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

  • Mesopotamian Cover Art…? Dear Editor, If I squint a little bit, the photo on the cover of the 12/14/2017 Reader looks like an overhead shot of the ruins of an ancient skateboard park. In Mesopotamia, perhaps. Rudi Lebowitz Sandpoint
  • Climate Change and Mr. Gifford… Dear Editor, Bonner County should feel privileged to know we have such an outstanding scholar in our midst to enlighten us. Cort Gifford has such a way with words — surely he has some published, peer-reviewed research he could share with us. Perhaps your doctoral dissertation from some accredited university. No? ...
  • Climate Change… Dear Editor, Please tell me exactly what you, as man-made climate change reversal believers, want everyone to do that will stop and reverse it now. What climate time do you want to return to? Do you want to go back 10 years, 20 years, 100 years or 1,000 years? One last ...
  • Harassment Training… Dear Editor, In a laughable attempt to mollify voters, it appears our honorable electeds in Congress may submit to sexual harassment training. Why? Seems like they’re pretty good at it already. God bless America, and God bless our military. Steve Brixen Sandpoint
  • Love Lives Here… Dear Editor, Friday night last, someone removed two of my front yard signs protesting oil and coal trains and deposited them flat on the yard across the street. He also removed a peace flag from the front porch and dropped it on the driveway. Let’s see: trespass, theft, destruction and littering. ...
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