Opinion

In our opinion: Confronted by power, Christ instead chose the truth

The Roman governor Pilate, confronting Jesus Christ, asked if he was a king.

Letter: Moab's BLM leases worrying

I’ve been mountain biking in Moab for over a decade. I’ve seen the BLM give 100-year land leases in remote areas that are supposed to be public lands. And now we are seeing oil and natural gas mining companies fighting to... Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Letter: A close look at US-Israel relations

If charges of apartheid prevail, our government could be found complicit and Americans could find themselves paying reparations. I suggest readers check the situation for themselves. Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Michael Gerson: Where the only rule is terror: Conflict in the Central African Republic

The Central African Republic (CAR) has never been a model of good government, but now it effectively lacks one. A little more than a year ago, Muslim Seleka rebels (including some Chadian rebels... Read more »

April 17, 2014

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About Utah: Biggest weekend of the year at the Little Sahara

Easter weekend brings out the crowds at the Little Sahara recreation area in the West Desert of Utah. Read more »

April 16, 2014

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In our opinion: An immigration opportunity

President Obama and faith leaders on Tuesday pledged to urge Congress to act on immigration reform as soon as possible. And House Democrats announced a strategy to urge Republicans to support the... Read more »

April 16, 2014

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Drew Clark: Meaning of 'thou shalt not kill' not as clear as that of murder

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There’s nothing less controversial than the injunction, from the sixth commandment, “Thou shalt not kill.” While there may be little disagreement about what constitutes murder,... Read more »

April 16, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Why some mothers kill babies: searching for elusive answers

We care about this story not just out of morbid curiosity for its sordid details. It strikes a blow to a particularly vulnerable place in our emotions. Read more »

April 16, 2014

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Utah's elusive opportunity — excellence in education

It seems contradictory, but I believe Utah and the country could simultaneously face labor shortages and continued high unemployment. Read more »

April 16, 2014

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Letter: Stopping the Bear

Putin got the Crimea without firing a shot. His actions certainly do not indicate any fear of the West or what we might do to stop him. ... The peoples of Eastern Europe may again lose their freedom to the Russian Bear. Read more »

April 16, 2014

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Letter: Socialism, like salt

The "wealth" of a nation is largely dependent upon how efficiently it can produce (or obtain via trade) the food, shelter, and clothing required and desired by its citizenry ... Read more »

April 16, 2014

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My view: We need Congress to fix the FOIA

The importance of open government and the dangers of excessive and unnecessary secrecy are paramount. ... For more than 40 years, people have used the FOIA to uncover evidence of government waste,... Read more »

April 16, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: Long-term unemployment is a huge national, personal tragedy

The public policy question is, "What can we do about the long-term unemployed?" And the candid answer is, "We don't know." Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Letter: Disagreement vs. hate

During the term of George W. Bush, the wildly popular country band The Dixie Chicks made disparaging remarks about the president’s involvement in the war in Iraq. Unwilling to apologize, the... Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Doug Robinson: Basketball needs a new, less foul, ending

Too many timeouts, two many replay reviews and way too many fouls — college basketball needs to write a new ending to its games and stop the fouling-for-profit strategy. Read more »

April 15, 2014

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In our opinion: Tax code is 3.7 million words too many

Nearly 100 million Americans will have filed their 2013 tax returns by today. That statistic speaks less to the tendency of people to procrastinate than to the maddening complexity of the tax... Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Letter: The great equation

The great equation basically is this: A person’s health is determined by the medical care they receive, medical care received is determined by access to medical care, and access to medical care is determined by health insurance. Read more »

April 15, 2014

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David McAllister-Wilson: The joy of Christian service is fidelity in all of our relationships

National Edition

The seventh commandment turns the Éros (erotic love) of romance into the agÁpe (unconditional Christ-like love) of committed life together. That discipline yields longer, deeper rewards.... Read more »

April 15, 2014

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My view: An engaged Legislature for clean air

Let’s take a look at what the Utah state Legislature did during the 2014 legislative session to improve air quality and, importantly, what it still needs to do. This year, the Utah state... Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Doug Robinson: The first kiss and the long wait: Challenge costs Utah mom $20,000, but she's happy to pay

Utah mom offers her children $10,000 if they wait till they're 18 for their first kiss — and she winds up paying. Read more »

April 14, 2014

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John Hoffmire: When is business always a force for good?

Traditional investors often put money into companies focused mainly on the returns they will see, while many nonprofits and government agencies provide funding for programs in return for measurable... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Chris Brinton: Injunction against covetousness forces us to live balanced lives

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In a business setting, some may view covetousness as the essential motivator that drives our capitalistic economy. Many in business seem to consider violation of the 10th commandment as the first... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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In our opinion: Begin preparing now for eventual online voting in Utah

The potential benefits of remote electronic voting are tempered by a host of caveats, largely concerning the security and integrity of Internet-based systems. But momentum is building. Read more »

April 14, 2014

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On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at news events of the day. Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Letter: Enough with the homework already

I go to public high school, and I have had enough with all of the homework the teachers are giving out. They forget that every student has eight classes and jobs because they also have to help support themselves and their families. I... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Letter: More praise for Reid

For some time now I have been impressed with the articles in the Deseret News written by Stuart Reid. His views are uplifting and, if followed, would be very beneficial to the communities in which we live. I was especially pleased to... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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