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Not that any of this is surprising, but the Pacific Northwest is a real center of contemporary fascism. I almost feel bad for northern Idaho, in that most of the people there are right-wingers but the real Nazis come there as they have for decades because it is their dreamscape. So most of the death […]
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How You Doing Idaho?

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On March 10, 2022
Oh Idaho…the place where democracy has gone to die. And yet, even for Idaho, this is totally bonkers: The Kootenai County Republican Central Committee has reportedly planned and recruited volunteers to infiltrate the Kootenai Democrats, install an “antisemitic troll” as party chair and funnel money donated to Democrats to local Republicans instead. A recorded phone […]

Idaho Public Health

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On December 24, 2021

Good times in Idaho, where craziness combines with deregulation to create complete health ridiculousness: The state was ablaze with the delta coronavirus variant in early August, when Connie visited h

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Racist Historical Markers

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On November 9, 2021
Historical markers not only vary by state but by region. In New England, they basically don’t exist. We don’t have to bother with such things, we are history (eyeroll, but that’s the attitude). In the South, they tend to be everywhere, but in tiny print and often on trivial things (east of Georgetown, Texas there’s […]

The Idaho Problem

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On June 23, 2021

There’s a good rule of thumb in America: If Idaho is in the news, it’s for a very bad reason. And this, well, hoo boy: Ammon Bundy has carried a small copy of the U.S. Constitution in his

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Wolves and the Culture War

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On April 29, 2021
As some of you may know, the book I’m mostly working on is a history of the Pacific Northwest since 1960. I wasn’t entirely sure what the thesis was going to be when I started, though I knew it would be focused on class and environment in the context of the region moving from one […]

Greater Idaho

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On April 20, 2021

Look, if there’s one thing that unites Oregonians, it’s that they really just want to be part of Idaho. Wonkette is of course hilarious about this: An Oregon dude who thinks it would make

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