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

  • What is Trump hiding…? Dear Editor, The president refuses to release his tax filings, which ALL candidates have done over the last 40 years. The government gets to see all of OUR tax records. Why has the Trump Administration stopped making public White House visitor logs, which the Obama Administration allowed the public to see? What ...
  • Exporting Illegals… Dear Editor, A recent letter made the point that anyone who is in the U.S. illegally is a law breaker and therefore should be deported. It painted a black-and-white view that illegal is illegal and anyone here illegally should be deported. Of course, we should expel non-citizen immigrants who have committed serious ...
  • Trump Don’t Care… Dear Editor, When the Affordable Health Care Act was signed into law by the last administration, it was almost universally referred to as Obamacare. If the current president axes “Obamacare” as he has promised and does not replace it with a health care plan that makes good health care affordable and ...
  • Weather Manipulation… Dear Editor, I read with equal parts horror and hilarity “A Market-Driven Approach to Fight Climate Change” Sandpoint Reader, April 27. Hilarity at the pigs-can-fly nonsense contained in the article, and horror at the realization of how many people have been taken in by one of the greatest misdirects of all ...
  • Union Pacific Not Good Neighbors… Dear Editor, I would like to extend my whole- hearted thanks to the Union Pacific Railroad for being exceptionally good corporate neighbors to the citizens of Ponderay, especially those who live along the right of way between the Bonner Mall grade crossing and just north of the Kootenai Cutoff road grade ...
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