Large, irreversible withdrawals are among the worst examples of federal stewardship on public lands.
As we celebrate Father’s Day, let us be thankful for fathers who taught us how to live life with dignity; how to love by doing loving things, rather than talking about it, and for teaching us... Read more »
Dear dads: Please understand you have distinctive and important roles to fill. While we admit there are all sorts of challenges with fathers throughout the world, it is still important to teach and... Read more »
In our opinion: As we mourn with Charleston, families of murder victims have set example of forgiveness
The family members of the nine worshippers murdered at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church have set a national tone of mourning and — more importantly — expressions of sincere forgiveness. Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert’s recent trade mission to Western Europe was a tremendous success. The mission fulfilled its objectives, opening new trading doors for Utah companies and fostering future... Read more »
I'm severely disappointed that the Deseret News would try to paint this racist terror attack as some kind of indication of the dangers of secularism. Read more »
In our opinion: Adopted 233 years today, the Great Seal of the United States merits attention and appreciation
The Great Seal of the United States was adopted by Congress 233 years ago today. It is easily found on the back of the $1 bill and deserves careful attention and analysis to its representation of... Read more »
Even when the rest of the country thinks that a different ideal for marriage or religion should be the precedent, Sen. Lee has the courage to hold to his standards and the standards of many Utahns. Read more »
I feel like I tell all my children this at every major holiday, but it’s important to not just be nice to people or remember a special message just on one specific calendar day. Read more »
How can we progress as people if we can’t look beyond skin color? How can we expect our children to be better leaders than we were if we don’t break the chain of racist biases? Read more »
People may think Debbie Dills is a hero, but she says God alone should get the credit. Read more »
Gov. Gary Hebert, who in less than a month becomes chairman of the National Governors Association (NGA), has asserted that “clearly the heart and soul of my efforts is going to be on... Read more »
Change your actions, surely, but also your thoughts, beliefs, outlook and habits. Advertisers want what’s good for them, not for you. However, most of the other people who are working with us... Read more »
Wave to your waste and recycling collector next time you catch them. They spend less than 20 seconds at your home dumping your cans. We hope that others will recognize the critical role these men and women play in making our... Read more »
Does it seem improbable to most of us that we release up to 100 from Guantanamo and then we spend millions on intelligence to relocate bad guys? Then we spend a million more on remote-controlled drones to locate and destroy them. Read more »
There is another option for the prison problem: Send the violent prisoners to foreign nations. Then those nations could earn the money it would cost us to keep the prisoners here. Read more »
The deadly attack Wednesday night at a house of worship in Charleston, South Carolina, was an assault on all Americans as well as on a bedrock principle of American liberty — the right to... Read more »
The show did a disservice to two grieving girls who believe they survived a harrowing boating accident with divine help. Read more »
We welcome Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change and his practical contributions to the modern moral discussion that includes both our natural and human ecologies, and we hope people are wise... Read more »
Later this month, the Supreme Court will issue its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the case involving state marriage laws. The central question in this case is whether or not the Constitution... Read more »
Dan Liljenquist: Modern Greek tragedy: economic self-destruction leading to death of democracy in Greece
Greece's economy is in free fall. What the prime minister and leftist party have failed to grasp is that democracy is not so powerful that it can alter reality. Read more »
Amid all the talk of state education funding, there is surprisingly little discussion of how we as a state manage the money that is allocated to education: Are we doing all we can with what... Read more »
We have countless friends and neighbors with limitations that make employment difficult or impossible left in the coverage gap with no access to physical or psychological treatments that could potentially allow them to return to work. Read more »
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It’s becoming more obvious that the majority of Americans don’t have a clue as to the legitimate prerogatives of the federal government and the decision handed down by the Supreme Court. Read more »
Large, irreversible withdrawals are among the worst examples of stewardship on federal lands; they are decided without regard to unique geologic deposits that might be available for development. Read more »
Serious cultural erosion and the loss of vital traditional values now threaten both religious freedom and the family as an institution. In our society, money matters seem to dominate. Read more »
We need comprehensive tax reform, not more tax increases targeted at specific industries. Read more »
During his working years, Ted Jacobsen dreamed of having a trout stream all to himself. Read more »
At the locations of most Utah water sewage treatment plants, water quality problems associated with WWTP nutrients are negligible; thus, the universal treatment requirement is a gigantic waste of... Read more »
The Land and Water Conservation Fund — a 50-year-old public, state and national water and parks program — will expire at the end of September, unless reauthorized by Congress. Read more »
While adapting water-saving habits, like taking shorter showers, can help save water, many homeowners will see the biggest impact on their water usage by updating older, inefficient products. Read more »
The Confederate flag does not represent hatred or racism! It reflects the right of the states to remain sovereign, as was intended with the creation of the USA. Read more »
In addition to providing a means of enacting trade agreements, TPA constrains the president’s unilateral negotiating authority and provides detailed negotiating instructions specifying what... Read more »
In our opinion: APUSH in the wrong direction? Looking at revised U.S. history curriculum for AP students
The College Board — which oversees the SAT test and Advanced Placement courses — made sweeping changes to the AP U.S. history outline. Critics say the new 134-page APUSH Framework... Read more »
While the Mormon experience of persecution doesn't parallel the black experience, it can be a source of empathy and understanding. An inability to acknowledge America’s racist past and... Read more »
By and large, our generation believes Utah needs to move beyond fossil fuels, protect as many remaining wild places as we can and stop making American public lands policy on the outdated notions of a few county commissioners. Read more »
Robert J. Samuelson: Are policies undertaken to recover from last financial crisis laying groundwork for another?
A central economic question of our time is whether the policies undertaken to recover from the last financial crisis are laying the groundwork for the next. We now have two reports from reputable... Read more »
With the Supreme Court to decide whether the Constitution requires states to redefine marriage as a genderless institution that includes same-sex couples, here are seven inconsistencies in the... Read more »
What is the purpose of moving the Utah State Prison from Draper? The stated objective has changed over time. Today I challenge four of the many myths perpetuated by the Prison Relocation Commission. Read more »
With the Supreme Court’s creating a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, our best course is to treat others of differing opinions and lifestyles with respect and dignity. We hope the... Read more »
As you go about your activities on the greatest secular holiday that America celebrates, it might be appropriate to ponder a few facts about this historic day, the Revolutionary War and those who... Read more »
The Constitution is on life support. But ignorance of constitutional law by American citizens is only part of the problem. Read more »
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This article is intended for the parents of the upcoming generation. Read more »
In our opinion: As July holidays approach, Utah still needs improvement in DUI prevention, enforcement
Utah's record on DUI prevention and enforcement is a mixed bag of encouraging statistics and discouraging numbers. Arrests have dropped, fatalities have gone up, and Utah has toughened its DUI... Read more »
The 21st-century economy has innovated itself to a point where old tax structures no longer seem fair, effective or conducive to innovation. Read more »
The long-term success in Europe’s economic integration, plus an expanding influential body of European law, encourages bureaucratic belief that economic market coordination is the same as... Read more »
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