Opinion

In our opinion: Long-term outlook for Social Security isn't good; start fixing it

Continued procrastination on Social Security only means greater pain in the long term.

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

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 »

3 hours ago

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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 »

22 hours ago

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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 »

yesterday

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Can Hollywood keep the faith in faith-based films?

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 »

yesterday

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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 »

yesterday

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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 »

yesterday

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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 »

yesterday

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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 »

yesterday

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Letter: Outdated climate

We are now facing severe environmental, population, economic and governmental problems. The enabling act language was based on past assumptions about vastness, lack of constraints and the desirability of growth. The land and air... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Increasing fees

When it comes to golf and the deficit, everyone seems to have an opinion as to what should be done. Yet, the affected individuals — golf professionals, superintendents, golfers — are never asked their opinion. Instead,... Read more »

yesterday

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David Blankenhorn: Polarized thinking is no way to run a democracy

Why is our public discussion so dominated by rancor and divisiveness? Why do our politicians increasingly resemble silly children throwing food at each other? Why do our “news” programs so often consist of people dealing... Read more »

yesterday

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John Florez: Utah leaders lack confidence, lose public trust

Now the governor wants another committee to study academic standards — and that is not his responsibility. It makes Utah’s leaders appear to lack confidence and explains why public... Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: Use market forces and not social shaming to conserve on water usage

Southern Utah faces many of the same drought problems as Southern California. What the state can’t afford to do, however, is to follow California’s misguided solutions. Rather than... Read more »

July 26, 2014

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Stuart Reid: Translations of religious tolerance in society

Recently, there have been a number of columns admonishing those contending for religious freedom to extend tolerance and respect to all. While these are well meaning and altogether axiomatic,... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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The complicated political views of Millennials (infographic)

Millennials have complicated and sometimes contradictory political views, according to a recent poll conducted by the libertarian magazine Reason. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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3 modern Utah heroes who exemplify pioneer attributes

Thousands of wonderful people have contributed greatly to Utah’s success. Since I can’t mention all of them, I want to note three special people who I consider to be Utah heroes. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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In our opinion: Airport expansion reflects the growing vitality of Utah's national and global links

The forthcoming expansion of the Salt Lake International Airport, one of the largest public works projects in Utah history, will have a sizable impact on the efficiency of domestic and... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Letter: Opting out for time

I do not think daylight saving time is a good idea. People think they can decide how much daylight we have. Once in a while I wish I had a few more hours of sunlight, but other days when I can’t wait for the day to end. It... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Letter: Return ducklings

Every spring, much to our delight, a few ducks come to make their home by the little stream that flows through our grounds. Toward the beginning of July, a mother duck hatched eight adorable ducklings. She proudly guided them to... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Mary Barker: The Romney I may have voted for

Mitt Romney’s father, George, former governor of Michigan and Republican presidential candidate, represents a kind of politician that we would do well to foster today. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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David Pershing: A pioneering perspective from campus

This week we celebrate the arrival 167 years ago of Brigham Young and the vanguard of Mormon pioneers in the Great Basin. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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Dan Liljenquist: Religious liberty and the pioneers — Understanding true worth

The Utah Pioneers understood the true worth of religious liberty. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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In our opinion: History will remember our response to the current Central American refugee crisis

Most Central American children streaming across the United States’ southwestern borders are teens, but many are under the age of 10. Collectively, they’re seen as poster children for... Read more »

July 24, 2014

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Letter: Energy use

Our very civilization depends on a reliable supply of electrical energy, including the use of cell phones, computers and all the other modern "necessities.” Read more »

July 24, 2014

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Letter: Breeding hate

It doesn't matter what presidents do. Families will be the most influential on their children. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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