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Bill Croke, formerly of Cody, Wyoming, is a writer in Salmon, Idaho.
by | May 21, 2022

James Bama, a nationally regarded painter, died in Cody, Wyoming, recently, four days short of his 96th birthday. I regret being out of touch with him for most of the last 14 years since I moved to Idaho. Jim was…

by | Mar 21, 2022

I lived in Vermont for four years some 35 years ago, and now I’m a Vermont watcher. The place in the 1980s was certainly liberal, center-left with a small radical fringe. There were conservative Republicans, multi-generational New Englanders who exuded…

by | Feb 20, 2022

Mike Simpson was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Idaho’s 2nd District in 1998 after a successful career as a dentist in Blackfoot, Idaho. In the last two decades, Simpson, 71, has been a dependable GOP conservative vote…

by | Jan 9, 2022

In the last couple of years America has seen a deliberate attempt by the radical Left to erase its history. Statues were torn down during the riots in the summer of 2020, and the names of historical figures changed on…

by | Oct 24, 2021

At the time of his passing in a motorcycle accident, Duane Allman was America’s most interesting guitarist. The death of Jimi Hendrix the previous year left a void that Allman filled with his own brand of virtuosity, especially his slide…

by | Oct 19, 2021

Economics 101 teaches us that an abundance of a commodity makes that thing cheaper in the marketplace, or a dearth of it makes it more expensive. This is the law of supply and demand. It is also true that changing…

by | Apr 16, 2021

I once lived in Northern California near a local landmark, a mountain named Mount Ina Coolbrith. It’s in the northern Sierra Nevada, and its eastern slopes border the sagebrush country that extends into Nevada. Back then, I often wondered who…

by | Feb 25, 2021

By a 6-1 margin, the San Francisco Board of Education recently voted to rename 44 schools in the city. The school board has decided to postpone these renamings until schools reopen for in-person instruction after ongoing COVID shutdowns. But when…

by | Jan 24, 2021

The post-Trump Republican Party is a mess. The Trump base, angry over a November election riddled with irregularities, and blamed for the recent nasty business that occurred at the U.S. Capitol, are being vilified by the elite media and censored…

by | Nov 8, 2020

The Collected Breece D’J Pancake: Stories, Fragments, Letters Introduction by Jayne Anne Phillips (Library of America, 356 pages, $24.95) “As Papaw knew when he was a young man, the best way up for the hillbilly was out.” — J.D. Vance,…

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