Opinion

The facts of climate change versus opinions

December 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

Climate change deniers frequently present opinions that support their preconceived ideas as facts. Weather data (facts) are measurements of temperature, humidity, glacier sizes, etc. and we use the scientific process to figure out what thes...

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If you can’t afford children, don’t have them

December 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

In response to “Diaper Bank Lifts Burden,” I have a solution to balancing your tight family budget — don’t have children unless you can afford them. The expense of diapers cruising under the radar? Ridiculous.RON JUDDSpirit Lake...

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President should always be addressed with respect

December 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

I for one am so sick and tired to the news media, newspapers, television and radio referring to the president of the United States as Trump. Like him or dislike him Donald J. Trump was elected by the people of the United States of America a...

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Do lemmings follow the consensus?

December 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

The back-and-forth with Jack DeBaun regarding the climate is a bit filled with hot air when any of us pretend to have the final answer. There are, though, important aspects to the discussion that seem important to be meaningful. One is the ...

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This holiday season, don’t forget the seniors

December 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

On behalf of the Sandpoint Area Senior Center, I would like you to publish this letter, asking for community support of the senior center. We recently sent out a small mailing, having no money for a larger mailing, so we are only reaching ...

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Idaho needs to add a state track inspector

December 06, 2018 at 11:34 am

They say never let a fox guard the hen house, but that’s how Idaho operates when it comes to railroad safety. Sandpoint should take this into careful consideration as BNSF Railway pushes for a new bridge over Lake Pend Oreille.Last year, BN...

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Immigration is part of the American dream

December 06, 2018 at 11:34 am

Social Security will be in trouble financially as we, the baby boomers, age and take our turn. Some think Social Security is a bank account, the taxes were taken out and plunked into an account waiting for when we retire. Instead Social Sec...

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Freedom is dependent upon the truth

December 06, 2018 at 11:34 am

Freedom in all of its applications is dependent on truth. (“the truth: bix weir, Nov 17, 2018”) describes at minute 26 the seriousness of current national events. Weir’s theme of “exposing the truth” is a mature and non-partisan effort towa...

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Climate ‘science’ backed by the emotional, irrational

December 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

Let someone dare to challenge today’s version of climate “science” and the useful idiots of the political left come screaming out of the woodwork with their emotional and irrational rantings. It’s all politics, of course. The majority of re...

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Controlled studies have validated climate change science

December 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

Monte Heil (Daily Bee, Nov. 25, 2018) contends climate change is “mere speculation” and “only a theory.” To clarify matters, climate change (global warming) is not a theory. It is a fact supported by many thousands of empirical data points ...

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