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This Week In Idaho Politics
Diversity on Idaho Campuses By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor Image: ShutterstockIdaho's leading story over the last week has been a debate over diversity programs at Idaho colleges and universities.
John McGee makes life fixes where they count By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor Chuck MalloyNo one needs to tell former Sen. John McGee of Caldwell what it's like to hit rock bottom in life or how quickly someone can go from being a rising star to just another politician who resigned in disgrace.
Is Trump a racist, or an equal opportunity insulter-in-chief? By LaVarr Webb, Publisher Is President Trump a racist? I don't know. I don't know if he believes the white race is superior, or other races are inferior in some way. I don't know if he disparages people, or thinks less of them, or discriminates against them, because of the color of their skin.
State GOP dodges some divisive bullets By Stephen Hartgen Stephen HartgenAlthough he won by only a two-vote margin, 111 to 109, former Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador has a good opportunity to lead the Idaho Republican Party away from the internal backbiting and the RINO-purging tendencies of some of its extremists. But it won't be an easy task.
Guest opinion: Legislature to blame for high tuition By House Democratic leader Mat Erpelding, D-Boise House Democratic leader Mat ErpeldingHave you ever heard an argument so riddled with bias and error that you don't even know where to start with your rebuttal?
Guest opinion: National Day of the American Cowboy By Sen. Mike Crapo Sen. Mike CrapoIdaho's cowboys and cowgirls have a lasting legacy in our great state, where personal responsibility, strength, hard work, integrity and determination are deeply rooted.
Simpson: Trump has delivered on promises By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor Chuck MalloyThree weeks before the 2016 presidential election, Congressman Mike Simpson declared that his party's nominee for president, Donald Trump, was "unfit" to hold the office.
Hello, President Tromp; welcome to hard-right, Republican Idaho By Stephen Hartgen Stephen HartgenBarely on the job two weeks as the new Boise State president, Marlene Tromp must have been at least a bit surprised when a letter landed on her desk from half the Republicans in the Idaho House telling her, in effect, to "go easy" on pushing campus diversity and inclusion.
Kootenai Democrats Dem Club Happy Hour When: Tuesday, July 23, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Where: Thai Bamboo Restaurant, 2010 N 4th St, Coeur d'Alene, ID Join fellow Democrats for a Dem Club Happy Hour. This informal bi-weekly gathering offers a free-wheeling discussion of local and state current events. It is a mid-week evening alternative for Democrats to meet, mingle, and discuss issues with a crowd of congenial people. More info.
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