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This is the grave of Cecil Andrus. Born in Hood River, Oregon in 1931, Andrus and his siblings grew up near Junction City, Oregon, just outside of Eugene. This was a very poor family. The farm didn’t even have electricity. That’s hardly surprising for rural Oregon in the 30s, even western Oregon, which was a […]
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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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