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

  • Kate for Idaho House… Dear Editor, Kate McAlister knows how to create new jobs, improve education, and help bring in vitally needed internet infrastructure that supports our needs. Kate has extensive experience collaborating with business, education and local government leaders. The incumbent, Heather Scott, seems fearful and holds extreme views. Believing that Sharia Law would somehow ...
  • Words to Live By… Dear Editor, There has been a lot of talk lately about the politics of this region, and I am writing in regard to what I have heard. First, I would like to address the fear-mongers among us. We are all part of the United States of America, whether you like it or ...
  • Lawsuit Shows Arrogant Attitude… Dear Editor, Just before Christmas 2015, years of work and thousands of hours of individual effort by people from all walks of life in northwest Montana came to fruition when the Kootenai Forest Stakeholders made a landmark agreement about land use on the Kootenai National Forest. The spectrum of participants was ...
  • Who Am I…? Dear Editor, My name is Natasha Ferris. I am Adam Ferris’ biological sister. I, too, am gay. Also trangender. I find this odd. Always have. However I love how none of these stories or articles mention one thing about me. Or who I was, or what part I played in Adam’s ...
  • Vote for Ken Meyers… Dear Editor, After growing up on a wheat farm in western Montana, Ken Meyers went on to become an educator and administrator at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. His experience taught him that good things happen when you have a vision that improves people’s lives, and you move toward ...
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