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

  • Climate change real… Dear editor, Shelley B. from Sandpoint states in her letter to the editor that “it always seems interesting to me that there is so much argument not only on that subject but many others among scientists.” The subject she is referring to is from an article “The Threat of a Warmer ...
  • Government ≠ scientist… Dear Editor, I read with interest the article “The Threat of a Warmer Tomorrow.” In fact it always seems interesting to me that there is so much argument not only on that subject but many others among scientists. Typical of this is the latest fuss by the FDA over trans fat a.k.a partially ...
  • Comment on Riley story… Dear Editor, Nice job boys with your examinations of the murder of Jeanetta Riley! It only took the local newspapers a year to comment on a story that was carried internationally! Can’t wait for your follow up interviews with Sheriff Wheeler and his decision to end the department’s involvement with NAMI and, ...
  • Help identify attacking dog… Dear Editor, Can you please help identify an off leash dog that viscously attacked and mauled a white Bichon and her caregiver Friday, June 26 approximately 5:30pm just off the Super 1 parking lot between Super 1 and Napa Auto Parts? The attacker was a medium sized lean muscular young dog, brown ...
  • Riley shooting… Dear Editor, Am I odd for mourning during holidays?  Take Thanksgiving, for example, I cannot help thinking about the genocide of our Native Americans or starving modern refugees around the world (who would be thankful for a morsel of our feast).  I mean, are all the people that take their own ...
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