Sunday, March 26, 2023

Evan Koch

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Updated 4 days, 17 hours ago

OPINION: In the fight for education, the safe middle ground is quickly disappearing

“All that is required for evil to triumph is for good men (and women) to do nothing.” That was Edmund Burke’s 18...

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
OPINION: Pre-packaged angertainment is getting stale

I could be wrong about this, but I sense that the overall mood in Kootenai County is changing. And for the better. Last year at this time, I faced a well ...

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
OPINION: What is education worth to you?

On March 14, voters across Kootenai County will be asked a simple question: what is the future of elementary education worth to you? Our community has alr...

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
OPINION: Courage in the face of doxxing

There is a line between political activism and immoral or criminal behavior. For years, some on the far right of Idaho’s political spectrum have stepped righ...

Updated 1 month ago
OPINION: The KCRCC horror show

The horror show at the KCRCC is finally galvanizing citizens to become more politically involved. Increased activism among Democrats may even be coming to th...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
OPINION: Mature political conversations

If you spend a lot of time around kids, you might notice they don’t tend to have the best verbal filters. Years ago, a popular advertising campaign called “C...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
OPINION: On Marjorie Taylor Greene’s visit to our town

On Saturday, Marjorie Taylor Greene will be in Coeur d’Alene at the invitation of the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee to deliver the keynote add...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
OPINION: Political and cultural uniformity is an ugly goal

Maybe we’ve been looking at the turmoil at North Idaho College all wrong.

Updated 2 months ago
OPINION: Anti-institutionalism cripples rather than builds

Those of us who watched the GOP struggle and finally elect Kevin McCarthy to succeed Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House of Representatives may have noted t...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
OPINION: State GOP leaders are complicit in NIC's downfall

“...we’ve given a lot of ground to the enemy…” - Ron Mendive, House Representative, District 3 “…for one of the few times that I can remember, we have an...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
OPINION: Democrats support diversity that doesn’t damage

Democrats accept diversity. Our understanding is that individuals in our party range from Progressive Liberals to disaffected Republicans. We recognize that ...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
OPINION: Now elected, you represent all of us

Idaho’s majority Republican elected representatives face an interesting irony: once elected, they work for all Idahoans, not just the interests of their party.

Updated 2 months, 4 weeks ago
OPINION: Honesty matters

Readers of the Press could be forgiven if they ignored or dismissed a recent opinion piece by a writer who claimed that the violent Jan. 6 insurrectionists w...

Updated 3 months ago
OPINION: Political peace at Christmastime?

With so much turmoil in local politics, is feeling peace possible this time of year? The amazing true story behind the carol, “I Heard the Bells on Christm...

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
OPINION: Trust in election security essential

If you don’t like a certain law or policy, the first step toward changing it or eliminating it is to demonize it