Category: Opinion

Opinion

What went wrong?

By Karen McGhee
Special to the Reader

“We need to end the government monopoly in education by transferring power from bureaucracies and unions to families.” This sentiment, expressed by Jeb …

You, robot

By Tim Bearly
Reader Contributor

Alas, this is the mind-numbing monotony of everyday life: the alarm beside your bed rings, you hit the snooze button, wake up again, go to …

Mayor’s Roundtable: Growing pains

By Mayor Shelby Rognstad
Reader Contributor

Sandpoint is growing. The population grew 5.1% in 2017, far above the 1.2% annual average. We are seeing development throughout the city in residential …

Letters

  • Our Lake is at Stake… Dear Editor, I wrote the following letter to our Congressional representatives in Washington, D.C. (Sen Crapo, Sen Risch, Rep Labrador). They need to hear from us soon, please write. Dear Sir: I just read that the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act includes a provision to exclude hard rock mineral mining from the NEPA ...
  • Another Fourth… Dear Editor, My love of flag, country, and National Anthem is wholly separate from my visceral distrust of our elected legislators in D.C., who, in my humble opinion, are all corrupt, duplicitous narcissists who care not a whit about what’s good for our country. They care about power and reelection. Having said ...
  • Dear Leftists… Dear leftists who read the Reader, I’m writing this before Agent Orange announces the Supreme Court nominee, so I ask: How many of you will ask yourselves, “Maybe the court is too powerful?” Instead of getting triggered at whoever he picks.  As we all know, it’s impossible for you to be happy. ...
  • Today’s Journalists Face a Daunting Task… Dear Editor, Cameron Rasmusson’s eloquent opinion piece in the Reader — chronicling  the bravery of the Annapolis, Md., newspaper staff’s vow to publish a newspaper after five of their members were killed by a gunman — resonates with anyone who ever worked at or dreamed of being a journalist in this ...
  • Who Chooses The Bullies…? Dear Editor, The Reader and Ben have made a pledge to identify and brand a bully when they see one. Just after the 2016 elections Ben called out President elect Trump as a bully and explained why. I agree with Ben regarding President Trump, he uses the bully pulpit to the ...
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