Op-Ed

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

OpEd: Destruction of Free Speech in America

My Op-Ed ran in today’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News. The Daily News wouldn’t run my Op-Ed as written. So here’s the original. Enjoy!  We are witnessing the destruction of free speech in America. One of our most cherished rights has been under attack for years, but it has accelerated since the election of President Trump. Classical …

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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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Back To Normal: Conservatives Go To Work While Liberals Stay Home

U.S.—Americans in some states are finally starting to feel normal again, now that stay-at-home orders are being lifted. Children are at the park again, adults are back at the bar, and the elderly continue to play bingo at 4 p.m. sharp on a daily basis. https://babylonbee.com/news/back-to-normal-conservatives-go-to-work-while-liberals-stay-home/

Op-Ed: Response to Gier’s Coronavirus Column

My Op-Ed ran in today’s Idaho State Journal. Enjoy!  I appreciate the Idaho State Journal allowing me to respond to Professor Gier’s May 8th editorial regarding Sweden’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic (Coronavirus deaths may be undercounted by 60 percent). To the layman, the data emerging from Sweden can be complex and nuanced, but properly …

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Op-Ed: Response to Gier’s Coronavirus Column

My Op-Ed ran in today’s Idaho State Journal. Enjoy!  I appreciate the Idaho State Journal allowing me to respond to Professor Gier’s May 8th editorial regarding Sweden’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic (Coronavirus deaths may be undercounted by 60 percent). To the layman, the data emerging from Sweden can be complex and nuanced, but properly …

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Op-Ed: With COVID-19, we should be allowing personal risk assessment

My Op-Ed ran in today’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Enjoy! I remain highly critical of the US’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. We were sold on a binary solution: complete lockdown or doing nothing at all. But why a nationwide shutdown in response to a virus with negligible risk to most of the population, those 4-50 …

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OpEd: Palouse Should be Released from the Lockdown

My Op-Ed ran in today’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Enjoy! As I mentioned in my last two Op-Eds (here and here): rather than isolating the infected, quarantining the exposed and the vulnerable, and social distancing everyone else, America treats everyone as infected. Swedish professor Johan Giesecke is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading epidemiologists, and as …

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Op-Ed: A Common-Sense Approach to the COVID-19 Pandemic

My OpEd ran in today’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Enjoy! As I mentioned in my last Op-Ed (Singapore made the right moves regarding COVID-19), I am highly critical of the United States’ handling of the coronavirus pandemic. To protect Americans from this deadly virus, the government decided to shut down the entire country except for “essential” …

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Op-Ed: Why socialism in the US scares me to death

My bi-weekly Op-Ed ran in today’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Here is the unedited version.   Enjoy!  During my junior year of college (1979-1980), I had the opportunity to study Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. Forty years ago this very month, I visited the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) and Czechoslovakia. It was …

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Op-Ed: Census no longer resembles what our Founding Fathers intended

My Op-Ed ran in today’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Enjoy!  As a strict constitutionalist, I support the decennial census the way the Founding Fathers intended it to be used: allocating House seats and determining a head-tax. Article 1, Section 2, Clause 3 of the US Constitution says: “Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the …

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