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

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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Robert Bennett: Making our own spending decisions: The Affordable Care Act's folly

The Supreme Court recently heard arguments in the Hobby Lobby case. Plaintiffs say the key question is, “Can an employer impose his religious beliefs on employees?” The real issue is,... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Letter: A 'good Samaritan'

Thank you. A very kind man fixed a flat tire for me this past week, as I sat at a 7-Eleven in Sandy, waiting for help to arrive. I had three small grandchildren with me, which added to the frustration of a long wait. Several men... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Charles Krauthammer: Defend the dissenters — even if you disagree

The left is entering a new phase of ideological agitation — no longer trying to win the debate but stopping debate altogether, banishing from public discourse any and all opposition. Read more »

April 13, 2014

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Michael Gerson: In the face of genocide: The healing in Rwanda

At the 20th commemoration of the Rwandan genocide, the most moving moments were unplanned. In the audience at Amahoro Stadium, first one woman, then another, then dozens in turn, cried out in... Read more »

April 13, 2014

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Peter Rush: Simplify the U.S. tax code to grow the economy

Tax policy should be about the running the government while encouraging prosperity. Simple is better in all things — especially taxes. Then everyone could sincerely say, “Happy Birthday... Read more »

April 13, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Why the change of public opinion on same-sex marriage?

It is interesting that the Utah case may be the impetus for the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down or uphold the traditional definition of marriage. The politics of this issue have changed... Read more »

April 13, 2014

59 comments

Letter: Coaching and yelling

I respectfully disagree with the article by Timothy R. Clark ("The 'tell-yell' model of coaching," April 9). As an athlete growing up, I found that I not only learned the most from coaches who gave constructive... Read more »

April 13, 2014

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Letter: Highway bullying

It seems we need a new category instead of road rage. How many times have you had a driver pull up right behind you and drive within just a few short feet from your rear bumper? You have two choices: pull over or chance a wreck.... Read more »

April 13, 2014

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Letter: Mixed messages

Read with interest the recent column on page 3 of the Family section, “Goin Coconuts,” by Kristen Price, which was headlined on the front page of the section. Kristen encouraged the use of coconut oil and other coconut... Read more »

April 13, 2014

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Letter: National park funding

I am in favor of Congress allocating more funds to the Department of the Interior for maintenance and upgrades to the national parks and monuments, especially those in Utah. I am also in favor of legislation that will protect the... Read more »

April 13, 2014

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Dean Baker: Ending tax breaks for super-rich can make tax day fun for rest of us

Four simple tax changes could raise lots of money by taking away subsidies for rich people. They all make good economic sense, but they would take Washington away from its central purpose: using... Read more »

April 13, 2014

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In our opinion: The Ten Commandments in today's society

Ten utterances changed the ancient world. Are they relevant today? Read more »

April 12, 2014

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Rep. Frank Wolf: First Commandment shows shining example of American exceptionalism

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What is ailing our country is profoundly moral in nature and necessitates a spiritual antidote. It demands, in the words of Alexis de Tocqueville, speaking of the American church he beheld in the... Read more »

April 12, 2014

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In our opinion: Sebelius' resignation doesn't end the controversies

As Kathleen Sebelius exits after five tumultuous years, she leaves a legacy of troubling questions. Not the least of these involves religious freedom, a bedrock American principle that the... Read more »

April 12, 2014

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John Florez: Derks — A ‘Field of Dreams’

Now it can be told. The statute of limitations has run out. Now, I can confess my crime, and my love affair with Derks Field. Before it was Derks Field, it was called the Community Park, built in... Read more »

April 12, 2014

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Letter: In defense of Nietzsche

I want to comment on an element of the article by Joe Cramer, "Try approaching parenting like Goldilocks, not like Nietzsche," (April 1). Cramer's articles on medical and family care for all of us are very important... Read more »

April 12, 2014

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Letter: Money is not speech

The flood of money from the superwealthy to politicians is the gravest danger to our democracy. Jefferson is now turning over in his grave. How some members of the Supreme Court could support the Citizens United and McCutcheon... Read more »

April 12, 2014

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Letter: Portraits with smiles

I have enjoyed the sports coverage in the Deseret News over the years. It is a special treat to see local high school and college athletes highlighted and to read their stories. I do, however, have a concern about the photographs of... Read more »

April 12, 2014

3 comments

In our opinion: Obamacare's 'success' doesn't hold up to scrutiny

The stated purpose of the Affordable Care Act was to provide coverage for all Americans, over 40 million of whom, by most estimates, have no health insurance. The 7.1 million signups constitute... Read more »

April 11, 2014

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Popular comedian takes on Common Core

Popular comedian, and newly appointed successor to David Letterman’s hosting gig at the "Late Show," Stephen Colbert took on the Common Core standards Tuesday night on his show “The... Read more »

April 11, 2014

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Mike Leavitt's memorable decision to not go negative

It illustrates the character of Leavitt in contrast to today’s routine nasty, negative campaigning. Read more »

April 11, 2014

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Mary Barker: Playing, but not to win

When my children and I play games, we often have very different objectives. My son, for example, plays to win no matter what the game. My daughter and I, however, have different criteria. Read more »

April 11, 2014

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Letter: Shortsighted housing decision

With another Base Realignment and Closure Committee (BRAC) ready to commence to determine which military bases to close, decisions of communities along the Wasatch Front need to be evaluated through the lens of how it will be viewed... Read more »

April 11, 2014

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