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

  • 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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