The foiled attempt of a gunman to wreak terror on a high-speed train in France has brought into clarity.
The time mothers invest in building strong relationships with their children does matter — a lot. And that is why every mother’s natural yearnings to be there, to nurture, to protect... Read more »
Striking down bad claims is good. And when that kind of balance is actively advocated by the chief of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, it’s a positive sign for the future of innovation. Read more »
Thanks to technology, demographics and underlying anger toward politicians and government, political dynamics are more unpredictable than ever before. It proves that one fundamental element is... Read more »
I find it funny how the press keeps calling Bernie Sanders “radical” because he challenges business as usual in Washington, D.C. He offers common-sense solutions to the really big... Read more »
Just because you believe differently, or feel that you have been treated unfairly, doesn’t make it OK to be scornful, sarcastic or belittling. Read more »
People and the government have created their own Pottersvilles because of their outrageous borrowing and spending habits. They are using the European countries as their model, yet the European countries are going bankrupt. Read more »
The other day I was at the Main Library and less than one-third of the bus schedule slots had schedules in them! What’s the deal UTA? It’s your job to keep those slots full. Read more »
Who can be against our developmental assistance agency, USAID, being more efficient and transparent? Who is against saving the lives of mothers and children? Read more »
Americans favor technology tools, reflected in the cuts. We must resist this imbalance. Accurate, important intelligence is difficult to collect and evaluate effectively even when multiple means... Read more »
The SALt team is to be commended for its novel approach at turning local resources into viable aid materials. More engineers should model this approach that we might more effectively help one another. Read more »
Salt Lake City has shiny new buildings, a state of the art downtown mall, soon a $117 million theater, bike lanes, solar meters and sustainability; yet, the administration couldn’t find money... Read more »
Let’s not waste another $200 million in taxpayer money fighting in the courts. Let’s move on and make the prison relocation work. Read more »
Those who worry the president’s deal won’t stop Iran from getting a nuclear bomb should support the strong defenses we will need if they are right. Read more »
When elected representatives begin to believe the lie that they are the smartest people in the room and no longer need to represent the will of the people who elected them, it is time to replace them. Read more »
Even without federally mandated paid leave for new parents, recent announcements from West Coast companies indicate things may be changing for some families in America’s private sector. Read more »
It’s time for Utah leaders to embrace the challenge of change and invest in a clean energy economy, for jobs, for our health and to preserve our way of life — especially our snowy winters. Read more »
Greg Bell: Best method of helping the homeless is to treat them as individuals, not lump them into 'categories'
Focusing on the homeless as individuals — by name and on each one’s unique situation and needs — takes a lot of time and dedicated personnel. It’s more expensive and... Read more »
When it comes to financial services, Salt Lake City is now a global powerhouse, boasting the second-largest Goldman Sachs office in the U.S. and the world's fourth-largest. What was in 2000 a small... Read more »
Voting by mail is unwise. A recent Deseret News editorial (“Success of voting by mail in S.L. County,” Aug. 14) claims it’s a success but bases that claim on the wrong factors. Read more »
As a parent and IT professional, my advice on Microsoft Windows 10 is two words: Don't upgrade. It removes control from parents and users, putting it in the hands of Microsoft and its increasingly aggressive advertising partners. Read more »
In response to articles about Donald Trump, I have a new motto to suggest: “Dump Trump!” Read more »
The reshuffling of conference affiliations around the country has cost the game many of its oldest and most cherished rivalries, including BYU-Utah and probably, eventually, Utah State-Utah. Read more »
The Cato Institute’s Ian Vasquez said the "the United States can no longer claim to be the leading bastion of liberty in the world.” Who, then, will fill that void? Read more »
The National Labor Relations Board made the right decision this week when it unanimously overturned a ruling by a regional board that would have allowed football players at Northwestern University... Read more »
While some may argue the $500-plus million Planned Parenthood receives annually from the U.S. government doesn't directly fund abortions, continuing to send taxpayer funds to an organization that... Read more »
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In 1998, Rick Porter set out to circumnavigate the Great Salt Lake. In 2015, he finally finished. Read more »
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When it comes to providing meaningful and lasting care for the poor and needy, governments tend to lean toward show over substance, and the United States is no exception. Generous welfare programs... Read more »
Perhaps Planned Parenthood can explain how killing a baby in a hospital differs from the act of taking a fetus that has every chance of growing and developing into a healthy, normal child from its mother's womb and selling its tissues. Read more »
Besides crying out for the immediacy of action, the magnitude of the global climate-change threat raises explicit ethical questions, such as how we ought to live and how humans should value and... Read more »
In our opinion: Train terrorism incident in France has us proud of the heroism, worried about the future possibilities
The foiled attempt of a gunman to wreak terror on a high-speed train in France has brought into clarity the increasing risk we face. Read more »
I write this letter as a plea to my representatives: Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee and Rep. Mia Love, and to all my fellow constituents. I work in a school with students I sincerely love and care for. I aim to arm them now with... Read more »
Frank Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb discuss immigration policy, a forthcoming public lands proposal from state representatives and what could happen if Joe Biden decides to run for the Democratic... Read more »
In our opinion: Trump's all-inclusive 'they've got to go' immigration policy is both unworkable and unthinkable
The view of presidential candidate Donald Trump on all undocumented immigrants and their U.S. born children? "They've got to go," he said. Such a proposal is extreme and unworkable and flies in the... Read more »
I think everyone who lives close to or around the Wasatch Front should be required to have earthquake insurance. No one knows when that fault line is going off, but we know there are chances for it to go off soon. It has been around... Read more »
What if the main source of inmates, the dropouts and push-outs from school, could be drastically reduced? Could we spend more money on schools if we didn’t have to spend so much on lawbreakers? Read more »
The message Utah is sending to the world: Citizens of a particular city or region are no longer necessarily forced to choose between quality of life and economic opportunity. Read more »
This country always has represented opportunity. And while the nation must protect its borders against threats, it is important to ask what immigrants can offer us. Read more »
Three cheers for Gov. Gary Herbert regarding his recent decision to withhold state directed funding from the Planned Parenthood (PP) organization. Regardless of how PP may be cooking their accounting books (to show that public... Read more »
The requirement to register for the draft did not go away with the end of the Vietnam War. The Selective Service System requires that all male U.S. citizens, and male immigrants living in the U.S. who are ages 18 through 25, are... Read more »
The 38th Parallel dividing North and South Korea is less tense thanks to a sensible new agreement between North and South Korea. Read more »
In an effort to build momentum for another attempt to bring Medicaid expansion to a supposedly conservative state, the governor is looking to impose the financial burden not on Utah taxpayers... Read more »
The images of Western rivers turned mustard yellow by toxic wastewater from an abandoned mining operation are even more unsettling now we know the EPA was well aware it could trigger the mess if... Read more »
The Tony award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival has been taken to new heights under executive director Scott Phillips. Read more »
Utah’s laws should be used to create a business climate that keeps consumers safe while also encouraging healthy economic competition. State legislators have done a good job to date by... Read more »
Let’s focus on how soft power actually incorporates ethical standards of behavior and important societal norms that resonate with others in the world. Read more »
While I can understand UEA President Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh’s eagerness to attempt to thwart the public charter school movement in Utah, in her recent op-ed on Utah's public charter... Read more »
In our opinion: To start to curb youth gangs and child sacrifices, Ivory Coast should look to its ailing education system
A strong educational system with children consistently active and involved in school classes and activities is not a cure-all for child gangs and being preyed on by adults — but it's a strong... Read more »
Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state, is apparently being held to an entirely different standard than many of the businesses she claims to support. Read more »
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