It's not often I agree with columnist Richard Davis, but I concur with the BYU professor.
Immigration would not be a problem if our leaders would first correct the problems with our economic and social systems to remove the roadblocks that deny people of the rights and freedoms to pursue the good life as promised in the... Read more »
It seems to me that it only takes a few mean-spirited neighbors to make life miserable for Thomas Cobb ("Cottonwood Heights collector told to get rid of 28 of his 29 exotic snakes," April 26). The police said the basement setup was... Read more »
There is no grief like the loss of a child, whether from natural causes, illness, accident or violence. The world is turned upside down. Read more »
Scott Garner's letter makes some excellent points as to why we should not support same-sex marriage ("Church and state," April 28). Read more »
Bountiful City is currently building a new City Hall and will donate the old. The city is spending millions of dollars and giving away hundreds of thousands of dollars when the sidewalks in the downtown area are so dangerous as not... Read more »
I, and most Americans, would like to see some means of keeping firearms out of the hands of the dangerously mentally ill. President Obama has expressed high dudgeon because the Senate rejected his proposal for enhanced gun control,... Read more »
I think it is important to reflect on what happened in the Boston bombing, because in the Boston bombing a lot of lives were taken from many people instantly. Read more »
I have no doubt that had the Deseret News known 30 days in advance that the Teton Dam would break, warnings of its collapse would have been daily front page news. Read more »
Authorities have interviewed Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and have allegedly concluded his motivating factor was religion. Read more »
The new math Common Core has certainly taken its toll on education. Although it is frustrating for parents to have very few resources to help their children through this struggle, the teachers are... Read more »
Joseph Gonzalez's column in Sunday's paper lumps everyone together, from those who eat processed meats in excess to those who enjoy an occasional hot dog at a baseball game ("Hiding all the hot... Read more »
To the many thousands like me who are beginning to see their jobs/hours/salaries/benefits slashed due to the requirements of "Obamacare": We do have a recourse. In the upcoming 2014 congressional... Read more »
Much has been made by the pro-gun side that a well-armed citizenry is vital to maintaining our democracy. If the Second Amendment is what keeps the government from treading on us, why are most... Read more »
The Boston bombings were not an ordinary criminal act. They were an act of terror/war, no different than if they had been committed against our soldiers/citizens in Afghanistan or Iraq. The fact... Read more »
Putting aside the obvious fact that the Bible's content has changed over the past few thousand years when being translated from Hebrew to Greek to Egyptian to Latin to English, is Chad Orton... Read more »
Richard Burt re-states the popular myth that 90 percent want a background check and 40 percent of all gun buyers are not subject to them ("We the people?" April 21) Read more »
Why do we continue to torture the millions of ordinary North Korean and Iranian people by our inhumane technique of sanctions? Does anyone believe that the elite of North Korea or Iran are being... Read more »
Recently, Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell has come under fire for the contents of a bugging operation Read more »
While unemployment rates have been declining since they hit a nearly three-decade high of 10.2 percent in October 2009, they are still above a normal rate. Read more »
Every time I see a comment that refers to teachers teaching to the test, I just don't get it. What would you have us teach to? Let's say you are going hunting for deer. Would you practice shooting before you go? I hope so. Well, you... Read more »
I am confused. A bill requiring background checks for people buying guns didn't pass, but a bill requiring each Utah teacher to have a background check every five years and pay for it themselves does? Read more »
The Earth Day supplement in Tuesday's Deseret News was very nice, but the first sentence that my eyes fell upon contains two myths that cry out to be corrected: "The amount of water on the earth today is exactly the same as it was... Read more »
I have to comment on Frank Overfelt's letter to the editor ("TRAX Logic," April 19). His conclusion that "most frequent fliers reside east of I-15" is emblematic of the arrogance that regularly affects decisions adversely impacting... Read more »
Local media are reporting on the lack of snowpack in our mountains this year, which provides us with our water for summertime needs. Our local government encourages residents to be conservative and smart in their water usage and... Read more »
The parade in Boston Friday night seemed like an odd response to the whole ordeal. Read more »
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Recently, an issue regarding snakes in a private residence became newsworthy because of a prejudicial ordinance restricting exotic pets ("Exotic snake collector keeps his pets — for now,"... Read more »
Nazi Germany ended in military defeat in 1945. The Soviet Union ended in political collapse in 1991. Both nations used concentration camps that resulted in the deaths of millions. Few camps in the... Read more »
It's not often I agree with columnist Richard Davis, but I concur with the BYU professor regarding the need for Utah Attorney General John Swallow to be the subject of a special investigation or... Read more »
Seniors and fellow baby boomers, you need to understand that the Affordable Care Act (Obamcare) is necessary for the survival of Medicare. For the 37th time, House Republicans voted to repeal the... Read more »
In a move that likely is unprecedented, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will close all of its public operations on five separate days between now and Aug. 30, telling its employees to stay home... Read more »
During the 2012 election campaign for the U.S. presidency, David Axelrod, Harry Reid and others in the team directing the Obama campaign developed a strategy of political expedience. Read more »
I keep hearing about all the federal land in Utah and other states. Personally, I would like to see the bill of sales from all the states to the federal government. If there is none, it is state land. Read more »
Let's see if we can draw some parallels between the Watergate incident and the Benghazi-gate incident. Watergate consisted of a break-in to "steal" some political advantage and was covered up by then-President Nixon. He denied for... Read more »
From 1981 to 2013 NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies has been headed by Dr. James E. Hansen. Read more »
I am a mother, writing in honor of all women for Mother's Day last week, and speaking out in support of the Paycheck Fairness Act. Read more »
As a member of America's communities, please stop and take a moment today, Armed Forces Day, to reflect on the sacrifices made, on your behalf, by our troops. Then, reach out and demonstrate your... Read more »
After reading former Sen. Bob Bennett's "Cool off the global warming debate" op-ed, I felt at peace with those few who insist that there's still a debate to be had about global warming (April 29).... Read more »
Most of us know how to boil a frog, don't we? The best method is to start with room temperature water and raise the temperature just one degree at a time. Otherwise, the frog jumps right out and escapes, scalded, but lives to see... Read more »
In nearly every debate on gun policy someone will argue that registration is the first step toward confiscation and then tyranny Read more »
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