"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.

At VanderSloot’s ranch

If you had any doubt just how large a player Idaho Falls businessman Frank VanderSloot is in Idaho politics, here’s some photographic evidence.

Taken at a dinner to which he invited participants at the state Republican convention, and which evidently drew a large portion of the state’s top elected officials.

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