While we acknowledge the great weight of the presidency and appreciate the efforts of many, we observe that President Barack Obama has filled the seats of government with the most radical, anti-religion, unjust, misguided group ever. Read more »
This is the time to ask congressional candidates in Utah and across the country where they stand on medical research. Read more »
We must be the first ones to start respecting our president, not necessarily because we like him, but because he is the only choice we have right now. Read more »
We don't have to adjust school start time to give our children a healthy circadian rhythm; just use solar time. Read more »
Public policies regulating alcohol and tobacco — two substances that are objectively more harmful than marijuana — have proven to be far more effective at reducing teens’ access. Read more »
The solution for teenagers to get more sleep is not necessarily to start school later, but for teenagers to go to bed earlier. Read more »
This Labor Day, let's commemorate the importance of hard work and acknowledge the role that workers play in our economy. Read more »
Put the blame for education reform where it belongs, not on the backs of the teachers in the trenches who are trying to do their best in difficult circumstances. Read more »
We have abolished morality in favor of civil rights. Read more »
I need to set the record straight after your DN Reader's Forum comment from Alicia Platt ("Increasing Aid," Aug. 20) included a misleading statement. Read more »
Everyone knows that football produces a lot of injuries, some very serious. So why do people go to football games? How can they stand to see fellow humans get injured? Read more »
The Division of Wildlife Resources should reevaluate their tranquilizer techniques, so we can avoid danger in the future. Read more »
As the excitement of a new college football season begins to build, we might pause to remember that an education is the primary reason for the existence of universities. Congratulations to BYU, ranked ninth in Money... Read more »
Most assume that churches are benevolent organizations, and if there were a game, event or family gathering nearby that parking in the nearby church parking lot would not be a problem. Real estate agents looking for parking for a... Read more »
I am a frequent visitor to many parks, both state and national, in the area that they are considering burying lines. Though they would be buried, and buried gas lines rarely leak, they must first dig through or near our parks to bury... Read more »
When my father grew up, everyone he knew had a gun in their home, and people weren't shooting at random strangers, friends or family. Whether you believe in weapon control, something deeply disturbing is happening in our... Read more »
There is the perception among many that being of color provides preferential treatment and extra benefits based on race alone. Such opinions have also helped created the disastrous border situation. Remember the example of Elian... Read more »
In his argument in favor of funding public education, Fred Ash got it right that, “ the most important factor in student performance is the quality of teachers” (“Utah’s public education system,”... Read more »
Here in Winthrop, Washington we are in sight of the largest wildfire in the state’s history. More than 400 square miles have burned so far, including the lower 20 miles of Methow Valley. In that stretch, the fire burned from... Read more »
We either have a nation of laws, or we have a nation of chaos and anarchy. The present surge of illegals entering our country can and will overwhelm the system if not controlled. Read more »
I don’t know what the answer is, but I don’t want history to say to us, “Why didn’t you do more? How could you let this happen?” Read more »
The Ebola virus is a dangerous virus that could possibly kill many people, but at the same time I also think it isn't doing that well in America. It is getting worse in Africa, but here in the U.S. it is being blown out of proportion. Read more »
In a very short period of time, West Jordan residents have been placed on the hook for buyouts and severance packages. Read more »
A recent editorial advocated for public education to provide equal services to children of all income levels, and that this is achieved by finding ways to equalize funding. Read more »
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The expansion of Medicaid — by whatever name it’s called — would provide insurance to a segment of Utahns; I submit that many of them will become more productive in our economy when they have health insurance.... Read more »
Thirty-eight years ago I worked as an animal control officer. At that time, the ACO was viewed with the utmost venom. No one gave the dogcatcher respect, and it often resulted in turnovers in employees. Fast forward to our police... Read more »
After the initial invasion in Iraq, 69 percent of Americans backed U.S. military involvement. By 2004, support dipped to19 percent. In 2006, the majority said we should have stayed out. Read more »
I thoroughly enjoyed Vai Sikahema’s most recent article about quarterback Jim McMahon and the friendship the two have shared and continue to share. It’s especially great to know... Read more »
What is the justification for killing youths who are threatening no one? Read more »
On April 16, my house and nearly all earthly possessions burned to the ground. It has been so wonderful to experience everyone's kindness since that time. Friends, neighbors and relatives have rallied to help. A complete... Read more »
Our national debt is large because of many things. I don't believe it is all President Obama's fault. Read more »
Although downtown Provo is historic, it is not functional in today’s world. To be more practical, there needs to be a left-turn lane from Center Street onto University Avenue. As it is, making a left turn onto University... Read more »
The person who first claimed you can’t legislate morality was Sen. Barry Goldwater, and he was talking about the civil rights movement. It is obvious that new laws, along with education, brought about a vast cultural change in... Read more »
The Utah State Code provides a list of exceptions to parents who do not wish to give their children required immunizations for school. Read more »
Children today spend way too much time playing noneducational video games. Research has proven that most video games do not have positive effects on the brain. Video games are addicting and can become all-consuming, especially for... Read more »
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