Lack of clarity in President Obama’s signature health care law has already brought the ACA before the Supreme...
Airports have been called everything from “the most important main street in any town” to symbols of the endless hassles of modern travel. Read more »
The truly sad but predictable tragedy of 60,000 unaccompanied children detained on our southern border, with another 90,000 predicted this year, should not only be a constant headline, but so... Read more »
In our opinion: U.S. Supreme Court delivers second message, for Utah, on same-sex marriage requirement
For the second time in seven months, the Supreme Court of the United States has been forced to weigh in, procedurally, on the legal contest surrounding the definition of marriage. In both cases,... Read more »
The Congressional Budget Office last week issued one of its periodic long-term budget outlooks. Its themes are distressingly familiar. There is no balanced budget in sight. Read more »
The character of a nation is determined by the character of its people. Read more »
I continue to be saddened and appalled at the criminal behaviors that exist in some of our policing agencies, governmental institutions, and among those who have sworn to "serve and protect.” Read more »
Poverty has been, and continues to be, one of the major problems facing both developed and non-developed countries across the world. Read more »
In an 11-year stretch as principal at Kearns High School and then Cottonwood High School, Reed Wahlquist cut a memorable swath. Read more »
The fact that two of Utah’s former attorneys general were arrested on the same day for a series of alleged crimes has made national news. The history behind the current travails of Mark... Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert has requested a careful review process of the Common Core education standards. It's important that the process delve into specifics, not general feelings. This is so because this... Read more »
A home was recently torn down near my home. When the original owner built the home in the 1950s, he had marble imported from Italy for all the windowsills in the house. When the home was demolished, all of this marble was smashed and... Read more »
Common-sense solutions to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and other dangerous people are sitting on desks in Congress. It’s time to ensure that our federal laws apply to all domestic abusers, making it more... Read more »
A significant portion of my childhood was spent at one marathon finish line or another. While I’m nowhere near the runner he is, I have dabbled in this tortuous pastime myself and discovered... Read more »
“American exceptionalism” is a school of thought among historians that this nation is qualitatively different from all other nations. Let us show how central faith, family and freedom... Read more »
Laws can be framed in such a way that they balance the free exercise of religion with respectful coexistence of those with differing values. We believe that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act,... Read more »
The arrests of former attorneys general John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff have fostered some deep introspection among Utah political leaders. Read more »
I wonder if the people who are accusing Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow of criminal actions have considered that all people in this country are innocent until proven guilty. Shurtleff and Swallow would have gone there on their own.... Read more »
Without our veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice, where would America be today? We have ownership, jobs, health care, cars and opportunities because they fought for freedom over centuries. There are those who would take... Read more »
I don't know what Richard Davis thought he was proving in his article "Latter-day Saints should appreciate the president," but he missed the mark. The reason why many do not support the President is the direction he is... Read more »
I know our police are called to serve and protect us. But when I hear about high-speed chases injuring innocent bystanders when it was not the result of a life being at stake, I don’t feel protected. Kim Grant Kaysville Read more »
I voted for Mitt Romney primarily because I felt he would be a better president. Once he lost, I believe most of us were truly praying for "Hope and Change" and the most "transparent" administration ever. After five... Read more »
As I have been watching the drama surrounding the Shurtleff and Swallow investigation, I have wondered how many politicians could survive two years of intense digging by the press and at least $4 million of investigation by motivated... Read more »
In our opinion: Trademarking the 'I believe ' cheer reveals the slippery slope of protecting words and phrases
A California university seeks to trademark "I believe that we will win," a much-used sports cheer associated of late with U.S. soccer. Utah State University holds the state trademark. Who wins... Read more »
This suggests that Utahns’ disapproval goes beyond the job Obama is doing to the person himself. Yet, let me suggest three reasons why Latter-day Saints should think better of the president... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
The Federal Bureau of Investigation turns 106 this July. In honor of the anniversary of this American institution, whose mission statement is to "help protect you, your children, your... Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
This week we celebrate the arrival 167 years ago of Brigham Young and the vanguard of Mormon pioneers in the Great Basin. Read more »
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... Read more »
Millennials have complicated and sometimes contradictory political views, according to a recent poll conducted by the libertarian magazine Reason. Read more »
In our opinion: The next major challenge to the Affordable Care Act shows that it needs a bipartisan overhaul
Lack of clarity in President Obama’s signature health care law has already brought the ACA before the Supreme Court twice. Now the law is facing another very significant legal challenge. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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