My Turn

Gorsuch’s assurances to Senate likely to be tested upon confirmation

March 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

The sincerity of the assurances made by Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Senate Judiciary Committee in the course of confirmation hearings that the president “is not above the law,” is likely to be tested if, as expected, he ...

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Health care and the transfer of risk

March 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

Watching the current flap over health care generally, and health care insurance specifically, is interesting and frustrating. What seems to me to be missing is truth about both health care and health care insurance.First of all, insurance m...

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Reviewing the presidency so far

March 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

In the game of bridge, any player may call for a review of the bidding if there is confusion. So let’s review the bidding of the first two months of the Trump White House because confusion surely abounds.• Repeal and replace: Last week...

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Bicycle riders own the roads, too

March 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

I have been riding bicycles around Kootenai County for nearly a quarter-century. All my friends, our wives and now the second generation of our families also enjoy the fabulous riding here, but an incident happened on today’s ride that is b...

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America quo vadis

March 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

In the year 2010 one man made a decision which resulted in hundreds of thousands of military and civilians dying by burning, beheading, shooting and by any other method yet to be devised by depots! Thousands more were treated by all death d...

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A big slap in the face

March 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

Well, since I’m stuck indoors thanks to El Niño (thank you, global warming), I guess I will try to keep up with all of the news on our new groper-in-chief.There have been a lot of great My Turns and Letters to the Editor lately by people li...

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Change hard to swallow for school board elections

March 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

Do you know who the “zone representatives” are on your local school board?I don’t, and it hardly matters. I’m 66 years old, semi-retired and have no kids in school. In recent years, my wife and I hosted three exchange students who went to C...

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A letter to the attorney general

March 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

Dear Mr. Attorney General:I am writing to you today demanding that your office conduct an official investigation into the death of Kelly Pease which happened on or about March 10, 2017.Mr. Steven Denson was identified as a person of interes...

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Press still unfair to GOP

March 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

We all have been hearing about the press being unfair to the Republicans. Well this paper is no different.I noticed that on the very first column in Wednesday’s paper on page three, the following statement was printed there. "Trump rel...

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Proposed budget would hurt many Americans — like Brady

March 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

Nine-and-a-half years ago, my son, Brady, joined our family. Right away, my husband and I knew something wasn’t OK, and by the time Brady was 3 weeks old, he had been diagnosed with a frightening genetic disease — cystic fibrosis. We learne...

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