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

  • Please Vote… Dear Editor, On Nov. 8, Boundary and Bonner Counties have an opportunity to vote for positive change. Please vote for my friends: Stephen F. Howlett, Idaho State Representative District 1 Seat B; Kate McAlister, Idaho State Representative District 1 Seat A; Dave Kramer, Boundary County Sheriff; and Tim Tucker, Boundary County Commissioner. I ...
  • Kate for the House… Dear Editor, There is nothing wrong with District 1 that what's right with District 1 can't make so much better! And that is why we support Kate McAlister for District 1 State Representative. Kate is doing an exceptional job as president of the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce to nourish the business ...
  • Comments Upsetting… Dear Editor, : There certainly is a great divide in our country, and that gap is largely promoted by people who fail to try to understand each other’s point of view. It’s easy for us to categorize other groups. However such categorizations are not ...
  • Vote For McAlister, Howlett, Meyers and Chilcott&#… Dear Editor, Nov. 8 is a very important day for the future of our country and our Idaho legislative districts 1 and 7. If you believe in and support public education, VOTE McALISTER, HOWLETT, MEYERS and CHILCOTT. If you believe in and support public infrastructure, VOTE McALISTER, HOWLETT, MEYERS and CHILCOTT. If you ...
  • Scott Has To Go… Dear Editor, Heather Scott, our representative for Idaho House district 1A, has got to go. She is not a conservative. Though I do not agree with conservatives on most issues I do confess that there is such thing as a practical, compassionate, common sense conservative. Heather Scott has none of these ...
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