Our constitutional rights should not have a price tag attached to them. Read more »
Mr. Evensen noted, child mortality has been cut in half in the last fifteen years. But for the 16,000 children under five who still die daily of preventable causes, more must be done. Read more »
A vast majority of illegal immigrants are coming to the U.S. as a land of opportunity and are only breaking statutory law, not criminal law. Read more »
I believe very few things are potentially more dangerous than listening to commercials, or intros and outros that feature sounds that mimic sirens and horn honking. Read more »
I was disappointed to hear that a drone stopped the airplane firefighting efforts around Deer Creek recently. Read more »
First, a president should be someone who we can trust. Second, there is no credible history of trust with Iran. Third, the current stream of refugees out of Syria into Eastern and Western Europe is because of Islamic extremists. Read more »
Let us hope that the new planning committee for the relocation of the Draper prison will realize that the price tag for relocating the prison is way too expensive. Read more »
Could it be that the disenfranchising of hundreds of millions of Americans through the principled lawlessness by Mr. Brown and Mr. Obama significantly contributed to the current state of anarchy? Read more »
The definition of marriage has been changed. A marriage license is no different than any other license, i.e. fishing, hunting, driver's, etc. Read more »
It's a shame that, while being so concerned about what they see as an unfair tax burden on health care providers, expansion opponents seem to show a stubborn unwillingness to follow doctor's orders. Read more »
A recent story of BYU's computerized homework system that crashed sparks a memory for a former statistics professor. Read more »
The sad spectacle currently playing out in Rowan County, Kentucky, is made all the sadder because it is being done under the guise of civil rights. Read more »
It seems to me that Donald Trump perceives the presidency of the United States as a dictator function. Read more »
I lost count of how many times Jim Harbaugh was panned and spoken about during the recent Utah vs. Michigan football game. Utah was incidental to this broadcast — it was all about Michigan and Harbaugh. Read more »
Suppose that you are distracted from the road in front of you by one-half second, a very short time. If you are going only 20 mph, it still travels 15 feet. Even 15 feet is ample distance to hit a car, child or person in front of you. Read more »
Mitt Romney was actually one of the best candidates to ever run for the presidency in the history of our nation. He has the experience, the tact, the savvy, the moral character, the diplomacy, the brilliance to help get our country... Read more »
I want to extend appreciation to those firefighters who protected our neighborhood from the fire that broke out last week above the Salt Lake City water treatment plant in Cottonwood Heights. Read more »
Just as Neville Chamberlain's negotiation failed 75 years ago and led to war, we are headed for troubled waters again because of a lack of leadership and the will to stop the greatest evil in history, ISIS. Read more »
In my 22 years of teaching, I have been through many professional development sessions. Some have been wonderful, but many have been mandated by people who have no idea what happens in a real classroom. Read more »
I wish Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz the best of luck in achieving the compromises needed to move their initiative through Congress. A key component to the Idaho success was the decision to leave out anti-Antiquities Act language. Read more »
The Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs serves an enormous geographic area, and from my perspective does it very well indeed, contrary to the unjustified criticisms thrown at it. Read more »
So far 4,500 have lost their lives in the Middle East. We have been blessed with an abundance of natural resources and dedicated young men and women. Let’s not waste either nor both on unwinnable wars. Read more »
I hesitate to write this, but in connection with what is happening to the clerk Kim Davis in Kentucky, I fear now more than ever that my rights of religious belief are truly in jeopardy. Read more »
In his recent column, Jay Evensen provides some interesting historical background to the citizenship provision in the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (“Birthright citizenship,” Aug. 27). Evensen notes that the... Read more »
Your recent editorial (“What’s the future of Utah’s coal country?” Sept. 3) contains one sentence that reveals your flawed understanding of energy economics: “There is no single or particular villain in... Read more »
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Don't let the media push the cause of Christianity to the back pages. Don't let the media forget the martyrdom of those courageous individuals in Roseburg, or anywhere else in America where the Christian cause is being trashed. Read more »
The government and police agency of the United States are trying to control the ownership of guns to reduce gun violence. To me this is the wrong approach. Read more »
In March, the Navajo Nation Tribal Council unanimously stated its support to protect “1.9 million acres as the Bears Ears National Conservation Area/National Monument.” Read more »
On Sept. 30, Secretary of State John Kerry invented a new word in a press conference: de-confliction. Read more »
Actually, Washington, D.C., has a very limited role in our affairs and they are highly restricted by the Bill of Rights. We need to take back our position and authority and tell D.C. that they can't meddle in our matters any longer. Read more »
If the state of Utah needs to subsidize Medicaid, the tax should be on everybody. Read more »
Guns have neither made us secure nor free. Statistics show the more guns there are in proportion to the population, the higher the rates of homicide and suicide in a society. Read more »
And really, is shutting down 17 percent of the government a catastrophe? After all, the federal government is doing such a wonderful job. Read more »
If Bernie Sanders and Hilary Clinton are the best liberals have to offer, then the 'Fall of the GOP' should be the least of your worries. The ‘Fall of America’ is happening right now. Read more »
I believe that those who truly want health care would be willing to pay a small percentage of the cost, even if it was just 1 percent. This would help erase the entitlement issue that this program... Read more »
Wheat, in particular, prevents the release of a particular enzyme that tells us when we are full, so we eat more calories than we need. Again: lose the wheat — lose the weight. Read more »
Sharia is not compatible with the United States Constitution. This is Ben Carson's message. Read more »
We have no business sticking our noses into the internal affairs of foreign nations unless they are a direct threat to our country. It amazes me that Washington, D.C., keeps doing the exact same thing over and over but expects... Read more »
Perhaps our lawmakers should talk to the airport planners and really reconsider moving the prison that seemingly could not possibly be rebuilt at its existing location. Read more »
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