertisement full of unsubstantiated claims. The tax bill that these four men helped to pass was a blatant gift to the tip-top of the 1%, and will add billions to the federal deficit. So much for them being fiscally …

Keeping a gun around your house to protect your family means you have fallen for NRA paranoia. The NRA wants you to believe that we live in a state of war, with bad guys behind every bush. And about European terrorists: the ones who have shot lots of people are not regular folks who moseyed …

I disagree. You are repeating NRA propaganda. The Good Guy with a Gun who saves the day is a myth. Active shooter situations are chaotic. Research at the NY Police Department showed that experienced, trained policemen, under fire, shoot at only about 30% accuracy. You want school personnel t…

It is time to reject the extremist rhetoric about the supposed "threat" of government tyranny. It is time to acknowledge that guns are a major public health issue. It is time to acknowledge that the majority of Republican state and federal legislators have been bought and paid for…

Thank you for reprinting this editorial. Risch, Crapo, and Simpson have shown, by their total cooperation with Trump, that they care only for preserving and adding to their political status within the Congress. I have never voted for them, but it should be obvious to Republican voters tha…

One more thought about bringing more gun-carriers into schools: when you receive "active shooter" training from the Police Department , you learn that law enforcement officers entering the scene will shoot first and ask questions later if they see anyone brandishing a gun. What tha…

Many thanks to the editorial board for reprinting this editorial. Risch, Crapo, and Simpson have clearly turned their backs on Idaho, the rest of the country, and rational thought. They know Trump's policies and practices are geared entirely toward preserving power for the white 1%. Our men …

This editorial makes the point that even Antonin Scalia, a conservative's conservative, believed that the 2nd Amendment allows room for reasonable limitations. He did not subscribe to the extremist interpretation propagated by the NRA and all of Idaho's Republican leaders. No, we do not need…

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