Op-Ed

Dale’s bi-weekly Op-Ed articles that run in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News.

Op-ed: Revisiting Fairness and the Concept of Settled Science

My Op-ed ran in today’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News:  Two weeks ago, I wrote about the demise of the media acting in their role as the Fourth Estate. Right on the heels of that article, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt was awarded the Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism from Washington State University. Making my point …

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OpEd: Placing our Fears on Republicans

My OpEd ran in today’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News.  Echelon Insights, an opinion research and analytics firm, released their February Verified Voter Omnibus Survey that demonstrates how completely differently Democrats and Republicans view the world and where the future of the culture war is going. Echelon asked the following question of Democrats and Democrat-leaning voters: “how concerned are …

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OpEd: It’s imperative to cancel the cancel culture

My OpEd ran in today’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News. It’s about canceling the cancel culture.  Until recently, leftists championed the motto “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” No longer. We have seen Antifa’s no platforming strategy morph into the progressives’ “cancel culture,” with Hollywood …

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Hypocrisy On Each Side, But There’s a Difference

My OpEd ran in Wednesday’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News. I demonstrate that hypocrisy runs rampant in both the Republican and Democrat parties. But we’re seeing something completely different with the Democrats’ hypocrisy this year.  Partisan thinking leads one to ridicule the opposing party while dismissing the same faults within his own. Nowhere is this hypocrisy more …

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OpEd: When the country’s rule of law disintegrates

My OpEd ran in today’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News.  As a Christian libertarian I am non-partisan, beholden to neither the evil party nor the stupid party. Most tend to disparage one party’s offences while dismissing the other’s. This is especially true on the subject of physical violence. The Libertarian platform states it well: “the only legitimate …

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OpEd: We’re Not, Apparently, All In This Together

My OpEd ran in today’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Enjoy!  Last April, I questioned the US government shutting down the entire economy other than essential workers. Unsurprisingly, “essential workers” included all government employees (who never lost a paycheck), and private businesses essential to government revenue (pot shops, tobacco stores, liquor stores, etc.). Unemployment reached 15%, greater …

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OpEd: Questioning masks and the COVID-19 narrative

My Op-Ed ran in today’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Lots of data. Lots of graphs. Keep scrolling.  So far, Latah County has been spared from the coronavirus. We have had 1626 survivals out of 1627 infections – a survival rate of 99.94%. Latah’s single death was an individual in their 70’s with age-related health problems. Latah’s survival rate is …

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OpEd: Blue Wave Fails To Materialize

My Op-Ed ran in today’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Enjoy!  Pundits expected Democrats to pick up 15 seats in the House. Instead, Republicans picked up ten seats and will maintain their Senate majority. Election analysis indicates that over 40% of Biden voters polled indicated they were voting against Trump, not for Biden or any Democrat program. Exit polls …

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OpEd: U.S. paying a premium price for marginal school results

My Op-Ed ran in today’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Enjoy!  In my previous two Op-Ed’s, I agreed with the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics that kids should be back in live classes. This is a non-controversial position in Europe, where leaders across the political spectrum agree that even in a pandemic, children are better …

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Op-Ed: COVID-19 and the Political Grandstanding of Education Unions

My Op-Ed ran in today’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Enjoy!  As I previously wrote (Schools Need to Remain Open), the probability of a child dying from the coronavirus is infinitesimally small. According to the CDC, a child has a better chance of being struck by lightning than dying of coronavirus. It is essential for the health, education, …

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Op-Ed: UI should set itself apart; keep students in class

My OpEd ran in today’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Enjoy! The University of Idaho’s enrollment has been steadily declining since 2010. The Daily News reported in 2017 that 17% of UI’s enrollment were actually high schoolers. The University was in fact cushioning their numbers with high schoolers to mask the steady decline of enrollment numbers. Further exacerbating UI’s enrollment woes, the …

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Op-Ed: A Look at Antifa’s Days of Rage

My Op-Ed ran in today’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Enjoy!  Anyone 50 or older will immediately recognize the names Patty Hearst, William Ayers, and Eldridge Cleaver. I recently read Bryan Burrough’s book “Days of Rage: America’s Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence.” He recalls the history of America’s violent radical movements …

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Op-Ed: Black lives matter but BLM Platform Doesn’t Help

My Op-Ed ran in today’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Enjoy! I stand by my previous Op-Ed that systemic police brutality toward minorities across America is a myth. Four recent academic studies have demonstrated this. One in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, one by Harvard economist Roland Fryer in the National Bureau of Economic Research, one in the …

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Op-Ed: Rioting in the name of racism; anarchy is not liberation

My Op-Ed ran in today’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Enjoy!  “Thou shalt not murder” (Exodus 20:13). This command applies universally regardless of skin color, ethnicity, sex, nationality, age, religion, etc. There is near universal agreement that the police officers’ actions against George Floyd were excessive and criminal, and they are rightfully jailed and charged with murder. …

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Op-Ed: Culture of Fear Where Freedom Goes to Die

My Op-Ed ran in today’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Enjoy! On Saturday 16 May, many Idaho businesses were allowed to reopen with restrictions. My family patronized Moscow’s Tapped for dinner that first day. Per Idaho Gov. Little’s Stage 2 guidance, Moscow restaurants were to submit their reopening plans for pre-approval to the Idaho North Central Public …

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