Category: Opinion

Opinion

To My Compatriots

By Browse Hickman
Reader Contributor

The shoulder woke up first. Tiny leaf tears in the muscles and ligaments from years of carpentry work were announcing their presence. Shoulder contacted the …

By Nick Gier
Reader Columnist

When you pray, go into your room and shut the door.

Jesus, Matthew 6:6

When the church and state tucked into bed together, it

That thankful time of year

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

I’ll be the first to admit that the question, “What are you thankful for?” gets old quickly this time of year. At the same time, …

Fidelity and Family

By Toni Kolb
Reader Contributor

I think back on my fluctuating childhood and smile. The ups and downs — it was a journey of memory making. I remember the seasons …

Letters

  • Class Act… Editor’s Note: This letter was sent to Barack and Michelle Obama by a Sagle resident, who also wished for it to be a letter to the editor in the Reader: Dear President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, I’m 81 years old and live in Sagle, Idaho, with my husband. I just ...
  • Torture is Never Okay… Dear Editor, Last Monday, on network TV news, I heard the president of the United States condoning TORTURE. I have never been so heartsick for my country. My God, I can’t find the right words for the response demanded by this situation. Certain images keep coming up—that’s all I can put out ...
  • Celebrities… Dear Editor, Just a short reply to Mr. Birnbaum’s “Irony” letter from Jan. 26. Mr. Birnbaum, I will agree with you that President Trump is a celebrity, although I consider him more of a blue collar billionaire. Where I disagree with you in my opinion is that President Trump won the election not because ...
  • You Are Not Alone… Dear Editor and Mindy Cameron, I was deeply moved by Mindy Cameron’s article in the Opinion section of the Jan. 26 Reader. Even though I was in Idaho during the disappointing and shocking inauguration, my feelings and response leading up to Jan. 21 were very similar to Mindy’s. I remember going ...
  • Wilderness Will Not Ban Guns… Dear Editor, In answer to the young man who asked about carrying firearms in wilderness, yes, you did miss something. The Code of Federal Regulations is a lot like a textbook. If you only read one phrase out of context, you may misunderstand the entire chapter. Title 36 has a lot ...
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