Idaho Political News & Commentary

Our Families Are Not Political Punching Bags

By Gregory Graf | January 31, 2024

Personal attacks have become alarmingly common in the heated arena of Idaho politics. My own harrowing experiences, especially during a family medical emergency, highlight the urgent need for change. Let’s explore vital ground rules to foster respect, privacy, and civility in our political discourse.

The death of the Idaho Freedom Foundation

In Remembrance: The Idaho Freedom Foundation (2009-2024)

The IFF we all knew over the last ten years is dead. From its ashes rises something much worse: a flailing network of extremist groups that actively defend white supremacists and push authoritarian agendas that pose a danger to the liberty of all Idaho citizens.

Senator Glenneda Zuiderveld Doubles Down on Doxxing

Sen. Zuiderveld’s reckless disregard for the safety of Hazel’s family and her refusal to make things right is, in my opinion, conduct unbecoming of an Idaho State Senator.

defining Idaho extremism

The Definitive Guide to Idaho Extremism

Canyon County resident John Heida recently made the beautiful state of Idaho his home. Like many who consider themselves political refugees after they could not convert their communities to match their values, Heida teamed up with the Idaho Freedom Foundation Network to promote his values to lifelong Idahoans through his group called “Stop Idaho RINOs.”…

Idaho Open Primary Election and Ranked Choice Voting

Outsmarting Extremism: How An Open Primary with Ranked Choice Voting Can Restore Integrity in Idaho Elections

Consensus building candidate choices help employers and small business owners who worry about being casualties of culture wars that prevent them from being able to attract qualified workers to this state.

Ammon Bundy’s Dishonest Tactics: Manipulating People Through Abusive Language and Logical Fallacies

In today’s world, we often encounter people who use manipulative tactics to gain support for their cause. Ammon Bundy, a far-right political activist and leader of the self-proclaimed patriot group, the People’s Right’s Network, is no exception. Bundy has been accused of using dishonest attacks on St. Luke’s Hospital as part of a grift to…

Identifying Logical Fallacies and Abusive Language: Idaho Tribune

Fostering critical thinking and promoting the principles of logical argumentation are essential in today’s increasingly polarized world. As Idahoans, we need to discern manipulative and abusive language. One way to do this is by recognizing logical fallacies in written arguments. This article from Idaho Tribune is rife with logical fallacies and abusive language. The focus…

Lawsuit alleges Idaho lawmaker, far-right activists targeted and harrassed Idaho Conservatives founder Gregory Graf

IDAHO FALLS — Idaho Conservatives co-founder Gregory Graf has filed a motion for leave to pursue a lawsuit against Rep. Chad Christensen (R-District 32) and his associates, including Dustin Hurst of the Idaho Freedom Foundation, Greg Pruett, who runs Idaho Dispatch and Idaho Second Amendment Alliance, and Christensen’s employer, for defamation, civil conspiracy, fraudulent activity…

Gregory Graf Response

As a result of the deceptive editing and description of the events from October of 2020, I have filed litigation to clear my name. The truth of what actually happened is not reflected in the dishonest articles, social media posts, and radio show mentions that were used to attack my reputation. A warning letter was…

Ammon Bundy Cancels High School Football

Do not ever get between parents and their kids’ sports. This is an important lesson anyone who has ever witnessed someone go all momma bear at a local soccer match when a referee makes a bad call. Police often attend games to make sure overzealous parents don’t go crazy over minor offenses. With college futures…

The Dead Don’t Die in Elmore County

Elmore County, Idaho is a beautiful place where the Snake River flows and host of the Mountain Home Air Force Base. It’s a peaceful place where one can live and, hopefully, die in peace. In the early summer of 2019, Elmore County’s coroner Jerry Rost decided he wanted to retire. He had trained his assistant…