Category: Opinion

Opinion

Sorting scientific facts from fiction

By Gabrielle Deubendorfer
Reader Contributor

I recently had a delightful meeting with somebody who had genuine doubts about climate change. Having seen the impact of the Deep Water Horizon oil …

Undemocratic

By Daniel C. Radford
Reader Contributor

Idaho has a new political force on hand, Reclaim Idaho. And it looks like it’s making the elites upset. After we, the people, voted …

Intellectual [intellect-shill]

By Tim Bearly
Reader Contributor

“It is the responsibility of intellectuals,” Noam Chomsky wrote in a 1967 essay, “to speak the truth and expose the lies.” Regrettably, for some intellectuals, …

Letters

  • Where is the Line…? Dear Editor, Donald Trump said his supporters would let him commit murder. I DON’T BELIEVE IT! My question is where do you, Trump supporter, draw the line? I’ve heard Trump praised for being an honest liar. His shameful performance in Helsinki was described in a letter as the act of a good ...
  • Unwanted Robocalls… Dear Editor, A number of Bonner County community members have received very unsettling anti-Semitic robocalls lately. The Bonner County Human Rights Task Force is aware of the calls and recommends anyone who receives a call to notify police. In this way the calls can be tracked. BCHRTF has contacted Southern Poverty ...
  • What Happened to GOP…? Dear Editor, What’s happened to the Republican Party we used to know? I remember when being a fiscal conservative used to be the calling card of the Republican party, but today they have completely rejected that philosophy by endorsing a spending bill — that while providing millions of dollars in tax relief ...
  • Un-Fair Timing… Dear Editor, Just want to wish all a good time at the 4-H and commercial goods show Aug. 8-11 this year. Also that you don’t mind paying admission to a public tax-supported event (it’s not a parking fee folks. Park across Boyer in the LDS lot and walk across, you still ...
  • Twisted Kilt… Dear Editor, This is in response to Lawrence Fury’s letter in the Aug. 2 issue: I don’t believe that anyone went out of their way to report Twisted Kilt Black Iron Grill to the company serving the C&D. Unfortunately, copyright, trademark and patent law are very weakly enforced, and in almost every ...
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