Despite pleas for appropriate reaction to the Ferguson grand jury decision Monday, protests turned violent.
Thirty-seven years ago, Linda Hamilton joined the Deseret News sports staff and made history as Utah's first-ever female sports reporter. Read more »
With the United States and China striking a deal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Congress has finally run out of excuses for its failure to act on climate change. Read more »
Michael Worley's excellent article on religious schools losing accreditation for being religious ("Legal threats on religious schools," Nov. 7) was very thought-provoking. A generalized argument has always been: "You... Read more »
We have a beautiful walking trail behind the Mount Olympus Senior Center between 4500 South and Murray Holladay Boulevard. This past week, the county has begun to take down the trees and destroy this rare spot of green in our area.... Read more »
I voted for Democrats in the recent midterms for many reasons. Among them: The country would be better off if we worked out the bugs in health care instead of allowing health care costs to grow exponentially for the next 20 years.... Read more »
While federal judges were erasing state marriage-definition amendments and allowing same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court could have led out in helping chart a course, rather than seeming to follow... Read more »
The 2014 elections are over, so it’s time to look ahead. Democratic and Republican caucuses in the Utah Legislature have elected their leaders for the next two years. Any surprises, and any... Read more »
Jon Gruber, architect of Obamacare, claims that the American people are stupid for voting for the bill. As I remember, it was Congress that passed the bill when it was jammed through both houses. Yes, the people elected those... Read more »
As my husband and I left San Francisco, I read your paper to see what’s happening in your region. I was delighted to see Gerald Elias’ op-ed ("Carbon tax creates energy stability," Nov. 13), which expressed... Read more »
Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: To all the young people fighting self-doubt and discouragement: 'You look good'
I wish I could tell every young person I know, including my son, “Hey, listen up! You look good. You ARE good enough, and you can BE THE GOOD this world needs.” Read more »
This year's Ebola count is four cases, one death in the U.S.; 6,619 cases and 2,766 deaths in Liberia. In that West Africa country, Ebola not only threatens physical health but educational... Read more »
David Blankenhorn’s most recent column on marriage (“Marriage today is still good for children, wealth and civil society,” Nov. 14) is one of the most refreshing columns I’ve ever read. Read more »
Two major problems of public education in Utah are the governance structure and oppressive cultural environment created by the Legislature. Read more »
My biggest concern is how the media has failed to explain this scandal. The media is becoming unreliable and so politically correct that it cannot be trusted, and that is true danger for our democracy. Read more »
A little balance in newspaper reporting would go a long way to rectifying the wrong in the country. Read more »
With the exception of the presidency, Republicans are now in firm control. A new political era now begins, with important new opportunities both in the nation and in Utah. I’m excited to see... Read more »
The Beatles said, “All you need is love.” But that’s not all you need! For fullness, transcendence and staying power, the smart move is to put a ring on it. Read more »
Illegal aliens should be a finite group: legal immigrants are an infinite group, so it would be much better to pursue the latter. Read more »
To protect our future in this region, we must cut greenhouse emissions, drastically and soon. Like our forebears, we can take this present challenge as an opportunity to point the way, right here,... Read more »
SB54 affects all citizens. If Utah can bargain our rights to force an alternate primary process, what else can it do? Read more »
The nation needs a comprehensive immigration-reform package that includes a compassionate and realistic approach to the 11 million people living here without proper documentation. What it doesn't... Read more »
Early intervention will produce more favorable outcomes than remediation at a later time. Read more »
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With Monday's resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the Obama administration should not make Hagel a scapegoat for recent foreign policy problems and should find a qualified replacement... Read more »
Whatever the truth about Cosby, due process has been the victim of what Clarence Thomas once called a high-tech lynching. Read more »
Currently, illegal immigration is the "new slavery." Employers use it to exploit workers who are here illegally, keeping wages low and not providing benefits. Read more »
Following President Obama's ambitious executive order on immigration — not unprecedented in subject matter but unprecedented in scope and ambition — we are left to pick through the... Read more »
Obama's most recent executive order giving relief to upwards of 4 million undocumented immigrants has come under fire from conservatives — and the typically liberal-leaning sketch comedy show... Read more »
That is what this issue is really about, helping our fellow human beings. It's about people. Read more »
I have not always agreed with the president; however, I agree with him 100 percent on the immigration issue. Hooray for all those individuals who are sincerely trying to better their lives and the lives of their children! Read more »
Indeed, judged by how much countries devote of their national income to social spending, we have the world's second-largest welfare state — just behind France. Read more »
We weren’t born to be restricted by our shells, or buried with fear, or stay surrounded by darkness. We were born with light and with the innate instinct to let light guide us. Read more »
In recent weeks, Judge Clark Waddoups ruled in federal court that the State Board of Education selection process used for the past 10 years is unconstitutional. Read more »
Vladimir Putin is supposedly worth 70 billion U.S. dollars. He is power-hungry and knows no bounds. Read more »
George Washington, America's greatest patriot, turned down the chance to be a king. Yet Barack Obama seems to consider himself a king. Verle Solt West Valley City Read more »
Last week, the Senate refused to authorize the Keystone Pipeline and President Obama used his executive powers to establish his version of immigration reform. Both events were highly controversial,... Read more »
Speculation over a 2016 presidential run continue to swirl as one-time presidential candidate Mitt Romney remains in the spotlight. But are Americans really interested in another Romney candidacy? Read more »
Mia Love is already calling our president a dictator. Democrats in Utah could easily feel that they are living in a Republican dictatorship with no representation at all in the U.S. Congress. My suggestion: Let us all speak... Read more »
So many religions and faith traditions believe that marriage is a union of one man and one woman. Yet we can be isolated within our own faith traditions and take the truth about complementarity in... Read more »
Full employment, the opportunity for everyone to have a job who wants one, is an indispensable condition to allow all to thrive economically. Read more »
Whenever disaster strikes or fears are heightened, scammers quickly follow with fake charities or virus-laden emails. Fear and nobel emotions can be the enemy of sound financial decisions, so it... Read more »
Even in the pioneer times, people in the Salt Lake Valley were concerned about air pollution because their houses were heated by direct fuel burning. Today there are many sources of air pollution. I believe tobacco smoke is a... Read more »
The 2015 legislative session begins in two months. Posturing on issues has already begun. Read more »
My driver acknowledged he had violated a city ordinance by picking me up at the airport. Read more »
The nation is in need of a type of immigration reform, but Congress failed to act on immigration reform, and President Obama's executive order is on thin ice constitutionally. This is a painful... Read more »
A lighthearted look at news of the day. Read more »
It is good to have a grateful heart. It is better to express that gratitude to others. And it is best to underscore both with acts of gratitude and appreciation. Read more »
Despite pleas for appropriate reaction to the Ferguson grand jury decision Monday, protests turned violent. Those seeking vigilante justice will discover in time that the only people they have... Read more »
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