There is no way the U.S. should be sending troops to Africa for humanitarian purposes. Soldiers are for defending our nation, not for serving as medical clinicians to Third World countries where serious contagions have a devastating... Read more »
I understand this is all preseason, and that it shouldn’t mean anything big, but the fact that the Jazz are still undefeated means something to me. Read more »
The vaccines strengthen health care systems of developing countries. Stronger health care systems will help stop epidemics like Ebola before they spread. Read more »
Personally, I think American Centers for Disease Control (CDC) officials should quarantine suspected Ebola patients in one geographic place — preferably offshore. We should get a handle on the peculiarities of this disease. Read more »
Simplifying the ballot could encourage more voter participation and focus on races that really matter to voters. It's time to eliminate non-political positions from the ballot. Read more »
What a great city full of wonderful people. Thanks, SLC. Read more »
In 2002, Mitt Romney cleaned up the 2002 Winter Games; I think that he could also clean up the Secret Service. Read more »
Ebola has a fatality rate of about 50 percent. This current outbreak has been the worst in history with 8,033 total cases, and 3,865 deaths. I do not wish to take those deaths lightly, they are tragic and they should be mourned.... Read more »
The actions of government agents that led to the criminal indictment of the Recapture Canyon protesters ignore key elements in the case: The original BLM closure was illegal because it violated grandfathered R.S. 2477 Rights-of-Way... Read more »
While I respect A. Scott Anderson for the important role that he plays in our community as CEO of Zions Bank, I think his conclusion that oil and gas energy development in Utah will lead to cleaner energy is flawed (“Energy... Read more »
Recently, hundreds of thousands of courageous and hardworking citizens and policymakers around the word (in over 160 countries) reminded us of the vision needed to confront anthropogenic climate change. Bob Bennett’s op-ed... Read more »
People complain about UTA in its various forms, but really the idea of public transportation that functions at all is something of a miracle. What these complainers need to focus on instead is how to make using UTA better for... Read more »
When looked at properly, it becomes even more obvious why wind and solar can’t survive without massive taxpayer subsidies. Read more »
It is abhorrent to think that an administrative agency of government might have veto power over the message I choose to write, whether it touches on wilderness usage or not. Read more »
In Arizona, entering and exiting an HOV lane is no different than any other lane, and they seem to be doing just fine. Read more »
Do we want someone who will call a terrorist a terrorist — rather than referencing the theories of "everyone is good" multiculturalism? Read more »
The Republican philosophy of "starving the beast" revolves around severe cutting of federal budgets in various government agencies. This may backfire big-time in our attempt to control the Ebola virus. Read more »
Behold the current cowardice in the Supreme Court. Behold how they are swayed to not look at a case because of current controversy over the topic. Read more »
If a judge enacts a law, that judge is acting unconstitutionally and the law enacted should be, by default, unconstitutional because it was enacted in a manner contrary to the Constitution. Read more »
The long-awaited decision to grant the Navajo Nation the $554 million settlement recently occurred. Read more »
Now that (Sen. Bob Bennett) is out of office, I find his columns uniquely candid, objective and insightful. Read more »
Past presidents have dealt with unimaginable burdens, and with President Barack Obama's administration that is especially true. Read more »
The Constitution's very first substantive words are: "All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States." The word "all" was not placed there by accident. Read more »
Stephen Hawking says he's an atheist, arguing that science offers a "more convincing explanation" for the origins of the universe and that the miracles of religion "aren't compatible" with scientific fact.... Read more »
The people of Hong Kong enjoyed democracy under British rule. Now under Chinese rule, they are feeling the sting of losing their liberty. It is interesting to note the demonstrations we see on the news are for a single purpose: to... Read more »
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The world community must respond to the killings in Syria and Iraq, but military action is not the answer. The efforts to achieve a political solution to the crisis in Iraq and Syria are essential. Read more »
How do we wake up politicians to the fact that using water to produce electricity would result in cutting back on 77 percent of pollution-heavy energy plants? Read more »
These news items are serious things, so I would appreciate it if spectators would refrain from making a distraction behind the in-studio news broadcasters. Read more »
Greg Bell wrote about lessons he has learned in his recent column (“Lessons learned from the campaign for same-sex marriage,” Oct. 17). I would like to suggest that he can learn at least two more lessons. Read more »
The news that the Romneys will launch a center for neurological diseases was the brightest spot of my day. Read more »
We are grateful for all that Utah Opera and Symphony provide to our community and hope that voters will show their support by voting “yes” for the ZAP tax continuation in November. Read more »
I am concerned by Doug Owens’ attitude in seeking to represent Utahns in Congress. In a recent debate, when asked about ISIS, Owens described the situation in the Middle East as one of the most significant in our era. But in... Read more »
In a recent op-ed column from a BYU professor (“Can a Mormon be a liberal?” Oct. 14), the writer used the “liberal” words of “common good” as if those words have some sort of universal meaning.... Read more »
I thank my mom for switching my legs when I needed it. I thank my dad for upholding mom. I thank them for teaching me to be polite, to say “yes ma’am” and “yes sir.” I thank them for letting me know... Read more »
It is really gratifying to hear the honorable and secure result of an “official review” when there is a questionable play in football. By the same token, why can the individual official in a football game not come under... Read more »
One only needs to look to other on-campus shootings in recent years to see that the only people kept safe on gun-free campuses are the shooters who are intent on mass murder. Read more »
Mia Love has once again failed to attend a debate she committed to attend. Read more »
Every year more Utah parents choose to limit their children’s trick-or-treating to a “trunk or treat” or a single block. I feel that encouraging my children to trick or treat in the neighborhood as I once did is as... Read more »
With elections only weeks away, please think about your responsibility as caretakers of this planet. Read more »
I support a computer programming curriculum being taught in our schools. Students should be exposed to basic computer concepts such as bit, bytes and boolean logic, but this can be done with existing software and systems. Read more »
Utah State Board of Education gave Utah educators a slap in the face on Friday when it hired Brad Smith as the new state superintendent. Smith is an attorney without any degree or credentials in the field of public education. He... Read more »
In an election, it is important to have candidates with differing points of view, which is certainly the case in Utah’s Fourth District between competitors Mia Love and Doug Owens. Read more »
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