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Did Trump do what the articles of impeachment accuse him of? Lurking beneath this is the real question: Should Trump be removed from the Presidency? Alexander Hamilton wrote "to mount the hobby horse of popularity—to join in the cry of danger to liberty—to take every opportunity of embarrass…

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If congress is the yin and nurses are the yang; that explains our current condition. Originating in China the concept roughly means that for everything there is an opposite. Male-female, light-dark, good-bad, etc. All nurses respond to the call button no matter the patient problem. Congress …

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The wise men who assembled in 1787 to write a constitution were members of a generation that had just fought a bitter war against the British executive, King George III. They were sick of battles and in their devastation intensely concerned to circumscribe any decision for war. A freshman co…

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I see how this works. President Trump takes out a known terrorist and it is an assassination. Obama kills Osama, all cheer and it becomes a campaign slogan.

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A recent letter to the editor, “Opting out of the 2020 Census,” states that there is no good reason to have a Census, and that its primary use is to further manipulate and tax the people. The writer’s feelings are understandable, but not completely, intellectually honest.

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While Donald Trump immerses us in a series of conflicts that become prime news, he is also quietly chipping away at environmental regulations that protect our health, our air, our water supply and our natural resources (not including coal, uranium and oil). His latest attack was on relaxing …

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Utah Congress is discussing the creation of an extra tax on hybrid and electric vehicles. The main reason given for such a tax is that it would make up for the income lost from taxes on fuel. It is true that tax money is needed for highway maintenance and construction.

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Now that we know Ogden City leadership has over taxed the public to the tune of $2 million or more dollars do we chalk it up to ineptitude? I wonder how long this sort of thing has gone on, and how much more money does the city owe to the hard working taxpayers. The money should be returned …

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The incompetent, imbecilic president of the United States has put the military and civilians at risk for a purely self-centered and mercenary reason by ordering the assassination of General Suleimani of Iran.

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I read with interest Rich Lowry’s column on Jan. 5 regarding the problem of homeless encampments in western towns. Coming, as it did, just days after Christmas, I found it particularly heartless.

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I never dreamed that I would have to protest the Equal Rights Amendment AGAIN! I remember the gallery in the State Capitol filled to capacity with women opposing it the day the Legislature voted on it. Representative DeMont Judd gave an incredible argument against it and why the amendment sh…

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For the last few weeks I have been using public transportation. What really caught my attention was/is bus stops without protection...just about none! 30th and Harrison being quite busy.

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I shouldn’t need to write this letter, and no one should have to read it. But the rise in antisemitic attacks and virulent anti-Jewish sentiment across our country and the world over recent months and years, culminating in multiple hateful incidents during the past week, make it necessary.

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Is our president simply an unwitting Russian asset? Or is there something much more sinister going on? A lot of my friends are wondering nervously. But one thing is certain, where our foreign policy is concerned he has become a one-man wrecking ball.

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I am deeply concerned about the posturing of Senate leadership as our country faces the impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump. I believe that uncovering the truth, regardless of whether it exonerates or convicts President Trump, is absolutely imperative to our democracy and status a…

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Hey people, we’ve been Hood-Winked by the special session of the Utah legislature that lowered the state income tax. Now, why would they do that you ask yourself? Is it because they are increasing taxes on everything else. Lowering the state income tax doesn’t apply to everyone but increasin…

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Kudos to Alex McDonald, of Ogden, on his letter to the editor that ran in the Standard-Examiner on Dec. 26. The same two items that Mr. McDonald attributes to President Trump can be added to how President Trump is as a private citizen. Surely, enough is enough. Also, our nation has always be…

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I am writing after hearing Congressman Ben McAdams from Utah voted for impeachment. He says he has to do what is right because Trump is wrong and has been dishonest and has done wrong against our Constitution. He started by trying to work with the Russians on our elections for 2016 to get vo…

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I was disappointed but not at all surprised to read that our Bone Spurs Commander-in-Chief invited pardoned, but nonetheless convicted, war criminal, retired Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, to his Mar-a-Lago Christmas gathering. Surely there are more deserving members of the Army, Navy, Marine Co…

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First off, I must extend my appreciation to those individuals that seek journalism as a career. Whether it be on the national stage or the local news beat, this has to be a work of love and great passion. Finding the story, gathering the facts, developing the narrative, all in a concise and …

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The witch hunt has now finally culminated into a witch trial. It started the day President Trump was inaugurated and ever since the Dems have been looking for a needle in a haystack to impeach our president. Their repeated phrase: "no one is above the law" includes Congress as well, the 20 m…

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Much public debate on impeachment/trial reflects misunderstanding this process. Unlike other American citizens; constitutionally, any sitting American president can not be placed on trial in a court of law. The Constitution alternative is impeachment by the House and trial in the Senate.

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Once again the Legislature and governing bodies has thrown the senior population under the bus. The tax increase does not address the plight of the older population. The increase in sales tax on food from 1.75% to 4.85% and gas tax increase of 20% (24.5 cents to 29.5 cents.) These taxes are …

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I have some concerns about local governments getting involved in rent control. I am a small time landlord of rental property. Rental property owners obtain these purchases mostly as investments, not charity (although some may). Rental properties are taxed at 100% of market value, not 45-55% …

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Recently Ms. Robinson and Ms. Sundahl urged passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, because men and women should be treated as equals in all respects. Among other points they made was that women have now proven themselves in combat. True enough. But would you want your daughters to be drafted…

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About 30 years ago when I worked for the 2nd District Court in Salt Lake City I took the notes for the Governor's Commission on Clean Air. A gentleman from Los Angeles spoke to the group and said that No. Utah is in the position of becoming the next Los Angeles Basin due to our refineries, m…

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Shame on Beetle Bailey (cartoon) for calling into question the annual getting of the influenza immunization. As they carry Sarge out on a stretcher, Beetle looks on with concern as he awaits his turn. It is enough of a challenge to get our military adequately immunized without this negative …

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I recently read that Utah's largest health care provider, IHC has enough excess cash to partner with the Nation Football League's Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders. By partner I mean build the NFL something in order to put IHC's name on something very big. Anything involving the NFL takes a huge amo…

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How would I vote on impeaching the president if I were in the U. S. Congress? A resounding yes! I fully realize I have offended many readers, not my intent, but this is the highly divided world in which we find ourselves.

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Shame on the Legislature for raising the tax on our food. Shame on them for not telling us that they are also raising the tax on diesel fuel, which will also raise the price of food and all of our commodities. Shame on them for making it more difficult for our truckers to make a living. Our …

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On Dec. 9, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kirk Takeshi Fuchigami Jr., was laid to rest as a result of his death while serving our country on Nov. 20. We are saddened, but also appreciate his and other members of our armed services, for their service, and sometimes ultimate sacrifice.

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Gentlemen, it’s now apparent from the impeachment indictments that President Trump must be removed from office, and quickly. You must do your job. Congressman Bishop, even though you aren’t running again, and the Democratic majority in the House will impeach with or without your vote, our ta…

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Is there any argument that food is beneficial and pollution is not? Do we need a reminder as we head into another inversion season? So why do our politicians want to increase the tax on food while not taking the opportunity during their “structural” reform of our State taxes to come up with …

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For those who could devote the time to watch the impeachment hearings, they ranged from boring, outrageous, pedestrian and fascinating. In the course of her testimony, deposed Ukrainian ambassador Marie Yovanovich compared the difference of Russian/Ukrainian justice with our own: the Slavic …

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‘Tis the season for package theft from your porch. We go through this year round, but especially at Christmas. One ridiculously simple solution to deter these thefts is for the package carrier, whether it is UPS, USPS, or FedEx, to ring the doorbell when they leave the package. Not all of us…