Dustin is a contributor to Watchdog.org and news director for IdahoReporter.com in Boise, Idaho. His work has been featured by Reason, Townhall.com, Fox News, the Washington Examiner, the Spokesman Review and Public Sector Inc., among others. Steve Forbes also tweeted one of Dustin's stories one time.

Better Idaho, fueled by left-wing cash, leads progressive assault on Gem State

By   /  June 22, 2015  /  Idaho, News  /  No Comments

Image: Parrish Miller/Idaho Freedom Foundation

It’s the chief strategy in the progressive playbook: Start class warfare by vilifying the successful Americans, including David and Charles Koch.

Well-trained operatives recognize that as a tried-and-true method to increase political donations and manipulate the unassuming American media.

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Leftist group: Rachel Dolezal ‘strange,’ Army veteran and constitutional teacher ‘crazy’

By   /  June 17, 2015  /  Colorado, Commentary, Idaho, New Mexico  /  No Comments

Lefist group Beter Idaho attacked this U.S. Army veteran as 'crazy.'

Upon its founding, Better Idaho promised to “change the public conversation to focus on ideas that actually make our state a better place to live for all Idahoans.”

The left-wing group clearly changed the communication dynamic in the state, but not necessarily for the better.

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Another Idaho legislator hits pension jackpot, may boost taxpayer-backed retirement 641 percent

By   /  June 16, 2015  /  Idaho, News  /  No Comments

Photo: Matt Keenan

By Dustin Hurst | IdahoReporter.com
Sen. John Tippets, R-Bennington, could boost his taxpayer-backed pension payments thanks to a special legislative carve-out paired with an appointment from Gov. Butch Otter.
Otter announced Tippets as the new head of the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality on Monday, a post the senator will take July 6.
The governor’s move serves as […]

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American propaganda: Lies we tell ourselves about airport security

By   /  June 16, 2015  /  Commentary, Idaho, Opinion  /  No Comments

TSA lies

She bothers me every time I board a plane in Boise, Idaho.

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Some Idaho farmers face massive tax hikes after assessor botched valuations for decades

By   /  June 15, 2015  /  Idaho, News  /  No Comments

Photo: Dustin Hurst

Mountain Home farmers face massive tax hikes after the Elmore County Assessor’s office botched agricultural land valuations for decades.

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Group’s assault on Ken Ivory offers peek into left-wing playbook

By   /  June 9, 2015  /  Commentary, Montana  /  No Comments

Photo: Ken Ivory Facebook page.

The Campaign for Accountability’s assault on Utah state Rep. Ken Ivory last week felt so familiar.

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