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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

Letter: Intend to kill

Don S. Robertson's letter (“Gun safety,” Sept. 2) uses language that is much softer than what my dad taught me: "Never point a gun at anything you don't intend to kill.” Newel Standley Murray Read more »

Sept. 7, 2014

2 comments

Letter: Global warming

The U.N. has come to the conclusion that something drastic needs to be done to fight global warming. Greenhouse gases are ruining things all over the world. And they say we will probably have more and worse droughts, storms, etc.,... Read more »

Sept. 6, 2014

36 comments

Letter: Fast food

The fast-food workers who are picketing for a doubling of the minimum wage are too uninformed to realize that thousands of them will lose their jobs if businesses are forced to pay this ridiculous... Read more »

Sept. 6, 2014

22 comments

Letter: Sewer water

I just received a letter from the director of Salt Lake City Public Utilities promoting a private insurance company plan "to protect you from unexpected home repair costs." I assume the same letter went out to everyone who... Read more »

Sept. 6, 2014

1 comment

Letter: Happily human

Who would’ve guessed that telling the story of a tarantula would help someone pick up the pieces of her life, for yet another day? Read more »

Sept. 5, 2014

0 comments

Letter: No sympathy

When we let mobs rule, our society enters a war zone. Read more »

Sept. 5, 2014

28 comments

Letter: Road to Hell

Vice President Joe Biden, talking of ISIS, boldly proclaimed, "They should know we will follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice." Read more »

Sept. 5, 2014

24 comments

Letter: Delicate formula

Changing the definition of marriage is like trying to change the chemical composition of water. It may seem more egalitarian, diverse or tolerant, but it won’t be life-sustaining H2O. Read more »

Sept. 4, 2014

24 comments

Letter: Big blunder

The two biggest military blunders of the past 500 years are widely considered to be Napoleon's invasion of Russia and Hitler's invasion of Russia. Read more »

Sept. 4, 2014

36 comments

Letter: Principal rules

Principal Laura Bond, from Boulton Elementary in Bountiful, has implemented a new policy which bans preschoolers from entering the elementary school lobby. Read more »

Sept. 4, 2014

7 comments

Letter: Constructivist curriculum

If you want true improvement and real critical thinking skills fostered, you don't want the constructivist approach that Common Core is forcing. Read more »

Sept. 3, 2014

18 comments

Letter: Just like everyone else

Lee Benson perpetuates the notion of a separation between “them” and “us” by asking, “… How to help transition such people into society?” Read more »

Sept. 3, 2014

0 comments

Letter: Radioactive waste

If the Legislature banned the waste, why would there be a thought to change or override that ruling? Read more »

Sept. 3, 2014

6 comments

Letter: No uranium in Utah

It is disturbing that we are considering the disposal of depleted uranium in Tooele County. What is proposed is not, in fact, disposal, but merely handing the problem to future generations, as we seem prone to do. Read more »

Sept. 2, 2014

22 comments

Letter: Gun safety

“Never point a gun at anyone or anything that you would not hit. Treat every gun as though it were loaded!” This simple rule would avoid every gun accident that we read about all too often. Read more »

Sept. 2, 2014

43 comments

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