I agree with Doug Robinson’s comments about some Americans being slobs because the dress so casual (“Have Americans gone too casual”?, June 18). Many are also not practicing proper hygiene. I was raised in the... Read more »
I was moved to see a photo of the actual flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner” 200 years ago in the Deseret News. Our national anthem is a great song, but so familiar that many people do... Read more »
To further reductions in truck crashes over the past decade, the trucking industry is supporting a Senate appropriations bill amendment that would suspend two risky provisions recently added to the truck driver hours of service... Read more »
The escalating tax makes fossil fuels increasingly expensive, but we can buy clean energy with our carbon tax money. Read more »
The summer months are the most dangerous for teen drivers. According to the National Safety Council, in 2012 nearly 1,000 people died in car crashes involving teens between Memorial Day and Labor Day – the 100 deadliest days on... Read more »
As other states look for ways to improve the conventional, subject-centered system, Utah could start a movement to design a student-centered system that would aim to meet the needs and great potential of each unique student. Read more »
Beef keeps me stable in these times of poverty, and I will pay for beef and cut down on produce. Read more »
The Greek life today is vastly different from the old stereotype. It is now less about crazy parties and keg stands, and more about a mutually supportive community centered on community service and academic achievement. Read more »
I concur with Mr. Davis that Sen. Hatch should not campaign for re-election. It is time for him to give someone else a turn. Read more »
I have taken for granted this country, my citizenship and my patriotism. Read more »
I support Cary McConnell for Utah County treasurer. I have known Cary for several years and find him honest, hardworking and productive. Read more »
I am deeply disappointed that so many are so willing to take away individual rights and freedoms from those desiring to own businesses. Labor unions, or individuals who disagree with what is being done by those who own businesses... Read more »
Coming from a family of eight in a North Georgia farm community, I was certainly reminded of what a dear soul my mother was. Over 90 years ago when there were few conveniences, she managed our home, cared for the family by whatever... Read more »
Democrats have had six years to get to the bottom of the poor economy and job growth but have shown no insight, realistic solutions or genuine concern. What makes anyone think that putting aside Benghazi or the other questionable... Read more »
As an old engineer, I have had the privilege of helping grandchildren and some of our neighborhood children with their high school math. The last couple of years have become infinitely more difficult when it comes to math because the... Read more »
I'm surprised by the hostile tone of so many comments to Gerald Elias' op-ed (“An economic benefit of a fee-and-dividend carbon tax,” June 11). Climate change -- global warming -- isn't an opinion.... Read more »
A frequent rebuttal against funding global education efforts is that we should fix our own community before we help others. While we deserve and even take for granted our rights to education, liberty and freedom, the world’s... Read more »
There was discussion in the state Legislature regarding enactment of a proper law to protect our youth from the detrimental effect of electronic and regular cigarettes. Isn’t it sad that law is necessary for individual... Read more »
I wish that I could go back to the day when tolerance, respect and the spirit of communication between people were respected. Read more »
The recent VA scandal has excited veteran organizations all across the country, demanding resolve of the atrocities noted in that scandal for poor leadership and mismanagement of VA medical centers nationwide. Read more »
A fatal disease, fatal to constitutional principles, has infected our society, the media and governments and is spreading all over the nation. It is called political correctness. Read more »
We all love the feeling of victory and accomplishment. As a young adult, I hear the philosophy “everyone’s a winner” all the time. Now yes, it might make us feel all warm and nice on the inside, but is this reality? Read more »
A large number of Miller moths have invaded Utah this year due to the unseasonably mild winter. Fortunately, now in 2014 a solution is available, which is to replace incandescent and CFL light bulbs with soft-white LED bulbs. Read more »
Do we really need physical evidence in the brain to know that thoughts do lead to actions? I would love to hear our president condemn the root causes of these crimes — evil thoughts. Read more »
What a disgrace for Obama to state that we never leave our soldiers behind. This same president apparently approved the "stand down" order in Benghazi. Read more »
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The character of a nation is determined by the character of its people. Read more »
Common-sense solutions to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and other dangerous people are sitting on desks in Congress. It’s time to ensure that our federal laws apply to all domestic abusers, making it more... Read more »
I continue to be saddened and appalled at the criminal behaviors that exist in some of our policing agencies, governmental institutions, and among those who have sworn to "serve and protect.” Read more »
I don't know what Richard Davis thought he was proving in his article "Latter-day Saints should appreciate the president," but he missed the mark. The reason why many do not support the President is the direction he is... Read more »
A home was recently torn down near my home. When the original owner built the home in the 1950s, he had marble imported from Italy for all the windowsills in the house. When the home was demolished, all of this marble was smashed... Read more »
I voted for Mitt Romney primarily because I felt he would be a better president. Once he lost, I believe most of us were truly praying for "Hope and Change" and the most "transparent" administration ever. After five... Read more »
I wonder if the people who are accusing Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow of criminal actions have considered that all people in this country are innocent until proven guilty. Shurtleff and Swallow would have gone there on their own.... Read more »
Apparently, a corporation is a person when you want it to be, and not a person when you don't. Read more »
Everywhere we look there are crises at home and abroad that need the immediate action of our government. Read more »
As I have been watching the drama surrounding the Shurtleff and Swallow investigation, I have wondered how many politicians could survive two years of intense digging by the press and at least $4 million of investigation by... Read more »
Count me as favoring daylight saving time. For anyone else who prefers that we do away with it, I invite them to first visit Phoenix in the summer. Read more »
Without our veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice, where would America be today? We have ownership, jobs, health care, cars and opportunities because they fought for freedom over centuries. There are those who would... Read more »
Daylight saving time is merely a somewhat harsh and arbitrary adjustment of our clocks, and a twice-yearly shock to our systems. Please end daylight saving time. Read more »
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