Monday, September 25, 2023

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

Updated 3 days, 7 hours ago

OPINION: KCRCC’s 'vetting' scam

Yes, I’m back at it after a wonderful summer of family celebrations and travel. It has been great to ignore the ...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
OPINION: Affiliation with the University of Phoenix is great for Idaho

As a proud Vandal, I know the value of a University of Idaho education. Growing up in the hallways of Memorial Gym and being part of the energy and excitemen...

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
OPINION: Transparency in numbers: A look into how your tax dollars are being spent

The first rule for any responsible government is that it must do the work of the people, for the people. That is the reason for any government’s existence. B...

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
OPINION: ‘Politician’ is not always a dirty word

We all know what’s going to happen in three years … it’s so predictable.

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
OPINION: The art of conversation

In the furor of our divisive Idaho politics right now, we have lost the important ability to talk with each other as people. We have lost the art of conversa...

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
OPINION: Idaho GOP supports some, but not all

Members of the Idaho GOP Executive Committee are attempting to remove the State IFRW (Idaho Federation of Republican Women) President from voting status. Rul...

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
OPINION: Republicans for health care

If you are a regular reader of the Coeur d’Alene Press, you are well aware of the divisive politics railing our community. As a long-standing North Idaho Republican, it was this division and subsequent damage to ...

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
OPINION: Sen. Len Jordan reflected the values of Idaho’s traditional Republicans

Former U.S. Senator Len Jordan served Idaho with distinction from 1962 through 1972. He was a conservative Republican who brought courage and individualism t...

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
OPINION: What’s the truth about our libraries?

Library board candidates Plass and Hanley and their political allies are resorting to misinformation about “porn in the libraries.”

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
OPINION: Five reasons why ranked choice voting is a bad idea

“Reclaim Idaho” — the activist group that successfully pushed the troubled expansion of Medicaid in Idaho, as well as a ballot measure that would have raised...

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
OPINION: The KCRCC/IFF: A pig’s tale

The Kootenai County Republican Central Committee (KCRCC) and its conjoined twin, the Idaho Freedom Foundation (IFF), remind me of the pigs in George Orwell’s...

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
OPINION: RINOs and taxes

I read the April 23 news story written by Bill Buley about the town hall held recently by our North Idaho contingent of legislators. It makes a couple of points that are worth exploring.

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
OPINION: Politics to potholes

Roads should not be political, but potholes are a sure sign politics has impacted the operation and maintenance of our roads and highways. A political candidate who blindly promises they are running for Highway D...

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
OPINION: Tucker vs. KCRCC Town Hall

Tucker Carlson has suddenly left Fox News. This is upsetting to hear because he was considered by many as a trusted source for conservative information.

Updated 5 months ago
OPINION: Don't listen to misinformation about Cd'A school levy

There’s a Greek proverb that says: “A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they will never sit.”

Updated 5 months ago
OPINION: KCRCC requires Nevada astroturf to fight Idaho’s grassroots

People are surprised to learn Idaho candidates and the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee use an out-of-state political strategist to attack other ...