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If everyone contributed $1 a day, we could eliminate the federal debt

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A year or two ago, a lady wrote you a letter expressing her concern about the federal debt. I was...

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Judge Trump by his accomplishments, not his words

Trump speaks

I am getting the idea that many people are judging Donald Trump by his less-than-presidential language and tweets. Well, all I can say is "By their fruits ye shall know them." Neil Gorsuch. Tax reform. Obama individual mandate repeal. Deregulation. Cutting government waste. Border security. Defeat...


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Register as a member of the Constitution Party

US Constitution

Earlier this month, a letter to the editor suggested that voters show their displeasure with the Democratic and Republican parties by changing their political affiliation to "non-affiliated" (“Register as an unaffiliated voter this year,” Jan. 2, Calene Van Noy). Of course, when voting...


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Romney needs to run as an independent

Campaign 2016 Romney

It was kind of fun to be mentioned by another reader, Bob Burns, in his Jan. 4 letter to the editor encouraging folks to get involved with one of the two main parties. We agree on getting involved, but I maintain that the Republican and Democratic parties are fueling the toxic tribalism that is...


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If everyone contributed $1 a day, we could eliminate the federal debt

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A year or two ago, a lady wrote you a letter expressing her concern about the federal debt. I was also thinking about that and wondering why no one was doing anything about it. The United States is said to be the richest nation in the world, and we can't clear up a debt that has to be affecting the...


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Trump's rhetoric, actions recall Benito Mussolini

Trump prisons

I'm no history professor, but President Donald Trump's rhetoric, actions, and especially mannerisms remind me a lot of what I have seen and read about Benito Mussolini, Il Duce. For those buffs of science fiction, how about Khan of Star Trek fame with his self-proclaimed superior intellect? Raymond...


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Vote for "Big John" Lewis as America's Favorite Crossing Guard

Crossing guard

It has been a pleasure for my wife and me to get to know John "Big John" Lewis, the crossing guard at Wasatch Elementary School, over the last few years as we go for daily walks. He is a delightful and caring individual and does this job only because he cares about the kids. We are voting for him...


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Shut down the DEA and end the war on drugs

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I am disgusted by the recent announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he will be sending federal agents after marijuana users in states which have legalized the substance. The fact that Sessions thinks that marijuana is the same as heroin or other drugs shows just how ignorant he is on...


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Older Utahns continued to get carded for buying beer — even in Idaho

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I am a retired North Ogden resident. Recently, when I was at the North Ogden Smith’s Food King, purchasing food items and a 12-pack of beer, the clerk asked for my I.D. Knowing the Utah liquor laws, I showed her my identification, as she may have suspected I was underage. Who knows if I or...


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Hatch has some nerve to say he spent his life helping the poor

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Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, recently said the following while discussing children's health care: "I have a rough time wanting to spend billions and trillions of dollars to help people who won't help themselves — won't lift a finger — and expect the federal government to do everything."...


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Fact-checking on the "opinion" page?

Trump Veterans Fact Check

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. And fact-checking is now printed on the "opinion" page of my local newspaper (”AP FACT CHECK: Trump on making Christmas great again,” Dec. 26).  Dan Schroeder Ogden


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