Editorials

In our opinion: Par for the president of the United States

Recent presidents have been criticized either way, but Obama needs to be mindful of timing and perception.

In our opinion: Recent Napa Valley earthquake reminds Utahns to be prepared

Are those who live in northern Utah's earthquake zone prepared to face a quake similar to the recent one in Napa Valley? Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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In our opinion: UTA to reconnect?

UTA promotes Wi-Fi service on its FrontRunner trains as a benefit to increase commuter productivity and provide an enjoyable riding experience. But Wi-Fi woes make it anything but productive and... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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In our opinion: Mixed-bag school start

The new school year starts with a mixed bag of optimism and concern — the latter dealing with state school board issues. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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In our opinion: Teens think porn is damaging — and they want help

A recent British survey shows online pornography is too accessible and distorting for teenagers, leading to damaging and unrealistic attitudes toward sex and relationships. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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In our opinion: To be vigilant, relentless?

President Obama needs to make good on his promise to be "vigilant … and relentless" in battling ISIL in Iraq. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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In our opinion: Perry indictment a concern

The recent felony indictments of Texas Gov. Rick Perry following his use of constitutional veto power is seen by many as what could become a dangerous trend. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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In our opinion: Most Americans struggling to save something — anything — for their retirement

The bottom line for Americans and their retirement savings — or lack thereof — is that a large number of people face the prospect of living out their years with incomes close to or... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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In our opinion: Avoid blurring the line between police and military

The ongoing conflicts in Ferguson, Missouri, show the reason for cautions about blurring the line between police and the military. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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In our opinion: Salt Lake City should welcome innovative ridesharing, not try to over-regulate it

Salt Lake City should welcome innovative ride-sharing services, which may cause short-term disruption but provide long-term benefits. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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In our opinion: Jordan stays the course

Recently, a handful of elected officials were calling for the Jordan School District to be divided even further, but, thankfully, cooler heads prevailed. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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In our opinion: Explaining editorial elements

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 »

Aug. 17, 2014

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In our opinion: Obama foreign policy

The 2016 campaign may very well be dominated by debate over the state of American foreign policy, which is itself in something of a free fall. Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

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In our opinion: Monument supporters

Gov. Herbert has asked Orrin Hatch’s 14 colleagues to come see Utah for themselves, which is a very good idea. But so far, none of the invited senators have RSVP’d to the... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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In our opinion: Intervention in Iraq

There is no value in rearguing the merits of America’s involvement in Iraq, which seems to be the focus of many of the critics. We can’t change what happened then, and what’s... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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In our opinion: Resources needed to guarantee sexual violence is discovered, investigated and prosecuted

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Recent efforts in Washington to compel colleges to address the problem are appropriate, although there are important questions as to whether they will be able to achieve the necessary results. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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In our opinion: University campuses have taken a one-sided view on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The outrage on university campuses — from both student and faculties — over wartime atrocities tends to be extremely selective, especially when it comes to the state of Israel. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Utah joins states in a campaign to break the endless cycle of incarceration and recidivism

Prudent efforts grounded in solid data analysis can help ensure that large numbers of nonviolent offenders don’t enter an endless cycle of incarceration and recidivism. That cycle harms both... Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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In our opinion: Catholic schools provide a unique option in Utah's vibrant educational landscape

Utah is bucking the national trend of decline in Catholic schools. Since 1999, five Catholic schools opened their doors, and none have closed despite competition from the surge in charter schools.... Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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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 »

Aug. 9, 2014

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In our opinion: Obama should ignore calls for new Utah monument

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 »

Aug. 8, 2014

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In our opinion: The handshake — A symbol of good faith, good manners, good sportsmanship … and germs

Don’t forsake the handshake quite yet. There may be times, places and situations where a handshake still fits — and others where a bump, a nod or a smile works just fine. Let’s... Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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In our opinion: Congressional 'exchange visits' can lift, enlighten

'Exchange visits' by Reps. Chaffetz and Cummings to the other's districts help increase understanding and sensitivity. It's something that shouldn't be a novel, one-time deal but duplicated by... Read more »

Aug. 6, 2014

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In our opinion: An ability to conduct widespread surveillance doesn't mean permission to do so

A report by two organizations committed to the protection of civil liberties is raising new and valid concerns about how government surveillance programs have created an impediment to free speech... Read more »

Aug. 5, 2014

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In our opinion: Utah is correct to both be at the front of online voting, and cautiously study security

Utah is correct to both be at the front of online voting as well as cautiously study security of such balloting. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2014

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In our opinion: Best use, best care

Rep. Rob Bishop's Eastern Utah public lands initiative is accomplishing its purpose — redefining land use with a give-and-take collaborative effort from a myriad of diverse stakeholders in... Read more »

Aug. 3, 2014

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