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Letter: Creating social outcasts

Creating social outcasts out of Muslims is not going to help America in any way. Read more »

May 2, 2016

50 comments

Don't wait for politicians

Don't wait for politicians if you are so worried about causes. Read more »

May 2, 2016

26 comments

Science and values

Behavior is a direct result of one’s values and ideals. Read more »

May 2, 2016

14 comments

Letter: Medical marijuana

Sometimes, there are extreme situations where breaking the law is the only logical course of action. Read more »

May 1, 2016

5 comments

Letter: Wolves in Yellowstone

Through the reintroduction of one species multiple others have benefited and the earth itself has become more healthy. Read more »

May 1, 2016

4 comments

Letter: Constitutional republic

Contrary to popular belief, democracy does not describe our true form of government, which the Founding Fathers described as a “Constitutional Republic.” Read more »

April 29, 2016

30 comments

Letter: Public lands

I frankly do not trust our elected politicians to do anywhere near the job done by professional federal land managers. Read more »

April 29, 2016

18 comments

Letter: Respect the governor

Here in Utah, we are a civil society and I, for one, will always respect and honor the man or woman our citizens have elected to the office of governor and expect others to do the same. Read more »

April 28, 2016

21 comments

Letter: Utah GOP divided

The UTGOP, under the leadership of James Evans, has succeeded in dividing the UTGOP into two factions. Read more »

April 28, 2016

28 comments

Letter: Rep. Bishop right

I applaud Congressman Bishop for his willingness to engage in a bi-partisan negotiation to provide that relief to Puerto Rico. Read more »

April 27, 2016

10 comments

Letter: Constitution Party

On April 9th, the Constitution Party of Utah held its state convention and announced candidates for state offices. Where are the photos and names of those candidates posted with the "other" parties' candidates? Read more »

April 27, 2016

10 comments

Letter: Concerned citizens

Climate change is a big issue and the response to avoid catastrophic warming will take bold ideas, innovation and leadership. Read more »

April 27, 2016

18 comments

Letter: Congressional votes

The popular vote for president directly interferes with the fundamental separation of powers that defines the American nation. Read more »

April 26, 2016

41 comments

Letter: Earth getting warmer

Despite this frightful news, I’m optimistic that this year we are turning a corner on dealing with global warming. Read more »

April 26, 2016

53 comments

Fairer process

Both political parties need to make their election process fairer. Read more »

April 25, 2016

9 comments

Earth Day

We must pursue every option to heal and make whole and healthy our home, for our own well being and for that of the other species that share it. Read more »

April 25, 2016

47 comments

Bonneville Shoreline Trail

Something needs to be done to stop the desecration of our beautiful Bonneville Shoreline Trail. Read more »

April 25, 2016

13 comments

Letter: Saudi Arabia

America is owned by the Arab oil cartels, and isn't that more than just a little bit sad. Read more »

April 24, 2016

21 comments

Letter: Police training simulator

If something like that can happen in an evacuation situation like this, what makes you think officers won't be trained to bully citizens in a similar situation now?! Read more »

April 24, 2016

3 comments

Letter: Girls wrestling?

Can girls wrestle with boys? No doubt they can, but SHOULD they? Read more »

April 23, 2016

25 comments

Letter: Bears Ears monument

In her recent speech addressing “The Next Hundred Years of Conservation,” Secretary Sally Jewell highlighted the need for a “course correction” regarding conservation in the United States. Read more »

April 23, 2016

29 comments

Letter: Common Core

Unless and until all students enter school with an equal opportunity to learn, uniform measurements will always have the same outcome. Read more »

April 22, 2016

16 comments

Letter: Support Gov. Herbert

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recognizes Utah nationally as the nation’s “most fundamentally sound state.” Utah also led the nation over most of the past year for job creation. Read more »

April 21, 2016

17 comments

Letter: National Park Service

The National Park Service turns 100 this year — an anniversary sure to pique the interest of even the most steadfast city dweller. Read more »

April 21, 2016

21 comments

Letter: Voting records

We need to pay close attention to our incumbent legislators’ voting records. Read more »

April 20, 2016

14 comments

Letter: Lifesaving legislation

Thank you to Reps. Love and Bishop for signing on to the Reach Every Mother and Child Act. Read more »

April 20, 2016

0 comments

Letter: Viewpoint change

Count My Vote was intended to prevent rogue "outsider" delegates from picking candidates, but it is also needed for "insider" delegates. Read more »

April 19, 2016

14 comments

Letter: Confusion

I ask the supporters of SB54 and the Count My Vote folks: Will this kind of confusion actually help to increase voter turnout? Read more »

April 19, 2016

8 comments

Forfeiture laws

The proposed bill would not have taken away any power from the police. It would protect the private property of individuals. Read more »

April 17, 2016

1 comment

Genocide convictions

The recent conviction of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic for genocide, persecution and murder is a step in the right direction for international justice. Read more »

April 17, 2016

0 comments

Letter: Ending slavery

Sen. Mike Lee should reconsider his hold on the End Modern Slavery Initiative. Read more »

April 17, 2016

7 comments

Letter: Fix caucus system

Let us vote on issues and candidates and elect delegates that reflect our opinions. Read more »

April 16, 2016

20 comments

Letter: Disenfranchised

I urge delegates to the GOP convention to require every candidate and speaker at the convention to take a public stand on SB54. Read more »

April 16, 2016

13 comments

Letter: Above the law?

I wonder if, instead of paying my state taxes, I could donate my money to a second “Count My Vote” petition drive, declare it as a charitable deduction, and, thus, ignore the law, just as these representatives intend to. Read more »

April 15, 2016

22 comments

Letter: Equal pay

What is the real intent of people pushing equal pay? Read more »

April 15, 2016

29 comments

Letter: Education priorities

Of the $445 million new money in the education fund this year, about a third of that is to go to higher ed, about $100 million of which will go to build buildings, money that should have come out of the general fund. Read more »

April 14, 2016

24 comments

Letter: Family time

Families need to spend more time together. Read more »

April 14, 2016

2 comments

Letter: Fee on fossil fuel

If we put a revenue-neutral fee on fossil fuels and other greenhouse gas emissions at the wellhead, mines and ports-of-entry like the major petroleum corporations agree would be the most effective method to begin reducing our... Read more »

April 13, 2016

17 comments

Letter: End preventable deaths

Thanks to Senator Hatch joining Representative Chris Stewart in co-sponsoring the Reach Every Mother and Child Act of 2015. Read more »

April 12, 2016

3 comments

Letter: Ending tuberculosis threat

Dr. Leckman’s letter about tuberculosis makes it clear that we need to act now to end this threat. Read more »

April 12, 2016

2 comments

Letter: Two-party system

We must expand the representation of ideas and beliefs because our current system no longer works. Read more »

April 9, 2016

21 comments

Letter: Kasich represents values

There is a bit of hope that this upcoming Republican Convention may resonate some sane and responsible decisions that give hope for the “best of the worst” presidential candidates. Read more »

April 9, 2016

14 comments

Letter: Free speech

Your disagreement with someone's views does not override that person's right to free speech, nor my right to assemble and listen. Read more »

April 8, 2016

35 comments

Letter: Utah's public lands

A year ago I returned home to Utah and found that the public lands I so longed to return to are under attack. Read more »

April 8, 2016

19 comments

Letter: Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz is an excellent presidential candidate and one that Republicans should be supporting. Read more »

April 7, 2016

50 comments

Letter: Response to Krauthammer

Please, Mr. Krauthammer, just for me, develop a future positive op-ed about things Mr. Obama accomplished as President, if you have it in you to do that. Read more »

April 6, 2016

30 comments

Letter: The "real" conservative

Real conservatives have principles and are not simply angry at the status quo. Read more »

April 6, 2016

22 comments

Letter: Animal testing doesn't have to be cruel

Animal testing can sadly be cruel but it doesn’t have to be. Read more »

April 5, 2016

7 comments

Letter: Let's talk to kids about skateboarders on street

We need to take more of an active role in teaching our children about the dangers of riding skateboards in the streets. Read more »

April 5, 2016

4 comments

Letter: Supreme Cour keeps creating confusion

The lack of a 9th member on the Supreme Court is already creating confusion in regard to two pending cases and there are more on the way. Read more »

April 5, 2016

30 comments

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