After months of pursuing the hearings on Benghazi, Rep. Chaffetz's efforts are breaking through.
President Obama met in Mexico last week with President Enrique Pena Nieto. Publicly, the two leaders focused on trade. That makes sense given the strong economic ties between the two nations and... Read more »
We the people of the state of Utah declare that we and our children are free and independent of the federal government and absolved of any allegiance when educating our children. Read more »
One of the most powerful tools that an incumbent president has is the presidential press conference. If things go well, he can control its direction, use it to solidify support for his positions... Read more »
Thank you, Scott Garner, for your statement that "religion has no place in the marriage debate" ("Church and state," April 28). I agree with that statement even though I'm a God-fearing,... Read more »
There's a price to pay as the fuel mileage of the cars we drive increases. Increases in miles per gallon mean less gasoline is consumed. That means less fuel tax revenue for highways. Read more »
Fate is fickle, power cyclical and nothing is new under the sun. Especially in Washington, where after every election the losing party is sagely instructed to confess sin, rend garments and rethink... Read more »
In "The Emperor's New Clothes," a preening monarch is hoodwinked into believing that he's just bought a magnificent outfit when all he's been sold is a bill of (dry) goods. I love that story for... Read more »
The Internet is an engine for innovation and economic growth across the globe that has revolutionized the way we communicate with one another and streamlined the process by which we exchange goods... Read more »
Before every sporting event I attended growing up I heard the words sung, "O'er the land of the free." I have always cherished the freedoms I enjoy as an American, but now I am seeing some of those... Read more »
Since it's a quiet time in state and local politics, we're going to fake like we know what's happening in Washington and address some national issues. So now you don't need to read The New York Times. Read more »
As I'm finding while researching a book on Hispanics — indeed, what I experienced as a young Cuban coming to this country in the early 1970s — we no longer teach patriotic assimilation. Read more »
Under today's regulatory state, which James Madison could hardly have imagined, the Legislature, although still a source of much mischief, is not the principal threat to liberty. Read more »
The idea of a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax is being discussed — and actually tested in states like Oregon and Iowa. Read more »
Winner: The whole concept of a law that makes it a crime to record sound or images from a private livestock or poultry operation is a big loser, but the winner this week was Judge Daniel Bertch,... Read more »
Want to change education? Deregulate it and involve "digital natives," as Marc Prensky labeled them — the under 30 crowd that grew up with technology. They are the ones who understand how the... Read more »
The Boston marathon bombings remain on our minds even though it's been nearly three weeks. We can't seem to get it out of our heads that two misguided brothers cooked up pressure cooker bombs and... Read more »
On Syria, President Obama has sometimes seemed isolated within his own administration. As the atrocities have escalated — from the shelling of neighborhoods, to airstrikes on bread lines, to... Read more »
At his news conference Tuesday, President Obama made a powerful plea for ending the humanitarian and diplomatic disaster created by the continued detention of more than 160 prisoners at Guantanamo... Read more »
Last year, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union "for over six decades [having] contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and... Read more »
People who talk incessantly often talk imprecisely, and Barack Obama, who is as loquacious as he is impressed with his verbal dexterity, has talked himself into a corner concerning Syria and... Read more »
Poorly paid Third-World workers are dying — literally — to produce low-cost clothing that's sold at leading retailers around the United States and the world. Read more »
As one of the longest serving politicians in the state, I am always amazed why elected officials and administrators seem to go out of their way to complicate relatively simple issues. It has been... Read more »
Now you are free to play poker in your pajamas, if you live in Nevada. There is a lot of evidence to suggest this is not a good move for American society. Read more »
The computer-scanning software finished and announced its result: 39 issues detected. Read more »
You could almost hear the sigh of relief in Provo on the afternoon of April 17 when they announced Google Fiber is taking over iProvo. The most exciting part is that Provo will not own the network... Read more »
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After months of pursuing the hearings on Benghazi, Rep. Chaffetz's efforts are breaking through. Read more »
America's trust in key public and private institutions has been sliding steeply for the past 20 years. The latest IRS, justice department and Benghazi scandals raging in Washington follow years of... Read more »
So, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has investigated the IRS investigation of conservative groups. And the FBI has launched a criminal investigation of the IRS. And the State... Read more »
Any criminal investigation of journalistic activity is a potentially troubling threat to press freedom, but the scope and secrecy of the dragnet at hand make it particularly offensive. Read more »
Former Sen. Bob Bennett wants us to refrain from "panic" about climate change ("Cool Off the Global Warming Debate," April 29). Given the scientific uncertainties involved, he said we should... Read more »
Racial equality has been a long and bitterly fought battle, waged through history in its entirety. We live in a time when our society has moved beyond the mires of ethnic superiority in favor of... Read more »
"He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavored to ... cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax... Read more »
The recent scandals surrounding the administration show why liberty is more valuable than security Read more »
Washington Post writer Esther Cepeda argues that perception, not voting power, is the real problem facing the GOP when it comes to Hispanics. Read more »
The Huffington Post's business editor Peter Goodman writes in defense of the IRS after it is admitted that they gave tea party and right-wing groups extra scrutiny last election. Read more »
Revelations the past few days that the Internal Revenue Service has been giving special attention to conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status have converged with the news that the Justice... Read more »
The GOP should swallow its pride and accept the research based Utah common core. Read more »
The allegations against Utah Attorney General John Swallow are piling up. They aren't just coming from someone under indictment, such as Jeremy Johnson, or a convicted felon such as Mark Jenson.... Read more »
A round up of opinions from around the web responding to the news that the Department of Justice took large amounts of personal data from reporters of the Associated Press. Read more »
When it comes to government overreach such as the recent IRS scandal, every American has a libertarian side. Read more »
The IRS has apologized for specifically targeting conservative groups for over sight during the 2012 presidential election campaign. These are reactions from opinions around the web. Read more »
Americans understand no true democracy exists in the absence of a free press. Without a vigilant watchdog over government, all of our freedoms are imperiled. Read more »
With the ongoing crisis in Syria, and the apparent use of chemical weapons as well as Israeli air strikes, DeseretNews.com has gathered opinions from around the web about if the U.S. should... Read more »
Loser: Anyone looking for a real-world example of why government price controls don't work needs look no further than Venezuela. In an effort to keep prices low for the nation's poorest... Read more »
You know you're in trouble when you can't even get your walk-back story straight. Stung by the worldwide derision that met President Obama's fudging and fumbling of his chemical-weapons red line in... Read more »
During Reagan's presidency, Sen. Pat Moynihan, D-N.Y., upset liberals by saying, "The Republican Party has become the party of ideas." One of the reasons that was true was Heritage Foundation. But... Read more »
Suicide stats from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal disturbing rates for middle-aged American men (age 35-64). Read more »
We need to empower more Republicans to help choose who represents our party on Election Day. Utah's Caucus system is a good system that provides an open door to all political candidates, even those... Read more »
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