Letters

Letter: Moab's BLM leases worrying

I’ve been mountain biking in Moab for over a decade. I’ve seen the BLM give 100-year land leases in remote areas that are supposed to be public lands. And now we are seeing oil and natural gas mining companies fighting to... Read more »

22 hours ago

3 comments

Letter: A close look at US-Israel relations

If charges of apartheid prevail, our government could be found complicit and Americans could find themselves paying reparations. I suggest readers check the situation for themselves. Read more »

22 hours ago

16 comments

Letter: Stopping the Bear

Putin got the Crimea without firing a shot. His actions certainly do not indicate any fear of the West or what we might do to stop him. ... The peoples of Eastern Europe may again lose their freedom to the Russian Bear. Read more »

yesterday

19 comments

Letter: Socialism, like salt

The "wealth" of a nation is largely dependent upon how efficiently it can produce (or obtain via trade) the food, shelter, and clothing required and desired by its citizenry ... Read more »

yesterday

48 comments

Letter: Disagreement vs. hate

During the term of George W. Bush, the wildly popular country band The Dixie Chicks made disparaging remarks about the president’s involvement in the war in Iraq. Unwilling to apologize, the... Read more »

April 15, 2014

36 comments

Letter: The great equation

The great equation basically is this: A person’s health is determined by the medical care they receive, medical care received is determined by access to medical care, and access to medical care is determined by health insurance. Read more »

April 15, 2014

7 comments

Letter: Enough with the homework already

I go to public high school, and I have had enough with all of the homework the teachers are giving out. They forget that every student has eight classes and jobs because they also have to help support themselves and their families. I... Read more »

April 14, 2014

24 comments

Letter: More praise for Reid

For some time now I have been impressed with the articles in the Deseret News written by Stuart Reid. His views are uplifting and, if followed, would be very beneficial to the communities in which we live. I was especially pleased to... Read more »

April 14, 2014

8 comments

Letter: A 'good Samaritan'

Thank you. A very kind man fixed a flat tire for me this past week, as I sat at a 7-Eleven in Sandy, waiting for help to arrive. I had three small grandchildren with me, which added to the frustration of a long wait. Several men... Read more »

April 14, 2014

1 comment

Letter: Coaching and yelling

I respectfully disagree with the article by Timothy R. Clark ("The 'tell-yell' model of coaching," April 9). As an athlete growing up, I found that I not only learned the most from coaches who gave constructive... Read more »

April 13, 2014

3 comments

Letter: Highway bullying

It seems we need a new category instead of road rage. How many times have you had a driver pull up right behind you and drive within just a few short feet from your rear bumper? You have two choices: pull over or chance a wreck.... Read more »

April 13, 2014

21 comments

Letter: Mixed messages

Read with interest the recent column on page 3 of the Family section, “Goin Coconuts,” by Kristen Price, which was headlined on the front page of the section. Kristen encouraged the use of coconut oil and other coconut... Read more »

April 13, 2014

1 comment

Letter: National park funding

I am in favor of Congress allocating more funds to the Department of the Interior for maintenance and upgrades to the national parks and monuments, especially those in Utah. I am also in favor of legislation that will protect the... Read more »

April 13, 2014

8 comments

Letter: In defense of Nietzsche

I want to comment on an element of the article by Joe Cramer, "Try approaching parenting like Goldilocks, not like Nietzsche," (April 1). Cramer's articles on medical and family care for all of us are very important... Read more »

April 12, 2014

4 comments

Letter: Money is not speech

The flood of money from the superwealthy to politicians is the gravest danger to our democracy. Jefferson is now turning over in his grave. How some members of the Supreme Court could support the Citizens United and McCutcheon... Read more »

April 12, 2014

36 comments

Letter: Portraits with smiles

I have enjoyed the sports coverage in the Deseret News over the years. It is a special treat to see local high school and college athletes highlighted and to read their stories. I do, however, have a concern about the photographs of... Read more »

April 12, 2014

3 comments

Letter: Shortsighted housing decision

With another Base Realignment and Closure Committee (BRAC) ready to commence to determine which military bases to close, decisions of communities along the Wasatch Front need to be evaluated through the lens of how it will be viewed... Read more »

April 11, 2014

0 comments

Letter: Israeli apartheid?

In his attempt to smear Israel with the accusation of apartheid, George Bisharat ignores important facts which demonstrate that Israel is vastly different from South Africa. Read more »

April 10, 2014

4 comments

Letter: Scientifically unsound?

The Deseret News certainly has a right to its moral position on the subject of same-sex marriage. But it also has an ethical obligation to be more responsible about the social science evidence it presents to empirically support its... Read more »

April 10, 2014

41 comments

Letter: Unnecessary solar woes

Last summer, I installed solar panels on my home and now produce most of my own electricity. Now, Rocky Mountain Power wants to charge me $4.25 per month for my initiative in producing this clean energy. Read more »

April 9, 2014

6 comments

Letter: Sports over family?

New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy took official paternity leave for two days to be with his wife for the birth of their first son. It has been reported that three prominent media persons criticized him for taking the leave. Read more »

April 8, 2014

6 comments

Letter: Fight corruption

I am proud to be living here in Utah and proud of my citizenship. Recently, I have been extremely disappointed in the conduct of some of our politicians, some in local policing agencies, and in the abhorrent conduct of some who are... Read more »

April 8, 2014

14 comments

Letter: Throw your hat in the ring!

I was interested in a recent interview that Mitt Romney had with Bob Schaeffer on “Face the Nation.” In the interview, in response to a question asked by Bob whether or not Mitt would run again, Mitt states that the... Read more »

April 7, 2014

35 comments

Letter: A fair warning

A fair warning to Democrats who are preening over the "success" of Obamacare: Do not assume purchasing health insurance through the exchanges is the same thing as being happy with the law or supporting of those who passed it.... Read more »

April 7, 2014

42 comments

Letter: A is for average

In 2013, Mountain Crest High School honored 36 valedictorians, 7 percent of the class. Schools all over are experiencing high rates of 4.0 students. Too many are receiving grades they didn't earn. Students have not grown... Read more »

April 7, 2014

8 comments

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