"No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is, therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions." --Thomas Jefferson to John Tyler, 1804.

Another indicator

At the Idaho Legislature, there’ve long been a bunch of informal indicators that, yes, the session is indeed fast approaching conclusion. The blooming of the crocuses was long a popular tell. Our favorite was the appearance of packing boxes around the hallways; you knew they were getting ready to split town when those were made available.

Maybe now a new one.

Betsy Russell at the Spokesman-Review blogs that “Something was missing from the Capitol Annex grounds today – the festive white tent in the back parking lot, with its scalloped-edge trim, that housed the deluxe flushing Port-a-Potties brought in for the legislative session.”

Time to go.

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