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

  • The Nail on the Head… Dear Editor, In the Reader’s April 12 issue, contributor David Phillips responded to the Festival’s unfortunate decision to do away with the “number line” system. David really hit the nail on the head with a well-reasoned and articulate column. I am in total agreement and decry the fact that the Festival is ...
  • An Outstanding Legislator… Dear Editor, Heather Scott is by far the best candidate as our Representative for Legislative District 1A. For four years she has lived the mantra that “actions speak louder than words” and prizes honesty and loyalty to her electors above all else. Heather has always shown total commitment to our causes ...
  • This Land Is My Land, This Land is Your Land…… Dear Editor, All citizens share in the ownership of our national forests. I have been amazed that creation of less than 15,000 acres of wilderness near Scotchman Peaks has sparked so much interest. That is less than half of 1 percent of the total acreage on the vast 2.5 million-plus acres ...
  • SPORTS Endorses Scott… Dear Editor, I am pleased to announce that the SPORTS premier firefighter- and law enforcement-related social club in pristine North Idaho is endorsing Heather Scott in the coming primary and election for District 1A state legislative seat. We believe Heather Scott to be a fabulous candidate — a candidate of and ...
  • My Reason NOT to Vote for Michael Snyder for Congr… Dear Editor, I am supporting: a man who doesn’t make bold claims, but instead relies on a voting record that everyone can see, character that has been demonstrated by what he does rather than what he says, and who has been serving the people of Idaho rather than self interest. I ...
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