Category: Opinion

Opinion

The magic of the high country

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

This time of year, I gather with a group of friends and we make our annual pilgrimage to the mountains. With everything we need to …

On staying

By Lyndsie Kiebert-Carey
Reader Staff

There’s a sense of awe surrounding North Idaho’s demographics. 

“Where have all the young people gone?” you ask, and then blame this anomaly on lack …

One error to rule them all

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

When I screwed up and spelled “Tolkien” wrong exactly seven times (including in the headline) of a TV review in the Sept. 8 paper, my …

A case for human compassion

By Nishelle Gonzalez
Reader Contributor

I often get curious when someone has different political ideals. I honestly don’t like talking about politics in the frame of “what side are you …

Letters

  • Response to Mr. Bearly… Dear Editor, I literally yelped in pain (as if someone punched me in the gut) when I read Tim Bearly’s line in his “The False Profit Motive” that read “Individualism will fail whenever there is money involved. We need a collectivist approach when it comes to the health of our planet.” This ...
  • A Fear-Based Movement… Dear Editor, This is a response to Bill Harp’s article titled Why the Redoubt?, which is the final chapter of the Sandpoint Reader’s excellent American Redoubt Series. Nowhere in Harp’s article was fear mentioned as a motivation for the Redoubt movement. I see fear as the primary motivation for those of the ...
  • Everyone Has A Health Care Story… Dear Editor, My story is about a man who works really hard, supports a child and falls into the Medicaid gap. He makes too much to qualify for Idaho’s Medicaid program, but not enough to qualify for the ACA health insurance subsidies. He got a small piece of insulation in his ...
  • Look out for Socialists… Dear Editor, Ben Olson finished his expose on the “Redoubt” that provoked a series of Letters to the Editor, as controversy sells publication advertising! My motivation to weigh in was fortified by a neighbor’s elitist attack on Mr. Gifford. The unstated intention presented in Libby’s academic reliance is the censorship of ...
  • Jazz Greats Who Died in 2017… Dear Editor, Guitarist Larry Coryell died Feb. 19 at age 73. Coryell’s rock-tinged riffs opened the door in the mid-’60s to jazz/rock fusion. Pianist Horace Parlan died Feb. 23 at age 86. Parlan was a hard-bop pianist who recorded with Charles Mingus, Clark Terry, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Archie Shepp and others. Pianist Misha ...
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