For the second time in seven months, the Supreme Court of the United States has been forced to weigh in.
Ordinary Internet users far outnumbered terror suspects in the NSA surveillance operation, according to The Washington Post. Read more »
As you can see, it is a tough call to name the most famous person in Utah, but if I had to choose “the most famous” one: Butch Cassidy. Read more »
A party that is genuinely excited about conservative anti-poverty proposals, the child tax credit and other reforms — rather than impeachment and the abolition of modern government —... Read more »
TARP was, and still is, broadly misunderstood, and its positive outcome isn’t widely known. Most people don’t know that just this week, the largest remaining bank in TARP repaid its... Read more »
We must create incentives for businesses to use and research alternative energy. A carbon tax in America can help stop global warming around the world without the difficulties of international politics. Read more »
I am truly amazed and disconcerted at how far we, as a nation, have drifted from that conceived and established by our Founders in 1776. Read more »
Whenever it comes to defending casinos and pushing for more of them, the theme of “jobs” is invariably front and center. Read more »
Current discourse about student loan debt and the cost of a college education fail in my opinion to really help the student and their family decide how to best finance sending the student to a good... Read more »
The immigration nightmare will continue until the Central American exception is eliminated and the law is enforced. The only question is: How long until Obama is forced to do the obvious? Read more »
While we no longer burn buses or torture activists, it may not be entirely because the country has changed, but rather because those who would suppress the vote have learned to achieve their... Read more »
About 52,000 unaccompanied children from several Central American countries have crossed the U.S. border and entered American custody since October, according to NPR. Read more »
Programs are helping young Muslims recognize that radical variants of Islam are not the only available outlets for religious engagement. These welcome efforts demonstrate that an ounce of... Read more »
I agree with and fully support Fuel Freedom’s efforts to foster a new market for natural-gas-based high-ethanol-blend fuel. Such a development would be a clear win for consumers, our... Read more »
The effect on special-needs students with severe cognitive impairments has not received sufficient attention in Common Core. Read more »
It's time for a primer on the Highway Trust Fund, which looms as the next battle in Congress' unending budget wars. Read more »
Can Utah’s legislature, in good conscience, continue to stall on this Medicaid? I ask that Speaker Lockhart, legislative leadership and the entire legislature address this issue in the prompt... Read more »
In our opinion: Caution is necessary when Utah transit projects engage in the practice of eminent domain
It is important to address issues of private property, just compensation and public use in a careful manner. Public entities must always exercise extreme caution when seeking to use this sweeping... Read more »
Those who would claim to be our civil servants need to understand that they serve all Americans, not just those with whom they agree. Read more »
It is entirely possible that children learn to eat the foods they do not like. An understanding of proper nutrition is so lacking in our nation. We need all the help we can get to improve our nutrition. Read more »
Current policies often focus on the dynamics of reading and math, but if children view these subjects only as rote duties, it is unlikely that they will develop a love of reading or a desire to expand their horizons. Read more »
Overall, a second constitutional convention is worth serious consideration. Read more »
General Motors has long been viewed as a symbol of American industrial prowess. Its handling of the recall issue may begin to suggest that the company is living up to prior accomplishments. Read more »
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North Korea has recently issued threats against the United States based on James Franco and Seth Rogan's upcoming comedy "The Interview," which features an assassination plot against North Korean... 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 »
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 »
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 »
In an 11-year stretch as principal at Kearns High School and then Cottonwood High School, Reed Wahlquist cut a memorable swath. 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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... 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 »
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 »
The character of a nation is determined by the character of its people. Read more »
The arrests of former attorneys general John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff have fostered some deep introspection among Utah political leaders. 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 »
Poverty has been, and continues to be, one of the major problems facing both developed and non-developed countries across the world. Read more »
Social justice is closely linked with the concept of equality. It is no surprise then that most people assume that those in favor of social justice also support same-sex marriage. For me, that is... Read more »
Just because one speaks of political matters, he is not excused from living his religion, and that includes conservative talk show hosts and listeners, and liberal commentators and their fans. Read more »
As a life-long member of the LDS Church, and as a mental health professional who also happens to be romantically and physically attracted to women, I take a very keen interest in the ongoing... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Knowing my children learn more from my example than from anything I say, I’ve been moved to serious reflection about what I’m teaching them about the Internet. The Internet is both... Read more »
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