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

  • Killing Riley was wrong… About the police killing of a pregnant Jeanetta Riley
  • Petition event a success… Dear Editor, Thank you to everyone who helped make our first Get up...Stand up event a huge success.  We helped 20 people get registered to vote and received over 50 signatures on our New Approach Idaho Petition.  Thank you to Eichardt’s for hosting the event, Matt King for providing the music, ...
  • A call to action… Dear Editor, I am thankful to the Reader for following through on the story of our “Senior Tree” (this is my affectionate name for the 140-year-old Ponderosa Pine that graces the Senior Center Parking Lot). Our last letter was informing you of the grant to redo the undulating parking lot, and has ...
  • Challenge to climate change… Dear Editor, As a visitor passing through Sandpoint today, I enjoyed my brief time in this pretty town. But it was disappointing to open the local paper (June 18 issue) and see yet another media piece that failed to ask any tough questions challenging the alarmist narrative on global warming (now ...
  • If you can keep it… Dear Editor, During the founding of our Constitution, the motto was, “‘eternal vigilance is the price we pay for liberty.” We the people, need to be involved, educated and engaged, in order to maintain our liberties that are enumerated in the Constitution. Personal liberty requires personal responsibility. We all need to ...
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