Last week a meticulous study that examined how modern Hollywood represents women was released.
The GOP should swallow its pride and accept the research based Utah common core. Read more »
The IRS has apologized for specifically targeting conservative groups for over sight during the 2012 presidential election campaign. These are reactions from opinions around the web. Read more »
Suicide stats from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal disturbing rates for middle-aged American men (age 35-64). Read more »
In 1955, Richard Falkner saved Jesse Peavey's life. Fifty-seven years later, Jesse's daughters track Richard down just to say thanks. Read more »
Every day that passes without resolution to the messy allegations against Utah Attorney General John Swallow is another day in which Utah's administration of justice has to operate under a cloud of... Read more »
After reading former Sen. Bob Bennett's "Cool off the global warming debate" op-ed, I felt at peace with those few who insist that there's still a debate to be had about global warming (April 29).... Read more »
During Reagan's presidency, Sen. Pat Moynihan, D-N.Y., upset liberals by saying, "The Republican Party has become the party of ideas." One of the reasons that was true was Heritage Foundation. But... Read more »
We applaud the efforts of everyone involved in the Sugarhouse Streetcar project. It has been a pleasure working with planners at Salt Lake City, the construction company Stacey and Wittbeck, UDOT,... Read more »
Who's trying to kill Utah's delegate/convention system in favor of primaries? Follow the money. Conventions are cheap, meaning candidates don't have to sell their souls to run for office. That's... Read more »
Utah Sen. Mike Lee is receiving extensive national media attention, especially for threatening a filibuster on gun control legislation, opposing Obama administration appointments and other tactics.... Read more »
It's been 50 years since Betty Friedan released "The Feminine Mystique" and set out to address what she identified as "widespread unhappiness" among women. Read more »
Recently Sen. Mike Lee and Sen. Orrin Hatch voted against the "Violence Against Women Act." Sen. Lee, Sen. Hatch and Rep. Jim Matheson all support transportation of the dirtiest, most toxic oil in... Read more »
I read with interest Jim Hansen's commentary on eliminating the caucus system, especially in light of the fact that it was his retirement that made me a strong supporter of the current system... Read more »
In the two decades I have researched at the intersection of gender and security, I have come to realize that the love of mothers for their children is what keeps the whole world revolving. Read more »
Mark Terran argues that all immigrants in the United States illegally should "return to their home countries" (forcibly, I presume, if they refuse to go voluntarily) and get in line ("Amnesty... Read more »
I watched a weed control guy once, dressed in protective gear including a respirator. He waved at the nearby children watching him in awe. He looked like an action figure and I understood the... Read more »
Jim Hansen is a good man who has served honorably in his former elected positions, but his opinion on "Let's get rid of the caucus system" is ill-conceived (May 2). I lived in the open primary... Read more »
Why are advocates for kids encouraged that immigration reform has begun to move in Congress? Because immigration is a children's issue, and the outcome of this debate will shape the lives of a... Read more »
You know you're in trouble when you can't even get your walk-back story straight. Stung by the worldwide derision that met President Obama's fudging and fumbling of his chemical-weapons red line in... Read more »
Last week, a disagreement between two conservative think tanks erupted when the Heritage Foundation excoriated the immigration reform proposed by a bipartisan group of eight senators. Heritage's... Read more »
With the ongoing crisis in Syria, and the apparent use of chemical weapons as well as Israeli air strikes, DeseretNews.com has gathered opinions from around the web about if the U.S. should... Read more »
It's the great moral imperative behind the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"): People should not be denied health care because they can't afford insurance. Health status and insurance are assumed to... Read more »
A follow up on yesterday's round-up of opinions and editorials about the recent Benghazi hearings. Read more »
Fighting poverty is a growth industry that perpetuates the cycle of poverty. We have created a vast network of specialized social service bureaucracies that help people based on symptoms rather... Read more »
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In the 1940 romantic comedy "The Philadelphia Story," actor Jimmy Stewart's character soothes the fears of Katharine Hepburn's character, who worries he may have forced himself on her while she was... Read more »
Frances Beverly Monson’s legacy of quiet service will continue to shine bright for generations. Church members and friends of the church worldwide will mourn her passing Friday at the age of... Read more »
After months of pursuing the hearings on Benghazi, Rep. Chaffetz's efforts are breaking through. Read more »
Seniors and fellow baby boomers, you need to understand that the Affordable Care Act (Obamcare) is necessary for the survival of Medicare. For the 37th time, House Republicans voted to repeal the... Read more »
The war on poverty was lost because we hired professional soldiers to fight, but never involved the civilians, the poor, in having a say in their destiny. Bureaucracies are good at managing... Read more »
In a move that likely is unprecedented, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will close all of its public operations on five separate days between now and Aug. 30, telling its employees to stay home... Read more »
America's trust in key public and private institutions has been sliding steeply for the past 20 years. The latest IRS, justice department and Benghazi scandals raging in Washington follow years of... Read more »
In the past two weeks, Americans were confronted with the fact that their government engaged in activities repugnant to democratic societies — cover up of mistakes in protecting foreign... Read more »
Survivors from the world of drug addiction and the dark world of sex trafficking and violence often have heart-wrenching stories. Read more »
Loser: Anyone looking for a real-world example of why government price controls don't work needs look no further than Venezuela. In an effort to keep prices low for the nation's poorest... Read more »
During the 2012 election campaign for the U.S. presidency, David Axelrod, Harry Reid and others in the team directing the Obama campaign developed a strategy of political expedience. Read more »
As a member of America's communities, please stop and take a moment today, Armed Forces Day, to reflect on the sacrifices made, on your behalf, by our troops. Then, reach out and demonstrate your... Read more »
The Center for American Progress recently released an analysis of gun violence in all 50 states. Here is a list of the 10 states with the lowest levels of gun violence. Each state was... Read more »
Former Sen. Bob Bennett wants us to refrain from "panic" about climate change ("Cool Off the Global Warming Debate," April 29). Given the scientific uncertainties involved, he said we should... Read more »
I am a mother, writing in honor of all women for Mother's Day last week, and speaking out in support of the Paycheck Fairness Act. Read more »
Leaving aside the seriousness of lawlessness, and the corruption of our civic culture by the professionally pious, this past week has been amusing. Read more »
Racial equality has been a long and bitterly fought battle, waged through history in its entirety. We live in a time when our society has moved beyond the mires of ethnic superiority in favor of... Read more »
So, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has investigated the IRS investigation of conservative groups. And the FBI has launched a criminal investigation of the IRS. And the State... Read more »
Utah's new law banning teenagers from using cellphones while driving is a good thing. The legislation encourages young people to drive responsibly and minimize the risk they pose to others. It also... Read more »
Let's see if we can draw some parallels between the Watergate incident and the Benghazi-gate incident. Watergate consisted of a break-in to "steal" some political advantage and was covered up by then-President Nixon. He denied for... Read more »
I keep hearing about all the federal land in Utah and other states. Personally, I would like to see the bill of sales from all the states to the federal government. If there is none, it is state land. Read more »
The GOP should swallow its pride and accept the research based Utah common core. Read more »
The legal limit of alcohol should be lowered to help increase the safety of those on the road. Read more »
Note to GOP re Benghazi: Stop calling it Watergate, Iran-Contra, bigger than both, etc. First, it might well be, but we don't know. History will judge. Read more »
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