- 'Did You Stab Danette Elg?': Death row inmate undergoes polygraph on gruesome murder/George Prentice, Boise Weekly
- Learn to Be a Conspiracy Theorist at the 'Patriot' Movement's Online University/Jillian Rayfield, Rolling Stone
- Bully Pulpit: An evangelist talk-show host's campaign to control the Republican Party/Jane Mayer, The New Yorker
- Jockeying for leadership in the Idaho House/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman
It has been an incredibly busy political week in Idaho. The state of Idaho executed Richard Leavitt, the second execution this year by a state that hadn't executed an inmate since 1994. The FEC finally caught up former Senator Larry Craig and is suing him for misuse of campaign money to pay for his defense in the Minnesota airport sting case that brought an end to his political career. Former state senator John McGee was arrested on the charge of disturbing the peace and probation violation stemming from the sexual harassment claim that brought an end to his political career in February. The Idaho Republican Party heads into their convention in Twin Falls with bad blood remaining between House leadership. Crazy happenings.