Most of us know how to boil a frog, don't we? The best method is to start with room temperature water and raise the temperature just one degree at a time. Otherwise, the frog jumps right out and escapes, scalded, but lives to see... Read more »
I do not live in Sugarhouse but over many years I have driven along 1100 East/Highland Drive. I go to Sugarhouse for shopping and to the post office on 1100 East. Read more »
As a 20-year career health agent, I think Obamacare is a trainwreck waiting to happen. It is a bill 2700 pages long that apparently was never read or understood by anyone in Congress and is now followed by 75,000 pages of rules and... Read more »
In nearly every debate on gun policy someone will argue that registration is the first step toward confiscation and then tyranny Read more »
After reading former Sen. Bob Bennett's "Cool off the global warming debate" op-ed, I felt at peace with those few who insist that there's still a debate to be had about global warming (April 29).... Read more »
We applaud the efforts of everyone involved in the Sugarhouse Streetcar project. It has been a pleasure working with planners at Salt Lake City, the construction company Stacey and Wittbeck, UDOT,... Read more »
Who's trying to kill Utah's delegate/convention system in favor of primaries? Follow the money. Conventions are cheap, meaning candidates don't have to sell their souls to run for office. That's... Read more »
Recently Sen. Mike Lee and Sen. Orrin Hatch voted against the "Violence Against Women Act." Sen. Lee, Sen. Hatch and Rep. Jim Matheson all support transportation of the dirtiest, most toxic oil in... Read more »
I read with interest Jim Hansen's commentary on eliminating the caucus system, especially in light of the fact that it was his retirement that made me a strong supporter of the current system... Read more »
Mark Terran argues that all immigrants in the United States illegally should "return to their home countries" (forcibly, I presume, if they refuse to go voluntarily) and get in line ("Amnesty... Read more »
I watched a weed control guy once, dressed in protective gear including a respirator. He waved at the nearby children watching him in awe. He looked like an action figure and I understood the... Read more »
Jim Hansen is a good man who has served honorably in his former elected positions, but his opinion on "Let's get rid of the caucus system" is ill-conceived (May 2). I lived in the open primary... Read more »
As a senior at Bingham High School, it's hard for me to remember a time when obtaining music legally was the norm. With advances in technology in the past 15 years or so, it's become exponentially easier to illegally download and... Read more »
Should our top cop, John Swallow, not be put on paid administrative leave pending the investigation of his alleged wrongdoings? Read more »
Whatever happened to the days when we didn't have to worry about sustaining life-threatening injuries when participating in a sport? Read more »
In Sunday's paper, there was a comment in this forum about Obamacare that I disagree with ("Freedom and health care," May 7). It said, "Individuals and families will now be required to have... Read more »
Richard Davis states that "Guantanamo is a blot on our national character" because enemy detainees are still being held there (May 8). Read more »
Mayor Ralph Becker should visit the Sugar House area, especially 2100 South and 1100 East from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. It is a mess. Read more »
I am sure I am both naive and somewhat cynical when it comes to politics. Read more »
My name is Mark Edwards. I'm a father, I'm a self-employed lawyer, I serve in my church and my community and I'm a state delegate. Read more »
I recently learned that the University of Utah Community Clinic at Stansbury Park no longer accepts Tricare, the health care program of the military. Read more »
The Cottonwood Heights community is right to be concerned about a resident harboring nearly 30 boa constrictors ("Exotic snake collector keeps his pets — for now," May 3). Read more »
Ben B. Booth continues to ignore facts — the borders are more secure now than ever in our recent history ("Secure borders first," May 5). Read more »
Two pro and con articles on how to collect a gas tax based on vehicle mileage to replace the current federal gas tax failed to come up with a simple and inexpensive way to collect such mileage ("Should the current gas tax be based on... Read more »
I would like to thank former representative Jim Hansen for his My View article, "Let's get rid of the caucus system" (May 2). Read more »
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Why can't people learn from history and realize it is not the role of government to "provide" for the poor? When the government confiscates from taxpayers, which is mandatory, to give to the less... Read more »
What more evidence do we need to replace the income tax with an uncomplicated, straightforward national sales tax on manufactured goods (not food and utilities) than what we've learned about the... Read more »
Dan Liljenquist's gleeful recounting of adversity in the Obama presidency is unfortunate ("Chaffetz's search for truth in Benghazi paid off," May 16). Read more »
A disturbing aspect of the advent of Common Core that I have not seen yet in the media is the way it was implemented. Read more »
What a breath of fresh air to read former Sen. Bob Bennett's article regarding John Swallow — something that really makes sense instead of the wild rhetoric to which we are exposed on a daily... Read more »
It was upsetting to see so many of my fellow delegates at the Republican convention vote to keep the status quo. The caucus system is not representative of the voters, and the delegates, endowed... Read more »
Do we want the best lawyer or the best politician as the state's chief law enforcement officer? By appearances alone, Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow have become far too cozy with individuals under... Read more »
Rich McKeown, spokesman for Count My Vote (CMV) said, "We just think we can do better" (GOP delegates reject changes to nominating system," May 18). Read more »
In the war of businessmen against the people, the businessmen seem to have won the battle for collecting sales tax on products purchased from out-of-state sellers Read more »
Fifteen years ago while serving as mayor of Highland, I sat in meetings with other elected officials where we discussed the possibilities of a trail along the Murdock Canal. Read more »
Everyone expects the government to step in and help the victims of this most recent tornado as it has in the other recent natural disasters. Read more »
Hearing of the administration's recent scandals, it's refreshing to remember President Truman who kept a placard on his desk which said: "The Buck Stops Here." Read more »
Lew Jeppson stops short of the conclusion he should have drawn ("The real death panel," May 18). Read more »
It's not often I agree with columnist Richard Davis, but I concur with the BYU professor regarding the need for Utah Attorney General John Swallow to be the subject of a special investigation or... Read more »
Recent revelations about the corruptibility of the IRS targeting people who had the audacity to believe in the U.S. Read more »
Recently, an issue regarding snakes in a private residence became newsworthy because of a prejudicial ordinance restricting exotic pets ("Exotic snake collector keeps his pets — for now,"... Read more »
Nazi Germany ended in military defeat in 1945. The Soviet Union ended in political collapse in 1991. Both nations used concentration camps that resulted in the deaths of millions. Few camps in the... Read more »
In a move that likely is unprecedented, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will close all of its public operations on five separate days between now and Aug. 30, telling its employees to stay home... Read more »
Seniors and fellow baby boomers, you need to understand that the Affordable Care Act (Obamcare) is necessary for the survival of Medicare. For the 37th time, House Republicans voted to repeal the... Read more »
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