Category: Opinion

Opinion

Musings on the Media

By Susan Drumheller
Reader Contributor

With the Fox in the White House, the fourth estate is in shambles.

As products of the enlightenment, our founding fathers established our democratic republic …

Sh*t my mom says

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

Moms all have their sayings. Some are silly, others are used to keep you in check. Some sayings become more useful the older you get. …

An Appeal to the Economy

By Tim Beary
Reader Contributor

 

Dear you,

Sorry to hear about your recent misfortune. It sounds like you’ve had a stroke of bad luck (forgive me, I couldn’t avoid …

Journalism matters

By Jackie Henrion
Reader Contributor

David Barsamian, founder of Alternative Radio Boulder, gave a talk to a packed house in the “Rude Girls Room” at the Bonner County Library on …

Letters

  • 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 ...
  • Disappointed… Dear Editor, I was dismayed to hear that Mayor Rognstad buckled under pressure and took his proposal to welcome the Syrian refugees off of the table. “Welcome Back to the White Homeland!” I hear the voices of the dissenters in my head: “We hate everyone who is not like us. If you look different, ...
  • How would you like the world to be? Dear Editor, I dreamed about us. All of us. Under the stars, silent, deeply troubled people sat around a small fire on a very long night. Then the fire became the burning heart of Earth and around it the firelit face of every human soul. The world’s pain upon us, the ...
  • The Harm in Fear… Dear Editor, Recently, concerned parents shut down a Virginia school when a teacher tried to introduce students to Islam. Similarly, Linda Dunn, in her editorial, does not want Islam “even talked about” in our schools. Muslims inhabit twenty-two percent of earth. If we let fear rule, and refuse to know and understand ...
  • Blanket Statement… Dear Editor, In response to a letter from last week, some Christians may wish to reconsider their blanket statements condemning “these people”, presumably Muslim refugees. Most U.S. terrorist attacks have been perpetrated by Christians: Wade Michael Page murdered six; Jim David Adkisson shot nine, killing two; Eric Rudolph used guns and ...
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