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

  • You Want to Ban the AR-15…? Dear Editor, So you want to ban the AR-15 rifle? Let me tell you what you’re up against, and what you keep doing to hurt your cause. You’re up against the National Rifle Association’s five million members, all paying at least $30 annual dues. That’s $150 million annually. Many contribute more or, ...
  • Fallibility of Mankind… Dear Editor, I noticed an interesting commonality that is seen in Mar 15 issue and that is human error. Having acknowledged the mistake of using the wrong name of the police officer and promising to beef up copy editing, the date is wrong (Mar. 15 2015). The fallibility of mankind is ...
  • Gratitude… Dear Editor, I would like to give a thank you to Tim French’s letter to the editor concerning “Dogs and Restaurants.“ Please publish my gratitude in the letters to the editor, so others will read and learn from his article. Thank You, Nannette Heintzelman Sandpoint
  • Advisory Vote… Dear Editor, Commenting on the March 8, 2018 story, “No change to advisory vote after county discussion.” Commissioner Connolly’s contradicting statements. First comment, “I think there was a lot of input” to the ballot question. Second comment, commissioners have “been working on the question for weeks with little to no input until ...
  • Don’t Blame the NRA… Dear Editor, Knee-jerk reactions following a school shooting, while understandable, are counterproductive. Lip service by politicians or phony concern from the vacuous media will not get us within a thousand miles of a resolution. Like my car, any rifle I possess will not cause harm by itself. The fixation on blaming the ...
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