In our opinion: Affordable Care Act needs a bipartisan overhaul

Lack of clarity in President Obama’s signature health care law has already brought the ACA before the Supreme...

Join the discussion: Is feminism misunderstood?

“Women Against Feminism” is a new social media movement that has sparked a debate across the Internet, leading to discussions on what it means to be a feminist in the 21st century. Read more »

5 hours ago


Can a news channel 'solve problems'?

Meghan McCain, daughter of once presidential candidate John McCain, has gone on record saying she doesn't plan to watch Sarah Palin's planned news channel, the Sarah Palin Chanel. Read more »

8 hours ago


Richard Davis: Citizens and society need investigative journalism

It is the task of journalists to uncover illegal or unethical actions by government officials. Without this role, the public is ill-served and ultimately unable to make intelligent judgments about... Read more »

14 hours ago


Letter: Pool safety

Just a few weeks ago, a 7-year-old boy from West Haven drowned in Cottonwood Heights, reminding us of the importance of practicing pool safety as we reach the peak of summer. Drowning is the most common cause of unintentional death... Read more »

14 hours ago


Letter: Respect snakes

Most people didn’t know it, but July 16 was World Snake Day — a day devoted to awareness of these amazing animals and all they do for us as a vital part of a healthy environment. As mid-level predators, snakes consume... Read more »

14 hours ago


Poor fields

I cannot even express how much I love soccer. All the fields my team and I play on are in poor condition. They are badly cut, they have holes everywhere and they are crowded. It’s hard to play on a field in that condition.... Read more »

14 hours ago


Helping kids master what matters: Emotions, relationships and a good dose of skepticism

Experts on family often express a wishlist for what children should learn. It includes topics like media literacy, relationship IQ and emotional intelligence. Read more »

18 hours ago


The relationship between religiosity and political affiliation

Very religious Americans are more likely to be Republican, while the nonreligious are more likely to be Democrats, according to a new poll from Gallup. Read more »

21 hours ago


My view: A global warming solution to grow the economy

Isn’t it time for some good news on addressing global warming? A carbon fee and dividend policy can lead to increased jobs, a growing economy, better health and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Read more »

23 hours ago


Doug Robinson: Violence against women is apparently not a hip cause

Football player Ray Rice gets a slap on the wrist for knocking out his girlfriend — but thank goodness he didn't call her a racial or homophobic slur. Read more »



Join the discussion: Is it impossible to be a successful president?

Being a successful president of the United States is impossible, according to Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post. In this day and age, he wrote, no president can hope for an approval rating much... Read more »



In our opinion: With Shurtleff and Swallow coming to court, the state must find solutions to restore public trust

The clearest place for reform is increasing transparency. In the age of the Internet, donors and the amounts they’ve given can be put online within 24 hours, and the public at large can... Read more »



Letter: Degrading literature

I recently came across a blog written to inspire women to boycott the 50 Shades or Grey film, and for the most part I agreed with the blogger. I agree that the idea behind this movie is demeaning and transforms something that should... Read more »



Letter: Support the bill

Nearly half a century ago, Medicaid and Medicare were enacted to provide America's seniors and citizens with reliable medical coverage. Today, many seniors are fearful that our health care benefits will be lost. Tens of... Read more »



John Hoffmire: High levels of student debt affect many parts of economy

National Edition

Graduation from college with massive amounts of debt may delay large purchases, such as homes and cars; it can delay savings and investment for retirement; it can steer potential entrepreneurs away... Read more »

July 28, 2014


Robert Bennett: Hamas and its financial priorities

A good test of an organization’s priorities is what it spends its money on, particularly when money is scarce. That applies to what is currently unfolding in Gaza, where hard financial times... Read more »

July 28, 2014


On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Read more »

July 28, 2014

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In our opinion: The long-term outlook for Social Security isn't good, so begin solving problem now

Congress has some tough decisions ahead on Social Security: Cut additional spending, raise taxes more, limit the growth of the entitlement programs or do a combination of several. Continued... Read more »

July 28, 2014


Lawrence and Windsor won't trump Utah marriage laws

Many cling to the widespread presumption that nationally imposed gay marriage is somehow inevitable. It would be far more productive if elite opinion would instead seriously consider what happens... Read more »

July 27, 2014


Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Re-enactment of 'This is the place' using modern technology

In the spirit of Pioneer Day and reflecting on our heritage, we update an old column and provide a “re-enactment” of Brother Brigham’s entry into the valley using modern... Read more »

July 27, 2014


Can Hollywood keep the faith in faith-based films?

National Edition

Given the recent increase in mainstream faith-based movies, Hollywood’s 2014 is being billed as “the year of the Bible” and “the year of faith films.” But two... Read more »

July 27, 2014


My view: Balancing personal conviction and compassion for same-sex couples

As the issue of same-sex marriage makes its way through the federal courts, its opponents face a dilemma: Their attitude toward same-sex couples who may be neighbors, coworkers, or family members. Read more »

July 27, 2014


My view: Circuit Court's Obamacare decision could have huge consequences

Tuesday the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals dealt a blow to the Obama administration, ruling that the language of the Obamacare law only established federal subsidies for individuals enrolling in... Read more »

July 27, 2014


Letter: Policy disagreement

I am in disagreement with our president and his policies. I am an 86-year-old active member of the church, and as such I have served in many positions. I have been married for 66 years with five children, 20 grandchildren and 24... Read more »

July 27, 2014


Letter: Keep daylight saving

Have those who complain about daylight saving time never got up early to go fishing or attend a sunrise service? Have they never stayed up for a late? Or traveled out of our time zone? These complaints seem to be highly contrived.... Read more »

July 27, 2014

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