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

  • Chill Out… Dear Editor, Regarding L.A. Times reporter Steven Borowiec tweeting the following: “I’d Rather See Donald Trump’s life end.” (Newsmax.com by Mark Swanson, Thursday, 03 Nov 2016 11:39 AM). He later apologized. And you know what? I accept this far left Democrat’s apology. I seriously doubt that he meant an act of violence should be ...
  • Defying Racism Takes Courage… Dear Ben Olson and Cameron Rasmusson, Though at times I have disagreed with the tone of some of your responses to persons who have written to the editor on various subjects, I want to thank both of you for discussing and standing up to racism in our community. It took courage ...
  • Understanding Makes the World Better… Dear Editor, I am submitting this letter from my own personal email, on my own personal time. This is not a reflection of anyone else’s thoughts, just me. I’m writing to talk about my morning after the election, and the way some people conducted themselves in the wake of it on ...
  • Is it Fair to Hate Trump…? Dear Editor, After being programmed by biased news reporting, it’s really no surprise that so many people hate president-elect Trump. It’s my opinion that most of this hatred is a result of mainstream media editing some of Trumps statements and purposely omitting key facts. Example: The mainstream press has often stated that ...
  • Leave the Country… Dear Editor, Let me make it perfectly clear that I happily voted DJT. My reasoning? I wanted no more Clintons and no more Bushes in the White House. No matter how you voted it is a truism that every cloud has a silver lining, and this election is proof. The bright spot(s)? ...
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