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Letter: Charters create inequality

The eventual result? A two-tiered society where the prosperous class gets more prosperous while the traditional schools are left in the mud. I predict we will pay a terrible price for promoting this kind of inequality. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2014

44 comments

Letter: Express anger through vote

Holding their local leaders accountable would be a lot more productive than destroying their community through rioting. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2014

13 comments

Letter: Hold the family sacred

Until the family is held sacred, nothing else will solve the problems. Many will try to shift the “blame” to the police, the district attorney, the grand jury, but the blame rests at the feet of the community and the family. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

49 comments

Letter: No 'us' and 'them'

How much better off we would be if we would stop blaming others and recognize the real source of our frustration, which is first and foremost within. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

34 comments

Letter: Once and for all

Obama recently offered amnesty for illegal immigrants. We keep doing the same thing over and over again with different presidents, and the problem keeps getting bigger. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

24 comments

Letter: Aggressive schools

Our Legislature and education departments in the state should be working to support families, not encourage their breakdown. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014

21 comments

Letter: Improve the session

Some legislators have suggested the legislative session should be lengthened to enable legislators to have more time to study the bills. Bad idea. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014

10 comments

Letter: Sen. Mike Lee needs to represent Utahns

Sen. Mike Lee needs to remember that he represents not only those that voted in his favor in the last election, but also those that voted against him. His job is to solve problems, not create more. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014

67 comments

Letter: Legislative action

It is a sad day when our president chooses to ignore the Constitution and bypass Congress. The legislative branch needs to send a clear message that this type of behavior will not be tolerated. All funding for any executive branch... Read more »

Nov. 30, 2014

30 comments

Letter: Unconstitutional amnesty

We do not have a broken immigration system as some keep asserting. We have a very generous immigration policy — probably the best in the world. We have allowed a million legal immigrants to come here each year for decades.... Read more »

Nov. 30, 2014

32 comments

Letter: Reagan's amnesty

When President Ronald Reagan signed the amnesty bill for illegal immigrants, it did not grant them United States citizenship as many have supposed. To obtain amnesty they had to do the following: 1) Prove they had been working in... Read more »

Nov. 30, 2014

26 comments

Letter: A special nation

Rosa Parks not vacating her seat to a white person, Martin Luther King Jr. preaching and practicing civil disobedience and President Obama trying to free half of the modern-day slaves are all acts that seem illegal to some. However,... Read more »

Nov. 30, 2014

11 comments

Letter: Conserve more water

Utah is the biggest water-guzzler in the country. As I've further investigated the claim myself, I've received frustratingly mixed messages from the Division of Water Resources, Division of Natural Resources, the Utah River... Read more »

Nov. 30, 2014

9 comments

Letter: Avoid huge influx

Readers don't seem to understand that liberals and conservative could come together on the immigration issue if Democrats would agree to close the borders. That way these new actions taken by the president won't create... Read more »

Nov. 30, 2014

11 comments

Letter: Impeachment authority

Our Constitution gives Congress the power to remove the president from office when he refuses to follow the law. Our current president ignored immigration law and abused his executive powers; by doing this and refusing to enforce... Read more »

Nov. 29, 2014

50 comments

Letter: Mitt Romney's talk

My wife and I were on our way to an important meeting when Mitt Romney's talk at BYU started on the car radio. It was so remarkable that we stayed in the car until the talk was done. Later, the Deseret News printed the talk in... Read more »

Nov. 29, 2014

40 comments

Letter: Grouse habitats

A Deseret News article addresses the designation of the Gunnison sage grouse as being on an endangered list under the Endangered Species Act (“Utah wildlife officials, Bishop bemoan federal action on Gunnison sage... Read more »

Nov. 29, 2014

0 comments

Letter: Sensible emissions cut

An economic analysis concluded that a fee on fossil fuels that gets returned 100 percent to American households in the form of a dividend would both reduce emissions and provide a boost to our economy. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2014

30 comments

Letter: Helping hand

Many of us are free to come and go as we please. We see people at the store, church and so on. They greet us and we return the kindness. But do we really share company with others, especially at the holidays? Read more »

Nov. 28, 2014

1 comment

Letter: A dangerous precedent

We need immigration reform. Let it be measured, bipartisan and, above all, enacted in accordance with the checks and balances of the Constitution. Rule by fiat is not part of our political system. Read more »

Nov. 27, 2014

18 comments

Letter: Solution to Ferguson

As predicted, the Ferguson grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. And as expected, chaos erupted and violence swept through the streets. Read more »

Nov. 27, 2014

21 comments

Letter: Free-market economics

The atmospheric disposal of combustion waste has been a recognized but underregulated external cost that we can all see and smell in the Salt Lake Valley. Read more »

Nov. 27, 2014

12 comments

Letter: Cub Scout patience

Politicians should not think they are better than us. They should care and respect the future generation that will lead this city and country. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

9 comments

Letter: Make polluters responsible

True conservatives should be just as emphatic regarding another more fundamental redistribution of wealth: the theft and destruction of our natural resources — the air, water and land upon which our lives depend — for... Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

26 comments

Letter: Third party

I believe I am one of a rapidly growing base of people who are saying no to both Republicans and Democrats. More people should register as independents and end the bias toward third-party candidates. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

22 comments

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