Letters

Letter: Americans and hygiene

I agree with Doug Robinson’s comments about some Americans being slobs because the dress so casual (“Have Americans gone too casual”?, June 18). Many are also not practicing proper hygiene. I was raised in the... Read more »

June 22, 2014

2 comments

Letter: Star-spangled poem

I was moved to see a photo of the actual flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner” 200 years ago in the Deseret News. Our national anthem is a great song, but so familiar that many people do... Read more »

June 22, 2014

0 comments

Letter: Trucking regulations

To further reductions in truck crashes over the past decade, the trucking industry is supporting a Senate appropriations bill amendment that would suspend two risky provisions recently added to the truck driver hours of service... Read more »

June 21, 2014

2 comments

Letter: Cost of carbon

The escalating tax makes fossil fuels increasingly expensive, but we can buy clean energy with our carbon tax money. Read more »

June 21, 2014

13 comments

Letter: Dangerous driving

The summer months are the most dangerous for teen drivers. According to the National Safety Council, in 2012 nearly 1,000 people died in car crashes involving teens between Memorial Day and Labor Day – the 100 deadliest days on... Read more »

June 20, 2014

2 comments

Letter: Custom Common Core

As other states look for ways to improve the conventional, subject-centered system, Utah could start a movement to design a student-centered system that would aim to meet the needs and great potential of each unique student. Read more »

June 19, 2014

7 comments

Letter: Rising food prices

Beef keeps me stable in these times of poverty, and I will pay for beef and cut down on produce. Read more »

June 19, 2014

15 comments

Letter: Changing images

The Greek life today is vastly different from the old stereotype. It is now less about crazy parties and keg stands, and more about a mutually supportive community centered on community service and academic achievement. Read more »

June 18, 2014

2 comments

Letter: Hatch shouldn't campaign

I concur with Mr. Davis that Sen. Hatch should not campaign for re-election. It is time for him to give someone else a turn. Read more »

June 18, 2014

32 comments

Letter: Country pride

I have taken for granted this country, my citizenship and my patriotism. Read more »

June 17, 2014

3 comments

Letter: Support McConnell

I support Cary McConnell for Utah County treasurer. I have known Cary for several years and find him honest, hardworking and productive. Read more »

June 17, 2014

5 comments

Letter: Business rights

I am deeply disappointed that so many are so willing to take away individual rights and freedoms from those desiring to own businesses. Labor unions, or individuals who disagree with what is being done by those who own businesses... Read more »

June 16, 2014

30 comments

Letter: Value of gender

Coming from a family of eight in a North Georgia farm community, I was certainly reminded of what a dear soul my mother was. Over 90 years ago when there were few conveniences, she managed our home, cared for the family by whatever... Read more »

June 16, 2014

45 comments

Letter: Get to the bottom of it

Democrats have had six years to get to the bottom of the poor economy and job growth but have shown no insight, realistic solutions or genuine concern. What makes anyone think that putting aside Benghazi or the other questionable... Read more »

June 16, 2014

52 comments

Letter: Math changes

As an old engineer, I have had the privilege of helping grandchildren and some of our neighborhood children with their high school math. The last couple of years have become infinitely more difficult when it comes to math because the... Read more »

June 15, 2014

25 comments

Letter: Smart warming plan

I'm surprised by the hostile tone of so many comments to Gerald Elias' op-ed (“An economic benefit of a fee-and-dividend carbon tax,” June 11). Climate change -- global warming -- isn't an opinion.... Read more »

June 15, 2014

25 comments

Letter: Need for education

A frequent rebuttal against funding global education efforts is that we should fix our own community before we help others. While we deserve and even take for granted our rights to education, liberty and freedom, the world’s... Read more »

June 15, 2014

1 comment

Smoking danger

There was discussion in the state Legislature regarding enactment of a proper law to protect our youth from the detrimental effect of electronic and regular cigarettes. Isn’t it sad that law is necessary for individual... Read more »

June 15, 2014

5 comments

Letter: Remember tolerance

I wish that I could go back to the day when tolerance, respect and the spirit of communication between people were respected. Read more »

June 14, 2014

20 comments

Letter: VA action

The recent VA scandal has excited veteran organizations all across the country, demanding resolve of the atrocities noted in that scandal for poor leadership and mismanagement of VA medical centers nationwide. Read more »

June 14, 2014

6 comments

Letter: Fatal correctness

A fatal disease, fatal to constitutional principles, has infected our society, the media and governments and is spreading all over the nation. It is called political correctness. Read more »

June 14, 2014

40 comments

Letter: Everyone's a winner?

We all love the feeling of victory and accomplishment. As a young adult, I hear the philosophy “everyone’s a winner” all the time. Now yes, it might make us feel all warm and nice on the inside, but is this reality? Read more »

June 13, 2014

4 comments

Letter: Moths and light bulbs

A large number of Miller moths have invaded Utah this year due to the unseasonably mild winter. Fortunately, now in 2014 a solution is available, which is to replace incandescent and CFL light bulbs with soft-white LED bulbs. Read more »

June 13, 2014

1 comment

Letter: Evil thoughts

Do we really need physical evidence in the brain to know that thoughts do lead to actions? I would love to hear our president condemn the root causes of these crimes — evil thoughts. Read more »

June 12, 2014

19 comments

Letter: President's shame

What a disgrace for Obama to state that we never leave our soldiers behind. This same president apparently approved the "stand down" order in Benghazi. Read more »

June 12, 2014

42 comments

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