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Letter: Police brutality?

I do care whether police or those who shoot at them are the ones who are able to go home safe to their families. Read more »

March 10, 2016

15 comments

Letter: Trump and principles

Why is the GOP even considering Donald Trump? Read more »

March 10, 2016

41 comments

Letter: Trump investments

Do Trump supporters really think he will give up his business investments if he becomes president? Read more »

March 10, 2016

13 comments

Letter: Preserve principles

The people of America have always been what made the country great. Read more »

March 9, 2016

34 comments

Letter: Support HR 454

Support HR 454, the "Military Retiree Survivor Comfort Act." Read more »

March 9, 2016

1 comment

Letter: Hate crime laws

Hate crime laws are not equal. Read more »

March 9, 2016

19 comments

Letter: Trump and the GOP

If the GOP had spent as much time attacking Obama's policies as they do Trump, they wouldn't be in this predicament in the first place. Read more »

March 9, 2016

16 comments

Letter: Legislative issues

The Utah Legislature needs to get its priorities right. Read more »

March 8, 2016

10 comments

Letter: Use the death penalty

Those on death row are there because of the choices they made with no thought of how many lives would never be the same again. Read more »

March 8, 2016

24 comments

Letter: In Utah, noncompete contracts violate the spirit of free enterprise

Preventing employees from working in their fields of specialty for two years or more, or forcing them to leave the state to find new employment, is a black mark on Utah’s free enterprise reputation. Read more »

March 6, 2016

2 comments

Letter: UDOT sending mixed messages with speed limits

The freeways are not safe as long as people are driving so fast. Read more »

March 6, 2016

16 comments

Letter: Parents and penalties for truancy

If SB45 passes, my guess is that more students will not finish high school, and it will be even more difficult for public schools to manage students and be accountable for student achievement. Read more »

March 6, 2016

4 comments

Letter: President Trump?

Donald Trump is a bully, and if elected, the reputation the U.S. has of being a bully will be even more true. Read more »

March 5, 2016

26 comments

Letter: Accept Trump

Romney and the party elite are going to hand the election over to Hillary if they continue on this course of these vicious attacks against Trump. Read more »

March 5, 2016

33 comments

Letter: State lands

Eventually, people who like to hunt, fish, camp, etc., will realize that the state's taking control of these lands is a bad idea. Read more »

March 5, 2016

4 comments

Noncompete clauses

A ban on noncompete agreements hasn't stifled the development of many organizations that rely on employee intelligence, intellectual property and trade secrets for the success of their businesses. Read more »

March 4, 2016

4 comments

Keep the death penalty

Utah should keep the death penalty. Read more »

March 4, 2016

29 comments

Letter: Charge for bags?

I am opposed to charging people for using grocery bags. Read more »

March 2, 2016

27 comments

Letter: Government and inversion

The biggest problem is that there are nearly a million people living in a relatively small bowl in Salt Lake City and Cache Valley, and just by having that many people breathing, and otherwise living their lives, there is going to be... Read more »

March 2, 2016

10 comments

Letter: Assisted suicide

There are ways to cope with a loss of autonomy or normal activity level without taking one’s life. Read more »

March 1, 2016

22 comments

Letter: Legislature and asbestos bill

The Utah Legislature is making it harder for victims of asbestos poisoning to receive compensation. Read more »

March 1, 2016

9 comments

Letter: Achieving proper balance

Construction in wilderness areas causes irreversible changes to the land, water and scenery. Additional fossil fuel development causes more species extinction and causes ice sheet melt to become irreversible. Irreversible is forever. Read more »

Feb. 29, 2016

9 comments

Letter: Election mistakes

South Carolina and New Hampshire made a huge mistake in their primary elections. The rest of the country should not follow their lead. Read more »

Feb. 29, 2016

28 comments

Letter: Recycling and oil

The recycling industry needs higher oil prices. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2016

4 comments

Letter: SB 45 not the answer

SB 45 is not the best way to address the truancy problem in Utah. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2016

2 comments

Letter: America made a decision

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said voters should have a voice in the selection of a new SC justice. They already did. Four years ago voters sustained President Obama as this country's leader. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2016

23 comments

Letter: Utah and music

Utah is a blessed state to have such quality musicians. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2016

0 comments

Letter: Delaying confirmation

This is a country of freedoms, where we are all free to speak what we wish, believe what we wish, and act in accordance with those beliefs. Read more »

Feb. 27, 2016

36 comments

Letter: Switch to metric

The United States should switch to the metric system. Read more »

Feb. 27, 2016

22 comments

Senate duties

It is not the job of the Senate to automatically confirm any proposed Supreme Court justice. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2016

44 comments

Antics defined

The word "antics" doesn't describe Chris Hill or Coach K. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2016

8 comments

Letter: Reconsider energy sources

The inversion in the air in Utah means we need to look to alternative energy sources. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2016

13 comments

HB 276 land grab

I don't trust the feds to manage Utah's lands, but I don't trust politicians of Utah to manage them any better. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2016

14 comments

Ease debt burden

The U.S. needs to address its debt situation. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2016

20 comments

SB 45 and truancy

Parents should not be held responsible for a child's truancy issues. There are other alternatives to look at and SB 45 does a great job of addressing the problem. Read more »

Feb. 23, 2016

5 comments

Trump a disaster

Donald Trump is a disaster waiting to happen because if he makes it to the general election, Hillary Clinton will eat him alive with scandal after scandal thrown in his face. Read more »

Feb. 23, 2016

42 comments

Letter: Voter exclusion

The reason people don't vote in primaries is because they are excluded if they are not part of the political parties. Read more »

Feb. 21, 2016

16 comments

Letter: Freeway driving

When people are driving on the freeway, they need to know that the left lanes are for passing — not for staying and driving for miles. Read more »

Feb. 21, 2016

23 comments

Letter: Repeal hate crime law

If someone commits a crime, they should be punished. There is no need for a hate crime law because having that means that some people are more important than others. Read more »

Feb. 21, 2016

67 comments

Letter: Obama and SC nomination

Will Obama do what he is supposed to do? Read more »

Feb. 21, 2016

28 comments

Letter: Nominating a justice

President Barack Obama should appoint a recess justice if Republicans fail to schedule a hearing or vote. Read more »

Feb. 21, 2016

10 comments

Letter: Parents and students

Parents should continue to have the responsibility of ensuring their children go to school. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2016

9 comments

Scalia and Constitution

Justice Scalia didn't take the law to new areas, as some have suggested. Rather, he upheld the Constitution when others tried to push it into different directions. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2016

23 comments

Climate and economy

When politicians try to solve a problem and save money, the plan usually backfires and ends up costing us even more. This is especially true with climate change. Read more »

Feb. 19, 2016

23 comments

Supreme Court nominations

The president nominates potential Supreme Court justices. The Senate confirms or rejects them. That is what should be done. Read more »

Feb. 19, 2016

51 comments

Letter: Stop cheating

Students need to learn that cheating is wrong, and teachers need to do a better job of explaining what cheating is. Read more »

Feb. 19, 2016

10 comments

Justice Scalia's legacy

Justice Scalia was a dedicated justice of the Supreme Court. Read more »

Feb. 18, 2016

5 comments

SC and immigration

If new humanitarian immigration directives ever stand scrutiny, let them be affirmed without another Obama appointment. Read more »

Feb. 18, 2016

4 comments

Letter: Importance of funding education

Utah needs to do a better job of funding education. Read more »

Feb. 17, 2016

12 comments

Letter: High school athletes

There should be no exceptions when it comes to rules about high school athletes. Read more »

Feb. 17, 2016

5 comments

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