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Today is Labor Day. It's a day to reflect on the hard-won battles of the past. Humane working conditions. A guaranteed minimum wage. Workers' rights. We've made a lot of progress since the early 20th Century. But just because we've made good progress doesn't mean things are ideal. We like to think that hard work equals a good living. Unfortunately, these days hard work doesn't even...

In February of this year, shortly after Mr. Trump took office as President of the United States, David Leroy, the former Attorney General and Lieutenant Governor of Idaho, posed the question: “What WOULD Mr. Lincoln say to Mr. Trump?” Mr. Leroy did well to ask us to pause to consider parallels between Abraham Lincoln and Donald Trump. • It is true that both of these men took office...

A few months ago, as part of my job as a financial journalist, I wrote an article about future jobs for millennials. One of the key pieces of information I found was a report from the Dallas Federal Reserve. The report indicated that routine jobs are disappearing. Whether white collar or blue collar, the jobs of the future are set to be non-routine and require...

At our recent Central Committee meeting, we voted unanimously to support the efforts to turn EITC into a community college. If you want to read the resolution, you can find our official resolution here on the website. There are a number of benefits associated with having an Idaho Falls community college location. We recognize the importance of education to our citizens, our health as a community, and...

Great news from Standing Rock over the weekend: President Obama has ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to look for another route for the Dakota Access Pipeline. We had Democrats in the area when the news was announced, bringing supplies and standing in solidarity. Also, last month, shortly after the election, our own George Morrison traveled to Standing Rock. He has written a great essay on his...

A Voice for a Thoughtful, Compassionate Government In an interesting twist, long-time educator Jim Francis has decided to run as a write-in candidate for Idaho State Senate. Here are his thoughts on who he is, and why he decided to take the plunge as a write-in candidate: I decided to enter the race for a seat in the Idaho State Senate in order to offer a voice...

In an interview with USA Today, Bernie Sanders announced the next branch of the revolution – The Sanders Institute.   In what is currently being loosely defined as a conglomerate of educational and political organizations founded and organized by Sanders, the Sanders Institute is being posited as the next step of the Sanders revolution.   Now that Sanders is no longer actively running for president (though he has not...

Here is a place to find candidates for office who support Bernie Sanders progressive efforts.   Vote to carry on the revolution with power in the Senate and House. make it easier for Hillary Clinton to fight for the things we want by having power in Congress and in our states.   Berniecrats.net...

One of the questions we need to answer for ourselves in Bonneville County is this: What does it mean to be a Democrat in Idaho? As we move into one of the most interesting election seasons in my memory, it's a good time for us to consider who we are as Idaho Democrats. Even though the presidential election is exciting, it's important to step back from national...

When Jim de Angelis says he will leave no one behind, he means it. “It’s not about you, it’s about taking care of your people,” de Angelis said in a recent interview. “It’s about helping people; taking care of their basic needs. We’re leaving a lot of people behind – too many people – all for a rigid (right-wing) ideology.” De Angelis, an Idaho Falls Democrat and...