Insanity in Southern Mexico

Emily Green on Twitter Absolute insanity in southern Mexico. Migrants versus military. Not sure who recorded it. Will give appropriate credit once I find out. https://t.co/UMKx5rVRLb

University of Montana responding to criticism of MLK essay contest

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” People think that they are supporting MLK when they are actually denying what he believed.  MISSOULA, Mont. — The University …

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Bill aims to end daylight saving time in Idaho

Ideally, all of the US (other than Hawaii) would be in one time zone that would never shift.  BOISE — Idaho residents wouldn’t have to fall back or spring ahead for daylight saving time under legislation introduced Thursday.The House State Affairs Committee voted to introduce the measure brought forward by Republican Rep. Christy Zito. Arizona …

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Idaho lawmakers unveil bills that would tweak tax laws

Grocery tax and property tax changes will be considered.  BOISE — Four major bills dealing with the grocery tax credit and property taxes were introduced in the House Revenue and Taxation Committee on Wednesday. Calls for a fifth bill to entirely eliminate the sales tax on groceries, however, were stymied, at least temporarily. The House …

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His View: Mandatory Gratuities Hurt Quality of Service

My Op-Ed ran in today’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Enjoy!  I am not a fan of the oxymoronic “mandatory gratuity.” The move in Washington State and by some Moscow restaurants to shift to mandatory gratuity changes the entire dynamic of food service in those restaurants. Incentives matter, and the waitstaff in these restaurants are less incentivized …

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Targets set for cutting UI budget by $22 million

Provost’s budget, which includes academic programming and IT services to take the largest hit by percentage  The University of Idaho’s Information Technology Services and units under the university’s provost, which includes academic programming, are expected to make the largest budget reductions as the UI tries to mitigate a shortfall expected to balloon to $22 million …

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WSJ: Parody of Impeachment

“This is a parody of impeachment. House Democrats said they had to rush to vote before Christmas because President Trump poses a clear and present danger, but now the urgency is gone. The House didn’t subpoena John Bolton, the former national security adviser, but now the Senate must call him or the trial won’t be …

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His View: Educational fads address problems that do not exist

My Op-Ed ran in today’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Enjoy!  The Moscow School District’s recent experiments with Competency-Based Education remind me of the educational fads practiced on me in the mid-1960s and 70s. Each hindered my education more than the last. The first education experiment was “Whole Language“ (Sight Reading/See-Say) in first grade. Brilliant Harvard PhD’s …

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