Category: Opinion

Opinion

I want my America back

By James Richard Johnson
Special to the Reader

I want my America back! I grew up in the Midwest in the 1950s and want back the America that stood for …

Love is a Dog From Hell

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

The headline of this article comes from a book by poet and author Charles Bukowski, who lived a bitter, drunken existence periodically punctuated by moments …

Politicizing education

By Rep. Steve Berch, D-Boise
Special to the Reader

The House Education Committee voted recently to reject and remove every word of Idaho’s education standards in math, English and science …

Human rights for all

By Timothy Braatz
Reader Contributor

Black History Month was created to celebrate the achievements of people typically excluded from the telling of U.S. history. In that spirit, here are three …

How to winter

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

I was standing in line at the grocery store the other day and heard a woman say, “I just don’t ever remember a winter being …

Covenants can be a good thing

By James Richard Johnson
Reader Contributor

When I consider the ecological advantages to trains versus trucks carrying freight across America, I do not find myself opposing a second railroad bridge …

An American dream

By Brenda Hammond
Reader Contributor

“I have a dream … deeply rooted in the American dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning …

The year in advance

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

The year 2000 has always felt like more of a product than an age: Reality 2000, the Next Generation, or something like that. Maybe it

A history of violence

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

On Christmas Day, we woke up to find a pair of posts on our Reader Facebook page that went beyond the typical “fake news” straw …

The time machine

By Sandy Compton
Special to the Reader

I spend a lot of time on the road between Hope and Paradise. I have a home along that road. It’s the initial …

Letters

  • Climate change real… Dear editor, Shelley B. from Sandpoint states in her letter to the editor that “it always seems interesting to me that there is so much argument not only on that subject but many others among scientists.” The subject she is referring to is from an article “The Threat of a Warmer ...
  • Government ≠ scientist… Dear Editor, I read with interest the article “The Threat of a Warmer Tomorrow.” In fact it always seems interesting to me that there is so much argument not only on that subject but many others among scientists. Typical of this is the latest fuss by the FDA over trans fat a.k.a partially ...
  • Comment on Riley story… Dear Editor, Nice job boys with your examinations of the murder of Jeanetta Riley! It only took the local newspapers a year to comment on a story that was carried internationally! Can’t wait for your follow up interviews with Sheriff Wheeler and his decision to end the department’s involvement with NAMI and, ...
  • Help identify attacking dog… Dear Editor, Can you please help identify an off leash dog that viscously attacked and mauled a white Bichon and her caregiver Friday, June 26 approximately 5:30pm just off the Super 1 parking lot between Super 1 and Napa Auto Parts? The attacker was a medium sized lean muscular young dog, brown ...
  • Riley shooting… Dear Editor, Am I odd for mourning during holidays?  Take Thanksgiving, for example, I cannot help thinking about the genocide of our Native Americans or starving modern refugees around the world (who would be thankful for a morsel of our feast).  I mean, are all the people that take their own ...
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