Opinion

In our opinion: Western land standoff aside, room for compromise with BLM

Disagreements about land use need to be handled within the legal system.

Kathleen Parker: Putin knows in geopolitical chess it helps to be feared

To Putin's mind, he has emerged from these "diplomatic negotiations" — translated in Russian to mean "I did it my way" — as a tough statesman, generous in his restraint yet just scary... Read more »

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My view: Utah's agriculture industry needs immigration reform

The need for immigration reform has united individuals from various sectors, including business, education and religion. But one group — our nation’s farmers — feels particularly... Read more »

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In our opinion: Once a triumph for America, Boston Marathon is now also a triumph over terrorism

The tradition of running a marathon on Patriot’s Day — now in its 118th year — has always hearkened back to colonial triumph. But from Monday going forward, the Boston Marathon... Read more »

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Rob Wilson-Black: Commandment against stealing has roots in injunction against kidnapping

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Commandments give us insight into what was actually happening in human communities millennia ago. The Hebrews were just leaving a long period of enslavement themselves, so it’s noteworthy... Read more »

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Raising the NBA age limit for a better league

The National Basketball Association recently changed commissioners to Adam Silver. At the recent Sloan Conference, Silver was quoted by ESPN saying, “Raising the age limit for the NBA draft... Read more »

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Letter: Science consensus is slow, methodical

When scientific consensus eventually emerges, we can be sure that the scientists have considered all the evidence. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: The rest of the highway bullying story

A second take to highway bullying is: Utah does have signs posted on the freeway that say "slower traffic move right — it's the law." This sign does not add "stay here as you are going the speed limit..." Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Right and wrong

If atheists are right and there is no God, then right and wrong are religious concepts we can dispense with. There is no final judgment, and we are free to act as we like. If someone cries "unfair" then we can say "why is it unfair?" Read more »

yesterday

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Lois M. Collins: Ukraine hoax fuels anger, revulsion that's heartening to see

The bogus claim that Jews in the Ukraine must register with the government sparked a passion that's heartening. Maybe we do, indeed, sometimes learn from history so that the worst of the past will... Read more »

yesterday

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Doug Robinson: Horrific crimes show the thin line between good and evil

It's an old question: How well do we ever know anyone? How do you think you know someone so well and consider someone so “normal” that you ask him/her to babysit your children and then... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter to readers: Deseret News provides clarification on new joint operating agreement

The following are several clarifications regarding the Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) between The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News. Read more »

yesterday

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John Hoffmire: Why shouldn’t employees own more of the companies they work for?

Dr. Steven Freeman of the University of Pennsylvania describes that granting ownership rights in corporations to employees has a profound effect on the employees´ commitment to the firms. Read more »

April 21, 2014

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In our opinion: Dramatic transformation over past century demonstrates progress on voting rights

In the realm of civil rights for blacks, our nation has undergone a dramatic transformation over the past half-century. It is a mistake to equate state voter identification laws with attempts to... Read more »

April 21, 2014

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Robert Bennett: Immigration reform should demonstrate 'love of neighbor'

If we replace the current immigration law with a system that requires foreign nationals who entered the U.S. illegally to pay fines for having done so and then allows them to stay in a legal... Read more »

April 21, 2014

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On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at news events of the day. Read more »

April 21, 2014

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Letter: Fixing UTA problems

Once again, UTA has proven that the salary of more than $200,000 they spend annually on their director of planning is a waste as once again, the Utah Train Authority does the wrong thing to fix a problem they, themselves, created.... Read more »

April 21, 2014

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Letter: Concern for Boston

I am so excited for the Boston Marathon on Monday. I am so proud of the people of that great city, their strength and their resolve to stay strong and to go forward in spite of tragedy. I can predict that one thing those many,... Read more »

April 21, 2014

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In our opinion: Confronted by power, Christ instead chose the truth. Will we do likewise?

The Roman governor Pilate, confronting Jesus Christ, asked if he was a king. This was a conflict between power and truth, and Christ chose the truth. Why current threats to banish Christ from... Read more »

April 20, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: A compilation of the shortest political books ever written

Celebrities, politicians and even sports figures love to write books. We’ve searched Amazon.com for the shortest books ever written. Here are the titles and authors including: "How to Talk... Read more »

April 20, 2014

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Charles Krauthammer: In our politics, full disclosure has become an invitation to harassment

If revealing your views opens you to the politics of personal destruction, then transparency, however valuable, must give way to the ultimate core political good, free expression. Read more »

April 20, 2014

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My view: Anti-science ruins the climate debate

We have become accustomed to politicians, environmentalists and alternative energy companies telling us that the science of climate change is "settled." Read more »

April 20, 2014

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George F. Will: Regulatory overkill — the government's increasing reach

Intersection of two ominous developments: The government intrusions into sensitive moral issues that come with government's comprehensive and minute regulation. The other development is... Read more »

April 20, 2014

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Letter: Protecting pregnancy

In response to Jeanne Phillip’s article: “Maternity Fashion Reflects Pride in Pregnancy” (published in the print Deseret News on April 2): In today’s world, it is very common to see pregnant women wearing... Read more »

April 20, 2014

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David Gelernter: Invoke heaven's blessing on the nation through Sabbath-keeping

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We need to invoke heaven’s blessings on this nation — and the need grows more acute every day as the fabric of society strains and (here and there) begins to tear. We encourage all... Read more »

April 20, 2014

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Letter: Changing student attitudes

Lynn Stoddard (“Eliminating the root cause of bullying,” April 18) suggests that by eliminating the focus on English and math, which are the mothers of success in becoming employed, self-reliant citizens, we can... Read more »

April 20, 2014

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