Monday, December 11, 2023

Chuck Malloy

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Updated 3 days, 13 hours ago

OPINION: GOP lawmakers get no love back home

One thing I learned from my five years at the Post Register in the 1980s was the love that people in Idaho Falls h…

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
OPINION: Rubel — Join the party with ‘common sense’

House Minority Leader Ilana Rubel of Boise has an invitation for those who are fed up with right-wing politics, or the continued divisions within the Republica…

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
OPINION: Bedke resists ‘burn-it-down’ mentality

It wasn’t long ago when now-Lt. Gov. Scott Bedke was part of a House leadership team that was widely viewed as one of the most conservative in Idaho’s history.…

Updated 1 month ago
OPINION: Thoughts to ponder on World Diabetes Day

Don’t feel badly if you do not realize that Nov. 14 is World Diabetes Day, or that November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. There are no fireworks, parad…

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
OPINION: Simpson: Jordan was not the right fit for speaker

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson is accustomed to attacks from the right — for his work on the Appropriations Committee, his votes for big-budget bills and his s…

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
OPINION: No progress on budget issues as GOP fights

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson often talks about his love for the House of Representatives — a place that he has called home for 24 years. The 73-year-old Simp…

Updated 2 months ago
OPINION: Don’t count on Congress to resolve fiscal mess

Round and round we go, and we all know where this stops. It’s Nov. 17, when Congress will face another chapter of tired talks about a government-shutdown.

Updated 3 months ago
OPINION: Leadership choices as bad as they can get

Idaho Congressman Russ Fulcher is a self-described optimist, but he has trouble putting a smiley face to what he’s seeing on the national level.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
OPINION: If you’re not an ‘extremist,’ you must be a ‘RINO’

When Republican Sen. Tammy Nichols of Middleton reads the words, “far-right extremists,” in a political commentary, she knows that the side she generally repre…

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
OPINION: Don’t be fooled by low jobless rate

An unemployment rate of anything under 3 percent is like music to a politician’s ear, especially to those lucky enough to sit in the Oval Office or a governor’…

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
OPINION: GOP’s outrage is Trump’s gain

Idaho Republican Party Chairwoman Dorothy Moon is fired up, and for good reason. At least, that seems to be the consensus of the party’s faithful.

Updated 4 months ago
OPINION: Dam breaching: A debate without an end

When I came to the Idaho Statesman as opinion page editor in 1999, it was suggested that I read a special section that the editorial department did on dam brea…

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
OPINION: Risch breaks with Trump on Ukraine

Don’t get Idaho Sen. Jim Risch started on Ukraine. On second thought, do. That is, if you want to see energy, passion and a dose of common sense. Risch, the ra…

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
OPINION: Children’s Congress set to deliver timely message

Imagine a Congress that accomplishes something … one that isn’t bogged down by gridlock and political posturing. Now imagine, if you will, a lobbying effort th…

Updated 6 months ago
OPINION: Simpson makes the sensible choice

Three members of Idaho’s congressional delegation had a choice: Vote for a measure they did not entirely hate, or face the possibility of an economic train wre…