Category: Opinion

Opinion

Road Reflections: Fall 2019

By Steve Klatt
Special to the Reader

Overseeing a county road operation has some remarkable resemblance to surviving as a small farm operator. You take stock of the conditions in …

A history of conflict

By Christine Holbert
Reader Contributor

I recently spent six weeks in Ukraine, visiting family, traveling and promoting the new Lost Horse Press Contemporary Ukrainian Poetry Series at the Lviv Book …

Some thoughts on guns at the Festival

By James Baldree
Reader Contributor

Concerning the “controversy” over guns at the Festival, can we at least agree on a couple of points? Pro-gunners, given today’s realities, if the Festival …

The Mueller Report: A “Short” Form

By Philip A. Deutchman
Reader Contributor

I have read the two-volume, 448-page Mueller Report, entitled, “Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election,” by Special Counsel …

Starting high school

By Dinah Rawson
Reader Contributor

I’m starting classes at Sandpoint High School next week and, honestly, I’m terrified. There is so much pressure we face as teenagers — from the …

Point/Counterpoint: Gun rights

Carrying in public places: ‘Better to have it and not need it’

By Steve Wasylko
Reader Contributor

The short answer is “yes,” I would feel safe at the Festival knowing …

Letters

  • Harsh Wind… Dear Editor, The wind is harsh The wind is strong The wind is cold The wind is wrong It chills the heart Dulls the mind Kills the spirit Of human kind It comes from ignorance Pride and greed It comes from hatred With God’s speed This wind so harsh This wind so strong Yet it will die This wind is wrong This harsh wind Is out of season For ...
  • Memorial Day… Dear Editor, As we approach the Memorial Day weekend we must bear in mind that it is not just another holiday weekend. It is a somber occasion. We should remember all those that made sacrifices. It is a time when we should pause in our daily routine to pay homage to ...
  • Jesus Fish… Dear Editor, The origin of the Jesus fish is of the “occult” and/or pagan (astrology and sacred geometry) and goes back many centuries before the birth of the myth known as Jesus. (For more about this watch the film “Zeitgeist” or read the book: “The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever ...
  • Labrador and Health Care… Dear Editor, Raul Labrador drew national attention when he said “Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care coverage” — a Time Magazine quote of the week. But another questionable quote came from Idaho’s other Congressional representative, Mike Simpson, who, while defending the GOP House-passed health care bill, proclaimed he ...
  • Beyond partisan politics… Open letter to Mr. Labrador, Mr. Risch, Mr. Crapo, I am a constituent of yours from North Idaho. Mr. Trump has fired FBI Director Comey, and today—Friday, May 12—Mr. Trump threatened Mr. Comey with secret tapes. Good. Mr. Trump should release ALL of his secret recordings. A bipartisan Special Counsel MUST be appointed ...
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