The decrease in abortion rates doesn't mirror a change in "the state of moral values," as surveyed in a Gallup poll.
It's OK to search online for news that interests you, but don't forget to start with a real newspaper, the kind you can hold in your hands. If you don't, I fear it's the beginning of the end for... Read more »
With the Supreme Court’s creating a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, our best course is to treat others of differing opinions and lifestyles with respect and dignity. We hope the... Read more »
While the Mormon experience of persecution doesn't parallel the black experience, it can be a source of empathy and understanding. An inability to acknowledge America’s racist past and... Read more »
The public and police really would benefit from an ongoing exchange of ideas and observations, a communications bridge. I think law enforcement wants it and I know many in the community want it. So... Read more »
The passage of TPA, championed in Congress by Sen. Hatch, helps ensure America’s economic leadership in the world. It helps the United States compete with China. It’s good for American... Read more »
The question is why — with more than one source indicating that there is sufficient room at the current location — are the Legislature, the governor and especially Draper City so focused on relocating the prison to some... Read more »
Most of what we hear and read is blame, hate, racism of all kinds as it comes over radio, newspapers and all media. Is it any wonder that violence is so rampant? Then we have this incredible example of forgiveness from South Carolina. Read more »
With the Supreme Court to decide whether the Constitution requires states to redefine marriage as a genderless institution that includes same-sex couples, here are seven inconsistencies in the... Read more »
Adversity is as natural to the human condition as breathing. It’s how we choose to approach our own trials and sufferings that will ultimately determine if we will be defined by them or... Read more »
The most durable damage from Thursday's decision is not the perpetuation of the ACA, which can be undone by legislative action. The paramount injury is the court's embrace of a duty to ratify... Read more »
In our opinion: In wake of ACA ruling, Congress and president can calmly address needed improvements
With the legality of the Affordable Care Act's subsidized exchanges now clarified, Congress and the president can now address needed improvements of the law in a calm and statesmanlike manner. Read more »
Utah's governor surprised people by showing up for jury duty this week. Turns out his example, whether he knows it or not, holds the key to increasing voter turnout. Read more »
In our opinion: Targeting campus sexual assaults with preventative methods, not just post-assault prosecution
In dealing with the increased number of sexual assaults on college campuses, a new study out of Canada offers compelling evidence of the effectiveness of efforts aimed more at prevention than... Read more »
What is the purpose of moving the Utah State Prison from Draper? The stated objective has changed over time. Today I challenge four of the many myths perpetuated by the Prison Relocation Commission. Read more »
Life is hard enough on the poor without having to constantly contend with all those who think being poor and living with scarcity is a ticket to having everything handed to you. Read more »
Some time ago someone suggested replacing most of the stop signs with yield signs. Perhaps that should happen. I dislike seeing drivers pick and choose which laws they must obey. Read more »
As more and more American workers reflect on their ability to secure a financially comfortable retirement, the mismatch between when they think they will retire and when they actually do provokes... Read more »
The Legislature should have involved the public before, not after, voting to relocate the state prison from its Draper site. All options should have been scrutinized in a transparent fashion,... Read more »
People who suggest the state rebuild in Draper are met with two bumper-sticker responses that don’t tell the whole story. One is, “The decision to move has been made.” The other... Read more »
In our opinion: Seen as a symbol of subjugation and slaughter, the Confederate battle flag should go the way of the swastika
Despite a history of 2,000 years, the gammadion cross is now known as the swastika of Germany's Nazi Party of the 1930s and '40s and is associated with hatred, horror and genocide. The Confederate... Read more »
Now is the time to collaborate, protect, plan for and grow the recreation economy like never before. Recreation is a renewable resource that yields more than financial benefits. Read more »
With controversy already generated, elected officials have an obligation to listen to the people rather than a handful of representatives. If the decision is made to move the prison, the people will feel they have not been subjected... Read more »
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The Romney family says Utah State reneged on promises and compromises when it sold the name of the school's football stadium to a convenience store, changing it from Romney Stadium to Maverik... Read more »
Even to those who object to limits (you know, the “corporations are people” set), why do we fight transparency? Disclosure arms the people with information. It empowers shareholders to... Read more »
Honest debate is something worth the dignity of Utah and its citizens. Allegations, on the other hand, are used to undermine an opponent's credibility. Read more »
It is one thing that the Supreme Court approved same-sex marriage; it is another — and more critical — matter that two of the justices violated federal law in doing so. The Constitution was established to ensure that... Read more »
Retired pro football players the Boone brothers — Aaron, Jesse and Jason — return to their roots to impart to youngsters their love and passion for the game. Read more »
A lighthearted look at news of the day. Read more »
In our opinion: Declining abortion rates are welcome, but it doesn't mirror Gallup's poll of 'state of moral values'
The number of abortions in the U.S. has dropped by 12 percent since 2010. More restrictive abortion laws in some states have aided the decline. But the decrease doesn't mirror a change in "the... Read more »
If a public official can be removed or forced from office because their religious convictions prohibit them from participating in same-gender marriages, does that not constitute a religious test for holding office? Read more »
Greece's central problem is that it has too much debt and too little economic growth (none actually) to service the debt. Greece's predicament, though extreme, is shared by many major countries,... Read more »
Much has been ignored by the Prison Relocation Commission in relation to Fairfield’s Civil War history and historic encampment. The prison would adversely affect and substantially impact the important historic property. Read more »
Religious freedom is inextricably linked to other fundamental rights. Balance between competing interests — and not a war of “mine over thine” — is better for our... Read more »
I have been around for a while and have seen a lot of changes in our society and government. But I never expected to see many of my beliefs and standards attacked like they are today. Read more »
Harry Alford of the Black Chamber of Commerce noted that in trying to address global warming by regulatory fiat, EPA’s Clean Power Plan will harm minorities and the poor. Read more »
Rep. Chaffetz's proposed Remote Transactions Parity Act would allow a state to require retailers nationwide to apply its sales tax rate to any state resident buying a product over the Internet.... Read more »
Utah sees its fossil fuels as a source of instant gold. Alas, they will prove to be the gold of King Midas. Read more »
It is very clear that if the federal public lands are handed over to the state, those lands will never be the same. Read more »
The European Union is in the midst of a crisis of conscience. Read more »
Yes, it has been very hot and not just the weather. We explore the ramifications of key decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more »
Recently there have been two Deseret News op-eds on Gov. Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan: Rep. Jake Anderegg’s on why he voted against it (“ Why I voted against Healthy Utah ,” May 10); and Sen. Todd... Read more »
If we pretend the prisoners do not exist while they are incarcerated — or that we would prefer they didn’t — we have no one to blame but ourselves when offender outcomes continue... Read more »
The U.S. health care system is often compared to European systems in unflattering terms, yet European countries are also under increasing pressure to increase their quality of care and efficiency. Read more »
"People want to own the music they love," Steve Jobs said, and "not just rent them." Fast-forward a decade, and Apple is now saying the reverse: People want to rent and not own the music they love. Read more »
Utah’s number of drug overdose deaths is a fact that should awaken all of us to the magnitude of this killer epidemic. The attitudes of many in our society, and the focus of many of our laws,... Read more »
If the prison move just “has” to be done, regardless of any other considerations, here is a suggestion: Build it in another location but do not sell the current property it is on. Instead, lease the current land... Read more »
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