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Letter: Bush dilemma 2.0

After the initial invasion in Iraq, 69 percent of Americans backed U.S. military involvement. By 2004, support dipped to19 percent. In 2006, the majority said we should have stayed out. Read more »

4 hours ago

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Letter: Buy American

Our national debt is large because of many things. I don't believe it is all President Obama's fault. Read more »

4 hours ago

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Letter: Vaccination exceptions

The Utah State Code provides a list of exceptions to parents who do not wish to give their children required immunizations for school. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

20 comments

Letter: My sons

What is the justification for killing youths who are threatening no one? Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

31 comments

Letter: Voting matters

I am tired of listening to the complaints about our government ... when so few qualified citizens take the time to participate in the election process, and when so many of that few just blindly mark their ballots according to a party... Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

13 comments

Letter: Moral decline

The person who first claimed you can’t legislate morality was Sen. Barry Goldwater, and he was talking about the civil rights movement. It is obvious that new laws, along with education, brought about a vast cultural change in... Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

92 comments

Letter: Video games

Children today spend way too much time playing noneducational video games. Research has proven that most video games do not have positive effects on the brain. Video games are addicting and can become all-consuming, especially for... Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

21 comments

Letter: Elderly care

Zach Klein followed 19 patients ages 69 to 101 who were given an experimental treatment three times a day for a year at a nursing home in Israel. Seventeen patients achieved a healthy weight, gaining or losing pounds as needed.... Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

3 comments

Letter: Child production

While I respect and relate to the Eyres' passion (Sept. 9), I balk at their sensational claims and the liberal gaps in their logic. Their latest article lambasting the cost-of-raising-a-child figures put out by the U.S.... Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

10 comments

Letter: High school rivalry

Payson is a great school with amazing fans that attend almost every game and participate enthusiastically in many school spirit events and traditions. But some schools, namely Spanish Fork High School, have some sore feelings toward... Read more »

Sept. 13, 2014

5 comments

Letter: Bad words

Eighty percent of pop songs contain swear words. Kids who have moved on from the “children’s” genre are suddenly faced with profanity and bad lyrics. I love music, especially pop. But too much of it swears. For... Read more »

Sept. 13, 2014

14 comments

Letter: Raising kids

The Department of Agriculture reported that it costs parents a quarter of a million dollars to raise a child to the age of 18. If you divide $250,000 by 18 you would get a cost of $13,888.88 a year to raise a child. If parents have... Read more »

Sept. 13, 2014

3 comments

Letter: Climate denial

It's time we stopped listening to climate denial from the scientifically illiterate. We need to focus on solutions to climate change. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

62 comments

Letter: Nuclear plant

The proposed nuclear power plant near Green River, Utah, by Blue Castle Holdings (BCH) has the makings of a perfect economic and environmental catastrophe. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

24 comments

Letter: Land greed

The object of land transfer is to allow the wealthy opportunities to acquire public lands. Greed is the driving force. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

16 comments

Letter: National debt

When Obama took office in 2009, the national debt for all preceding 43 presidents was $9.9 trillion. Today it is over $18 trillion and will be over $20 trillion by the time Obama leaves office. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

52 comments

Letter: Vending machines

Vending machines in local high schools have taken out candy bars and snacks that teens enjoy and replaced them with whole wheat and bland foods. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

12 comments

Letter: Cure for teens

More sleep has been proven to improve test scores, obesity, mental and physical health, driving accidents and general temperament. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

20 comments

Letter: Scottish independence

Scottish independence is not based upon a romantic notion of freedom either, but a growing recognition by its people that London doesn't necessarily know best and we are better off taking care of our own affairs. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

12 comments

Letter: Congress seating

My solution to the dysfunctional Congress lies in the seating arrangements. Make the seating thus: Republican, Democrat, Republican, Democrat, etc. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

20 comments

Letter: Union costs

While unions served their purpose years ago, they've clearly lost their place. It's unfortunate that people have been brainwashed by unions to believe they aren't strong enough on their own and must rely on others to... Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

55 comments

Letter: Fit for office?

Columnist Richard Davis recently assailed Becky Lockhart for her presumption to aspire to the office of Utah's superintendent of public instruction ("Focus on needed skills when selecting new superintendent," Wednesday,... Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

23 comments

Letter: Rainbow Bridge

In a recent article about Rainbow Bridge the writer did not mention us avid river runners who always camped at Rainbow Bridge Canyon for the evening and then hiked the 7 miles up the canyon to the glorious Rainbow Bridge. At that... Read more »

Sept. 7, 2014

3 comments

Letter: Illegal immigration undermines

To imply that politicians complain about illegal immigration merely to score political points is not only a lie, but it also denies the reality that illegal immigration undermines, rather than contributes to, the "strength,... Read more »

Sept. 7, 2014

11 comments

Letter: Cancel corporate taxes

In a recent article in Forbes, Stan Collender discussed corporate taxes and subsidies. Corporate taxes here are the world's highest (35-40 percent). Warren Buffett got some publicity for helping to finance the move of the... Read more »

Sept. 7, 2014

22 comments

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