Opinion

In our opinion: Napa Valley earthquake reminds Utahns to be prepared

Are those who live in Utah's earthquake zone prepared to face a quake similar to the one in Napa Valley?

Here comes Entrepreneur Barbie

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 »

Aug. 18, 2014

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John Hoffmire: Measuring a nation’s stability

What is a nation? This simple question has been at the heart of political philosophy and historical debate for hundreds of years. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Doug Robinson: So little time, so many veggies to eat

Some experts recommend we eat 7-10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Are they kidding? Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Join the discussion: Have local police become too militarized?

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 »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Robert Bennett: Contrary to Krugman, debt outlook looks dim

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 »

Aug. 18, 2014

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In our opinion: Jordan stays the course

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 »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Drew Clark: Would Six Californias make the state more governable?

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 »

Aug. 17, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Review of questions surrounding 2015 SLC mayoral race

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 »

Aug. 17, 2014

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Letter: Airline subsidy

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 »

Aug. 17, 2014

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In our opinion: Explaining editorial elements

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 »

Aug. 17, 2014

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Letter: Press censorship

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 »

Aug. 17, 2014

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ACA and insurance subsidies: The rule of law must prevail

Writer is answering the question, "Was the D.C. appeals court correct in ruling Obamacare allows insurance subsidies only through state exchanges?” Read more »

Aug. 17, 2014

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Remembering Jim Brady: Washington would do well to learn from his example

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 »

Aug. 17, 2014

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The GOP is using wacky strategies to derail ACA

Writer answers the question, "Was the D.C. appeals court correct in ruling Obamacare allows insurance subsidies only through state exchanges?” Read more »

Aug. 17, 2014

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John Florez: Corporate or public interest, which is it?

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 »

Aug. 16, 2014

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Letter: Learn the Constitution

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 »

Aug. 16, 2014

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In our opinion: Obama foreign policy

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 »

Aug. 16, 2014

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Letter: Fair debates

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 »

Aug. 16, 2014

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Letter: Outstanding season

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 »

Aug. 16, 2014

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Letter: Whole story

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 »

Aug. 16, 2014

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Greg Bell: New minimum-wage laws — Government as provider

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 »

Aug. 15, 2014

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My view: A comic controversy in Salt Lake? Not really

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 »

Aug. 15, 2014

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