Conflicts in Ferguson, show the reason for cautions about blurring the line between police and the military.
We must let our judges and elected officials know that we will not tolerate leniency for sex offenders, even when the abuser is a family member. Utah’s children must know they are safe in the... Read more »
Our nation’s police force has a history of over 350 years. Since then, they have sworn to put their life on the line for the safety of Americans. They have made a choice to come face to face... Read more »
In answering “Is President Obama handling the ‘children’s border crisis’ in a reasonable and legal manner?” the writer says the administration shows a commitment to... Read more »
Imagine that you have been diagnosed with a serious illness. You discover that there is no cure for this condition but there are some treatments available. Now imagine you have to choose between... Read more »
In answering "Is President Obama handling the ‘children’s border crisis’ in a reasonable and legal manner?" the writer contends, "Try as he might, President Obama cannot escape... Read more »
RMP could and should be a much more responsible corporate citizen. In fact, they should set a good example themselves by phasing out coal and replacing it with clean, safe, renewable power like... Read more »
It starts with each of us renewing and committing ourselves to the pledge we once made when we were in grade school; as we did, we stood a little taller, a little prouder that we were “one... Read more »
The better foundation for the proper delineation of competing interests is the idea that people are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable natural rights that need to be protected. Read more »
In our opinion: 40 years after the resignation of President Nixon, impeachment should not be a political ploy
To bandy about impeachment threats today as a political ploy is an insult to that history and a disservice to the electorate. Read more »
More than once, I have been busy doing a task around the yard or house to suddenly remember I was supposed to pick a member of the family up from school, church or town half an hour ago. Read more »
Congressional priorities have taken a back seat to their five-week vacation. Read more »
A small but determined number of Americans and Western Europeans are joining forces with jihadist groups in the Middle East, raising concerns that they will bring their extremist mentalities back... Read more »
It’s not easy being a celebrity pastor these days with that pesky Internet around. What are a megapastor and his followers to do? Remembering the biblical admonitions against idolatry would... Read more »
Such things may play well among some in Washington, but they have profoundly negative effects on the very meaning of representative government in this end of the country. Read more »
Car dealers catch a bad rap, and sometimes justifiably so. But in this instance it is the large lenders far away from the daily grind of selling cars who are wreaking havoc in the used car market. Read more »
Good art frequently deepens our political views, much to our advantage, but marshalling political zeal to create politically-themed art is a recipe for mediocrity and failure. It’s hoping to... Read more »
While I’m glad Utah adequately funds transportation projects, I believe we need to significantly increase education funding. And we could learn an important lesson from transportation advocates. Read more »
Solar power users also sell power. Their system is a part of the infra-structure that Rocky Mountain Power is using, but not paying extra for. Who should pay whom and how much is fair? Read more »
With a fence, you are more protected, you have more privacy and your kids and animals will be able to run around the backyard without you worrying. I think that Utah municipalities should require fences to be built for all new homes. Read more »
We don't often think of it, but our way of life depends on extremely effective and respected public health systems. That is the useful, universal lesson of the Ebola outbreak of 2014. Read more »
Obama had control of both houses of Congress during his first two years in office — and did nothing about immigration. So why now? Because he's facing a disastrous midterm election. Read more »
The mayor of North Salt Lake says he wishes he knew how to fix the sliding earth. There is only one way to fix it. Quit building on hillsides. Read more »
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Events surrounding the shooting of an an unarmed teenage boy in Ferguson, Missouri by a local police officer — and the subsequent protests — have held the attention of the media ever... Read more »
On racial issues, the GOP needs a successor to Kemp — and an alternative to Paul. Read more »
Last week's release of "The Giver" in theaters has once again sparked a discussion about the recent slew of political commentary in young adult fiction. Read more »
According to the Utah Enabling Act compact of 1894 between the people of the Territory of Utah and the United States, these lands are Utah's birthright. Read more »
We have been witnessing a concerted effort to “reform” education in Utah. But if one looks closely at the motives behind the reform efforts, one will see the words money and taxes. Read more »
Some experts recommend we eat 7-10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Are they kidding? Read more »
Our new lifestyle liberals and liberated libertarians have this in common: They both wish politics would go away — in fact, they believe the fundamental moral responsibility of politics can... Read more »
Salt Lake City should welcome innovative ride-sharing services, which may cause short-term disruption but provide long-term benefits. Read more »
Forty-five years ago this weekend, the Woodstock Music & Art Fair took place in New York. One former participant in Woodstock was quoted in USA Today as saying the festival "was a miracle.... Read more »
Paul Krugman looks at interest rates in Italy, Spain and Japan and is reassured. I look at their stagnant levels of economic activity and am alarmed, because they are not alone. The world is awash... Read more »
And yet, something about this whole Entrepreneur Barbie marketing campaign seems so cynical and exploitative — the collision of two increasingly tedious, shark-jumping media trends. Read more »
What's the difference between an editorial and an op-ed piece? Who can write a "My View" for the Deseret News? Aren't the columnists supposed to represent the publication? Here are the Deseret... Read more »
Are students in our schools taught the U.S. constitution along with U.S. history? I had the same teacher for U.S. history in both the 8th and 11th grades. Mr. John Carlile was very knowledgeable of the U.S. Constitution. He spent... Read more »
After the unarmed Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri, protesters were put down with tear gas, rubber bullets and police officers wearing camouflage, according to NPR. Read more »
It’s frightening that emergency responders might not be able to find us in an emergency. Read more »
It may simply be an accident of history that the continental U.S. has two super-sized states in California and Texas. The leaders of these states and Congress foresaw the need to make them smaller.... Read more »
On the one hand, we are being drawn closer together by globalization. On the other hand, we're being pulled further apart by deep and durable ethnic, religious, historical and nationalistic... Read more »
It’s one thing to conclude that the government owes people a living. It’s quite another for the laws to mandate employers to pay workers what the government has generously decided they... Read more »
What is a nation? This simple question has been at the heart of political philosophy and historical debate for hundreds of years. Read more »
Marc Amicone, general manager of the Salt Lake Bees, was there when Larry H. Miller first dreamed of buying a professional baseball team. Read more »
Utah should increase the tipped wage, but in the meantime, Utahns should tip better. Read more »
We have been hearing a lot about the 18-year-old kid who was shot by a police officer in Ferguson. It seems as if all the blame is being placed on the policeman. But whenever we have these accounts either on TV or in the newspaper,... Read more »
Politicos are ruminating about the next big election — the 2015 Salt Lake City mayoral race. We review the questions surrounding the inscrutable Mayor Ralph Becker. Read more »
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