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 »
Until we have accountability at all levels and branches of government, this is not a government of the people, by the people and for the people. It is a government against the people, buy the people and form the people. Read more »
Even though a majority of Americans are Christian, that fact does not make this an official Christian country. Religion in religious or other private schools is OK; in these types of schools, there is no imposition of religion. Read more »
The argument for using coal always seems to be an economic one but never takes into effect the costs of the health of its workers and residents. Read more »
Every business I know of depends on their members/customers. Since there have been several gyms in the Bountiful area that have come and gone over the past few years, let's see how long VASA will be around if this "who cares"... Read more »
If Rep. Bishop's bill is expected to pass muster in our U.S. Congress, he needs to move beyond the state Legislature and present a meaningful conservation proposal that does justice to our beautiful state. Read more »
Driving across the 500 South and 2600 South overpasses can best be described as something akin to riding on poorly paved railroad tracks. It was nowhere close to a smooth, seamless connection from the main freeway strip to the bridge... Read more »
It truly is sad when businesses forget the human element and think only of their bottom line. Read more »
Was the smallpox vaccination a good thing? Before you answer the question, please bear in mind that smallpox is estimated to have caused the deaths of more than 300 million people during the 1900s alone. Read more »
The lack of transparency BYU continues to display in the aftermath of the “Miami Beach Brawl” is shameful. Read more »
I wonder if the Deseret News would publish statistics on homes built in the last 20 years in Utah, the amount of land that has been cleared to do so and the efforts that are currently going on to preserve nature. Read more »
I want to keep Trump out of the White House. I'm not sure Hillary Clinton can do it, but I am sure Bernie Sanders can do it. Read more »
Scientific advances certainly make it possible to have life-size robotic dinosaurs roaming through a park, interacting with visitors and giving them rides. What once was a dream often becomes reality. Read more »
Alaskans should be allowed to develop our resources; we will do it responsibly and in a manner that benefits not only us, but Utahns, the nation and the world. Read more »
In regards to the proposed sales tax increase, we need to ask the following two questions: What specific projects will a sales tax increase be used for? Will the sales tax be returned to pre-sales tax levels after these projects are... Read more »
The public lands issue is an example of history repeating itself over and over again. Read more »
VASA Fitness doesn't provide consumers the opportunity to correct any errors in billing information before charging penalty fees. Read more »
The Tony award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival has been taken to new heights under executive director Scott Phillips. Read more »
Perhaps Planned Parenthood can explain how killing a baby in a hospital differs from the act of taking a fetus that has every chance of growing and developing into a healthy, normal child from its mother's womb and selling its tissues. Read more »
I think everyone who lives close to or around the Wasatch Front should be required to have earthquake insurance. No one knows when that fault line is going off, but we know there are chances for it to go off soon. It has been around... Read more »
As the presidential nominee race increases in intensity, one critical issue facing our country is consistently missing from the rhetoric: No one is discussing the extreme financial toll that Alzheimer’s disease will continue to... Read more »
I write this letter as a plea to my representatives: Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee and Rep. Mia Love, and to all my fellow constituents. I work in a school with students I sincerely love and care for. I aim to arm them now with... Read more »
The requirement to register for the draft did not go away with the end of the Vietnam War. The Selective Service System requires that all male U.S. citizens, and male immigrants living in the U.S. who are ages 18 through 25, are... Read more »
Three cheers for Gov. Gary Herbert regarding his recent decision to withhold state directed funding from the Planned Parenthood (PP) organization. Regardless of how PP may be cooking their accounting books (to show that public... 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 »
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 »
If the state of Utah needs to subsidize Medicaid, the tax should be on everybody. 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 »
I urge our elected state leaders to find alternate ways to fund Medicaid expansion in Utah and not approve the plan as currently designed. This is a matter of public health and could very reasonably be funded by the public in general. 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 »
Climate change is disrupting ecosystems and will affect all living things. It will endanger not only the charismatic polar bear, but many land and marine animals, migratory birds — and us. 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 »
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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