Opinion

In our opinion: An immigration opportunity

President Obama and faith leaders on Tuesday pledged to urge Congress to act on immigration reform.

Utah's elusive opportunity — excellence in education

It seems contradictory, but I believe Utah and the country could simultaneously face labor shortages and continued high unemployment. Read more »

11 hours ago

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Letter: Stopping the Bear

Putin got the Crimea without firing a shot. His actions certainly do not indicate any fear of the West or what we might do to stop him. ... The peoples of Eastern Europe may again lose their freedom to the Russian Bear. Read more »

11 hours ago

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Letter: Socialism, like salt

The "wealth" of a nation is largely dependent upon how efficiently it can produce (or obtain via trade) the food, shelter, and clothing required and desired by its citizenry ... Read more »

11 hours ago

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My view: We need Congress to fix the FOIA

The importance of open government and the dangers of excessive and unnecessary secrecy are paramount. ... For more than 40 years, people have used the FOIA to uncover evidence of government waste,... Read more »

11 hours ago

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Robert J. Samuelson: Long-term unemployment is a huge national, personal tragedy

The public policy question is, "What can we do about the long-term unemployed?" And the candid answer is, "We don't know." Read more »

12 hours ago

24 comments

Letter: Disagreement vs. hate

During the term of George W. Bush, the wildly popular country band The Dixie Chicks made disparaging remarks about the president’s involvement in the war in Iraq. Unwilling to apologize, the... Read more »

17 hours ago

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Doug Robinson: Basketball needs a new, less foul, ending

Too many timeouts, two many replay reviews and way too many fouls — college basketball needs to write a new ending to its games and stop the fouling-for-profit strategy. Read more »

20 hours ago

18 comments

In our opinion: Tax code is 3.7 million words too many

Nearly 100 million Americans will have filed their 2013 tax returns by today. That statistic speaks less to the tendency of people to procrastinate than to the maddening complexity of the tax... Read more »

21 hours ago

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Letter: The great equation

The great equation basically is this: A person’s health is determined by the medical care they receive, medical care received is determined by access to medical care, and access to medical care is determined by health insurance. Read more »

yesterday

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David McAllister-Wilson: The joy of Christian service is fidelity in all of our relationships

National Edition

The seventh commandment turns the Éros (erotic love) of romance into the agÁpe (unconditional Christ-like love) of committed life together. That discipline yields longer, deeper rewards.... Read more »

yesterday

13 comments

My view: An engaged Legislature for clean air

Let’s take a look at what the Utah state Legislature did during the 2014 legislative session to improve air quality and, importantly, what it still needs to do. This year, the Utah state... Read more »

yesterday

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Doug Robinson: The first kiss and the long wait: Challenge costs Utah mom $20,000, but she's happy to pay

Utah mom offers her children $10,000 if they wait till they're 18 for their first kiss — and she winds up paying. Read more »

yesterday

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John Hoffmire: When is business always a force for good?

Traditional investors often put money into companies focused mainly on the returns they will see, while many nonprofits and government agencies provide funding for programs in return for measurable... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Chris Brinton: Injunction against covetousness forces us to live balanced lives

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In a business setting, some may view covetousness as the essential motivator that drives our capitalistic economy. Many in business seem to consider violation of the 10th commandment as the first... Read more »

April 14, 2014

21 comments

In our opinion: Begin preparing now for eventual online voting in Utah

The potential benefits of remote electronic voting are tempered by a host of caveats, largely concerning the security and integrity of Internet-based systems. But momentum is building. Read more »

April 14, 2014

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On Second Thought

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

April 14, 2014

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Letter: Enough with the homework already

I go to public high school, and I have had enough with all of the homework the teachers are giving out. They forget that every student has eight classes and jobs because they also have to help support themselves and their families. I... Read more »

April 14, 2014

21 comments

Letter: More praise for Reid

For some time now I have been impressed with the articles in the Deseret News written by Stuart Reid. His views are uplifting and, if followed, would be very beneficial to the communities in which we live. I was especially pleased to... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Robert Bennett: Making our own spending decisions: The Affordable Care Act's folly

The Supreme Court recently heard arguments in the Hobby Lobby case. Plaintiffs say the key question is, “Can an employer impose his religious beliefs on employees?” The real issue is,... Read more »

April 14, 2014

40 comments

Letter: A 'good Samaritan'

Thank you. A very kind man fixed a flat tire for me this past week, as I sat at a 7-Eleven in Sandy, waiting for help to arrive. I had three small grandchildren with me, which added to the frustration of a long wait. Several men... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Charles Krauthammer: Defend the dissenters — even if you disagree

The left is entering a new phase of ideological agitation — no longer trying to win the debate but stopping debate altogether, banishing from public discourse any and all opposition. Read more »

April 13, 2014

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Michael Gerson: In the face of genocide: The healing in Rwanda

At the 20th commemoration of the Rwandan genocide, the most moving moments were unplanned. In the audience at Amahoro Stadium, first one woman, then another, then dozens in turn, cried out in... Read more »

April 13, 2014

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Peter Rush: Simplify the U.S. tax code to grow the economy

Tax policy should be about the running the government while encouraging prosperity. Simple is better in all things — especially taxes. Then everyone could sincerely say, “Happy Birthday... Read more »

April 13, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Why the change of public opinion on same-sex marriage?

It is interesting that the Utah case may be the impetus for the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down or uphold the traditional definition of marriage. The politics of this issue have changed... Read more »

April 13, 2014

51 comments

Letter: Coaching and yelling

I respectfully disagree with the article by Timothy R. Clark ("The 'tell-yell' model of coaching," April 9). As an athlete growing up, I found that I not only learned the most from coaches who gave constructive... Read more »

April 13, 2014

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