Fighting against our self-inflicted sanctions


BY: Robert Ehlert/ The Idaho Statesman The last time I checked, we were reserving economic sanctions for a select club of our sworn enemies: Iran, North Korea and others vying for positions on the Evil Empire list. But not ourselves. Yet here we are beginning Week 2 of GSA — and we don’t mean GeneralContinue reading “Fighting against our self-inflicted sanctions”

Grandma’s Boo? When grandma’s got a boyfriend: Terminology hasn’t caught up with older couples


This came to my attention in reading the obituary for the man who, after 18 years of living with my mother in a serious, committed, loving relationship, died at age 95. That’s no boyfriend. She’s no girlfriend. But neither was she his wife. She was referred to in the obituary as his “domestic partner.” “DomesticContinue reading “Grandma’s Boo? When grandma’s got a boyfriend: Terminology hasn’t caught up with older couples”

Presidential Debates: Wake up sleepy Jean


It was a slam dunk for Mitt Romney.  President Obama couldn’t wake up from his nap.  He seemed a bit cranky and went too long, towards the end he seemed to be waking up, but  it was too late. When it came to facts,  the Prez was pretty good and that’s the only good news.Continue reading “Presidential Debates: Wake up sleepy Jean”