Sholeh Patrick

Basics of bail — and justice

March 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

Sometimes law and the appearance of justice feel like two different things, perhaps even diametrically opposed. Those working within the justice system occasionally feel that way, so it’s understandable when others feel as outraged as they’...

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Get your Irish straight

March 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

At best, it’s misplaced love for all things Irish.At worst, it’s cultural appropriation, and wrongly done at that.We’re quick to correct American stereotypes, even when kindly meant. So if we love feeling Irish — even for a day — shouldn’t ...

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‘Loser pays’ may cost too much

March 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

A letter to the editor expressed chagrin at the Idaho Legislature’s hesitation to implement a “loser pays” approach to attorney fees in civil lawsuits. Yes, it could discourage certain frivolous filings. Those who might sue “deep pockets” i...

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Laughter: The smart solution

March 09, 2017 at 5:00 am

A long-time member of Congress privately described how things had changed on Capitol Hill in his three decades there. In the early years both “sides” talked to one another — not just about legislation, but about life. Now, he said, that’s u...

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Words: We’re at a loss

March 07, 2017 at 5:00 am

A scan of social media, national headlines, and common conversation makes it obvious: Words are more thoughtlessly and publicly wielded. Language erodes into textspeak. That begs the question for National Words Matter Week: Do they? Accordi...

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Lady Godiva took her taxing ride

March 02, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s time to pay the piper. As I begrudgingly wrote that Treasury check, I had to admit things could be worse. In ancient Egypt, tax “masters” taxed slaves, as if being a slave wasn’t taxing enough. Ancient Romans had such a high tax burden...

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Of mice and molinators

February 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

Got a loose tooth? Hopefully you’re under 10. Leave it under your pillow and current odds are you’ll get more than $3 for it from the ol’ Molinator. El Raton. La Petite Souris. You know, the tooth fairy.For reasons which elude me, today — F...

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Oscars diversifying — barely

February 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

Soon to turn 89, the Academy Awards are starting to reflect a bit more of America. Considering more than 200 countries tune in (at least in part), Hollywood’s golden moment has a broader cultural impact than mere fodder for film buffs.Did I...

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Happy 59th, peace symbol

February 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

After we dropped the bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima, killing and maiming hundreds of thousands of innocents for generations to come, concerns over U.S., Soviet, and British atomic weapons development reached a crescendo. Not only did fears...

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And the fastest growing religion is...

February 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

After a series of columns describing minority religions, questions naturally arise: Where are man’s spiritual leanings headed? Which religion is experiencing the most growth? Are we becoming more, or less, religious? Not long ago, popular A...

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