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I haven’t done a logging film in a long time, which considering my long-term interest in the profession and its history seems unlikely. So let’s watch this 1926 film Logging in Idaho, which does a great job at getting why this was unbelievably dangerous job. The old log drives along the rivers, which it needs […]
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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 front pocket for the past seven years. He does so to remind himself of what the government […]

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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Huh, who coulda known….. When coronavirus cases began increasing in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, in late July, Pastor Paul Van Noy prayed with his congregation that the city council would not pass a mask mandate. “I don’t want to be told I have to wear a mask,” he said at the lectern. “We’re adults and we […]
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This is the grave of Frank Church. Born in 1924 in Boise to a conservative Catholic family, Church was an academic star in high school and enrolled at Stanford because he won the American Legion’s National Oratorical Contest in high school, which paid for four years of tuition at the college of the winner’s choice. […]

On the Road

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On January 7, 2018

I may do less heroin than Jack Kerouac did on his road trips, but constantly traveling does lead one to see interesting things. Such as this evening. I was on I-84 in western Idaho after a long and ex

Bundyism in Action

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On June 6, 2016

What would happen if the dreams of Cliven Bundy and his clan came true and the federal government sold off all its public lands in the West to the highest bidder? We can have a pretty good idea of thi

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