Category: Opinion

Opinion

Taking a shot — Part 1

By Marjolein Groot Nibbelink
Reader Contributor

More than 97 guns are owned per 100 people in the United States. Serbia is second, with 58 per 100, and Yemen third with …

Happy [bleep] year

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

I received a breaking news alert on my phone on Feb. 2, 2020, announcing the fact that the day’s palindromic date (02/02/2020) is the only …

I want my America back

By James Richard Johnson
Special to the Reader

I want my America back! I grew up in the Midwest in the 1950s and want back the America that stood for …

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 …

Letters

  • Administrator hiring process… Dear Editor, Many years ago, I was working as an Engineering Manager and decided to seek a new job opportunity. I knew that I would have to manage this process carefully as I suspected that had my boss found out what I was up to that I would have been fired ...
  • Sandpoint is better than this… Dear Editor, Like many others in our community, I was disgusted and disappointed that someone stooped low enough to send out “robo-calls” using racist and homophobic comments to slander one of our candidates for mayor of Sandpoint. I was also faced with the question of how to respond. I recalled how, in ...
  • Candidate fires back… Dear Editor, An opponent of my campaign has been robo-calling residents with a hateful attack. I believe Sandpoint voters are too smart to respond to fear tactics! Mr. Dunkel has assured me that he has nothing to do with the call and I have no reason to doubt him. It appears ...
  • Robo call no good… Dear Editor, I just received the “Sandpoint United Against Shelby” robo call and I am suspended between shock, disgust, and laughter. It is racist, sexist,  and so juvenile I wouldn’t even expect that behavior if he was running for 6th grade class president. But as I digest what was said, what ...
  • Giving thanks… Dear Editor, I’d like to take the time to say and give thanks to the wonderful weekly paper that our community and the area can relish, read and learn from. I want to give thanks and praise to all those at the paper who give us and keep giving us here in ...
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