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

  • Refugee situation… Dear Editor, This letter is regarding your stand on the refugee situation. First of all, I found it very interesting that you printed only one letter opposed to letting them into our country. The letter from Rachel Castor, regarding white American Christian males, I would like to know where she got her ...
  • Dan McDonald’s commentary… Dear Editor, Dan MacDonald’s commentary in the December 10th Reader asserts that the Pakistani woman involved in the San Bernardino mass shooting had been vetted by the State Department. So although the refugee screening process is rigorous and comprehensive, maybe it’s not airtight. Clearly, the only solution is to ban them ...
  • The Problem with US… Dear Editor, The wealthy elite, especially in the southern United States, recognized during the late 18th Century in America that they were outnumbered by enslaved people at a ratio of about 9:1. There was also an additional populace of white indentured servants and natives that were abused or not paid as ...
  • (anti) War Films… Dear Editor, In the Reader’s salute to veterans issue (November 12, 2015) where the editor and publisher listed their favorite war films, I think it would have been more meaningful if the Reader had also solicited a veteran’s choice for war films. As a U.S. Army veteran here are my two unsolicited ...
  • Scotchman Peaks… Dear Editor, In Mr. Myers’ letter (Nov. 5) disapproving of the proposed Wilderness designation for the Scotchman Peaks, he stated that there are many Bonner County residents who feel as he does. I am certain that he is absolutely correct on this point, since I am unable to think of anything ...