Category: Opinion

Opinion

Value of the Natural Resource Plan

By Jeremy Conlin
Reader Contributor

The misrepresentations of the Natural Resource Plan are reminiscent of the machinations during the period of 1880-1920. “The Progressive Era,” by Murray Rothbard, especially chapter …

Hungry: for food or understanding?

By Jodi Rawson
Reader Contributor

Sandpoint is a land of plenty with a lot of poverty. There are those living in excess, and there are those battling deprivation daily. The …

When You’re Smiling: Part 3 (The Finale)

By Tim Henney
Reader Contributor

This was originally intended as a two-part feature matching happy Sandpoint citizens with upbeat songs from aged vinyl records. However, after a mob of Reader

Letters

  • Regarding Oprah Winfrey for President… Dear Editor, Ben, I am writing with regard to your “Barb” last week in the Reader.  First, let me make myself clear. I am NOT advocating Oprah run for President of the United States. However, I believe you need to think this through before making such a strong statement against her ...
  • County is Misleading about Scotchman Vote… Dear Editor, I listened to the Jan. 10 KRFY morning program, during which they hosted county commissioner Dan McDonald. The bulk of the discussion was about the Bonner County Natural Resource Plan, to which I listened with interest, but when the discussion moved to the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, I was ...
  • Response to Mr. Bearly… Dear Editor, I literally yelped in pain (as if someone punched me in the gut) when I read Tim Bearly’s line in his “The False Profit Motive” that read “Individualism will fail whenever there is money involved. We need a collectivist approach when it comes to the health of our planet.” This ...
  • A Fear-Based Movement… Dear Editor, This is a response to Bill Harp’s article titled Why the Redoubt?, which is the final chapter of the Sandpoint Reader’s excellent American Redoubt Series. Nowhere in Harp’s article was fear mentioned as a motivation for the Redoubt movement. I see fear as the primary motivation for those of the ...
  • Everyone Has A Health Care Story… Dear Editor, My story is about a man who works really hard, supports a child and falls into the Medicaid gap. He makes too much to qualify for Idaho’s Medicaid program, but not enough to qualify for the ACA health insurance subsidies. He got a small piece of insulation in his ...