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. …

Letters

  • Reagan Vindicated… Dear Editor, It is amusing that Professor Gier begins his rant about lying Republicans with a whopper of his own discredited over thirty years ago. (“The Republican Reign of Error,” February 11, 2016.) With “pants on fire,” the bumbling Reagan, says Gier, “ignorantly claimed” in a 1982 news conference that submarine-launched nuclear ...
  • Kudos… Dear Editor, Kudos to Ben Olson on his most recent editorial on the City of Sandpoint dropping the resolution affirming human rights, inclusion, and non-discrimination. The editorial was on point and eloquently stated. Congratulations are also in order to the Sandpoint Reader on their one-year anniversary. The Reader is an outstanding ...
  • City resolution… Dear Editor, As disappointed as I was with the outcome of the Refugee Resolution I want to thank Mayor Rognstad for his leadership and maturity on the issue. During an extremely difficult time, he was able to see and feel the wedge driven into the heart of Sandpoint community and the divisive ...
  • Immigration… Dear Editor, Consider the Muslim refugee situation in Scandinavia and Europe, remove the blinders, and contemplate reality. Frankly, I’ve had enough of the blinkered, politically correct world of tolerance, diversity, multiculturalism, sensitivity training, compassion, and other feel-good edicts of such importance to the obsessively offended warm and fuzzy crowd. Where is it written ...
  • Sandpoint’s resolve… Dear Editor, Last Wednesday I asked the council to withdraw the Resolution Affirming the City of Sandpoint’s Commitment to Human Rights and Non-Discrimination. I had proposed the resolution because I felt it was important for the City to take a symbolic stance affirming our compassion for those fleeing extreme violence and ...