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

  • Support the Levy… Dear Editor, I plan to vote for the LPOSD levy on Aug. 30. There are no additional sport fields being created; current ones are just being moved to better utilize the limited acreage that the school district has. Baseball and soccer will still have fields to play on and there will still ...
  • Lighten Up… Dear Editor, After reading your "Barbs" section on Thursday, I was somewhat surprised at your reaction to "Black lives matter cattle roadblock." I'm sorry, but I guess I'm not that politically correct, and thus, not offended by this silly and laughable little posting. I guess you can find racial overtones in anything ...
  • Schools Need Support… Dear Editor During my eight years with the city as both a council person and mayor, I was aware of the many inquiries that new businesses would make about our town and base their decision to locate accordingly. One question that would often come up which we did not have a ...
  • Reader Bias… Dear Editor, I spend my winters in Florida then return to my Idaho garden in May-there's not much time to read newspapers, but have skimmed through a couple of Readers this summer. Each time I noticed the the Reader seemed biased towards liberalism. One issue had a article written by Mr. Gier ...
  • Vote for Kate… Dear Editor, Two very different candidates are running for election to the Idaho House of Representatives seat 1A. There are basic differences in their beliefs and how they will represent all residents of District 1. Before casting your vote take time to consider what the future Bonner County, Legislative District 1 ...
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