My Turn

Opt-out option is a fraud

March 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

A recently distributed email, attributed to the Kootenai County GOP and the KCRCC is a masterpiece of misdirection and misinformation. The following discussion of the subject quotes from the e-mail in bold and discusses each point in regula...

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7 points to ponder on Idaho etiquette

March 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

Editor’s note: This was originally published in June 2017. Bob and The Press thought now would be a pretty good time to remind everybody.North Idaho is growing rapidly with an influx of residents and businesses from all sectors of the count...

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OPINION: SEN. MARY SOUZA — Initiative measure not a pay day bill

March 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

It is appalling that scurrilous, untrue attacks can be ginned up overnight and leveled at one of the most honest senators in our Legislature. Hundreds of angry emails and phone messages have flooded my office, often naming the senator as a ...

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OPINION: DANIEL RADFORD — What’s behind effort to destroy initiatives

March 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

Idaho has a new political force on hand, Reclaim Idaho. And it looks like it’s making the elites upset. After We the People voted at more than 60 percent for Medicaid Expansion, a major blow to the costly and bureaucratic government-insured...

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OPINION and NOSTALGIA: Reading, writing and arithmetic

March 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Cd’A Press editorial about the value of reading (Sunday, March 17, 2019) brought back memories of conversations I had with my mother many years ago. Our talk was about her grade school years as a student in a Texas Catholic girls school...

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RESEARCH: Patrick’s sins against that special saint

March 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Sholeh Patrick in her “Research” column on March 14th attempts to test our knowledge of St. Patrick, yet fails to depict the truth fully herself. The following is a test of her knowledge: Patrick was a Saint: she states this is false, howev...

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Take a look from another perspective

March 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

Many a high school student has moaned and groaned about a book reading assignment, it can almost be considered a right of passage. When you’re in an Advanced Placement class, which gives you college credit while in high school, these classe...

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No place for a hippie commune

March 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

I read with interest the article regarding Mr. Oberholzer and his issue with his campground that he is running. I am all for the people being able to use their land for what they would like but his property rights should not infringe on tho...

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Uphold the Constitution, no matter your religion

March 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

Several years ago, when my son was still in high school, he wrote a letter to the editor of this fine paper. It was in regard to our country’s label of “Christian Nation” and the importance of maintaining that title. I don’t remember if it ...

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OPINION: DR. MIKE MAY — The other side of the gun

March 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Growing up in Texas, I never gave much thought to the guns I encountered. No, there weren’t six-shooters on everyone’s hips, and my classmates and I didn’t ride horses to school, but yes, there were gun racks in trucks in the high school pa...

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