Category: Opinion

Opinion

Poverty

By Alexandra Iosub
Reader Contributor

I feel like there’s a powerful social taboo in place that makes it difficult for Americans to talk about money in a productive way. At …

Misophonia: The rage is real

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

Affection can be expressed by holding hands, offering a kind word or leaving a sweet note on the countertop.

My personal favorite act of affection …

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

  • Beaver damage… Dear Editor, I commend the job that Sandpoint Parks and Recreation did this summer battling goose poop at City Beach. Every dawn after a night of carpet bombing the guys were out sifting sand, raking grass, and scraping sidewalks to ready the beach for the day’s picnickers and sunbathers. Inevitably they ...
  • Robo call in poor taste…   Dear Editor, While it is not illegal to verbalize racist views or language, doing so promotes a negative stereotype for our region that is damaging to both citizens and businesses. This is especially true when the language not only targets and disrupts the mayoral campaign of Sandpoint but makes negative references ...
  • Goats, hikers and bean bags… Dear Editor, Sandy Compton was, of course, correct in pointing out that the goat problem at Scotchman Peak was, in fact, a human problem. I think that the hikers that feed the goats should be shot with bean bags. Then, if the offending hikers continue to think it is cute to feed ...
  • Expletive deleted… Dear Editor, My letter in the Oct. 8th Reader had an . I can maybe see an argument for little (I really can’t), but THE!? What was the that bothered the Reader… ...
  • Turn Halloween candy into cash for critters… Dear Editor, The kids have enjoyed going door-to-door in costume trick-or-treating. The homeowners (the ones with their lights on) have enjoyed seeing the kids all dressed up and having fun (and perhaps remembering the joy of Halloween when they were kids). Now the kids have an entire pillowcase filled with candy that ...
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