Category: Opinion

Opinion

Poverty

By Alexandra Iosub
Reader Contributor

I feel like there’s a powerful social taboo in place that makes it difficult for Americans to talk about money in a productive way. At …

Misophonia: The rage is real

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

Affection can be expressed by holding hands, offering a kind word or leaving a sweet note on the countertop.

My personal favorite act of affection …

Sorting scientific facts from fiction

By Gabrielle Deubendorfer
Reader Contributor

I recently had a delightful meeting with somebody who had genuine doubts about climate change. Having seen the impact of the Deep Water Horizon oil …

Undemocratic

By Daniel C. Radford
Reader Contributor

Idaho has a new political force on hand, Reclaim Idaho. And it looks like it’s making the elites upset. After we, the people, voted …

Intellectual [intellect-shill]

By Tim Bearly
Reader Contributor

“It is the responsibility of intellectuals,” Noam Chomsky wrote in a 1967 essay, “to speak the truth and expose the lies.” Regrettably, for some intellectuals, …

Letters

  • Weapons Flyer in Bad Taste… Dear Editor, On February 28th I received a flyer from North40 in my mailbox and noticed they advertised a sale on two assault weapons (AR-556 and AR-15). I like the store but at this point in time, just two weeks after 17 people were killed with these types of killing weapons ...
  • How Did We Get Here… Dear Editor, Terrorism is an egregious act designed to instill fear in people so deep and so entrenched in our psyches that the results are paralytic. PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is the result. School shootings are one form of terrorism. In today’s world none of us is immune to this process. ...
  • Sound Money Bill… Dear Editor, Regarding the February 22 Reader article, “Idaho Senate committee kills popular sound money bill;” at the beginning of the article you identify the writer as JP Cortez, but at the end of the article he is identified as JP Morgan.  I find this somewhat ironic, as it was J.P. ...
  • Medicaid Expansion… Dear Editor, Idaho has not accepted Medicaid expansion and the federal dollars that go along with it. Why? Consider these facts: •288,426 - The number of people covered by Medicaid and CHIP as of June 20, 2016 •150,000 - The number of additional people who would be covered if we accepted the expansion •54,000 ...
  • School Shooting… Dear Editor, When the father of a slain student from the Florida high school where 17 students were murdered rose at a CNN town hall meeting, he confronted Sen. Marco Rubio saying: “What you and our president did today was pathetic,” meaning they had done nothing to stop such shootings at ...
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