I think it is important to reflect on what happened in the Boston bombing, because in the Boston bombing a lot of lives were taken from many people instantly. Read more »
I have no doubt that had the Deseret News known 30 days in advance that the Teton Dam would break, warnings of its collapse would have been daily front page news. Read more »
Authorities have interviewed Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and have allegedly concluded his motivating factor was religion. Read more »
The new math Common Core has certainly taken its toll on education. Although it is frustrating for parents to have very few resources to help their children through this struggle, the teachers are... Read more »
Joseph Gonzalez's column in Sunday's paper lumps everyone together, from those who eat processed meats in excess to those who enjoy an occasional hot dog at a baseball game ("Hiding all the hot... Read more »
To the many thousands like me who are beginning to see their jobs/hours/salaries/benefits slashed due to the requirements of "Obamacare": We do have a recourse. In the upcoming 2014 congressional... Read more »
Much has been made by the pro-gun side that a well-armed citizenry is vital to maintaining our democracy. If the Second Amendment is what keeps the government from treading on us, why are most... Read more »
The Boston bombings were not an ordinary criminal act. They were an act of terror/war, no different than if they had been committed against our soldiers/citizens in Afghanistan or Iraq. The fact... Read more »
Putting aside the obvious fact that the Bible's content has changed over the past few thousand years when being translated from Hebrew to Greek to Egyptian to Latin to English, is Chad Orton... Read more »
Richard Burt re-states the popular myth that 90 percent want a background check and 40 percent of all gun buyers are not subject to them ("We the people?" April 21) Read more »
Why do we continue to torture the millions of ordinary North Korean and Iranian people by our inhumane technique of sanctions? Does anyone believe that the elite of North Korea or Iran are being... Read more »
Recently, Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell has come under fire for the contents of a bugging operation Read more »
While unemployment rates have been declining since they hit a nearly three-decade high of 10.2 percent in October 2009, they are still above a normal rate. Read more »
Every time I see a comment that refers to teachers teaching to the test, I just don't get it. What would you have us teach to? Let's say you are going hunting for deer. Would you practice shooting before you go? I hope so. Well, you... Read more »
I am confused. A bill requiring background checks for people buying guns didn't pass, but a bill requiring each Utah teacher to have a background check every five years and pay for it themselves does? Read more »
The Earth Day supplement in Tuesday's Deseret News was very nice, but the first sentence that my eyes fell upon contains two myths that cry out to be corrected: "The amount of water on the earth today is exactly the same as it was... Read more »
I have to comment on Frank Overfelt's letter to the editor ("TRAX Logic," April 19). His conclusion that "most frequent fliers reside east of I-15" is emblematic of the arrogance that regularly affects decisions adversely impacting... Read more »
Local media are reporting on the lack of snowpack in our mountains this year, which provides us with our water for summertime needs. Our local government encourages residents to be conservative and smart in their water usage and... Read more »
The parade in Boston Friday night seemed like an odd response to the whole ordeal. Read more »
Years ago, in my junior high civics classes, I was taught that there were three branches of government. Now it appears a fourth has been added: the executive, legislative, judicial and the National Rifle Association. David Dalton... Read more »
The Deseret News article "Federal budget cuts ground Utah squadron and end Blue Angels' season" provided important reporting on this country's fiscal realities (April 10). The cuts to the defense budget over the last four years have... Read more »
It is a sad day in the history of America when those who see a crime and report it to the authorities are the ones prosecuted, while those who are breaking the law go unpunished. However, that is the case in Utah under the "ag-gag"... Read more »
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What a breath of fresh air to read former Sen. Bob Bennett's article regarding John Swallow — something that really makes sense instead of the wild rhetoric to which we are exposed on a daily... Read more »
Why can't people learn from history and realize it is not the role of government to "provide" for the poor? When the government confiscates from taxpayers, which is mandatory, to give to the less... Read more »
Do we want the best lawyer or the best politician as the state's chief law enforcement officer? By appearances alone, Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow have become far too cozy with individuals under... Read more »
Rich McKeown, spokesman for Count My Vote (CMV) said, "We just think we can do better" (GOP delegates reject changes to nominating system," May 18). Read more »
What more evidence do we need to replace the income tax with an uncomplicated, straightforward national sales tax on manufactured goods (not food and utilities) than what we've learned about the... Read more »
Fifteen years ago while serving as mayor of Highland, I sat in meetings with other elected officials where we discussed the possibilities of a trail along the Murdock Canal. Read more »
A disturbing aspect of the advent of Common Core that I have not seen yet in the media is the way it was implemented. Read more »
Dan Liljenquist's gleeful recounting of adversity in the Obama presidency is unfortunate ("Chaffetz's search for truth in Benghazi paid off," May 16). Read more »
It was upsetting to see so many of my fellow delegates at the Republican convention vote to keep the status quo. The caucus system is not representative of the voters, and the delegates, endowed... Read more »
A lot has been said about gun control lately. The list of tragedies is way too long. I submit that the problem is not guns, though. Read more »
Publishing information in your paper that seeks to attribute the MMR vaccine to autism is grossly irresponsible and destructive. The link stated by Cindy Pokezwinski in this piece is not based in scientific fact ("MMR vaccine caused... Read more »
Recent news regarding the IRS targeting certain political groups and their members for harassment via tax-exempt applications and tax return audits provides further reason why we the people should vote to disband the IRS. Read more »
In the war of businessmen against the people, the businessmen seem to have won the battle for collecting sales tax on products purchased from out-of-state sellers Read more »
It's not often I agree with columnist Richard Davis, but I concur with the BYU professor regarding the need for Utah Attorney General John Swallow to be the subject of a special investigation or... Read more »
Hearing of the administration's recent scandals, it's refreshing to remember President Truman who kept a placard on his desk which said: "The Buck Stops Here." Read more »
Recent revelations about the corruptibility of the IRS targeting people who had the audacity to believe in the U.S. Read more »
Nazi Germany ended in military defeat in 1945. The Soviet Union ended in political collapse in 1991. Both nations used concentration camps that resulted in the deaths of millions. Few camps in the... Read more »
Recently, an issue regarding snakes in a private residence became newsworthy because of a prejudicial ordinance restricting exotic pets ("Exotic snake collector keeps his pets — for now,"... Read more »
As we celebrate Mother's Day and Father's Day, my thoughts go to those parents around the world who are unable to provide even the very basics to their children. In the last 30 years, there has... Read more »
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