Opinion

In our opinion: Paul Ryan's promising anti-poverty plan should be welcomed

Representative Paul Ryan’s new anti-poverty plan is being hailed as an innovative approach.

Letter: Welfare reform

I know someone who has been on welfare for a few years. Every time she begins to do better, she loses her food stamps and her child gets kicked off Medicaid. Then, she can no longer pay her rent, feed her family or take her child to... Read more »

18 hours ago

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Perceptions of Obama and his policies at home and abroad (infographic)

Using data provided by polls from CNN, Pew Research Center and YouGov, Deseret News has created an infographic featuring the general attitudes that people have towards President Obama and his... Read more »

23 hours ago

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Becoming mentally strong

Sometimes, it’s OK to not be OK.”Sometimes life is hard and things aren’t fair, and struggling is inevitable. So how can I be more mentally strong when that rain cloud won't stop... Read more »

yesterday

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Dan Liljenquist: The economic impact of high-ethanol blend fuels

I am persuaded that a new market for natural gas based high-ethanol blend fuels would have an incredible positive impact on our economy. It would also lead to significant environmental and... Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: Timing is right for the appointment of an ambassador for international religious freedom

National Edition

With religious persecution reaching alarming levels worldwide, the nomination of an ambassador for international religious freedom came as the State Department issued its annual report on the... Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: Federal contracting executive order needs provisions protecting religious freedom

With a recent executive order, President Obama prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation in federal contracting. Religious protections should be including in the Obama... Read more »

yesterday

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Capitalism and the common good: Fairness, opportunity and protection for all

Protecting capitalism from the rapacious, however, turns out to be surprisingly pro-business. Without fair rules, opportunity for all and a strong middle-class, we’ve found that capitalism... Read more »

yesterday

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My view: Utah's Constitution requires state board to exit federal waiver

National standards ensure the loss of local control over curricula and testing, and provide the means for centralized data collection. The State Board can no longer honor their constitutional... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Time pays off

Most parents in Utah take time out of their day to help their children succeed in school. I feel that schools in Utah should personalize the educational experience for those students that don't have a parent to help them... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Leash up

When I take my dogs outside, I put them on a leash. If I didn’t, my dogs would take off at the first sight of a small child or, more frequently, another dog. The dogs that are off their leash and approach my dogs may just want... Read more »

yesterday

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After a century of violence, maybe kindness should be on the table

Many of us have ancestors who gave us an emotional claim to those who are suffering around the world, and therefore an obligation to their memory. Read more »

yesterday

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Can a news channel 'solve problems'?

Meghan McCain, daughter of once presidential candidate John McCain, has gone on record saying she doesn't plan to watch Sarah Palin's planned news channel, the Sarah Palin Chanel. Read more »

yesterday

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Join the discussion: Is feminism misunderstood?

“Women Against Feminism” is a new social media movement that has sparked a debate across the Internet, leading to discussions on what it means to be a feminist in the 21st century. Read more »

yesterday

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Richard Davis: Citizens and society need investigative journalism

It is the task of journalists to uncover illegal or unethical actions by government officials. Without this role, the public is ill-served and ultimately unable to make intelligent judgments about... Read more »

July 30, 2014

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Improving voter turnout still a tough nut to crack

Norway's failed experiment with Internet voting puts Utah's efforts in an interesting light. Read more »

July 30, 2014

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In our opinion: The Affordable Care Act needs a bipartisan overhaul

Lack of clarity in President Obama’s signature health care law has already brought the ACA before the Supreme Court twice. Now the law is facing another very significant legal challenge. Read more »

July 30, 2014

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My view: Powdr Corp and Park City Mountain Resort against solar fees

We all have a role to play in encouraging more renewable energy for Utah’s future; every little bit helps and every small step makes the next step easier. Read more »

July 30, 2014

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Letter: Pool safety

Just a few weeks ago, a 7-year-old boy from West Haven drowned in Cottonwood Heights, reminding us of the importance of practicing pool safety as we reach the peak of summer. Drowning is the most common cause of unintentional death... Read more »

July 30, 2014

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Letter: Respect snakes

Most people didn’t know it, but July 16 was World Snake Day — a day devoted to awareness of these amazing animals and all they do for us as a vital part of a healthy environment. As mid-level predators, snakes consume... Read more »

July 30, 2014

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Poor fields

I cannot even express how much I love soccer. All the fields my team and I play on are in poor condition. They are badly cut, they have holes everywhere and they are crowded. It’s hard to play on a field in that condition.... Read more »

July 30, 2014

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The relationship between religiosity and political affiliation

Very religious Americans are more likely to be Republican, while the nonreligious are more likely to be Democrats, according to a new poll from Gallup. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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My view: A global warming solution to grow the economy

Isn’t it time for some good news on addressing global warming? A carbon fee and dividend policy can lead to increased jobs, a growing economy, better health and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Doug Robinson: Violence against women is apparently not a hip cause

Football player Ray Rice gets a slap on the wrist for knocking out his girlfriend — but thank goodness he didn't call her a racial or homophobic slur. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Join the discussion: Is it impossible to be a successful president?

Being a successful president of the United States is impossible, according to Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post. In this day and age, he wrote, no president can hope for an approval rating much... Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Helping kids master what matters: Emotions, relationships and a good dose of skepticism

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Experts on family often express a wishlist for what children should learn. It includes topics like media literacy, relationship IQ and emotional intelligence. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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