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Brown makes a flawed argument about Confederate statues

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I read D. Louise Brown's column on taking down the Confederate statues in America (”America...

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Bishop deserves praise for acknowledging threat of climate change

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I attended our monthly Citizens’ Climate Lobby meeting, a grassroots group that advocates for a national carbon fee and dividend program. At that meeting, I learned U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop spoke in favor of language regarding the threat of human-caused climate change in the House military...


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Thanks to those who support American Spirit essay contest

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The earliest expressions of American spirit came from our Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. We celebrate Constitution Day on Sept. 17. One means of acknowledging the value of this document can be accomplished in an essay contest, something we’ve had a history of doing How do...


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Motorists need to look out for elderly bike riders

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I am 62 years old. I've been driving for 56 years. All my life I've read about the elderly being run over and killed in crosswalks. I could never understand it until I started riding a bicycle 13 years ago. If I rode on the sidewalk and into the crosswalk, eight out 10 drivers making a right turn...


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Brown makes a flawed argument about Confederate statues

Confederate Monument Protest Divided Virginia-1

I read D. Louise Brown's column on taking down the Confederate statues in America (”America shouldn't be in the business of taking down statues,” Aug. 31). She proclaims her disdain both for the alt-right and “the actions of their opponents to silence them.” She justifies...


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Social Security and Medicare aren't entitlements. We've earned them

Social Security Options at 80

When I read David Spackman’s Sept. 5 letter to the editor, “Medicare, Social Security promote laziness and dependency,” I was totally disgusted. In fact, I read and re-read it four times to make sure I understood the full meaning. I did.  Who in their right mind would make...


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Confederate statues never should've been allowed

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To attempt to equate the bomb damage in London left by the Nazis during the Second World War and the Civil War statues honoring a failed attempt to overthrow the government of the United States of America is insanity (”America shouldn't be in the business of taking down statues,” D....


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Celebrate Constitution Week

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Ten years after signing the Declaration of Independence, our Founding Fathers created the Constitution of the United States, which historians have called the greatest single document written by man. The framers of the Constitution combined the best political ideas of the past with an improved...


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Trump was wrong to rescind DACA

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Evidently, President Trump’s agenda is to eliminate everything that President Obama did. Therefore, it was no surprise to many people when Trump announced he was rescinding DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) that protects young immigrants who were brought here illegally by their...


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Questioning a monument doesn't deny the history that led to it

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Ogden Standard Examiner contributor D. Louise Brown (“America Shouldn’t Be in the Business of Taking Down Statues,” Aug. 31) compares monuments honoring those who led the fight to uphold slavery with preserved sections of Parliament that were bombed and blackened during prolonged...


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America shouldn't be in the business of preserving Confederate statues

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With the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, I have had cause to ponder the way bigots act today versus the clarity we had back in the 60's. Liberals use the term "dog whistle," which refers not to a whistle only dogs can hear but rather to code racists use when they try to express...


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