The Commentariat: A sampling of reader comments posted on sltrib.com
"If anyone thinks that Lee's new found 'compromise' principals are anything more than a desperate ploy to keep his job, they need a good psychiatrist."
commenting on the Jan. 14 sltrib.com editorial, "Sen. Lee makes a bipartisan turn"
"President Obama, tear down this Utah NSA spy center!"
commenting on the Jan. 17 sltrib.com article, "Obama orders changes to NSA spying"
"The elimination of PILT was most likely just part of the ploy to bolster the claims by the state of Utah that federal lands should be returned to the state. Okay with me as long as the first in line to receive title to the land in question will be the Indian tribes from whom it was stolen."
commenting on the Dec. 17 Tribune editorial, "Utah counties deserve PILT assistance"
"Impressive credentials. But I hope he loses and loses big."
commenting on the Jan. 16 sltrib.com article, "Utah AG picks outside counsel in same-sex marriage fight"
"The reason for the reversal is very clear. It would be a paperwork and computer programming nightmare to try to make the changes necessary to disallow it when it is being allowed on the federal level."
commenting on the Jan. 16 sltrib.com article, "Utah tax officials allow joint filing for married same-sex couples"
"Any proposed program that improves education in the United States is going to be derided by conservatives unless it involves killing the teachers union."
commenting on the Jan. 16 George Will column, "Concern over the Common Core"