“Markets are our hammer,” writes E. Kent Winward. “It is up to us to decide if we are going to use them to build something beautiful or bash in our own skulls.”
County commissioners might raise property taxes to pay for raises in the Weber County Sheriff’s Office. “Better do something,” one reader says.
Dennis Kunimura is the son of a Japanese-American interned by the U.S. during World War II. When he visited the remnants of a Utah internment camp, Kunimura wondered if we’d learned anything about fear and prejudice.
“Balancing power is difficult,” writes E. Kent Winward. “When justices get it wrong, like O’Connor and Ginsburg, we need to acknowledge it and adjust.”
“When people say ‘Black Lives Matter,’ they aren’t saying other lives matter less,” writes Michael Grennell. “They’re saying that black lives matter also.”
The United States has a problem with racism, writes Jasmine Pittman. We need to address it now, before another innocent person dies.
“Judicious and courageous leadership matters,” writes Carol McNamara. “The parties should look for leadership that elevates rather than divides.”
The law doesn’t stop a bullet, except when it does. The law doesn’t decide elections, except when it does. The law doesn’t do a lot of the things we give it credit for, but the law does a lot of things we don’t give it credit for. Yes, that last sentence is confusing, but...
“America has never been great for everyone,” writes Adrienne Andrews, “so why don’t we focus on being good, honest, caring people who seek first to understand and then be understood? Let’s try be people who can be different from one another and still respect each other....