Congress’ dereliction of duty

Congress again avoided a government shutdown and kicked the can down the road for another 45 days, but much damage has been and continues to be done to our all-volunteer military by irresponsible members of Congress. Military leaders have consistently recommended...

North Idaho College trustees: Shame on You

An open letter to Todd Banducci, Greg McKenzie, Mike Waggoner and Art Macomber: You have assured the community time and time again that North Idaho College is not at risk of losing accreditation. You have repeatedly stated that you have the college and the students’...

Trump: ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’

The death knell is sounding. It was heard when the GREAT RED WAVE splashed timidly on our shores. It sounded when Jack Smith was appointed special counsel over all things federally Trumpian. It sounded when the 11th Circuit Court spanked Judge Cannon for being a...

‘And then they came’

First they gerrymandered voting districts to rig elections in their favor. And I did not speak out Because the gerrymander benefited me. • Then they came for voting rights of minorities. And I did not speak out Because I was not a member of a minority and I could...

Love won

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the many phenomenal community members, volunteers, businesses, nonprofits, and agencies who stood on the right side of history at Pride in the Park and other CDA4Pride events. Those who refused to waver in the wake of...

FAREWELL: To our ‘more perfect Union’

Welcome to the new Theocratic States of America, where separation of church and state is dead, where women’s rights are stripped away, everyone can carry military grade weaponry without restriction, taxpayers are forced to pay for religious schools, and LGBTQ...

Does History Repeat Itself? An opinion by D. Rose

While they contemplated the descent of ancient governments, our Founding Fathers considered the potential collapse of our own republican form of government. Our founders took to heart the warning of Aristotle, how instability is brought about by inequality. They also...

KCRCC: The machine at work

Political machine. This is the phrase that came to mind when looking at the county primary results. The recommended slate of the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee (KCRCC) swept the field, electing new folks into new spots and sweeping out some incumbents....

State, keep an eye on NIC

Dear Members of the State Board of Education, Re: North Idaho College Many of you know me from my days as Chairman of the Senate Education Committee and an original member of your Accountability Oversight Committee. I applaud you for taking a hard stand in your letter...
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