Category: Opinion

Opinion

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 …

Our best foot forward

By Tim Henney
Reader Contributor

Several evenings ago my 1957 bride, our visiting and aging (58!) adult daughter, son-in-law and dog Tippy were driving home with cartons of Thai and …

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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