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Marty: Luna Spreading McCarthyism

Good morning and welcome to the annual Joseph R. McCarthy Award. This year, the choice was clear: Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna. As we all know, this accolade's namesake set the standard for using flimsy evidence, making reckless accusations, employing political intimidation, coercion, blacklisting and hypocrisy. … Which brings us to Luna's scare tactics. Unhappy with the superintendent's newly passed laws that impose merit pay, curb collective bargaining rights and replace breathing teachers with artificial intelligence, some educators are working to recall him. Others would put all three laws up for a referendum vote in 2012. Luna wants it stopped/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Have you ever been victimized by a form of McCarthyism?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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