Heath Druzin is the host and creator of the Extremely American podcast and is a Boise-based reporter who covers extremism. He is currently spending a semester at the University of Montana School of Journalism as the visiting Pollner Professor.
It’s time to stand up to political intimidation. Our democracy demands it.
By: Heath Druzin - March 17, 2023
The envelope arrived with a Blanchard, Idaho, return address. “How quaint,” I thought. “Old-fashioned snail mail from Idaho.” But this was no love letter. “You are hereby notified that you are violating federal copyright laws … You have been found to be illegally posting or reporting or continuing to post the photo In support of […]
Hate makes a comeback in Idaho, this time with political support
By: Heath Druzin - August 11, 2022
Swastikas placed outside the only Anne Frank memorial in the United States. Gay Pride flags stolen from a Boise neighborhood. Members of a white nationalist group found with a smoke grenade and riot gear headed to a Pride celebration in Coeur d’Alene. A cruel prank targeting needy families on the sidelines of the Idaho GOP […]
On gun violence, Americans need to agree on the question before figuring out solutions
By: Heath Druzin - August 8, 2022
The reflex to say how great America is instead of actually doing something to make it so is our Achilles heel. It’s strongest when it’s most damaging — after a tragedy born of societal failure, begging for solutions. I’ve reported on guns and gun culture for years, and it’s what happens after almost every mass […]