Letters

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

Letter: VA care

Since basic training back in 1965 I’ve heard horror stories about the VA. But that hasn’t been my own experience. Read more »

June 11, 2014

26 comments

Letter: Vital reporting

Some of the TV stations carry more actual political news than do others, but most have the same news from national media sources so we hear and see the same things on several stations. Read more »

June 10, 2014

6 comments

Letter: Presidential wishes

I long for a president who honors his oath of office and would uphold (and live by) the constitution. Read more »

June 10, 2014

58 comments

Letter: Consider forgiveness

None of us will ever know what goes on in anyone's mind. There is a reason for everybody's behavior, and unless we know that reason we should never jump to conclusions. Read more »

June 10, 2014

9 comments

Letter: Military trade

I think President Obama needs to practice trading pokemon cards with my 6-year-old son before he makes anymore trades for soldiers. The deal we made for Army Sgt. Bowe is embarssing. Consider the United States Military resources and... Read more »

June 9, 2014

51 comments

Letter: A boon to America

Maybe there’s a way, however small, to turn the flood of immigrants to conservative America’s advantage. They are fleeing oppressive governments. I’ll bet they know little about the freedom guaranteed in our... Read more »

June 9, 2014

21 comments

Letter: Education's value

In today’s challenging global economic environment, many times education is overlooked or disregarded; specifically, the education of young girls. One way to begin to alleviate some of the severe issues associated with... Read more »

June 8, 2014

2 comments

Letter: Bands need recognition

As a high school student of Bingham High, I suffer from the effects of society's need to watch competitions and sports. Sports and work get all the glory, while the activities that discipline you and have been proven to make... Read more »

June 8, 2014

15 comments

Letter: Disappearing cursive

"Does learning cursive matter? Perhaps more than you think" (June 4) fails to address a matter of greater importance. What it ignores is this: When we lose the ability to read cursive we will have lost a large part of our... Read more »

June 8, 2014

12 comments

Letter: Good for the gander

I sympathize with Mark Shurtleff's outrage over the way he claims a recent search warrant was served on his home and family. I would like to remind him that during the eight years he was the state's top law enforcement... Read more »

June 8, 2014

5 comments

Letter: Pledge to America

Both men and women are giving their lives every day for the liberties Americans enjoy. They have pledged their lives to America. When we stand and say the pledge, it is our chance to pledge ourselves to our country. Read more »

June 7, 2014

26 comments

Letter: The real D-Day

It is hard to believe that 70 years has passed since the Allies scored a decisive defeat on the shores of Normandy against Hitler and the other powers on June 6, 1944. Read more »

June 7, 2014

2 comments

Letter: Gift of life

I have family members, including some of my own children, who suffer varying degrees of neurological conditions. Is it challenging? Yes. Read more »

June 6, 2014

3 comments

Letter: Sentimental playgrounds

At the city park where I used to play, the children were drawn to one attraction in particular: the old stationary wooden hamster wheel. Read more »

June 6, 2014

1 comment

Letter: Exchange students

I would like to thank all those involved for hosting our high school exchange students. Our students will never forget their American families and friends who graciously opened their hearts and homes to them. Read more »

June 6, 2014

2 comments

Letter: Boy Scouts of America

I would hope and pray that people everywhere would put politics and agendas behind them and start looking forward to many years of BSA support. Read more »

June 5, 2014

13 comments

Letter: VA excuses

It looks like Mr. Shinseki took one for the democratic team. Many of us don't think he was the problem. Read more »

June 5, 2014

22 comments

Letter: Vaccination courtesy

Vaccinations are critical in keeping our society as a whole healthy. We have vaccinations to thank for the eradication of diseases that were once common and killed thousands of people. Read more »

June 4, 2014

17 comments

Letter: Without war …

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's return home has elicited a great deal of emotion. None seems to be directed at the source of the problem, war. Read more »

June 4, 2014

27 comments

Letter: Nature folly

In humanity's relentless pursuit of comfort, convenience, material possessions, profit and money, we’re plundering and polluting the environment. We’re exploiting fellow human beings and destroying the habitat of species... Read more »

June 4, 2014

16 comments

Letter: Net neutrality

The Internet is a powerful thing. It teaches. It connects people who wouldn’t have been able to collaborate otherwise. It allows us to progress beyond our wildest dreams. Read more »

June 3, 2014

8 comments

Lettter: Ineffectual leadership

This news about an American coming home after being a Taliban prisoner is great news, but a true leader would exhaust every method of bringing the captured home before even considering a trade with the enemy. Read more »

June 3, 2014

26 comments

Letter: Dismantle the VA

Relying on government to duplicate an existing private sector system was, and is, folly. Give veterans the equivalent of the 1944 G.I. Bill for healthcare and let them use the the existing, proven private healthcare system. Read more »

June 3, 2014

21 comments

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