Efforts are underway in Washington to lower the corporate tax rate, which is the highest in the free world.
As efforts are made in marriage and family, tangible benefits — such as economic stability and life satisfaction — can be among the realized results. Read more »
The U.S. and Iran have been engaged in important talks to reach an agreement over Iran's nuclear power development. They are delicate and nuanced and may very well determine whether the U.S. provokes further military engagement in... Read more »
Craig Smith has seen a 777 percent increase in the pass rate in calculus at Lone Peak High School since he started teaching the subject in 2007. He says the subject is "a microcosm of life." Read more »
Romney has not yet articulated a vision of what America must do to prosper. Skillful managers rarely win presidential elections. Even after previous losses, Romney has done precious little to build... Read more »
Beware the advocates of any tax that will supposedly be refunded to consumers (carbon tax, gas tax, etc.). These people are nothing but tax wolves in populist clothing. Any mechanism for collecting a tax has inherent costs; you... Read more »
If the new GOP-led Congress works steadily toward its goal of repealing and replacing Obamacare, it might just stick to its resolution — and become a "do-something" Congress on health care. Read more »
America has always been known as the land of opportunity; generations of people have flocked here for better opportunities for them and their families. With that wonderful dream and the possibility of success, people very soon... Read more »
Mr. Dan Liljenquist just can't keep his hands off the state retirement funds or quit worrying about them ("No double-dipping return," Jan. 8). He is responsible for the 25 percent reduction in state teachers retirement; now, if... Read more »
The dangers to personal privacy largely stem from the development of what is often referred to as the Internet of Things — a label for the increasing interconnectedness of everyday objects. Read more »
The Legislature needs to see that changes are in order for it to continue to carry out its mandate under current social and economic conditions, rather than those that existed when it was... Read more »
Some words from Mahatma Gandhi for our legislators regarding the people they serve and the Healthy Utah Plan. Read more »
The Pentagon declares climate change as one of the greatest security threats to our country’s future. Shell Oil Co. admits that climate change is in fact happening and is due to human activities. The majority of scientific... Read more »
With the incredible power placed in the hands of our law enforcement officials, there has to be significant oversight and accountability. Power unchecked and unaccounted for is too easily abused. Calling a police officer's actions... Read more »
lowing editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, Jan. 14: Read more »
As the U.S. secretary of labor, and also the former assistant attorney general for civil rights, my work is animated by Dr. King’s view that civil rights and labor rights are inextricably... Read more »
Accepting the governor's Healthy Utah plan will help public safety. The Legislature should consider the decrease in crime when debating whether to accept the plan. Read more »
The biographer Eric Metaxas recently made waves by arguing that modern science increasingly "makes the case for God." Read more »
Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, provides occasion for reflection as well as recognition. We honor his personal courage as well as political impact as catalyst for the civil rights revolution. Read more »
The hot topic in the news is shootings by police officers. Since New Year's, there have been five shootings in Utah alone. Are police officers becoming too trigger-happy? Understanding that situations are dangerous and police force... Read more »
Common Core can be seen as a set of standards and not rules. It may be in Utah’s best interest to see what Common Core in 2015 does for our schools and students. Read more »
A college educated person will, on average, earn tens of thousands of dollars over one with a high school graduation, and the difference between a high-school dropout is even larger. Read more »
President Obama is not admitting that terrorism is growing all around the world. Read more »
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The Super Bowl is this Sunday, and for some, the gameplay may not be the main attraction. In what may be the only television event where the commercials are every bit as entertaining as the... Read more »
If you've been following politics lately, you may notice the two political parties seem to have found some common ground. Almost everyone in Washington today is talking about the same thing:... Read more »
Funded by the federal gas tax, the federal highway fund adds unnecessary bureaucracy to what is primarily a state obligation. Congress is looking at devolving highway maintenance responsibilities... Read more »
We believe anti-discrimination principles coupled with religious protections will provide a lasting legislative acknowledgement that human flourishing is best accomplished when society protects... Read more »
With the 59 confirmed cases from the Disney measles outbreak, it has become necessary once again to remind people of the facts. With very few exceptions, all parents should immunize their children. Read more »
As a campaign speech, President Obama's State of the Union did its job. However, as a stage-setter for a productive final two years with the Congress, not so much. Read more »
In our pluralistic society, religious freedom is not just one policy among many; it is the foundation of the liberties we enjoy as Americans. It is our first freedom. Read more »
After reading a recent article ("Salt Lake's Sugarhouse Park shines in national report," Jan. 21), I reflected about positive changes since the state prison site was moved from Sugarhouse to Draper. I might suggest that if the... Read more »
I hate peanut butter! Even the smell of it makes me gag. It seems to me inconceivable that someone would mix peanut butter and jelly and give it to their children; perhaps the jelly is to hide the taste of the peanut butter. Maybe... Read more »
In response to a recent letter ("Prison nonsense," Jan. 26), Utah has a unique geography that provides special places for societal needs. I believe such a place exists for a first-class prison. Think of Antelope Island, Gunnison... Read more »
With Idaho checked off the list, the president now is only three states shy of visiting all 50 during his time in office — South Dakota, South Carolina and, to no one's surprise, Utah. Read more »
National School Choice Week will be recognized the last week of January, celebrating the opportunity that families have to choose the best education option for them and their children. Read more »
For many years I was the chief electrician for the prison and later an electrical instructor. I have been places in the prison where few people have been. It is nearly all steel and concrete. It would be a very difficult and... Read more »
In eastern Utah, mainly the Uintah Basin, oil and gas production is 80 percent or more of our economy. It is obvious that the energy production greatly affects the livelihoods of thousands of people. These are people who I know and... Read more »
President Obama has declared the economic crisis over — and for the United States, maybe it seems that way. But most other countries, not so much. Their recoveries are faltering. Read more »
The greatest hazard to Republican prospects with rising demographic groups came in the form of an argument rather than an epithet. Read more »
It is our hope that many will take advantage of this opportunity to evoke change — particularly with the launch of the 2015 general legislative session. Read more »
Timely approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership will provide the opportunity for the nation to follow Utah's lead by signaling to the world... Read more »
As France has seen, religious intolerance does not confine itself abroad. Read more »
Parents reading to their young children at home can help prepare the children for school, open doors of interest and understanding and increase family bonding time. Read more »
I am a junior at Lone Peak High School. My school suffers from a large amount of strict social groups, often called cliques. I believe this problem with cliques comes from something similar to the cause of the increased amount of... Read more »
While our esteemed legislators consider raising taxes on retirees (and others) like me, especially the state income tax, they should instead consider an important source of money for education. State income tax goes into the... Read more »
Over the past five years, 1,177 people died on Utah’s roads. Of all those people killed in crashes (excluding motorcycles, bicyclists and pedestrians) more than half (52 percent) were not... Read more »
Can you imagine students, with their parents, planning their educations with apps and taking their plans to school to help them become a reality? There is nothing more empowering than taking... Read more »
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