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Letters

(Doug Mills | The New York Times)

President Joe Biden addresses a news conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Monday, June 14, 2021

Letter: U.S. is giving bad advice to Sweden and Finland

By Kimball Shinkoskey | The Public Forum | May 22, 2022, 12:56 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake City's skyline.

Letter: Salt Lake City residents and City Council should reject the mayor’s proposed budget

By Stephen H. Bitteker | The Public Forum | May 22, 2022, 12:49 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) About 2,500 protesters gather at the Utah Capitol for a “Bans Off Our Beehive” rally in support of abortion rights on Saturday, May 14, 2022.

Letter: Utah should respect doctor-patient relationships and stay out of the way

By Rachel White | The Public Forum | May 22, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Kenny Holston | The New York Times)

Demonstrators march to Justice Samuel Alito’s house for a candlelight vigil as part of an abortion rights protest in Alexandria, Va., on Monday, May 9, 2022.  The Supreme Court has voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, according to a leaked initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito that was published by Politico on May 2, 2022.

Letter: The Dark Ages of American history are upon us

By Darlene Thayne | The Public Forum | May 22, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) A “20 Is Plenty” sign is placed on the lawn of a home near 300 E. 1800 South on Friday, June 4, 2021, as part of a campaign by Sweet Streets Salt Lake City to get the city to lower its default speed limit.

Letter: There’s a better way to approach speed limits in Salt Lake City than a City Council vote

By Tom Huckin | The Public Forum | May 22, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Alexie Zollinger | Amplify Utah) Informational materials regarding sex education provided by the Gender and Sexuality Student Resource Center and the Center for Health and Counseling.

Letter: There is an ironic cycle that delays comprehensive sex education in Utah

By Elise Jarvis | The Public Forum | May 22, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Protesters gather at the Utah Capitol for a “Bans Off Our Beehive” rally in support of abortion rights on Saturday, May 14, 2022.

Letter: Depriving women of the right of choice is an arrogant promotion of female slavery

By Scot Morgan | The Public Forum | May 19, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Hundreds of anti-abortion activists rally at Pro-Life Utah's March for Life at the Utah Capitol on Saturday, in conjunction with the national March for Life in D.C., Jan. 22, 2022.

Letter: What it means to be “pro-life” in America

By Drew Walker | The Public Forum | May 19, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

FILE - This Sept. 15, 2009 file photo shows a deforested area near Novo Progresso in Brazil's northern state of Para. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)

Letter: We have a moral obligation to heed the warning signs of our planet’s health

By Hugh Culley | The Public Forum | May 19, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Traffic moves along Foothill Dr. and Sunnyside Ave. in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021.

Letter: We need to stop prioritizing speed and convenience over safety

By Anders Hart | The Public Forum | May 18, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

FILE - This Aug. 2, 2018, file photo shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration building behind FDA logos at a bus stop on the agency's campus in Silver Spring, Md. The FDA on Monday, July 22, 2019, approved nine generic versions of Pfizer Inc.’s Lyrica. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Letter: Senate must pass reforms to make medications affordable

By Meg Jackson-Drage | The Public Forum | May 18, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

FILE - In this March 25, 2015 file photo, Margot Riphagen of New Orleans, La., wears a birth control pills costume during a protest in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Letter: Birth control pills drastically reduce abortion rates. So why is it so difficult to get them?

By Meagan Nelson | The Public Forum | May 18, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas sits as he is introduced during an event at the Library of Congress in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Letter: Justice Thomas knows all about bullying tactics

By Laura Grzymkowski | The Public Forum | May 18, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The intersection at State Street and 4500 South in Murray, one that sees some of the most accidents each year in Utah, is pictured on Friday, April 8, 2022.

Letter: Traffic safety should be a statewide concern. The recent spate of tragic deaths was preventable.

By Eric Kraan | The Public Forum | May 17, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

FILE – In this April 4, 2017, file photo, plumes of steam drift from the cooling tower of FirstEnergy Corp.'s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

Letter: Nuclear energy is the only way to continue to stably sustain our growth without harming our environment

By MIchael Pravica | The Public Forum | May 17, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) U.S. Sen. Mike Lee speaks to media after winning the Utah Republican Party nominating vote, Saturday, April 23, 2022 in Sandy.

Letter: Lee said it: Beware of the Supreme Court

By Cynthia Sillitoe | The Public Forum | May 17, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Voters cast their ballots at Ogden's Union Station during Utah's Super Tuesday primary, Mar. 3, 2020,

Letter: The Supreme Court is on the attack. We must strike back with our votes.

By Charlotte Maloney | The Public Forum | May 17, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Hundreds of anti-abortion activists rally at Pro-Life Utah's March for Life at the Utah Capitol on Saturday, in conjunction with the national March for Life in D.C., Jan. 22, 2022.

Letter: ‘Sanctity’ and ‘sacredness’ of life are malleable concepts. Let’s focus on what really matters.

| May 15, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Kiana Hayeri | The New York Times) People wait at a checkpoint to board one of the last commercial flights leaving Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.

Letter: Why write headlines that rile up uninformed readers rather than inform?

By Ken Jameson | The Public Forum | May 15, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Erin Schaff | The New York Times via AP, Pool, File) Members of the Supreme Court pose for a group photo at the Supreme Court in Washington, April 23, 2021.

Letter: Judiciary Act would add four seats, restoring balance to the Supreme Court

By Lois Marsing | The Public Forum | May 15, 2022, 12:00 p.m.