Recent presidents have been criticized either way, but Obama needs to be mindful of timing and perception.
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 »
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 »
The new school year starts with a mixed bag of optimism and concern — the latter dealing with state school board issues. Read more »
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 »
President Obama needs to make good on his promise to be "vigilant and relentless" in battling ISIL in Iraq. Read more »
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 »
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 »
The ongoing conflicts in Ferguson, Missouri, show the reason for cautions about blurring the line between police and the military. Read more »
Salt Lake City should welcome innovative ride-sharing services, which may cause short-term disruption but provide long-term benefits. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
In our opinion: Resources needed to guarantee sexual violence is discovered, investigated and prosecuted
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
'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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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