The eventual result? A two-tiered society where the prosperous class gets more prosperous while the traditional schools are left in the mud. I predict we will pay a terrible price for promoting this kind of inequality. Read more »
Holding their local leaders accountable would be a lot more productive than destroying their community through rioting. Read more »
Until the family is held sacred, nothing else will solve the problems. Many will try to shift the “blame” to the police, the district attorney, the grand jury, but the blame rests at the feet of the community and the family. Read more »
How much better off we would be if we would stop blaming others and recognize the real source of our frustration, which is first and foremost within. Read more »
Obama recently offered amnesty for illegal immigrants. We keep doing the same thing over and over again with different presidents, and the problem keeps getting bigger. Read more »
Our Legislature and education departments in the state should be working to support families, not encourage their breakdown. Read more »
Some legislators have suggested the legislative session should be lengthened to enable legislators to have more time to study the bills. Bad idea. Read more »
Sen. Mike Lee needs to remember that he represents not only those that voted in his favor in the last election, but also those that voted against him. His job is to solve problems, not create more. Read more »
It is a sad day when our president chooses to ignore the Constitution and bypass Congress. The legislative branch needs to send a clear message that this type of behavior will not be tolerated. All funding for any executive branch... Read more »
We do not have a broken immigration system as some keep asserting. We have a very generous immigration policy — probably the best in the world. We have allowed a million legal immigrants to come here each year for decades.... Read more »
When President Ronald Reagan signed the amnesty bill for illegal immigrants, it did not grant them United States citizenship as many have supposed. To obtain amnesty they had to do the following: 1) Prove they had been working in... Read more »
Rosa Parks not vacating her seat to a white person, Martin Luther King Jr. preaching and practicing civil disobedience and President Obama trying to free half of the modern-day slaves are all acts that seem illegal to some. However,... Read more »
Utah is the biggest water-guzzler in the country. As I've further investigated the claim myself, I've received frustratingly mixed messages from the Division of Water Resources, Division of Natural Resources, the Utah River... Read more »
Readers don't seem to understand that liberals and conservative could come together on the immigration issue if Democrats would agree to close the borders. That way these new actions taken by the president won't create... Read more »
Our Constitution gives Congress the power to remove the president from office when he refuses to follow the law. Our current president ignored immigration law and abused his executive powers; by doing this and refusing to enforce... Read more »
My wife and I were on our way to an important meeting when Mitt Romney's talk at BYU started on the car radio. It was so remarkable that we stayed in the car until the talk was done. Later, the Deseret News printed the talk in... Read more »
A Deseret News article addresses the designation of the Gunnison sage grouse as being on an endangered list under the Endangered Species Act (“Utah wildlife officials, Bishop bemoan federal action on Gunnison sage... Read more »
An economic analysis concluded that a fee on fossil fuels that gets returned 100 percent to American households in the form of a dividend would both reduce emissions and provide a boost to our economy. Read more »
Many of us are free to come and go as we please. We see people at the store, church and so on. They greet us and we return the kindness. But do we really share company with others, especially at the holidays? Read more »
We need immigration reform. Let it be measured, bipartisan and, above all, enacted in accordance with the checks and balances of the Constitution. Rule by fiat is not part of our political system. Read more »
As predicted, the Ferguson grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. And as expected, chaos erupted and violence swept through the streets. Read more »
The atmospheric disposal of combustion waste has been a recognized but underregulated external cost that we can all see and smell in the Salt Lake Valley. Read more »
Politicians should not think they are better than us. They should care and respect the future generation that will lead this city and country. Read more »
True conservatives should be just as emphatic regarding another more fundamental redistribution of wealth: the theft and destruction of our natural resources — the air, water and land upon which our lives depend — for... Read more »
I believe I am one of a rapidly growing base of people who are saying no to both Republicans and Democrats. More people should register as independents and end the bias toward third-party candidates. Read more »
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The horrifying execution of the two police officers in New York should give everyone pause at this holiday season. The media share some blame in this tragedy for widely reporting the “hands... Read more »
I'm confused. Virtually every weather forecaster warns of the dire results of a dry summer season if we don't conserve water. Yet all over the county, land that was empty for decades is sprouting high-density housing like, well,... Read more »
All in in all, it seems to me that the State Legislature gets an F for its support of public education. Read more »
UDOT should do some cinching. Don't raise the gas taxes. We've already paid enough at the pump as it is. Read more »
In past years we were disappointed with the reception of the gifts we chose for our grandchildren. The gifts were often the wrong color, style, size or simply not needed. We found an answer by establishing college savings... Read more »
As a frequent visitor with strong affection for the state and its people, I am deeply concerned about Utah's insistence that the federal government relinquish all public lands to the state. Read more »
There is no way one can condone the use of torture and claim to want a constitutional government. Read more »
I propose that all high school students receive the same constitutional rights as any other person in this country and that high schools should never be able to deny students these rights. Read more »
Stericycle talked the agency into reducing the $8.3 million fine down to $2.3 million. Don’t you wish you could talk the judge into reducing your next traffic fine to a couple of bucks? Read more »
Most people don't remember the story of what happened but, like much of what Randy Horiuchi has quietly done, the result is there. Lives are better and that is why he served us so long. Read more »
Message to telemarketers: strikes one, two and three happen when caller ID does not identify who you are. How can I trust you if you lie to me before I even pick up the phone? Read more »
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