"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.

Sides in Boise

The sides have very much divided up in the city council races in Boise. Two readings make clear a good deal of it.

One is the Idaho Statesman editorial endorsements in the races, out today: Backing incumbents Vern Bisterfeldt and Maryanne Jordan, and T.J. Thomson best known in the area until this race as one of the prime Obama organizers in Idaho last year).

And the Idaho Conservative Blogger has the alternative viewpoint.

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