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Letter: Terrorism-free world

Those who disagree must confront the alternative — which terror plot would they be willing to allow in order to spare the terrorists this discomfort and degradation? Read more »

Jan. 1, 2015

83 comments

Letter: Contract hide-and-seek

Why has it become acceptable to turn signing a contract into a game of hide-and-seek? If you don’t believe what I am saying, just ask anybody who has purchased a car. Read more »

Jan. 1, 2015

9 comments

Letter: Two losses in one day

As a lifelong fan and proud BYU alumni, I've never before felt like my team lost twice in one day. After watching the Miami Beach Bowl, I felt like that. Read more »

Jan. 1, 2015

9 comments

Letter: Extreme labels

America is great because of difference of opinions. I hope that we can be civil in our opinions and act accordingly. Read more »

Dec. 31, 2014

24 comments

Letter: West of the airport

Moving the prison to a place that will not be commercially developed is a win-win situation for everyone involved. The obvious choice is west of the airport. Read more »

Dec. 31, 2014

10 comments

Letter: Torture is never OK

I was appalled by the position in a recent editorial ("Flawed torture report," Dec. 22) that seemed to approve torture as necessary to protect our country from terrorists. Torture is never OK. Read more »

Dec. 30, 2014

93 comments

Letter: Prison hysteria

When I was a kid, sometimes my friends and I would walk up the railroad tracks behind the prison and observe the prisoners working in the prison yard. Our parents weren't worried. Read more »

Dec. 30, 2014

26 comments

Letter: MetLife's new category

The Associated Press announced that MetLife had been singled out by the Financial Stability Oversight Council because the business is deemed "a potential threat to the financial system of the country." Read more »

Dec. 30, 2014

19 comments

Letter: Thank law enforcement

Let’s stop for a moment and think about the chaos our community would be without law enforcement officers, and thank them for helping keep us safe. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2014

30 comments

Letter: Removing Reid's name

I was disappointed to learn that Sen. Harry Reid’s name was removed from the Southern Utah University’s Outdoor Engagement Center, despite the fact Reid is an alumnus of SUU. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2014

34 comments

Letter: Political embarrassment

I don't think opposition to government waste is an embarrassment at all. It seems Mr. Huntsman has become just another crony capitalist. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2014

54 comments

Letter: Who can we trust?

We need to be able to trust government. The government is of the people and by the people and ours to monitor and protect. Read more »

Dec. 27, 2014

14 comments

Letter: Distance from religion

It feels like the "peace" we all talk about wanting is just talk. People are too anxious to give in to every appetite placed before them, no matter how bad they know it is, or at least once knew it was. Read more »

Dec. 27, 2014

38 comments

Letter: A different Horiuchi

This is in response to Timothy Funk's letter ("Symbolic high-rise," Dec. 23) that had so much praise for Randy Horiuchi, a retiring Salt Lake County councilman. Those of us in Cottonwood Heights saw a totally different Horiuchi. Read more »

Dec. 27, 2014

2 comments

Letter: Access to health care

Justification for Utah not taking the funding for extending Medicaid is not funny. Over the years we have heard how we didn’t want “socialized medicine” because you have to wait for services. But in the good... Read more »

Dec. 26, 2014

44 comments

Letter: Sharing culpability

The horrifying execution of the two police officers in New York should give everyone pause at this holiday season. The media share some blame in this tragedy for widely reporting the “hands... Read more »

Dec. 25, 2014

23 comments

Letter: High-density housing

I'm confused. Virtually every weather forecaster warns of the dire results of a dry summer season if we don't conserve water. Yet all over the county, land that was empty for decades is sprouting high-density housing like, well,... Read more »

Dec. 25, 2014

9 comments

Letter: College funds gift

In past years we were disappointed with the reception of the gifts we chose for our grandchildren. The gifts were often the wrong color, style, size or simply not needed. We found an answer by establishing college savings funds... Read more »

Dec. 25, 2014

0 comments

Letter: Keep gas masks out

Stericycle talked the agency into reducing the $8.3 million fine down to $2.3 million. Don’t you wish you could talk the judge into reducing your next traffic fine to a couple of bucks? Read more »

Dec. 24, 2014

1 comment

Letter: Legislature's report card

All in in all, it seems to me that the State Legislature gets an F for its support of public education. Read more »

Dec. 24, 2014

11 comments

Letter: Symbolic high-rise

Most people don't remember the story of what happened but, like much of what Randy Horiuchi has quietly done, the result is there. Lives are better and that is why he served us so long. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

4 comments

Letter: Don't raise gas tax

UDOT should do some cinching. Don't raise the gas taxes. We've already paid enough at the pump as it is. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

27 comments

Letter: Utah's land grab

As a frequent visitor with strong affection for the state and its people, I am deeply concerned about Utah's insistence that the federal government relinquish all public lands to the state. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

29 comments

Letter: Condoning torture

There is no way one can condone the use of torture and claim to want a constitutional government. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

59 comments

Letter: Student rights

I propose that all high school students receive the same constitutional rights as any other person in this country and that high schools should never be able to deny students these rights. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

8 comments

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