Stories tagged: opinion
Thu., June 28, 2018
So it’s time again to consider your Second Half of the Year Resolutions.
Thu., June 21, 2018
There used to be two kinds of families.
Mon., June 18, 2018
What are adults using in 2018 to scare kids into making academic progress over the summer?
Thu., June 14, 2018
Why don’t you get invited to friends’ lake places? See if you think one of these multiple-choice options might be the explanation.
Sun., May 20, 2018
Paul Turner: You think of yourself as a fair-minded person, right?
Mon., April 30, 2018
I visited a local elementary school last week and was impressed.
Thu., April 26, 2018
Coeur d’Alene remembers native son Jim Shepperd as a patriot’s patriot.
Fri., April 20, 2018
George Nethercutt’s victory over Tom Foley in 1994 was a stunner, and presaged a wave of Republican victories across the country. Now, his successor, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, faces the …
Tue., April 17, 2018
Americans deserve a tax code that is fair, and encourages U.S. businesses to hire more workers and invest here at home – and that’s exactly the results the Tax Cuts …
UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 1:18 a.m.
In response to a Terrence Vent article, “Neighborhood bounded by old and new: Mix in Latah/Hangman area poses challenge for council” (South Voice, Thursday, March 15, 2018):
Sun., March 11, 2018
Twenty years ago, a blip of a debate surfaced among the camps of the gun lobby regarding legislation in Olympia.
Sat., March 3, 2018
But there is no longer any reason for an employer to provide bookkeeping and bill paying services. And change has public sector unions scared spitless.
Sun., Feb. 18, 2018
By stripping the truth about climate change from educational science standards, the members of the Idaho House Education Committee have equated established scientific knowledge with overconfident ignorance, columnist Shawn Vestal …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 8:34 p.m.
We all want and deserve love. Finding it, keeping it and giving it is hard, though. Love is labyrinthine. Navigating it is a risk I’m glad I’ve taken, but it …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 2:32 p.m.
We could learn a few things from our cousins in Canada about designing and building infrastructure.
Sun., Feb. 11, 2018
To err is human, Shakespeare said, but to really screw up takes a computer.
Sat., Feb. 10, 2018
HB 2587 purports to be about simply adding fee disclosure requirements for special deputy prosecuting attorneys appointed by an elected county prosecutor. But the bill isn’t about transparency, it’s about …
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018
The reality-TV shows “Live PD” and “COPS” have gleaned plenty of footage in working with local police agencies – and have helped fuel an image of the city as a …
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 4:13 p.m.
I’m beginning to think either I’m getting old or I’ve been living under a rock, but apparently I missed the obituary for the age-old adage, “We need to disagree without …
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018
Apollo Fuhriman loves his job. He’s from the government, and he’s helping. His job is finding regulations to eliminate. “We look at regulations, guidance documents, anything the federal government touches …
Sat., Jan. 27, 2018
It’s called the “father factor.” It’s at the root of every negative cultural measure – children twice as likely to drop out of high school, more likely to abuse drugs …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 8:44 a.m.
With a sly grin, John Austin admits he liked to window shop but not buy as a young man growing up in the shadow of the now-defunct Wallace bordellos. But …
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018
Sue Lani Madsen: As Roe v. Wade approaches milestone 45th anniversary, questions of viability, abortion on collision course
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor wasn’t on the Supreme Court when Roe v. Wade was decided 45 years ago. But in 1983, she wrote a dissenting opinion in a subsequent abortion …
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 6 a.m.
Keeping up with the Legislature from Spokane can be difficult. We offer some suggestions to make it easier.
Sat., Jan. 6, 2018
There is common ground on health care – the system isn’t working. Everyone has favorite anecdotes about what’s working the worst, either before or after the Affordable Care Act or …
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017
Lack of skepticism spreads fake news in the ongoing civil war of words. This time it was progressives who got snookered.
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017
Every holiday season brings much goodwill. But there are also random acts of meanness that cause us pause.
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017
She hopes to provide “a modicum of water for rural landowners.” Not adequate water, a modicum. A smidgen. A pittance. A drop in the bucket.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017
Predicting the future accurately is impossible. Government planning is doomed to fail, according to Randal O’Toole, author of “The Best-Laid Plans.”
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017
Q: It seems to me that if anyone has a right and a reason for protesting and marching in the streets (it) is the Jewish people, considering all the horrible …