Royal Dutch Shell's decision to suspend drilling off the Alaskan coast is not so much an environmental victory...
"Oh, so you drank the Kool-Aid," my neighbor superciliously sneered from the stoop he occupies each afternoon. I did, I confessed. I grabbed the pope's chalice, gulped it down and asked for more. Read more »
I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the conversation that has sprung up around what combination of treatment and punishment makes sense for non-violent drug offenders. It is genuinely welcome to have people on both sides of the... Read more »
It’s simple. All we have to do is require those who are incarcerated to apologize. If they say they are sorry, they can be released. Does that sound ridiculous? Not if you ask Hillary Clinton about her email server while she... Read more »
After a week of contrasting political and religious voices, whether the result will be beneficial or detrimental to society depends more on how people respond to the voices than on the voices... Read more »
Of all statistics, the one that has received the least attention by lawmakers and the public is the high percentage of Hispanics/Latinos living in Utah’s coverage gap. Read more »
Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Pignaelli Pope Francis' visit, Fiorina's rise dominate political spectrums
Questions dominating the political media have stemmed from two unlikely sources — Pope Francis and presidential contender Carly Fiorina. Read more »
While Obama said nothing of marriage, Pope Francis raised the importance of family at the White House, as he did again at the Capitol. He will likely do so again Sunday afternoon at a Mass marking... Read more »
It's time to tell UTA that “enough is enough.” As one of the nation's most conservative states, Utah should be seeking tax cuts, not tax hikes. Proposition 1 will only serve to feed... Read more »
We are treating the earth like a boundless supply of resources from which we take whatever we want. In return, we often leave a path of destruction. Read more »
Every year, BYU athletics makes the student section smaller, and every year students have to hone their skills at preserving eight inches of space to sit or stand and watch the game. Read more »
As I observe the way presidential contender Donald Trump is trying to get the votes of the American people who are dissatisfied with present leadership, I cannot help but compare him to the German dictator. Read more »
I agree with Bill Finch of Holladay (“Not a dime to UTA,” Sept. 21). Not one dime of a proposed sales tax increase should go to UTA. Read more »
There is no reason that public access to the library should not be available on three different streets. This is a public place that I and other taxpayers pay for. Read more »
The XQ Project is seeking ways to develop “super schools,” thanks in part to $50 million in funding from Laurene Powell Jobs, the philanthropist widow of Steve Jobs. Read more »
Next time you meet someone, give them the greatest gift you can give anyone — just listen. It’s an expression of love. Read more »
It is no wonder college costs so much for the regular student, when the colleges pay these outrageous fees to coaches. Maybe there should be more oversight in the compensation coaches receive. Read more »
As a daily reader, I can cite at least 10 Deseret News articles over the last week or so from the Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, BYU professors, etc., ripping Donald Trump to shreds. Read more »
With the right amount of exercise and nutritious dieting, (i.e vegetables, fruits, grains, lean meats) and by following the food pyramid, or food plate, we can all become healthier and obesity rates will drop. Read more »
Pope Francis has delivered to Congress his State of the Soul address — historically sophisticated, gracefully appropriate, morally ambitious — and I'm all for making it a yearly ritual,... Read more »
Lowell Bennion was called a "model of service" and "Utah’s Mother Teresa." He wrote, “If we thought of life as a gift, we might not demand nearly as much from it." Read more »
Utahns are right to be skeptical of the costs to expand Medicaid, but hints of a pending compromise measure are encouraging. The governor and state lawmakers should not wait until the next... Read more »
By adroitly probing a genuine fear of vaccinations, Trump is getting the attention he wants but he is also making it more likely that some of our children will contract preventable diseases that... Read more »
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We are a violent people compared with, say, our European friends. We wipe out the equivalent of Cincinnati every 10 years. We are paralyzed by a misinterpretation of the Second Amendment. Read more »
Many mass shootings have been averted by someone carrying a gun. Why is this not reported in the media? There is much evidence of greater security and freedom because of good guys being armed. Read more »
Royal Dutch Shell's decision to suspend drilling off the Alaskan coast is not so much an environmental victory as it is a reflection that the costs of recovering oil exceed projected revenues at... Read more »
Bloomberg reports that states such as West Virginia and Nebraska have raised the minimum wage and seen the negative impacts. Can Utah afford to make these same mistakes? Read more »
Ask yourself whether you really believe a federal law will keep criminals from hacking your car. Then ask yourself whether the free market has done a good job keeping them from hacking computers so... Read more »
Many Utah doctors, hospitals and other health care providers have been long-standing advocates for Medicaid expansion in Utah. Their reward is a proposed tax hike. Read more »
Various polls and new stories make it sound as if religion in America is in its death throes. It's easy to lose sight of the reality that most people do have religious convictions. ... Read more »
Most of us are quite vigilant in preventing physical harm to ourselves and our families. But we aren’t adequately safeguarding our security. The crooks behind cybercrime never take a day off.... Read more »
The libertarian movement in the wake of the Ron Paul campaign was largely illusory. Those that filled out Paul’s numbers in 2012 easily made the transition to the very un-libertarian Donald... Read more »
The same inspiration that called America to the moon fires the imagination and demands that we meet a 21st-century challenge to push further in our efforts to understand and explore what’s... Read more »
I have written this column with a very specific woman in mind. She is the woman who feels that even her best efforts haven’t been enough lately. She is tired. She is worn out. Read more »
Don't let the media push the cause of Christianity to the back pages. Don't let the media forget the martyrdom of those courageous individuals in Roseburg, or anywhere else in America where the Christian cause is being trashed. Read more »
Utah has spent over three years debating Medicaid expansion, with no resolution in sight. Let’s put the Medicaid expansion question on the November 2016 ballot, along with a broad-based tax... Read more »
The danger of sports gambling is that the fundamental nature of the fan experience will change. The DraftKings scandal is an example of dangers that lurk. Read more »
The government and police agency of the United States are trying to control the ownership of guns to reduce gun violence. To me this is the wrong approach. Read more »
Orrin Hatch: Judicial system reform — overcriminalization and the need for meaningful criminal intent requirements
The problem of overcriminalization is multifaceted. It concerns how Congress crafts criminal laws, how it decides what’s a crime in the first place, and how it sets (or doesn’t set)... Read more »
A tax on physicians to pay for the Medicaid expansion will make it much more difficult to recruit young doctors into Utah’s training programs. It will discourage young doctors from returning to Utah following the completion of... Read more »
The School Trust Lands have been compensated with largesse by the federal government for their sections in the monument. Since that exchange, the School Trust Lands have been swimming in money they never dreamed about getting. Read more »
In March, the Navajo Nation Tribal Council unanimously stated its support to protect “1.9 million acres as the Bears Ears National Conservation Area/National Monument.” Read more »
The U.S. is one of only seven countries in the world — including China, North Korea and Vietnam — that permit abortions after 20 weeks. This policy is a reflection of American politics... Read more »
E-venting seems to have become a national pastime, with much online feedback taking on a negative and even angry tone. However, refraining from e-venting may be in your own best interest. Read more »
Give your teenager the environment he needs to experience full, human development. Don’t let him lose his identity in a silicone prison. Read more »
Climate change is disrupting ecosystems and will affect all living things. It will endanger not only the charismatic polar bear, but many land and marine animals, migratory birds — and us. Read more »
Dissatisfaction is high – in both parties. Whether a “new face” candidate can ride the wave into the White House or other offices remains to be seen. Read more »
Before Salt Lake City considers any more separated bicycle lanes, it should have a more vigorous public outreach that considers all arguments first. Read more »
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