The Commentariat: A sampling of reader comments posted on sltrib.com
"Liberals don't liberate, and conservatives don't conserve. Maybe we should just scrap the two-party idiocy and start over."
commenting on the May 8 Tribune editorial, "Our lost civilization: Air and climate demand action"
"We have always needed a transit system, not these random trains. It's time to give up on putting more badly designed and placed trains that are going to run over even more people at twice the rate they do anyplace else in the world, and at three times the cost."
commenting on the May 7 Tribune editorial, "Go east: Best streetcar route 2100 South"
"Competition is not dangerous per se. You don't hear of many referees getting punched out at chess tournaments."
commenting on the May 9 Tribune editorial, "Sports violence: Winning eclipses enjoyment of game"
"Its not hard figuring out that there is a lot of lying going on here, what's hard to figure out is if anyone is actually telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth."
commenting on the May 8 sltrib.com article, "Shurtleff, Swallow lived it up on my dime, says convicted fraudster"
"Making people feel guilty of anything (and fearful of punishment) has always been a preferred tactic of organized religions of the world. Nothing new under the sun."
commenting on the May 7 Slate/sltrib.com Amanda Hess column "Smart says abstinence-only hurts rape victims"
"Evidently, South Carolina is a lot like Utah. Anybody with the magic "R" next to his name."
commenting on the May 8 Washington Post/sltrib.com E.J. Dionne column, "Sanford's Appalachian spring"