It's often sad and embarrassing to see the level to which the online comments sink when they are not vetted by an editor. It would be easy to conclude from a review of the Web-page comments that our state is generally populated with a bunch of spiteful, xenophobic, illiterate and foul-mouthed morons. Maybe a policy requiring commentators to use their real names would result in a more responsible dialogue.

Jim Rock

Salt Lake City