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Response to Corn

To start, you need glasses, there was no white sheet hanging anywhere on President Trump. The President said both sides were to blame and I agree with him. Neo-Nazis and KKK are both hate groups, but the First Amendment gives them both the right to freedom of speech and it does not matter what your…

Party parrots

Could there be anything more “corny” or banal than reading divisive letters to the editor from party hacks? They must receive Daily talking points from their losing party leaders to parrot. Not an original thought among them.   Dale LaScala Corvallis

Alternate reality

After reading several leftist letters to the Bitterroot Star editor, I must respond. One called Trump a racist, another suggested that “don’t just accept the rhetoric as gospel,” another doubted that Trump will ever accomplish anything of value, and another imagined how well off we would be if we ever had a Muslim president.  …

Kill us all and be done with it

The Trump Administration is calling the (more or less) permanent protection of public lands belonging to the people of the United States a land grab. It would seem to be more appropriate to call taking public land, which is already our (the people’s) land, and giving it to private companies to drill, frack, clear cut…

Parties flip-flop

My dad’s grandmother lived more than 80 years, and never voted for a Democrat. On the porch of her farmhouse near Independence, Iowa, in election year 1928, she told him why: “The Democrats killed two of my brothers.”   They were on her porch 63 years after the Civil War, but the emotional wounds of…

Don’t cut Medicaid

I started working in nursing homes and came to assisted living care because my oldest son is disabled and I wanted to help build options for his care long after I’m no longer here to fight for him. For the first time in his life, I’m afraid for his future. We seem to be losing…

‘Healthy’ forests?

As I “enjoy” this “healthy smoke” as the so-called US Forest Service makes “healthy forests,” I reminisce back to a time shortly after the Forest Service, established under the Department of Agriculture, was invented to care for our forests.   To contrast that day with this it would be enlightening to remember some Smokey the…

Nothing ‘great’ about racism

Donald Trump is a racist. After Tuesday there’s no doubt about it. As he ranted to the nation a white sheet was hanging out his pants leg. His performance at the press conference gave support to the Klan, white nationalists, neo Nazis and their despicable creed of hatred and race superiority. He is the enabler-…

Our greatness is under attack

This is my hand being extended as a friend. We do the best we can most of the time. Sometimes we make an error and this is that time. But, in the beginning and the end we are all in this together. What government does to me, it also does to you.   I am…

Living up to the ideals of our Founding Fathers

Think of this. The way for us to be the safest country in the world is for us to embrace the full racial and cultural diversity of our citizens. Now is the best time for us to live up to the ideals of our Founding Fathers of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.  …