Sunday, March 26, 2023

Brent Regan

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Updated 2 days, 15 hours ago

OPINION: The Shirtist

Once upon a time there was a peaceful town that was a true American melting pot; a cross section of races, relig...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
OPINION: Success and failure

People who have achieved success usually understand the relationship between perspective and outcome. Every action begins as thought; an idea that gives pers...

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
OPINION: Canceling NIC

As you watch and listen to the public comments at the recent North Idaho College (NIC) Board of Trustee meetings you may be struck at how the demands of thos...

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
OPINION: The forever levy

Our public schools badly need the accountability only competition can provide but the Freedom in Education Act, a bill that would have allowed some education...

Updated 1 month ago
OPINION: NIC reframe

The three rules of great opera; make it loud, wear flashy clothes, and if things don’t go your way, kill yourself. What is Accreditation? Accreditation is ...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
OPINION: Lincoln Day 2023

The Kootenai County Republican Central Committee’s Lincoln Day has earned the reputation of hosting the best Lincoln Day in the state of Idaho. The secret to...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
OPINION: Conservative metrology

Nearly every candidate for the Idaho Legislature will tell you that they are “conservative.” They will tell you that they want to reduce the size of governme...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
OPINION: Dueling realities

Now more than ever it seems that two otherwise reasonable people can look at the same set of facts and arrive at two diametrically opposed viewpoints. Both c...

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
OPINION: Pro school choice

Life is competition. Every organism on the planet, from virus to human, is the champion of a generations long struggle for the right to exist. Every product ...

Updated 2 months ago
OPINION: Blame Game Fear

“Fear is the mind killer.” Frank Herbert Fear is a powerful motivator, which is why fear is often deployed as a tool for persuasion, particularly in politic...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
OPINION: Grassroots politics

The Idaho State Republican Party Winter Meeting concluded successfully last weekend, much to the chagrin of the critics. Our new Madam Chairman, Dorothy Moon...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
OPINION: Resolving your critics

The harder you try and the more you succeed, the louder the howl of the critics. If you want a happier new year, resolve to ignore your critics.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
OPINION: Laundering lies

It used to be a joke, but now you can seriously consider that if you assume everything you hear or see on the news is a lie you will be closer to the truth t...

Updated 3 months ago

Persuasion, influence, marketing, campaigning, brainwashing, salesmanship, arguing, and The Art of the Deal, are all names for the age old process of convinc...

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
OPINION: American fascism

We see the effect of perspective even in our local paper. When liberals interrupt, yell insults, try to force and agenda change and pull the fire alarm twice...