Category: Opinion

Opinion

Love Lives Here

By Jim Healey
Reader Contributor

Hate-filled fliers left in citizens’ driveways here in Bonner County. A peace flag ripped down from a local’s front porch here in Bonner County. Racist …

Is your heart a black hole?

By Marjolein Groot Nibbelink
Reader Contributor

A solitary friend and I spent a week in a cabin in Covelo, Calif., speaking of astrophysics while I was cross referencing Bill Bryson’s …

Battle Call

By Michael Jacobson
Reader Contributor

In March 1991 unsettling photos of C-130 military cargo planes laden with flag draped coffins filled the news media.

We were in Afghanistan.

Prior to …

Letters

  • Impending lawsuit… Dear Editor, I must inform you of my impending suit against the Reader.  My eyeballs strained so hard trying to read the map of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail, (Oct. 8 issue) that they got hernias!  Seriously though, for those “older” people that read the Reader, a blown up map ...
  • Rebuttal to a rebuttal… Dear Editor, Golly Ben, did I get under your skin? What surprised me most about your rebuttal to my Oct. 15th letter (“Expletive deleted…”) is how you took the low road and made it a personal attack of me. You made it personal Ben, why? Are you that insecure? In fact, ...
  • Shelby the best choice… Dear Editor, I am part of a large group of people who live outside of Sandpoint, but consider Sandpoint home. Sandpoint is where we go for our groceries, entertainment, eating out, and where we attend church. We are invested in Sandpoint. What happens in and to Sandpoint is important to us. Sandpoint ...
  • Candidate responds… Dear Editor, I found it ironic that Mr. Macdonald criticized my “un-responsiveness” to city residents while at the same criticized my opposition to increased coal and oil rail traffic. Somehow he fails to realize that the coal/oil train issue has repeatedly drawn more public participation than any single issue before council ...
  • Negative campaigning… Dear Editor, Its known by every voter and is commonly hated by all, often used as an excuse to not vote by many. It sickens the election like a disease and is highly contagious, spreads faster than wildfire with nearly exact results. You are hard pressed to find a proponent of ...