Opinion

In our opinion: Utah Transit Association needs more accountability

Gov. Gary Herbert wants more elected officials on the Utah Transit Authority board.

George F. Will: Putin's fascist revival is more dangerous than the Islamic State

The Islamic State is a nasty problem that can be remedied if its neighbors, assisted by the United States, decide to do so. Vladimir Putin's fascist revival is a crisis that tests the West's... Read more »

2 hours ago

6 comments

Letter: No uranium in Utah

It is disturbing that we are considering the disposal of depleted uranium in Tooele County. What is proposed is not, in fact, disposal, but merely handing the problem to future generations, as we seem prone to do. Read more »

21 hours ago

20 comments

Letter: Gun safety

“Never point a gun at anyone or anything that you would not hit. Treat every gun as though it were loaded!” This simple rule would avoid every gun accident that we read about all too often. Read more »

21 hours ago

30 comments

Letter: Pay upfront

If we make the mistake of putting more troops on the ground in the Middle East, let's at least pay for it upfront this time. Read more »

21 hours ago

43 comments

John Hoffmire: Monied interests and democracy

Over $2 billion was donated to the U.S. presidential candidates in the 2012 election. Read more »

yesterday

18 comments

About Utah: He's a fair fixture

For 59 years and counting, Gary Graham has made the Utah State Fair his office. Read more »

yesterday

0 comments

On second thought

Deseret News columnist Jay Evensen's lighthearted look at news of the day. Read more »

yesterday

1 comment

Letter: Safe cycling

Recently Salt Lake County announced the building of 87 new miles of bike lanes throughout the valley. County Mayor Ben McAdams and the County Council generously support new bicycle infrastructure with $814,000. Eight cities... Read more »

yesterday

3 comments

Robert Bennett: Obama has his own 'killer rabbit' moment

Carter had his "killer rabbit" moment, and it seems like Obama's is linking his golf game with responding to James Foley's beheading. Obama can change that image with a firmer hand on foreign policy Read more »

yesterday

37 comments

Letter: Teacher training

This is a followup to the Karen Longmore letter ("Teachers' perspective," Wednesday, Aug. 27). Back in the sixties our government was concerned about the lack of science education for students. In the space race with... Read more »

yesterday

7 comments

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: How Utah politicos put their summer to good use

Too bad the president didn’t take his cue from Utah politicians — all of whom put their summers to highly effective use. We provide the results of a scientific survey asking the... Read more »

Aug. 31, 2014

2 comments

Drew Clark: Religious freedom is more than a right to speak and assemble

The defenders of religious freedom must confront the attitude, pervasive within the Obama administration, that religion takes place only within the walls of a church or synagogue. Read more »

Aug. 31, 2014

62 comments

In our opinion: Trouble on tap? Colleges turning to beer sales at football games

Cash-strapped colleges looking for increased revenues are turning to public beer sales at home football games. But it's a risky mix, with potential increases in disorderly conduct, underage... Read more »

Aug. 31, 2014

26 comments

Gabriel Roth: Get the government out of the road business altogether

The writer is addressing the question, “Should Congress allow states to use tolls rather than gas taxes to pay for interstate highway funding?” Read more »

Aug. 31, 2014

18 comments

Marc Scribner: Allow states to use tolls to fund highways

The writer is addressing the question, “Should Congress allow states to use tolls rather than gas taxes to pay for interstate highway funding?” Read more »

Aug. 31, 2014

1 comment

Thomas Perez: For a modern Labor Day — American apprenticeships

When you hear the word “apprenticeship” what comes to mind? Blacksmiths and candlestick makers? Ben Franklin apprenticed as a printer before opening a print shop of his own, and we are... Read more »

Aug. 31, 2014

0 comments

Letter: History of coal

Rocky Mountain Power Corporation (RMPC) has asked the Utah Public Service Commission (PSC) for permission to add a monthly charge of $4.65 to those who have installed solar panels. These panels produce electricity using the sun as an... Read more »

Aug. 31, 2014

14 comments

Letter: Legalizing drugs

I do not concur with the legalization of any drug for recreation that was illegal before. I know that in Colorado and Washington there are laws to keep it in control, like no driving while you are intoxicated with marijuana, but it... Read more »

Aug. 31, 2014

9 comments

Americans are changing their tune on foreign policy

As instability continues to grow in Iraq and Ukraine, Americans are once again becoming comfortable with foreign intervention. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

28 comments

Why religious organizations should be cautious of government 'help'

When government comes bearing gifts, religious organizations should proceed with caution, according to the founder of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

6 comments

John Florez: School board — Take a deep breath, create a vision

The state school board needs to have a vision established before — not after — selecting a new superintendent. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

7 comments

In our opinion: Par for the president

Do they or don't they golf in office? Recent presidents have been criticized either way — but President Obama needs to be mindful of timing and perception. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

24 comments

Letter: Our great nation?

While we acknowledge the great weight of the presidency and appreciate the efforts of many, we observe that President Barack Obama has filled the seats of government with the most radical, anti-religion, unjust, misguided group ever. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

21 comments

Letter: Support research

This is the time to ask congressional candidates in Utah and across the country where they stand on medical research. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

2 comments

Letter: Attention diverted

Is Rome burning while Nero fiddles? Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

17 comments

Older stories can be found in the story archives