Fundamental moral questions now divide our nation. ... But our American Founders understood.
Sitting on an old stump in a canyon recently, I listened with joy to the warble of a bird and the babble of the creek. There are worse remnants of hearing to have left, but I miss the unamplified... Read more »
Investing in America’s future workforce is the most viable long-term strategy for helping us emerge from financial crisis and for laying the long-term foundation for a strong, competitive... Read more »
Do you know what civil forfeiture is? People need to be aware their fellow citizens are having their property taken from them without any remuneration and without being convicted of criminal activity. Read more »
Scottish independence is not based upon a romantic notion of freedom either, but a growing recognition by its people that London doesn't necessarily know best and we are better off taking care of our own affairs. Read more »
My solution to the dysfunctional Congress lies in the seating arrangements. Make the seating thus: Republican, Democrat, Republican, Democrat, etc. Read more »
The prosecuting attorney in the Ferguson shooting case has an apparent conflict of interest with extensive family ties to the St. Louis Police Department. A recent TV drama showed the same conflict... Read more »
Airlines have become a battleground for passengers who are fighting for the right to recline their seats in the already crammed coach section, where space sells for a premium. Read more »
A byzantine, loophole-riddled, high-statutory-rate tax code encourages companies to construct byzantine, Rube-Goldberg-like tax strategies to minimize their tax burdens. Read more »
I don't really care what Obama calls the global campaign against this enemy, as long as he is truly determined to "defeat 'em." Though it would be helpful to remind Americans: We fight 'em there,... Read more »
The strong consensus is that Republicans will hold the House and narrowly take control of the Senate, for the following reasons offered by former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett. Read more »
We all know poverty wreaks havoc on families, but rarely do we see the corrosive effects extreme poverty has on even the strongest of bonds, such as those between parents and children. Read more »
American fast-food workers need and deserve a $15 an hour minimum wage. Raising it to that level would be the first step to healing our battered work force and building toward a hopeful economic... Read more »
"Swatting" — where law enforcement agencies are dispatched to faux emergency calls — wastes resources and places many in potentially dangerous situations. Read more »
While unions served their purpose years ago, they've clearly lost their place. It's unfortunate that people have been brainwashed by unions to believe they aren't strong enough on their own and must rely on others to... Read more »
Columnist Richard Davis recently assailed Becky Lockhart for her presumption to aspire to the office of Utah's superintendent of public instruction ("Focus on needed skills when selecting new superintendent," Wednesday,... Read more »
The Utah Public Lands Initiative is still considered a long shot — but the locally driven cooperative to mesh conservation and development still is a long shot worth taking. Read more »
We should question those who have already decided what happened in Ferguson. They know what we know — and that is only what has been reported. It usually takes investigation by agents,... Read more »
The way mountains are like sacred spaces is the way that seeing things from such a high vantage point enables one to better comprehend the terrain below. Read more »
As summer ends, a potpourri of political questions are rattling around in our heads. Read more »
In a recent article about Rainbow Bridge the writer did not mention us avid river runners who always camped at Rainbow Bridge Canyon for the evening and then hiked the 7 miles up the canyon to the glorious Rainbow Bridge. At that... Read more »
To imply that politicians complain about illegal immigration merely to score political points is not only a lie, but it also denies the reality that illegal immigration undermines, rather than contributes to, the "strength,... Read more »
In a recent article in Forbes, Stan Collender discussed corporate taxes and subsidies. Corporate taxes here are the world's highest (35-40 percent). Warren Buffett got some publicity for helping to finance the move of the... Read more »
Don S. Robertson's letter (“Gun safety,” Sept. 2) uses language that is much softer than what my dad taught me: "Never point a gun at anything you don't intend to kill.” Newel Standley Murray Read more »
The main problem is that politicians seem to have now compromised UTA’s original mission — moving people — and allowed it to become more of a private developer’s... Read more »
The U.N. has come to the conclusion that something drastic needs to be done to fight global warming. Greenhouse gases are ruining things all over the world. And they say we will probably have more and worse droughts, storms, etc.,... Read more »
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The number of men who had DNA tests administered for themselves and at least one of their children rose by 64 percent last decade, according to The New York Times. The DNA tests confirm whether or... Read more »
The person who first claimed you can’t legislate morality was Sen. Barry Goldwater, and he was talking about the civil rights movement. It is obvious that new laws, along with education, brought about a vast cultural change in... Read more »
The state of Utah is standing in the breach across the nation in preserving marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Read more »
When a commander in chief proposes to engage in acts of war that are not part of a short-term emergency but are commitments that stretch over an indefinite period of time, he should ask for formal... Read more »
What are the underlying factors when a community's police force is seen to be racially imbalanced? Read more »
The International Peace Gardens Festival has promoted peace every year since 1947, where attendance has steadily dwindled. Read more »
Some universities are disallowing faith-based groups on the basis of discrimination, even groups that admit anyone but seek to have leaders adhere to that specific group's beliefs and standards. Read more »
Children today spend way too much time playing noneducational video games. Research has proven that most video games do not have positive effects on the brain. Video games are addicting and can become all-consuming, especially for... Read more »
Usually, Americans like their own members of Congress but greatly dislike Congress as an institution. However, recent national polling shows more voters are blaming their own congressmen for... Read more »
Mitt Romney continues to insist that he's not running for president again. But that hasn't stop his supporters from dreaming. Read more »
Thursday's accidental discharge of a gun in an elementary school's faculty restroom underscores the need to change Utah's law allowing anyone with a concealed-weapons permit to take a gun into... Read more »
Mitt Romney’s father, George, former governor of Michigan and Republican presidential candidate, represents a kind of politician that we would do well to foster today. Read more »
The writer responds to the question, "Should parents back Michelle Obama's renewed quest for healthy school lunch?" Read more »
Writer responds to the question, "Should parents back Michelle Obama’s renewed quest for healthy school lunches?” Read more »
It's time we stopped listening to climate denial from the scientifically illiterate. We need to focus on solutions to climate change. Read more »
Today marks the 13th anniversary of the most devastating series of terrorist attacks executed on American soil. September 11, 2001 was surely a day of sorrow for millions of Americans. And to... Read more »
While I respect and relate to the Eyres' passion ( Sept. 9 ), I balk at their sensational claims and the liberal gaps in their logic. Their latest article lambasting the cost-of-raising-a-child figures put out by the U.S.... Read more »
The economy is escaping the confines of the Great Recession... But people don't feel reassured. They've lost confidence in the future. Americans feel roughed up by the economy, and their fears... Read more »
This week's "Deseret News National Edition" looks at sex trafficking, school class size and how to get rich. Read more »
Government shouldn't be in the broadband Internet business — fierce private sector competition has made the Internet an epicenter of innovation and technological development. Read more »
The object of land transfer is to allow the wealthy opportunities to acquire public lands. Greed is the driving force. Read more »
The proposed nuclear power plant near Green River, Utah, by Blue Castle Holdings (BCH) has the makings of a perfect economic and environmental catastrophe. Read more »
Eighty percent of pop songs contain swear words. Kids who have moved on from the “children’s” genre are suddenly faced with profanity and bad lyrics. I love music, especially pop. But too much of it swears. For... Read more »
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