Opinion

In our opinion: Utah is not a swing state, should focus energies elsewhere

A community cannot and should not be true to something that it isn’t.

Letter: Concern for Boston

I am so excited for the Boston Marathon on Monday. I am so proud of the people of that great city, their strength and their resolve to stay strong and to go forward in spite of tragedy. I can predict that one thing those many,... Read more »

April 21, 2014

1 comment

In our opinion: Confronted by power, Christ instead chose the truth. Will we do likewise?

The Roman governor Pilate, confronting Jesus Christ, asked if he was a king. This was a conflict between power and truth, and Christ chose the truth. Why current threats to banish Christ from... Read more »

April 20, 2014

40 comments

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: A compilation of the shortest political books ever written

Celebrities, politicians and even sports figures love to write books. We’ve searched Amazon.com for the shortest books ever written. Here are the titles and authors including: "How to Talk... Read more »

April 20, 2014

2 comments

Charles Krauthammer: In our politics, full disclosure has become an invitation to harassment

If revealing your views opens you to the politics of personal destruction, then transparency, however valuable, must give way to the ultimate core political good, free expression. Read more »

April 20, 2014

23 comments

My view: Anti-science ruins the climate debate

We have become accustomed to politicians, environmentalists and alternative energy companies telling us that the science of climate change is "settled." Read more »

April 20, 2014

67 comments

George F. Will: Regulatory overkill — the government's increasing reach

Intersection of two ominous developments: The government intrusions into sensitive moral issues that come with government's comprehensive and minute regulation. The other development is... Read more »

April 20, 2014

12 comments

Letter: Protecting pregnancy

In response to Jeanne Phillip’s article: “Maternity Fashion Reflects Pride in Pregnancy” (published in the print Deseret News on April 2): In today’s world, it is very common to see pregnant women wearing... Read more »

April 20, 2014

3 comments

David Gelernter: Invoke heaven's blessing on the nation through Sabbath-keeping

National Edition

We need to invoke heaven’s blessings on this nation — and the need grows more acute every day as the fabric of society strains and (here and there) begins to tear. We encourage all... Read more »

April 20, 2014

4 comments

Letter: Changing student attitudes

Lynn Stoddard (“Eliminating the root cause of bullying,” April 18) suggests that by eliminating the focus on English and math, which are the mothers of success in becoming employed, self-reliant citizens, we can... Read more »

April 20, 2014

2 comments

Letter: Republican empathy too rare

Many in the world paid attention to the words of one former governor of Florida when he stated that illegal immigrants that broke the law by sneaking into the country to provide for their families are not committing a felony;... Read more »

April 19, 2014

28 comments

In our opinion: FDA must consider regulating nicotine in e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes often include large doses of nicotine. Yet they aren't subject to any regulation, unlike tobacco. Yet so far, the FDA has not announced any plans to address the regulation of... Read more »

April 19, 2014

19 comments

In our opinion: In an entrepreneurial economy, reward job-seekers willing to start businesses

Rates of unemployment have remained relatively high in the United States. A number of states are offering mentoring services and unemployment benefits to workers struggling to find traditional... Read more »

April 19, 2014

25 comments

John Florez: Our economy is a matter of health

A healthy workforce is a healthy economy. “I don’t offer free breakfast out of kindness to my employees, I do so because I know they are more productive when I do. It’s a business... Read more »

April 19, 2014

10 comments

Letter: The ACA's 'Cadillac plans'

Many provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) … are particularly controversial, but one that should be and yet isn’t being discussed is the yet-to-be-enacted penalization of …... Read more »

April 19, 2014

11 comments

Letter: Amnesty for who?

A Nevada rancher illegally grazes cattle on federal land for twenty years. When the BLM finally decides to take action the far right revolts calling it government tyranny. Sean Hannity goes on the air and tells us the land is... Read more »

April 19, 2014

43 comments

Letter: Put a leash on your dog

I remember growing up we had some neighbors that were quite friendly but they had a dog that was always a problem. Looking at groups across the United States, many of them are made up of very good people, but they refuse to rein in... Read more »

April 19, 2014

4 comments

There are no Frodos without Sams: The reality of interdependence

The idea is that there are no Frodos without Sams; there are no great individual achievements without a great community behind them. Sometimes it means even more. Sometimes the Sams are the real... Read more »

April 18, 2014

47 comments

Letter: Medicare Advantage costs

When I initially signed up for Medicare Advantage, it did not cost me anything beyond what the government charges for Medicare Part B. I was able to get a lot of extra services that Medicare didn't cover, like hearing aids and... Read more »

April 18, 2014

8 comments

Gov. Herbert: Executing fundamentals for a better bottom line

Government’s role is to create a business-friendly environment and allow the free market to work. Free enterprise — not government — is the backbone of Utah’s economy. Read more »

April 18, 2014

8 comments

Brad Stine: Words created everything, so we should use them carefully

National Edition

Taking God’s name in vain indicates we no longer believe there are sacred, immutable ideas that transcend cultural conventions and ultimately we embrace the rule of man, not the rule of God.... Read more »

April 18, 2014

7 comments

My view: Eliminating the root cause of bullying

It is very important that the newly launched Anti-Bullying Coalition, school board members and legislators understand the root causes of bullying if they are to reduce or eliminate it. Read more »

April 18, 2014

31 comments

Letter: Homework load is fine

In response to "Enough with the homework already," I commend the desire to get straight As. However, I do not agree that teachers are giving out too much work. Read more »

April 18, 2014

4 comments

In our opinion: Enhancing safe haven support a proper response to Pleasant Grove tragedy

Utah does have an ongoing effort underway to save as many babies as possible who might otherwise be abandoned, and that deserves much more support than it is getting. Read more »

April 17, 2014

3 comments

Jay Evensen: Infatuated with his good looks, the false god of Narcissus falls victim to the 'selfie'

National Edition

The beauty of the Ten Commandments is that, while they come across as harsh, society gets in trouble the farther it strays from those 10 rules. Narcissus and Eros, on the other hand, are not happy... Read more »

April 17, 2014

9 comments

George F. Will: Understanding our divisions: The source of liberty

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said the Constitution is "basically about" one word — "democracy" — that appears in neither that document nor the Declaration of Independence.... Read more »

April 17, 2014

41 comments

Older stories can be found in the story archives