Category: Opinion

Opinion

Living Life:

By Dianne Smith
Reader Columnist

Jeff D. was a 15-year-old who, after being declared emotionally disturbed and mildly mentally disabled, was placed in the custody of the state of Idaho. …

Civil asset forfeiture invites abuses

By Christian Rose

Reader Contributor

Benjamin Franklin once said, “They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security.’ A truer statement couldn’t be …

Letters

  • Dissension Obnoxious… Dear Editor, Jodi Rawson’s Sept. 29 letter to the editor took issue with my letters directed at Ben Olson. She stated “…the dissension is becoming a bore”. What she really meant to say is “the dissension has become obnoxious.” If Olson, like Trump, wasn’t such an overweening person and had just retracted ...
  • Not Convinced Re: Harassment… Dear Editor, Re. “Democrats pull worker out of Bonner County, charge harassment by Idaho Rep. Heather Scott’s supporters”. Really? An unnamed community organizer from an unnamed place is whisked away to an unnamed place because he claims being harassed day and night, in two counties, and we are supposed to believe this ...
  • Only Candidate Qualified… Dear Editor, In the race for President, there is only one candidate that is qualified for this critical job. As a conservative editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal noted, Hillary Clinton’s election is all that can save us from the “reign of the most unstable, proudly uninformed and psychologically unfit president ...
  • Kate for Idaho House… Dear Editor, Kate McAlister knows how to create new jobs, improve education, and help bring in vitally needed internet infrastructure that supports our needs. Kate has extensive experience collaborating with business, education and local government leaders. The incumbent, Heather Scott, seems fearful and holds extreme views. Believing that Sharia Law would somehow ...
  • Words to Live By… Dear Editor, There has been a lot of talk lately about the politics of this region, and I am writing in regard to what I have heard. First, I would like to address the fear-mongers among us. We are all part of the United States of America, whether you like it or ...