Roger Terry wrote that top earners should be taxed at a higher rate than they currently do ("Serious about tax rates," March 15). He mentioned that in 1945, the top tax rate was 94 percent and has reduced to 35 percent... Read more »
In a recent article by ABC News ("Obama: Dim hope for end to Israeli-Palestinian conflict," March 25), the ongoing feud between the Obama administration and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was highlighted. In the final... Read more »
Old age does things to you and for you. The Legislature usually does things to you. Little noticed is the $1.5 million for athletic recruitments at Utah State University. I am very upset over this and spoke to three physicians who... Read more »
After taking my grandkids to see “Cinderella” this week, I have to wonder whether there are any original stories or movie ideas left, or if we’re all doomed to see the same movies get rebooted and remade every 25... Read more »
The NCAA Tournament is so exciting because of the games being played on and off the court. The ones on the court are unpredictable, but so is the one being played by NCAA overseers off the court. I’m talking about the game of... Read more »
Here is the key to understanding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It's simple: Whatever is not prohibited requires permission. Whatever requires permission will not be approved. Whatever is not approved is prohibited.... Read more »
What on earth is so extreme about being a principled, constitutional conservative? Ted Cruz is truly a breath of fresh air in a very polluted and toxic political environment. He actually has the courage and the political will to... Read more »
Charles and David Koch, who own Koch Industries, an oil and gas business, have indicated that they will spend $400 million in the upcoming election promoting conservative candidates and negative ads against nonconservative... Read more »
President Obama is suggesting that we consider mandatory voting. I’m all in favor, as long as everyone has to successfully complete a common-sense evaluation first. Ike May West Jordan Read more »
Thanks to Rosemarie Checketts for her timely letter on prison relocation ("Relocate the investors," March 23). I would also add to the discussion the issue of more development in the area. A problem with expansion is... Read more »
In Sunday’s column by Frank Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb (“Intrigue still percolating,” March 22), the writers made this comment: the “Legislature had enough courage and common sense to raise property taxes a... Read more »
It’s pretty depressing to wake up almost every morning to read of another agenda item that President Obama is pursuing that makes a mockery of our hallowed past of free and constitutional government. Americans should have known... Read more »
My grandson and I escaped serious injury when a distracted driver hit us recently. I always try to make eye contact with drivers when I'm walking through a crosswalk, but this driver’s eyes were down and she was coming at... Read more »
One creative way to reduce litter on our highways is to pay people to bring it in to be used as energy. The more we pay people for trash, the more we will see litter disappear from our roadways. It would also prevent people from... Read more »
People of Utah, have you taken note of the air quality we have been experiencing for the past several months? Blue skies and clean air. It looks like the solution to the dirty winter air problem has been lurking under our noses the... Read more »
What is the matter with the Prison Relocation Commission? Don't they get it? No one wants the prison to move except for the "investors," who want the taxpayers to pay for the relocation. Read more »
I have frequently seen it written here that Democrats have adopted more liberal economic policies than they had in prior years. I do not believe this to be true; in fact, I think they have become much more conservative. Read more »
I’m only 19, so hopefully I have plenty of life left to live. That being said, people find it strange that I have already started a lengthy bucket list. Most people don’t actually take the time to write down a list of... Read more »
On March 17, Granger High hosted a guest speaker. This speaker had a good message of resiliency and overcoming problems in the past. However, his good message was mostly lost as he encouraged anti-American/education ideas. He said... Read more »
In 2015, 11,050 Utahns will be diagnosed with cancer. Many of them will be our loved ones, our co-workers or our neighbors and friends. Some of them will not have access to health care coverage because their only coverage options are... Read more »
Sen. Luz Escamilla's SB208 would have raised the penalties on violators of our current clean air laws — penalties which haven't been adjusted in 34 years — and brought them up to levels more closely matching... Read more »
The Utah State Drivers Handbook states that all drivers are not allowed to park within 30 feet of any stop sign, yield sign, traffic control signal or intersections for pedestrian crossing. Why then is it necessary to have the visual... Read more »
Now that the Legislature has finished, perhaps it is time to look at who is gaining what? The Senate voted for Healthy Utah. The House leadership opposed it, due to the fact that the head of the body owns an insurance company that... Read more »
I recently read about the state school board asking for a waiver from No Child Left Behind. No one likes NCLB, and many states petition for waivers. Since these waivers are so popular, and since Americans have voted in favor of... Read more »
I think most of us will be pretty disgusted to be reminded that the highest executive at UTA earns — with benefits, bonuses and vacation pay — over $350,000 annually. This is more than the governor of the state. UTA is... Read more »
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In a recent Wall Street Journal article, the proposal of many Democratic candidates came to light. Their plan: raise Social Security benefits. With an increasing urgency to create a more sustainable future for the Social Security... Read more »
Are we ready to break the highest glass ceiling and elect a woman to be our president? I believe we are and we can do this with Hillary Clinton. Clinton is immeasurably qualified for the position, especially when compared to her... Read more »
The gas tax increase was the wrong approach, period! Truckers avoided buying our fuel because of our fuel prices; this changed my opinion over all those I voted into office. The correct approach would have been to actually lower the... Read more »
The month of April marks a historic anniversary for global health. Sixty years ago, Jonas Salk's inactivated polio vaccine was proven safe and effective in protecting children against polio. Globally, polio has been... Read more »
Our climate is changing (temperature), our water is changing (ocean levels) and our ozone layer is changing (ultraviolet radiation). Our trees that recycle carbon dioxide into oxygen are being cut down. We have hazardous waste and... Read more »
The recent budget crisis in the United States has prompted many U.S. citizens to urge leaders to cut spending. I agree that some areas of the government budget should be cut back, but unemployment compensation should be preserved.... Read more »
I read with interest the article on "grandparenting” (“Problems grandparents face when parenthood starts all over again,” April 13). I am concerned about the fact that none of my friends are aware that there... Read more »
There was an excellent reminder of the importance of the SNAP program, or food stamps, by Ariane Dansie (“Keep SNAP funded,” April 7). One in five hungry children is too many. Connecting with our representatives about... Read more »
There are many major issues facing the United States. The leaders we elect matter now more than ever. How we elect those leaders might very well determine how we as a nation handle some of the big issues of the day. There has... Read more »
As we work toward the end of what is turning out to be another successful ski and snowboard season, I want to draw a little extra attention to those who contributed to that accomplishment in a year when our winter weather did not... Read more »
To be sure, investment in water conservation technology and the replacement of aging water infrastructure is important in meeting increasing water demand in a growing state such as Utah. But so is focusing on the law of demand for... Read more »
We have thousands of people in our state right now who are working full-time jobs who do not and cannot afford to have health insurance, and many who are working full-time jobs who cannot afford the rent of even low-cost apartments. Read more »
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