Opinion

In our opinion: 'War to end all wars,' 100 years ago, did no such thing

The Ukrainian crisis, conflicts in the Middle East, demonstrate that "war to end all wars," did no such thing.

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 »

July 29, 2014

36 comments

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 »

July 29, 2014

18 comments

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 »

July 29, 2014

30 comments

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

National Edition

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 »

July 29, 2014

5 comments

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 »

July 29, 2014

31 comments

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 »

July 29, 2014

20 comments

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 »

July 29, 2014

29 comments

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

9 comments

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

9 comments

On Second Thought

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

July 28, 2014

1 comment

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

51 comments

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

116 comments

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

0 comments

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

12 comments

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

55 comments

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

10 comments

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

45 comments

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

1 comment

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 »

July 27, 2014

29 comments

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 »

July 27, 2014

2 comments

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 »

July 26, 2014

10 comments

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 »

July 26, 2014

11 comments

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

35 comments

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

64 comments

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

33 comments

Older stories can be found in the story archives