The Daily Paper’s print edition has competing headlines on the front page today that offer a prophetic sign of the times.
“SOME EDUCATORS GET RAISES IN IDAHO” screams the bold type on the left. The message to the right is “FURLOUGHS COMING TO U of I” .
Bottom line in good stories by Statesman reporters Brian Murphy and Bill Roberts is $22 million in raises for public school teachers and layoffs for U of I educators.
Versions of this juxtaposition hit us daily:
The list goes on and it makes no sense. The point is, we Americans and Idahoans and Boiseans are being pitted against each other. The uncommon enemy is US!
We fear the nation is as divided as it was at the end of the Vietnam War.
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