Category: Opinion

Opinion

The language of freedom

By Katie Botkin
Reader Contributor

Would you be shocked if I told you that conservatives and liberals speak different languages, in an almost literal sense? It’s true. There are certain …

Point/counterpoint:

TO REFORM OR NOT

By Bill Litsinger
Reader Contributor

Some might say that the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s …

Jumping in

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

I walked into the water up to my ankles and heard that all-too-familiar voice in my head: “What are you thinking?”

The voice is familiar …

A rumble of hope

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Reader Staff

When rounding the corner of the Bonner County Courthouse last Tuesday, June 2, to see who was amassing to protest the killing of George Floyd, I said …

Letters

  • Informative Series… Dear Editor, Many thanks to Ben Olson and the rest of the Reader staff for their very informative series on the Redoubt movement. Surprisingly I realize that I actually agree with some of what the Redoubters stand for: keeping government for the people and by the people, and by people I ...
  • Cross Words… Dear Editor, This is meant as a heads up to our community, and I hope will be taken in the context which it is written. Let’s start a dialogue this year regarding gender shaming words. I picked up a copy of the Reader last week and started to do the crossword puzzle ...
  • Response to Mr. Weins… Dear Editor, The author of the second article on page 7 (Herb Weins, Reader 12-21-17 issue) makes numerous irrational statements and comparisons. 1: “We have been exporting high-quality blue collar jobs out of the country for decades.” How does a smelter job qualify as a high-quality blue collar job, given the extreme working ...
  • Us vs. Them, Or Just Us… Dear Editor, Albert Einstein once observed: “If we keep doing what we’ve been doing, we keep getting what we’ve been getting.” Oh my! So if “what we’ve been doing” is “us versus them,” how’s that working for us? It seems what we’ve been getting is thousands of years of division, fear, hate, ...
  • Say Yes to Post-secondary Education… Dear Editor, A recent Gallup poll found that 58 percent of registered Republicans believe college has a negative effect on our society. I do not believe this nor do I think most Idaho Republicans, Independents and Democrats believe this. We believe that college education is the principal driver of social and ...
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