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 »
Since basic training back in 1965 I’ve heard horror stories about the VA. But that hasn’t been my own experience. Read more »
Some of the TV stations carry more actual political news than do others, but most have the same news from national media sources so we hear and see the same things on several stations. Read more »
I long for a president who honors his oath of office and would uphold (and live by) the constitution. Read more »
None of us will ever know what goes on in anyone's mind. There is a reason for everybody's behavior, and unless we know that reason we should never jump to conclusions. Read more »
I think President Obama needs to practice trading pokemon cards with my 6-year-old son before he makes anymore trades for soldiers. The deal we made for Army Sgt. Bowe is embarssing. Consider the United States Military resources and... Read more »
Maybe there’s a way, however small, to turn the flood of immigrants to conservative America’s advantage. They are fleeing oppressive governments. I’ll bet they know little about the freedom guaranteed in our... Read more »
In today’s challenging global economic environment, many times education is overlooked or disregarded; specifically, the education of young girls. One way to begin to alleviate some of the severe issues associated with... Read more »
As a high school student of Bingham High, I suffer from the effects of society's need to watch competitions and sports. Sports and work get all the glory, while the activities that discipline you and have been proven to make... Read more »
"Does learning cursive matter? Perhaps more than you think" (June 4) fails to address a matter of greater importance. What it ignores is this: When we lose the ability to read cursive we will have lost a large part of our... Read more »
I sympathize with Mark Shurtleff's outrage over the way he claims a recent search warrant was served on his home and family. I would like to remind him that during the eight years he was the state's top law enforcement... Read more »
Both men and women are giving their lives every day for the liberties Americans enjoy. They have pledged their lives to America. When we stand and say the pledge, it is our chance to pledge ourselves to our country. Read more »
It is hard to believe that 70 years has passed since the Allies scored a decisive defeat on the shores of Normandy against Hitler and the other powers on June 6, 1944. Read more »
I have family members, including some of my own children, who suffer varying degrees of neurological conditions. Is it challenging? Yes. Read more »
At the city park where I used to play, the children were drawn to one attraction in particular: the old stationary wooden hamster wheel. Read more »
I would like to thank all those involved for hosting our high school exchange students. Our students will never forget their American families and friends who graciously opened their hearts and homes to them. Read more »
I would hope and pray that people everywhere would put politics and agendas behind them and start looking forward to many years of BSA support. Read more »
It looks like Mr. Shinseki took one for the democratic team. Many of us don't think he was the problem. Read more »
Vaccinations are critical in keeping our society as a whole healthy. We have vaccinations to thank for the eradication of diseases that were once common and killed thousands of people. Read more »
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's return home has elicited a great deal of emotion. None seems to be directed at the source of the problem, war. Read more »
In humanity's relentless pursuit of comfort, convenience, material possessions, profit and money, we’re plundering and polluting the environment. We’re exploiting fellow human beings and destroying the habitat of species... Read more »
The Internet is a powerful thing. It teaches. It connects people who wouldn’t have been able to collaborate otherwise. It allows us to progress beyond our wildest dreams. Read more »
This news about an American coming home after being a Taliban prisoner is great news, but a true leader would exhaust every method of bringing the captured home before even considering a trade with the enemy. Read more »
Relying on government to duplicate an existing private sector system was, and is, folly. Give veterans the equivalent of the 1944 G.I. Bill for healthcare and let them use the the existing, proven private healthcare system. Read more »
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I am truly amazed and disconcerted at how far we, as a nation, have drifted from that conceived and established by our Founders in 1776. Read more »
When I check out a story that raises doubt about human-caused climate change, I consistently find the source tied to an ideologically driven organization focused on spreading doubt on the reality of what is happening. Read more »
We must create incentives for businesses to use and research alternative energy. A carbon tax in America can help stop global warming around the world without the difficulties of international politics. Read more »
If our government feels free to move into such personal areas, I ask, where will it stop? Read more »
It's lazy to blame global warming for extreme weather events. Madhav L. Khandekar reported in "The Global Warming-Extreme Weather Link" that extreme weather events are part of earth's history. First, we are... Read more »
I do not have solar panels at my house, but I fully support those that are blazing the trail that many will be able to follow. Read more »
Those who would claim to be our civil servants need to understand that they serve all Americans, not just those with whom they agree. Read more »
The ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby is not a victory for religious freedom, it's a victory for intolerance. We are guaranteed the freedom of religion by one of the most brilliantly written and important documents in... Read more »
I recently returned from four months in the Southern Hemisphere. In more than 50 years of travel and 107 countries, I've yet to find anything that even comes close to the bountiful life we enjoy as Americans. Read more »
Current policies often focus on the dynamics of reading and math, but if children view these subjects only as rote duties, it is unlikely that they will develop a love of reading or a desire to expand their horizons. Read more »
The effect on special-needs students with severe cognitive impairments has not received sufficient attention in Common Core. Read more »
I have waited for a long time to read a column highlighting the sloppiness and slovenliness that describes the “everyday (and holiday) dress” of most of American society today. Bravo to Doug Robinson (“Have... Read more »
One of the variables when talking about Medicaid expansion that deserves attention is the process of how Medicaid patients receive treatment for mental illness. As of January 2013, non-traditional Medicaid recipients in Weber,... Read more »
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