Are those who live in Utah's earthquake zone prepared to face a quake similar to the one in Napa Valley?
And yet, something about this whole Entrepreneur Barbie marketing campaign seems so cynical and exploitative — the collision of two increasingly tedious, shark-jumping media trends. Read more »
What is a nation? This simple question has been at the heart of political philosophy and historical debate for hundreds of years. Read more »
Some experts recommend we eat 7-10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Are they kidding? Read more »
After the unarmed Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri, protesters were put down with tear gas, rubber bullets and police officers wearing camouflage, according to NPR. Read more »
Paul Krugman looks at interest rates in Italy, Spain and Japan and is reassured. I look at their stagnant levels of economic activity and am alarmed, because they are not alone. The world is awash... Read more »
Recently, a handful of elected officials were calling for the Jordan School District to be divided even further, but, thankfully, cooler heads prevailed. Read more »
It may simply be an accident of history that the continental U.S. has two super-sized states in California and Texas. The leaders of these states and Congress foresaw the need to make them smaller.... Read more »
Politicos are ruminating about the next big election — the 2015 Salt Lake City mayoral race. We review the questions surrounding the inscrutable Mayor Ralph Becker. Read more »
There have been many claims that U.S. workers will suffer if the U.S. Export-Import Bank is not reauthorized by Congress. There are thousands of U.S. workers who are suffering right now because of Ex-Im Bank, in particular those... Read more »
What's the difference between an editorial and an op-ed piece? Who can write a "My View" for the Deseret News? Aren't the columnists supposed to represent the publication? Here are the Deseret... Read more »
Last week in Ferguson, Missouri, a black teenager was shot and killed under suspicious circumstances. As the public demonstrates their emotions over the killing, police have resorted to aggressive measures to quell anything that... Read more »
Writer is answering the question, "Was the D.C. appeals court correct in ruling Obamacare allows insurance subsidies only through state exchanges?” Read more »
Jim was much more than White House press secretary. He became an American hero by the life he lived and the example of character he set for his nation. He simply refused to surrender. Read more »
Writer answers the question, "Was the D.C. appeals court correct in ruling Obamacare allows insurance subsidies only through state exchanges?” Read more »
The governor and legislators take pride in touting Utah as the best-managed state in the union, at least when it comes to promoting business development; but it may be at the expense of the general... Read more »
Are students in our schools taught the U.S. constitution along with U.S. history? I had the same teacher for U.S. history in both the 8th and 11th grades. Mr. John Carlile was very knowledgeable of the U.S. Constitution. He spent... Read more »
The 2016 campaign may very well be dominated by debate over the state of American foreign policy, which is itself in something of a free fall. Read more »
Initially, I was excited when the new debate commission in Utah came out with a strong nonpartisan message. However, over the last several months as I've campaigned for Utah’s 1st District, it seems that the Utah Debate... Read more »
As a volunteer at Deer Valley this season, I was extremely impressed with the performances. I met several from out of town, and they were all blown away by the beauty of the mountains, the talent that performed, the sound system and... Read more »
We have been hearing a lot about the 18-year-old kid who was shot by a police officer in Ferguson. It seems as if all the blame is being placed on the policeman. But whenever we have these accounts either on TV or in the newspaper,... Read more »
It’s one thing to conclude that the government owes people a living. It’s quite another for the laws to mandate employers to pay workers what the government has generously decided they... Read more »
The good news for geeks like me is that Salt Lake City will, in all likelihood, have a massively successful, well-run comic book convention for years to come. Whether that event is called... Read more »
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This month marks the 75th anniversary of one of cinema's most enduring and influential classics: "The Wizard of Oz." Known not only as a staple of childhood wonder, the 1939 film adaptation of... Read more »
As I limped down the gym floor in shame and glanced horrified over my shoulder, I know — I just know — behind their forced smiles, both teachers were thinking, “Heaven above,... Read more »
Lois M. Collins: School start times are designed for everything but the kids we're trying to educate
The American Academy of Pediatrics says we're starting school too early for teenagers to thrive. It's a simple fix, it says, but one that policymakers seem reluctant to take for a lot of reasons,... Read more »
It's a Democratic campaign consultant's dream: a study from two respected academic economists concluding that, since the late 1940s, the economy has consistently performed better under Democratic... Read more »
A new poll shows 61 percent of Utah likely voters oppose same-sex marriage, 58 percent believe the U.S. Supreme Court will strike down Utah's gay/lesbian marriage prohibition, and nearly 60 percent... Read more »
I recognize the family values that so many Utahns uphold, and I’m grateful for the good people who provide education here. However, please don’t laud yourself as “family... Read more »
In a state where the majority of the legislature is divided between those who are satisfied to neglect public education’s acute needs and those who would like to kill off public education... Read more »
We have abolished morality in favor of civil rights. Read more »
When did Missouri turn into North Korea? If you're not alarmed and disturbed by the treatment of the press in Ferguson, Mo., the last couple of weeks, you should be. Read more »
UTA promotes Wi-Fi service on its FrontRunner trains as a benefit to increase commuter productivity and provide an enjoyable riding experience. But Wi-Fi woes make it anything but productive and... Read more »
With the start today of its 126th school year, Utah State University introduces a new program aimed at helping the intellectually disabled enjoy a mainstream college experience. Read more »
A recent poll suggests that many Utahns not only dislike Common Core, but they also don't seem to fully understand it. That's a trend that seems to be worrying potential presidential candidate Mike... Read more »
For years, Obama has reacted to events in the Middle East, and lately been at their mercy. Now he must provide some assurance that he is shaping events with a strategy that culminates in the end of... Read more »
Now is the time to make up for the past decade of stagnant funding for NIH. Read more »
Are those who live in northern Utah's earthquake zone prepared to face a quake similar to the recent one in Napa Valley? Read more »
I need to set the record straight after your DN Reader's Forum comment from Alicia Platt ("Increasing Aid," Aug. 20) included a misleading statement. Read more »
Americans talk a lot about freedom, and many of them profess a healthy regard for the free market. But when the rubber meets the road, so to speak, it’s clear many of them really don’t... Read more »
Utah's innovative Western Governors University is helping keep the state ahead of slippage in science, technology, engineering and math education. Read more »
Put the blame for education reform where it belongs, not on the backs of the teachers in the trenches who are trying to do their best in difficult circumstances. Read more »
The words “black market” usually refer to illegal business activity. The biggest and most notorious markets relate to illegal drugs, human trafficking and piracy-counterfeiting. Read more »
Most assume that churches are benevolent organizations, and if there were a game, event or family gathering nearby that parking in the nearby church parking lot would not be a problem. Real estate agents looking for parking for... Read more »
Everyone knows that football produces a lot of injuries, some very serious. So why do people go to football games? How can they stand to see fellow humans get injured? Read more »
This Labor Day, let's commemorate the importance of hard work and acknowledge the role that workers play in our economy. Read more »
A recent British survey shows online pornography is too accessible and distorting for teenagers, leading to damaging and unrealistic attitudes toward sex and relationships. Read more »
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