In the current struggle between police and protesters, what the nation needs is a strong dose of civil dialogue.
Would Utah students benefit from a smaller class or a better, more highly paid instructor? Read more »
A definite correlation exists between Facebook use and divorce — but is social media a cause for divorce, a facilitator for infidelity or simply a scapegoat? Read more »
Both recipients of this year's Nobel Peace Prize demonstrate the incredible power a single individual can have in making the world a better place. Read more »
Imagine if Omar Gonzalez had been operating as part of a larger terrorist organization. Imagine if he had entered the White House with a bomb strapped to his chest. Read more »
Instead of watching sports just to see one team beat another, it’s more fulfilling to focus on the moments of sportsmanship and selflessness that inspire. Read more »
States ought to question whether underperforming charter schools should be allowed to renew their charters. But they should be equally critical of public schools that underperform. Read more »
The Supreme Court has allowed same-sex marriages to go forward in Utah and four other states. The Deseret News echoes the calls for civility and hopes all will look now to stronger, values-laden... Read more »
The investigation into the shooting by police of a Salt Lake City man has shown the evidentiary value of videotape taken by cameras operated by police officers. Cameras should become a basic... Read more »
Colleges and universities are uniformly finding that tobacco prohibitions serve to benefit productivity and protect the health of those who patronize their grounds. And there is no persuasive... Read more »
A recent poll finds that 23.9 percent of those questioned favored the idea of their state leaving the Union. Secession, in reality, is little more than an idle fantasy that is a distraction from... Read more »
NASA has taken a $7 billion leap and contracted with two companies to take over the role of making sure astronauts can travel to and from the International Space Station. But privatization brings a... Read more »
Utah cannot afford to allow children at risk of repeating the poverty of their parents to continue along that path without intervention, with the state in the third year of focusing on solving the... Read more »
Salt Lake International Airport's disagreement with its vendor providing fueling and ground services may hinder expansion funding. But let's let the Federal Aviation Administration oversee the... Read more »
The Obama administration is squelching access to public information — and here are a number of examples of how federal government reporting now is as difficult as ever. Read more »
The threat of the Islamic State's militants is the group's wholesale slaughter of religious believers — primarily Christians — in the region and its goal to take that persecution global. Read more »
Derek Jeter's "perfect record" of no game ejections during his two-decade career is a model of respect and civility. Read more »
With Thursday's resignation of Eric Holder Jr., we look for a U.S. attorney general who will take his or her duty to uphold and defend the Constitution and laws of the land with gravity and probity. Read more »
A recent Pew survey shows a sizable number of Americans recognize that we live under a system of law executed by majority will, and that the presence of religious conviction in no way denigrates... Read more »
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge helped raise more than $100 million to fight the disease. But we'll need more than gimmicky publicity stunts to help sustain charitable giving for this and other... Read more »
What confidence do you have in the economy? Is it based on objective data or personal perception? The coming mid-year elections and the 2016 presidential race offer an opportunity for an honest... Read more »
If violent crime statistics across the country are on a decline, is there a need to equip local police with extensive surplus military gear? Read more »
Considering that 92 percent of immigrants seeking U.S. citizenship can pass the required civics test while Americans struggle mightily, how well can you do in a sampling of the U.S. citizenship... Read more »
A solid majority voted to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom. But even though “No” carried the day, “Yes” can claim a number of significant victories, too —... Read more »
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