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Last Updated Jun 28, 2017 06:42AM

What is wrong with the Republicans in Congress? Officially, they are representatives of the people. All the people. In practice, their actions show very strong favoritism for two groups — the rich and...

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  • Letter: Other countries get better health care for less money
    “Tool” can be chosen as the label for a fool. Choosing the right “tool” can be the key to being efficient, as anyone who’s been around the block knows...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 06:42 am   |     |   Share
  • Letter: Hatch a reason for term limits
    Sen. Orrin Hatch doesn’t like people on the dole. From 1976 his Senate wages went from $44,000 per year to $174,000 per year. Plus a Cadillac, medical...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 06:42 am   |     |   Share
  • Letter: Members of Congress forget to be kind
    A young man with Down syndrome makes a wish for a Christmas card and Americans send him thousands. A Phoenix police officer surprises a teenager who h...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 06:42 am   |     |   Share
  • Letter: Medicaid makes a big difference to special ed students
    As a special education teacher, I have reason to be nervous about Medicaid cuts. Medicaid is an efficient way to provide related services for student...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 06:42 am   |     |   Share



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  • Letter: Trump undermines America’s good will in the world
    It is difficult to imagine that anyone would begin a relationship or negotiations by publicly insulting the other party. President Trump described our...
    Updated Jun 27 2017 05:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Letter: Thank goodness for the dogged news media
    Thank goodness for the dogged journalists working hard night and day to continue to write about the autocracy of the current presidential administrati...
    Updated Jun 27 2017 05:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Letter: Conduct an honest investigation of Russian interference
    During the Obama administration, Republicans led comprehensive investigations into the Benghazi tragedy and Hillary Clinton’s private email server, am...
    Updated Jun 27 2017 05:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Letter: Help lower-cost generics come to market
    I rely on safe, affordable generic drugs to manage my health. Like many Americans, I am concerned about the anti-competitive practices that are drivin...
    Updated Jun 27 2017 05:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Letter: Scorching temperatures show need for alternative energy
    The main section of The Tribune on June 21 contained the article, “First day of summer scorches Southwest.” The article correctly ties the heat wave t...
    Updated Jun 27 2017 05:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Letter: Send the scoundrels home
    I called Sen. Orrin Hatch’s office recently to voice my outrage at the back-room crafting of the Senate version of TrumpCare — and got off the phone m...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 10:01 am   |     |   Share
  • Letter: Invest in mothers and babies
    When I learned I was going to have a baby, I had only been off heroin for a short while. I was connected to a nurse with the Nurse-Family Partnership...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 10:01 am   |     |   Share
  • Letter: Media should alert us to internet and phone scams
    What do daily newspapers, local TV news broadcasts and scams via the internet and/or phone have in common? Their audience/target market tends to skew ...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 10:01 am   |     |   Share
  • Letter: Utahns are nice and polite — until they start driving
    In response to Andrew McGuire’s commentary on June 21, I am not convinced that lowering the BAC limit to .05 will improve driving habits on Utah’s str...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 10:01 am   |     |   Share
  • Letter: Don’t add to the fear felt by policemen
    I am wondering if anyone else has the same feeling of a certain commonality in every event of police violence in recent years. It seems to me there i...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 10:01 am   |     |   Share
  • Letter: Cox can’t blame Trump for Outdoor Retailer’s exit
    Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, speaking at Outdoor Press Camp on June 21, indicated that it was probably the election of Donald Trump that caused Outdoor Retai...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 10:01 am   |     |   Share
  • Letter of the Week: SITLA should see that money isn’t everything
    Recently the citizens of Torrey and Teasdale dodged a big bullet — a potential gravel pit in the center of their communities. The land, 120 acres, is ...
    Updated Jun 25 2017 11:30 am   |     |   Share
  • Letter: There is a thirst for centrist views
    I read an article written by Larry Pressler in the Deseret News on June 10. It was most refreshing to read. Pressler wrote, “I thirst for old-fashione...
    Updated Jun 25 2017 11:27 am   |     |   Share
  • Letter: Nugent’s sudden concern for civility is bogus
    So, Ted Nugent says it’s time to tone down the rhetoric and is calling for “civility.” Nugent spent eight years calling President Obama a “chimpanzee,...
    Updated Jun 25 2017 11:27 am   |     |   Share
  • Letter: What the Senate bill accomplishes
    With the revelation of the Senate’s version of their ACA replacement, I am left with one question: Which is more important to Republicans? Badly hurti...
    Updated Jun 25 2017 11:24 am   |     |   Share
  • Letter: Zinke should make no changes to Grand Staircase-Escalante
    In 2007, when I was in a position to move my family and construction business to southern Utah, moving to Escalante was an easy choice to make for one...
    Updated Jun 25 2017 11:24 am   |     |   Share
  • Letter: Layton is shielding a bigoted cop
    My blood began to boil when I read this comment from attorney Gary Crane about the Layton Police Department’s decision to shield the identity of a pol...
    Updated Jun 24 2017 10:15 am   |     |   Share
  • Letter: A section of superlative opinions
    I will frame and keep forever the six pages of the June 18 Opinion section of The Salt Lake Tribune as the most concentrated compendium of enlightenme...
    Updated Jun 24 2017 10:15 am   |     |   Share
  • Letter: I-80 detour is a nightmare
    I honestly can’t believe that UDOT could be so oblivious to the traffic congestion that they would create the weekend of June 17 and 18. The eastbound...
    Updated Jun 24 2017 10:15 am   |     |   Share
  • Letter: Russian ways are rubbing off on us
    It is starting to seem as though Donald Trump tweets to keep the media occupied with his petty opinions about anyone or anything that he disfavors. In...
    Updated Jun 24 2017 10:15 am   |     |   Share