Thanks to the Parkers and other survivors of Sandy Hook, goodness has become a little easier to see.
If they would spend as much time working on the economy, creating an environment in which jobs could be created here in the U.S., people could actually take care of themselves. Read more »
In a purely open primary, candidates will just tell the voters what they want to hear. In a state convention, candidates are subject to a more thorough vetting by people who are less easily swayed. Read more »
As we enter this holiday season and reflect on the many ways in which we, as Utahns, are a blessed people, I urge that we not forget those who are less fortunate. There are many among us who struggle. Read more »
President Obama's presidency is slowly dissolving into something remarkably similar to Jimmy Carter's presidency. Read more »
After seeing our little heartfelt handwritten leaves, beautifully displaying our acknowledgement of blessings we have received, there really didn't seem to be much more I could ask for. Read more »
China remains a colossus, but its future is increasingly clouded. Read more »
As Congress counts only a few working days remaining in its year, the momentum toward intelligence reform has slowed. Read more »
The deal itself is not so problematic. How it is enforced and what happens next, however, are. Read more »
Obamacare is good in theory, but it needs to be amended. Small business owners are against it for a reason; it will impede growth. Read more »
Former senator Jake Garn remembers a time when members of Congress respected and even befriended their rivals from the other side of the aisle. Read more »
A roundup of thoughts and opinions on the nuclear deal reached in Geneva between Western powers and Iran. Read more »
A glimpse at what happened when the U.K. government sold part of its post office to the public. Read more »
We live in an age of open communication and open debate; correspondingly, we should have an open primary. Read more »
As a parent, I am concerned about the disregard our society displays regarding the level of violence that is portrayed in video games. Less than a decade ago, there were regulations put on popular music artists that used phrases in... Read more »
The editorial, "Diseases are on the run in Africa and elsewhere," Oct. 27, calls attention to some good news. In the last decade there has been an astonishing change in the battle against three pandemics. A major reason for... Read more »
In 2005, a bipartisan group of 14 senators came together to avert a similar crisis with a Republican majority. It would have been better if that had been allowed to happen again this time. Read more »
Congressional Democrats are White House poodles. They also are progressives and therefore disposed to favor unfettered executive power. Republicans are supposed to be different. Read more »
Dec. 3 will mark only the second-ever "Giving Tuesday," but it is a concept we hope becomes a regular part of the holidays. Read more »
By using the exchange, we preserve our commercial insurance market. And with the subsidy, all Utahns in this category can have affordable, high-quality health insurance. Read more »
Dan Snyder remains adamant that he will not change the nickname of his beloved football team. Read more »
Members of the Oneida Indian Nation are demanding that the National Football League’s Washington Redskins change the team’s name to something less offensive to American Indians. Read more »
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The Deseret News received more than 1,000 letters to the editor in 2013, covering a variety of topics. Here is a look at the 20 most popular letters from the past year. These letters... Read more »
To the often asked question, "Should Congress raise the minimum wage?" the answer is "no." Here's why. Read more »
The countries where the statistical gap between rich and poor is smallest tend to be those that are the poorest. Consider Rwanda, where equality has been achieved by destroying the economy for... Read more »
As it stands, reverse innovation is an emerging field that could change the way business is done worldwide. Read more »
A collection of our top performing Letters to the Editor from all of 2013. Read more »
Have you noticed the outbreak of apologies coming from actors, politicians, athletes and media trying to take back rash words? Tweeting and IM-ing every thought that pops into our heads is causing problems in this prickly,... Read more »
An unprecedented number of seniors needing care will arrive at a time when even the very concept of family is coming under fire in the culture at-large. Read more »
The deep freeze gripping Utah has certainly not iced up political discussions. Our thoughts on current issues. Read more »
All families deserve access to affordable coverage. Health care in America should not be a privilege only for those wealthy enough to afford the continually rising costs. Read more »
As the government health care website chugs along, the Obama administration has initiated a counter-initiative to combat Republican naysaying -- and its weapons are of superior grade. Read more »
If a goodly number of doctors refuse to accept this plan in their practice, we may have a slim chance of its repeal. Read more »
Andrew Morriss: No, Congress should not move quickly to pass comprehensive climate change legislation
Congress should not waste time debating a comprehensive climate change legislation in the coming year Read more »
Better diplomacy than war, say Obama's apologists, an adolescent response implying that all diplomacy is the same, as if a diplomacy of capitulation is no different from a diplomacy of pressure. Read more »
Michael E. Kraft: Yes, Congress should move quickly to pass comprehensive climate change legislation
Yes: Sweeping action shows the world that Ameirca is serious about deteriorating climate. Read more »
Merit pay divides the community of patrons and it divides the staff. It causes perceptive students to wonder why a classmate other than himself/herself gets the merit-pay teacher if he/she did not. Read more »
Despite attempts to slow, sabotage and weaken it, Obamacare will be successful given time. History shows us that all major reforms and improvements to our health care system have had their fair... Read more »
I think the governor got it right. Here’s my take on state finances. Read more »
Our Founding Fathers counseled against getting involved in any binding alliances, but our unwise Congress and administration continue to try to buy the love (or even friendship) of our sworn enemies. Read more »
The logic of nuclear deterrence has not yet failed in the 64 years since the world acquired its second nuclear power. Containment is the least awful response to Iran's coming nuclear capability. Read more »
The shopping season — as evidenced by loud, repetitive commercials — is all about seizing the objects of our desires. Read more »
Senator Todd Weiler is considering proposing a constitutional amendment to make the attorney general's office an office appointed by the governor. That would be a mistake. Read more »
We are locked in a generational war, which will get worse before it gets better. Read more »
Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday, changed the course of history. His unquenchable faith was in the cause of freedom, and his mission was to ensure the freedom won by his people would live on. That... Read more »
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