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Guest Op-Eds

From time to time the Coeur d'Alene Press publishes guest opinions as op-eds (opposite the editorial page) in the print edition. These guest op-eds are accepted for consideration from business, government or community organization leaders, current or former elected officials, and Idaho syndicated and Kootenai County local opinion writers we have agreements with. For consideration, submit to mdolan@cdapress.com.

Updated 5 days, 16 hours ago

OPINION: AI concerns aren't just hallucinations

Potential for good - and not-so-good - abundant in medical field and elsewhere

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
OPINION: Republican optimism vs. left wing radical rules

In the dynamic realm of Idaho Republican politics, conservatives confront a critical decision: to embrace President Ronald Reagan's uplifting optimism or to co…

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
OPINION: For Idaho's sake, fund our schools

CDA School District superintendent issues appeal to local legislators

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
OPINION: Don’t be conned by the Con-Con

We are of different parties and often disagree, but are allied in our fierce devotion to America’s Constitution. It is now under serious threat from well-meani…

Updated 2 months ago
OPINION: Laying a foundation for the future

H521 offers trifecta for Idaho families

Updated 2 months ago
OPINION: GOP should uphold electoral process integrity

People want May primary, not March caucus

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
OPINION: Securing the border

Naysayers calling Idaho’s efforts to support Texas in securing the border “pointless” are willfully missing the point.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
OPINION: Hope & Freedom vs. Anger & Power

Ronald Reagan described America as a “shining city on a hill” and his farewell address exclaimed our best days are ahead. Ignoring the “America is in decline” …

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
OPINION: We are all paying KCRCC's bills

Examining the major stories unfolding at North Idaho College, the Kootenai County Assessor's office, and the Community Library Network reveals a pattern of so-…

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
OPINION: For the sake of those who need it, we need to save Medicaid

Medicaid was created as a safety net for the truly needy. But forces in Washington, D.C., have warped it into a spending vehicle that is driving state budgets …

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
OPINION: Let's preserve our downtown

The new Marriot coming downtown is allowed by right (Downtown Hotel Gets OK, CDA Press Jan. 26). I know that many citizens are upset. They see a deterioration …

Updated 2 months, 4 weeks ago
OPINION: Power grab for your vote

Dear Idaho Republican Voters, Bjorn Handeen wants to cut you out of choosing the Republican candidates who will be in the General Election.

Updated 3 months ago
OPINION: Time to turn the tide on dangerous driving

According to preliminary estimates by the Idaho Transportation Department, there were 277 people killed in Idaho traffic crashes last year, the most in a year since 2003.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
OPINION: Open letter to Idaho GOP chair Dorothy Moon

There is no Resolution, nor is there any statement in the Idaho State Republican Platform opposing the U.S. Constitution Article V. In fact, the 2016/2020 Platform of the National Republican Party in the Governmen…

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
OPINION: Why did your Republican representative vote to defund the police?

In the 2023 legislative session, out of 105 members, 11 Republican house members and nine Republican senators voted against funding the police.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
OPINION: Why not fix Social Security?

It is widely understood that by 2035 the Social Security system will be unable to provide the promised benefits. Social Security and Medicare account for the greatest and growing part of the federal budget, and the…