Frédéric Bastiat on Statism

“Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state lives at the expense of everyone.” –Frédéric Bastiat

GOP Committee Votes To Oust Freeland

Reporter Garrett Cabeza accurately and fairly reflects what happened last night. Great article. Well done! Via the Moscow-Pullman Daily News:  Thirteen out of the 18 present Latah County GOP precinct committeemen voted to remove the county party’s vice chairman, John Freeland, in a no-confidence secret ballot Tuesday night at Schierman’s Clubhouse and Event Center in …

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Logos’ proposed roof raises questions from Moscow board

Via the Moscow-Pullman Daily News:  The Moscow Board of Adjustment tabled a decision Tuesday night on a conditional use permit for the proposed construction of the new Logos School on Mountain View Road. The conditional use permit would allow the school to exceed building height restrictions written in the Moscow city code for moderate density, …

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Sojourners’ looks for help from Council

Steve Bonnar, executive director of Sojourners’ Alliance, is looking for $125,000 to keep the group’s transitional housing facility functioning without laying off workers. Bonnar asked the Moscow City Council’s Public Works/Finance Committee for $10,000 Monday.   He said he has been asking businesses that have helped support Sojourners’ Alliance for additional funding so it can …

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Viral: Spokane father recreates teen-age daughter’s sexy selfies

We wonder what Cassie Martin gave her dad for Father’s Day this year. What do you get a dad who’s been trolling you on social media? Like a lot of other fathers, Chris “Burr” Martin wasn’t happy to see his teenage daughter posting sexy selfies online. “So my daughter has been posting sexy selfies of …

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Idaho’s new permitless concealed-carry gun law takes effect Friday

Via Betsy Russell:  Starting Friday, Idaho will become the eighth state in the nation to allow most residents age 21 or older to carry concealed guns without a permit – even inside cities, in bars and in government buildings. The new law is the latest result of decades of efforts to liberalize gun laws in …

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Seedy Taco Truck Where Ruth Bader Ginsburg Grabs Lunch More Regulated Than Nation’s Abortion Clinics

WASHINGTON, D.C.—After championing what is being called the Supreme Court’s most significant abortion ruling in fifty years Monday, striking down Texas laws enforcing abortion industry safety regulations, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, reportedly pressed for time and “too tired to make something herself,” grabbed some lunch at seedy-looking taco truck “Jose Loco’s Crazy Tacos” during her …

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Abortion ruling disappoints Idaho Rep. Labrador

Rep. Raúl Labrador, R-Idaho, issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-3 decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstadt. The Court struck down a Texas law that protected the health and safety of women in the state’s abortion facilities. “I am deeply disappointed that the Supreme Court has sided with the abortion industry …

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Christians most persecuted

Via The Associated Press:  Christians are the most persecuted of any religious group around the world, facing harassment in 108 countries. A study by Pew Research Center found that harassment of Christians in 2014 by both governments and society as a whole increased from 102 countries in 2013. The study considered harassment to be both …

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Supreme Court rejects pharmacists’ religious rights appeal

Via The Associated Press: The Supreme Court is allowing Washington state to require pharmacies to dispense Plan B or other emergency contraceptives, rejecting an appeal from pharmacists who said they have religious objections to providing the drugs. The justices’ order on Tuesday leaves in place rules first adopted in 2007 following reports that some women …

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Try Libertarian Candidate

The following Letter to the Editor appeared in the Spokesman Review: Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb. That’s my impression of what’s going on in our electoral process. Both the Democrats and the Republicans are in a race to the bottom. Why not take an adult approach and consider the Libertarians? They are headed by two …

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Bernie Fever in Idaho Leaves Opening for Republicans

“Be it resolved we adopt in total Senator Bernie Sanders campaign platform for our legislators to work toward.” Idaho Democrat Resolution – June 17 Now, that’s a break from tradition for Idaho Democrats, who for years have assured voters that the Gem State variety of Democrats were far different from those liberal kooks on the …

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