Campaign tip: How to leverage the ground game to win votes By LaVarr Webb, Publisher Municipal election campaigns are underway, and candidates are determining the best way to win votes. With all the high-tech means of connecting with voters, walking neighborhoods might seem old-fashioned and ineffective.
Idaho redistricting can be improved By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor Former Chief Justice Jim Jones, who gets his kicks these days writing independent political columns, can put together mind-numbing legal opinions with the best of them. He has written plenty of those during his 13-year career with the Idaho Supreme Court.
Where next on Idaho ballot issues? By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor The big news last week was Gov. Brad Little's veto of SB 1159, the hotly debated measure to dramatically increase the requirements to qualify an Idaho initiative or referendum for placement on the Idaho ballot.
Trump's helter-skelter foreign policy endangers our national security By Jim Jones On March 28, a headline on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website proudly declared, "Secretary Nielsen Signs Historic Regional Compact with Central America to Stem Irregular Migration at the Source, Confront U.S. Border Crisis." The story under the headline told of how El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras would continue to work cooperatively with the U.S. to address the "ongoing humanitarian and security emergency at our Southern Border."
Guest opinion: 70 years on, NATO is a strategic partnership worth celebrating By U.S. Sens. Jim Risch (R-ID) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) April 4 marked the 70th anniversary of the world's most successful political-military alliance the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). On the heels of the Soviet blockade of Berlin and the West's airlift, NATO's initial 12 members founded the alliance to confront the Soviet Union's emerging challenges to peace and prosperity.
Political news notes: Variety of events in Idaho politics By Idaho Politics Weekly staff Ellis and The Peregrine Fund honor Dr. Tom Cade. Rep. Jake Ellis (D-Boise) partnered with The Peregrine Fund to honor Dr. Tom Cade last week. Cade was the founding chair and director of the Peregrine Fund. The celebration came on the heels of the passage of the Dr. Tom Cade memorial that Ellis helped to draft and sponsored on the House floor.
Republicans like their elected officials By Bob Bernick, Contributing Editor Idaho's top politicians all Republicans do just fine among their own party members in job approval ratings, a recent Idaho Politics Weekly poll finds.
Thank the Dems if Trump wins again By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor You won't get this through the network television news or by listening to the talking heads, but this is a nice time to be a Republican on Capitol Hill.
Dem Club: Mike PatrickState of Press Affairs When: Friday, April 12, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Iron Horse Restaurant, 407 E sherman Ave, Coeur d'Alene Our guest speaker is Mike Patrick the editor of the Coeur d'Alene Press. What can be done and what is being done to keep us informed? An informed electorate is essential for any Democracy. Don't miss this most interesting talk and bring your questions. More info. Bonneville County Lincoln Day Dinner When: Saturday, April 13, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Where: Melalueca Headquarters, 4609 W 65th S Idaho Falls, ID $35/adult, $25/student, $1000 table sponsorship.
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