The nomination of an ambassador for international religious freedom couldn't have come at a better time.
The Utah Pioneers understood the true worth of religious liberty. Read more »
Most Central American children streaming across the United States’ southwestern borders are teens, but many are under the age of 10. Collectively, they’re seen as poster children for... Read more »
Our very civilization depends on a reliable supply of electrical energy, including the use of cell phones, computers and all the other modern "necessities.” Read more »
It doesn't matter what presidents do. Families will be the most influential on their children. Read more »
Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, who knew... Read more »
The global spotlight has fallen on Russia once again as the country fields blame for the Malaysian passenger plane that was shot down over Ukraine and the 298 people killed as a result, according... Read more »
There are still moons to explore, problems to solve, challenges to meet. This is a time to remember what Americans – united, resolute, bravely facing the future – can achieve, if we... Read more »
Cruelty comes in many different forms, and that is what Rep. Jason Chaffetz wishes people would understand. Read more »
I realized I was observing a metaphor for life, namely that fear breeds conflict, whereas understanding promotes peace. Read more »
I don’t like the way our politicians and developers have continued to encourage more and more people and businesses to locate in our little desert valleys. I am not alone in those feelings. Read more »
Main Street businesses across Utah and the rest of the country are feeling the pinch from patent trolls. This year, in one single day in April, patent trolls filed 184 lawsuits across the U.S. in a... Read more »
The truth is that women vote at a higher rate than men do. We have in every presidential election since 1980, and the gap has widened over time. Read more »
In our opinion: Federal Reserve shouldn't be chained with a congressional formula for interest rates
Business leaders face considerable uncertainty in today’s world, much of it caused by the government. So it is understandable that some in Congress would want to impose a bit of certainty on... Read more »
Airports have been called everything from “the most important main street in any town” to symbols of the endless hassles of modern travel. Read more »
The truly sad but predictable tragedy of 60,000 unaccompanied children detained on our southern border, with another 90,000 predicted this year, should not only be a constant headline, but so... Read more »
In our opinion: U.S. Supreme Court delivers second message, for Utah, on same-sex marriage requirement
For the second time in seven months, the Supreme Court of the United States has been forced to weigh in, procedurally, on the legal contest surrounding the definition of marriage. In both cases,... Read more »
The Congressional Budget Office last week issued one of its periodic long-term budget outlooks. Its themes are distressingly familiar. There is no balanced budget in sight. Read more »
The character of a nation is determined by the character of its people. Read more »
I continue to be saddened and appalled at the criminal behaviors that exist in some of our policing agencies, governmental institutions, and among those who have sworn to "serve and protect.” Read more »
Poverty has been, and continues to be, one of the major problems facing both developed and non-developed countries across the world. Read more »
In an 11-year stretch as principal at Kearns High School and then Cottonwood High School, Reed Wahlquist cut a memorable swath. Read more »
The fact that two of Utah’s former attorneys general were arrested on the same day for a series of alleged crimes has made national news. The history behind the current travails of Mark... Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert has requested a careful review process of the Common Core education standards. It's important that the process delve into specifics, not general feelings. This is so because this... Read more »
A home was recently torn down near my home. When the original owner built the home in the 1950s, he had marble imported from Italy for all the windowsills in the house. When the home was demolished, all of this marble was smashed and... Read more »
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“Women Against Feminism” is a new social media movement that has sparked a debate across the Internet, leading to discussions on what it means to be a feminist in the 21st century. Read more »
I am persuaded that a new market for natural gas based high-ethanol blend fuels would have an incredible positive impact on our economy. It would also lead to significant environmental and... Read more »
In our opinion: Timing is right for the appointment of an ambassador for international religious freedom
With religious persecution reaching alarming levels worldwide, the nomination of an ambassador for international religious freedom came as the State Department issued its annual report on the... Read more »
With a recent executive order, President Obama prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation in federal contracting. Religious protections should be including in the Obama... Read more »
National standards ensure the loss of local control over curricula and testing, and provide the means for centralized data collection. The State Board can no longer honor their constitutional... Read more »
Using data provided by polls from CNN , Pew Research Center and YouGov , Deseret News has created an infographic featuring the general attitudes that people have towards President Obama and... Read more »
Protecting capitalism from the rapacious, however, turns out to be surprisingly pro-business. Without fair rules, opportunity for all and a strong middle-class, we’ve found that capitalism... Read more »
Meghan McCain, daughter of once presidential candidate John McCain, has gone on record saying she doesn't plan to watch Sarah Palin's planned news channel, the Sarah Palin Chanel. Read more »
Lack of clarity in President Obama’s signature health care law has already brought the ACA before the Supreme Court twice. Now the law is facing another very significant legal challenge. Read more »
Football player Ray Rice gets a slap on the wrist for knocking out his girlfriend — but thank goodness he didn't call her a racial or homophobic slur. Read more »
Many of us have ancestors who gave us an emotional claim to those who are suffering around the world, and therefore an obligation to their memory. Read more »
Most parents in Utah take time out of their day to help their children succeed in school. I feel that schools in Utah should personalize the educational experience for those students that don't have a parent to help them... Read more »
The Federal Bureau of Investigation turns 106 this July. In honor of the anniversary of this American institution, whose mission statement is to "help protect you, your children, your... Read more »
When I take my dogs outside, I put them on a leash. If I didn’t, my dogs would take off at the first sight of a small child or, more frequently, another dog. The dogs that are off their leash and approach my dogs may just want... Read more »
As the issue of same-sex marriage makes its way through the federal courts, its opponents face a dilemma: Their attitude toward same-sex couples who may be neighbors, coworkers, or family members. Read more »
Experts on family often express a wishlist for what children should learn. It includes topics like media literacy, relationship IQ and emotional intelligence. Read more »
Many cling to the widespread presumption that nationally imposed gay marriage is somehow inevitable. It would be far more productive if elite opinion would instead seriously consider what happens... Read more »
We all have a role to play in encouraging more renewable energy for Utah’s future; every little bit helps and every small step makes the next step easier. Read more »
Isn’t it time for some good news on addressing global warming? A carbon fee and dividend policy can lead to increased jobs, a growing economy, better health and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Read more »
Most people didn’t know it, but July 16 was World Snake Day — a day devoted to awareness of these amazing animals and all they do for us as a vital part of a healthy environment. As mid-level predators, snakes consume... Read more »
Very religious Americans are more likely to be Republican, while the nonreligious are more likely to be Democrats, according to a new poll from Gallup. Read more »
I recently came across a blog written to inspire women to boycott the 50 Shades or Grey film, and for the most part I agreed with the blogger. I agree that the idea behind this movie is demeaning and transforms something that should... Read more »
It is the task of journalists to uncover illegal or unethical actions by government officials. Without this role, the public is ill-served and ultimately unable to make intelligent judgments about... Read more »
Norway's failed experiment with Internet voting puts Utah's efforts in an interesting light. Read more »
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