Various polls and new stories make it sound as if religion in America is in its death throes.
When Christ lived on the earth, the people were poor because the Roman government heavily taxed them. Isn't that what is happening today? Read more »
It is unclear that Trumpkins will all migrate to one candidate when their hero departs, strutting while slouching. And although deferring delights can be virtuous, nothing is now more virtuous than... Read more »
People should take the time to give careful consideration to a measure that will hit them in the pocketbook, but will also bring direct benefits to the affected counties. Read more »
The philosophy behind an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) has three parts, according to ESOP advisors: broaden ownership of capital, create financial security and incentives, and urge better... Read more »
"Oh, so you drank the Kool-Aid," my neighbor superciliously sneered from the stoop he occupies each afternoon. I did, I confessed. I grabbed the pope's chalice, gulped it down and asked for more. Read more »
I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the conversation that has sprung up around what combination of treatment and punishment makes sense for non-violent drug offenders. It is genuinely welcome to have people on both sides of the... Read more »
It’s simple. All we have to do is require those who are incarcerated to apologize. If they say they are sorry, they can be released. Does that sound ridiculous? Not if you ask Hillary Clinton about her email server while she... Read more »
After a week of contrasting political and religious voices, whether the result will be beneficial or detrimental to society depends more on how people respond to the voices than on the voices... Read more »
Of all statistics, the one that has received the least attention by lawmakers and the public is the high percentage of Hispanics/Latinos living in Utah’s coverage gap. Read more »
Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Pignaelli Pope Francis' visit, Fiorina's rise dominate political spectrums
Questions dominating the political media have stemmed from two unlikely sources — Pope Francis and presidential contender Carly Fiorina. Read more »
While Obama said nothing of marriage, Pope Francis raised the importance of family at the White House, as he did again at the Capitol. He will likely do so again Sunday afternoon at a Mass marking... Read more »
It's time to tell UTA that “enough is enough.” As one of the nation's most conservative states, Utah should be seeking tax cuts, not tax hikes. Proposition 1 will only serve to feed... Read more »
We are treating the earth like a boundless supply of resources from which we take whatever we want. In return, we often leave a path of destruction. Read more »
Every year, BYU athletics makes the student section smaller, and every year students have to hone their skills at preserving eight inches of space to sit or stand and watch the game. Read more »
As I observe the way presidential contender Donald Trump is trying to get the votes of the American people who are dissatisfied with present leadership, I cannot help but compare him to the German dictator. Read more »
I agree with Bill Finch of Holladay (“Not a dime to UTA,” Sept. 21). Not one dime of a proposed sales tax increase should go to UTA. Read more »
There is no reason that public access to the library should not be available on three different streets. This is a public place that I and other taxpayers pay for. Read more »
The XQ Project is seeking ways to develop “super schools,” thanks in part to $50 million in funding from Laurene Powell Jobs, the philanthropist widow of Steve Jobs. Read more »
Next time you meet someone, give them the greatest gift you can give anyone — just listen. It’s an expression of love. Read more »
It is no wonder college costs so much for the regular student, when the colleges pay these outrageous fees to coaches. Maybe there should be more oversight in the compensation coaches receive. Read more »
As a daily reader, I can cite at least 10 Deseret News articles over the last week or so from the Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, BYU professors, etc., ripping Donald Trump to shreds. Read more »
With the right amount of exercise and nutritious dieting, (i.e vegetables, fruits, grains, lean meats) and by following the food pyramid, or food plate, we can all become healthier and obesity rates will drop. Read more »
Pope Francis has delivered to Congress his State of the Soul address — historically sophisticated, gracefully appropriate, morally ambitious — and I'm all for making it a yearly ritual,... Read more »
Lowell Bennion was called a "model of service" and "Utah’s Mother Teresa." He wrote, “If we thought of life as a gift, we might not demand nearly as much from it." Read more »
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Before Salt Lake City considers any more separated bicycle lanes, it should have a more vigorous public outreach that considers all arguments first. Read more »
Various polls and new stories make it sound as if religion in America is in its death throes. It's easy to lose sight of the reality that most people do have religious convictions. ... Read more »
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 »
Misusing the Antiquities Act excludes public and congressional input and is counter to the reason the act was established in the first place. It’s time for this law to be drastically reformed... Read more »
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, is rightfully frightened and angered by disclosures this week that the Secret Service released private information about him to retaliate for his criticism of the... 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 »
The U.S. is one of only seven countries in the world — including China, North Korea and Vietnam — that permit abortions after 20 weeks. This policy is a reflection of American politics... Read more »
On Sept. 30, Secretary of State John Kerry invented a new word in a press conference: de-confliction. 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 »
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 »
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 »
Utah has the lowest per capita health spending in the country. By relocating from Massachusetts to Utah, a company could spare itself and its workers an average $4,247 per employee in health spending. Read more »
Just because we don’t see a “transportation storm” brewing beneath the surface doesn’t mean it’s not there and growing each day. Proposition 1 will provide the peace... Read more »
E-venting seems to have become a national pastime, with much online feedback taking on a negative and even angry tone. However, refraining from e-venting may be in your own best interest. Read more »
What is there to say about House Republicans' inability to get something right? With Kevin McCarthy's recent response to the simplest question about GOP accomplishments in Congress, the future may... Read more »
The Hubble telescope has increased the field of science astronomically. Its much more capable successor, the James Webb Space Telescope, will do even more. Read more »
Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: With government shutdown avoided, focus shifts to Medicaid expansion
The scary prospect of a federal government shutdown has been avoided, making Halloween less frightening in Washington, D.C. But in Utah, Medicaid expansion has risen from the dead, terrifying the... 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 »
The LDS general conference week provides a view into contrasting religious practices. 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 »
Maybe it’s time for those running for office to make simplification of the tax code an issue in the upcoming national elections. Read more »
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