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

  • Keep Quiet During Show… Dear Editor, I’d like to ask the Festival goers to refrain from all the blah blah blah while the bands are playing. You don’t run your mouth when you’re at the movies, do you? Cool, thanks. Enjoy the music. Terry Owens  Sandpoint
  • Comments on Helsinki… Dear Editor, I was absolutely astounded at a child psychiatrist’s letter regarding Trump in Helsinki, which was obviously a rebuke to the opinion article written by Reader publisher Ben Olson. I agree wholeheartedly with Mr. Olson’s take on the disgrace and the treason-like actions the President of the United States inflicted ...
  • GOP Took No Action… Dear Editor, The GOP in Congress took no action when the President: Denigrated women on numerous occasions; Called Mexicans “rapists and drug smugglers”; Demeaned a Gold Star family; Mocked a handicapped person; Called American journalists the “enemy of the people”; Spoke of jurists as being “biased” against him; Questioned the professionalism and honor of top-level DOJ officials; Encouraged northern ...
  • Respectful Talk… Dear Editor, It is hard for me to believe that anyone could advocate respectful behavior and praise Donald Trump at the same time, as Foster Cline did in last week’s letter. Laura Phillips Sandpoint
  • Justice is Lacking… Dear Editor, I see that some tiny chain of so-called eating establishments whose nearest franchise is 700 miles away is suing a local food truck because of one public domain word is the same one as in their name.   First off, what snitch or spy ratted on The Twisted Kilt Black ...
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