In his letter ("Immigration complex," May 12), Brian Jones misrepresents a statement I made in my earlier letter ("Amnesty unjust," May 2). I wrote, "Those here illegally need to return with their... Read more »
I generally agree with the positions put forward by Fred Ash. However, I disagree with the position he put forward about entitlement battles ("Entitlement battle," May 26). One of the main... Read more »
Tiani Coleman suggests a nonpartisan blanket primary with instant-runoff voting ("My view: We need real primaries in Utah," May 30). Backing up a little, we should allow interested voters to... Read more »
President Obama says he didn't know about Benghazi, he didn't know about the IRS scandal, he didn't know about the AP scandal. My question: What does he know about? Larry Jewkes Cottonwood... Read more »
It may be that a desire to send only children who can afford it to religious schools is behind the poor funding provided to schools in Utah. That was the practice in Europe; our founding fathers... Read more »
With the passing of Beverley Taylor Sorenson, a deep loss has been realized. We will miss her grace and dignity but know that her influence will be felt for decades. She has furthered the... Read more »
I read with great interest the story about the Shoshone burial for four ("Native American tribe buries remains, 150 years after massacre," May 25). Their tribe did suffer much by the decimation by... Read more »
A few months ago I ran out of gas around midnight in an unsafe area in downtown Salt Lake. I was debating trying to walk to a gas station when I saw two police cars at a 7/11. When I approached one... Read more »
In a recent interview, Robert Dole, former Republican Senate majority leader and presidential candidate, stated that not even Ronald Reagan could be successful in today's Republican Party. Dole... Read more »
Thursday was Graduation Day at the United States Air Force Academy. Read more »
I am a cyclist and a driver. I appreciate drivers and cyclists that understand the "Rules of the Road" found in the Drivers Handbook provided by the state of Utah. Read more »
Since all the political talk these days is about Obama administration scandals, I think it might be worth pointing out how little actual harm most of these so-called "scandals" have caused. Read more »
In the midst of Boston bombings and Benghazi blunders, President Obama declared that the war on terror, like all wars, must come to an end. The problem is the war on terror is not "like all wars." Read more »
We're sending the world a new teenage driver soon. Over the past few months, I've been able to view the world from the passenger seat and have seen things from a different perspective. Read more »
Lane Beattie's call seems to be to speed up the passage of the "gang of eight" immigration bill that is now in the U.S. Senate ("There is no time for delay on comprehensive immigration reform," May... Read more »
Just wondering if you have figured out that the sequestration cuts are just a ploy to get the public to turn against smaller government? Read more »
I was shocked Monday to read the Nature Conservancy plans not to oppose the West Davis Corridor ("Birds, the moon and the West Davis highway," May 26). Read more »
Why is it that whenever parents of children with autism report a huge change in their child the morning after they were vaccinated, the medical community goes into tantrum mode? Parent Cindy... Read more »
An education coalition criticized Utah and Gov. Gary Herbert's efforts to wrest control of some federal lands and public rights of way within the state of Utah, proclaiming the effort "misguided" and "arrogant," further stating it... Read more »
I must take exception with Tara McKee, who wrote that the vast majority of delegates to the Republican convention, many who are male and over 65, "can't adequately represent the people of the state... Read more »
There is a lot of crying today about intolerance. I find it astounding that the ones who cry out against intolerance and cry out for equality are among the most intolerant people out there. I want to see myself as a tolerant and... Read more »
I am disappointed in and disgusted with the Deseret News' approach to the accusations against Attorney General John Swallow. Read more »
At our next neighborhood caucus meetings, the voters in our home plan on asking any current delegates if they voted against reforming the Republican caucus system. We shall vote against those who... Read more »
There may have been a time when bicycles and cars could share the road equally or even a time when bicyclists were the most powerful ones on the street. But we live in a time where cars are the... Read more »
If goats and sheep and even "the tiny flea beetle" have proved effective in controlling invasive plants, why does it appear that the state of Utah's "war" on such plants prioritizes herbicide spraying (" Noxious weeds threaten... Read more »
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Recent actions by the Supreme Court, Congress and especially the presidency show that states and the people are losing more and more of their sovereign power to federal tyranny. Read more »
I recently read an article about curbing credit card debt ("Americans to rack up $47B in debt," June 11). One answer is to look for a new job. I would say a better answer would be to learn to curb... Read more »
Unfortunately, Michael Gerson's liberal attack on honest patriots is very suave and persuasive ("Issuing threats for political purposes only poisons patriotism," June 14). Read more »
Alzheimer's disease is becoming the most expensive malady in the country. Read more »
Republican hypocrisy constantly stuns me. NSA spying: PRISM began under Bush, who also brought us the Patriot Act, specifically to legalize such NSA actions, but only now the GOP hates Obama... Read more »
I see the many agencies studying immigration reform measures and wonder what "reform" is needed. Is it how we process applications for citizenship? Read more »
Don't strip wolves of their protections. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services declared victory and will remove wolves from the Endangered Species List. Many independent scientists have spoken... Read more »
Is it not obvious that President Barack Obama's appointment of Susan Rice as national security adviser proves that the voters made a terrible mistake in re-electing him? Rice is indeed Obama's... Read more »
Society is fortunate to have a teacher with Christel Swasey's ability to identify and teach what's incredibly wrong in our educational system (" Common Core an assault on liberties ," June 13). I... Read more »
Why should irresponsible people get money back (" Utahns will receive nearly $10.5 million from National Mortgage Settlement this week ," June 11)? The even bigger question is that people who lost... Read more »
I have been a resident of Kearns, zip code 84118, for over 37 years. We voted on how we wanted to be designated years ago. The majority voted for township. We are not part of West Valley City and... Read more »
Recipe for a 31.5 percent property tax increase: 1. Propose 47 percent increase. 2. Hold public hearing. 3. Mayor reduces increase to 39.5 percent prior to public comments. 4. Don't listen to... Read more »
Comparing the Tar Sands Triangle deposits to Canadian operations, the Utah Geological Survey, conducted in 2007 and updated in 2009, reveals: "The Utah and Canadian tar sands differ significantly... Read more »
In 1980 I remember helping the people of Utah choosing to stand against the federal government in opposing the MX missile in our state and I believe we should stand once again against allowing... Read more »
Sen. Mike Lee's website indicates he is opposed to the wholesale metadata mining by Internet and phone companies and views it as a violation of the Constitution and was unaware it was going on.... Read more »
I'm afraid there are really some people around that believe security will always be there to protect us and that smart security people don't need to watch constantly and plan continually to keep... Read more »
If you want your children to participate in extracurricular activities it will and should cost extra. It is unfortunate that schools have had to hire debt collectors (" Extracurricular activities... Read more »
Linda Johnson wrote that vouchers would lead to abandonment of underfunded public schools for others, apparently a very bad thing because all other schools are religious and might teach their religious biases, along with neglecting... Read more »
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