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Letter: The sorry state of political integrity in America today

How sad it is (in political discourse), that straight honesty and truth telling has largely disappeared among so many of our politicians today — and how refreshing when it does occur. As a prime example, go back in history to August of 1967 when Gov. George Romney of Michigan was a leading ...

Letter: In solving homelessness, look toward the faithful

The Pew Research Center has reported the largest decline in church attendance in American history, with forty million Americans, 12% of our republic’s population, abandoning regular church attendance since 2003. Since 2019, church attendance has fallen a percentage point a year to a mere 30%, ...

Letter: Americans only care about looking out for themselves

It’s my right, even if you think I’m wrong, for me to express the truth about what I see in America. Americans could care less about others who exist anywhere past the ends of our noses. Americans could care less about the lives of Muslim citizens in Gaza. Not our problem, let the ...

Letter: Locally supported Christmas project thanks Provo area

Generosity throughout Provo contributed to a successful shoebox gift collection season at drop-off locations for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child. Across the U.S., the project collected 10 million shoebox gifts in 2023. Combined with those collected from partnering ...

Letter: Provo teenager’s fish stunt was harmful to animals

A 17-year-old male is facing charges after reportedly taping fish to ATMs across Provo. His actions were destructive and bizarre — but they were also cruel. While fish might look different from humans, they are sensitive, complex aquatic animals. Fish can count and tell time, think ahead, ...

Letter: US lawmakers can’t cede tech superiority to China

With leaders worldwide wrapping up at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, artificial intelligence (AI) development and deployment took center stage. The emergence of any new technology brings hope and opportunity but raises concerns about its potential misuse. This leads to the question ...