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

  • Chill Out… Dear Editor, Regarding L.A. Times reporter Steven Borowiec tweeting the following: “I’d Rather See Donald Trump’s life end.” (Newsmax.com by Mark Swanson, Thursday, 03 Nov 2016 11:39 AM). He later apologized. And you know what? I accept this far left Democrat’s apology. I seriously doubt that he meant an act of violence should be ...
  • Defying Racism Takes Courage… Dear Ben Olson and Cameron Rasmusson, Though at times I have disagreed with the tone of some of your responses to persons who have written to the editor on various subjects, I want to thank both of you for discussing and standing up to racism in our community. It took courage ...
  • Understanding Makes the World Better… Dear Editor, I am submitting this letter from my own personal email, on my own personal time. This is not a reflection of anyone else’s thoughts, just me. I’m writing to talk about my morning after the election, and the way some people conducted themselves in the wake of it on ...
  • Is it Fair to Hate Trump…? Dear Editor, After being programmed by biased news reporting, it’s really no surprise that so many people hate president-elect Trump. It’s my opinion that most of this hatred is a result of mainstream media editing some of Trumps statements and purposely omitting key facts. Example: The mainstream press has often stated that ...
  • Leave the Country… Dear Editor, Let me make it perfectly clear that I happily voted DJT. My reasoning? I wanted no more Clintons and no more Bushes in the White House. No matter how you voted it is a truism that every cloud has a silver lining, and this election is proof. The bright spot(s)? ...
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