Evidence strongly suggests that going to college opens the possibility of earning more money over a lifetime.
The Constitution is absolutely clear: "Government" cannot promote a specific religion, but "individuals" have the right to express any religious belief. Read more »
For 11 post-World War II presidencies, coalition leading has been the role of the United States. Where is America today? Awaiting a president. The next president. Read more »
President Obama's public leadership in the war against terrorism, now expressed as the war against the Islamic state, has always been sporadic and halfhearted. Now he is peeved by criticism of his... Read more »
If the people of Kenya, for instance, could end preventable childhood deaths and diseases, not only would the vulnerable children not die, they would grow strong and become contributing adults. The... Read more »
Schools, like airports and now concert halls, are all too often on the front lines of violence. Administrators must balance sensitivity with safety. Read more »
Radical Islam is the greatest single threat to the future of Western civilization. It is a metastasizing cancer, with its lethal cells spreading quietly throughout Europe and the United States. Read more »
New research from Utah hospitals shows that even air pollution we label “moderate” can trigger the most serious type of heart attack. This new research should be viewed in proper context. Read more »
Nationally 90 percent of Americans (including 94 percent of NRA members) want criminal background checks for all gun sales. A 2014 BYU poll shows the number to be 82 percent in Utah. Read more »
Marijuana is a harmful substance for all ages. Keeping marijuana illegal will decrease its presence in our communities. Marijuana is the most common charge among arrests. Read more »
Paris was for all Americans a summons to seriousness that should awaken the Republican party's nominating electorate from its reveries about treating the presidency as an entry-level job and cause... Read more »
I suspect that the younger voters Marco Rubio hopes to attract by drawing attention to this supposed generational gap may not be terribly put off by Hillary Clinton's ’60s throwback comment. Read more »
The nation should be more concerned about the many American citizens, already living here, who are joining ISIS and are willing to conduct attacks from within our borders. Read more »
It’s time to take a good, long look at innovative alternatives to our current approach to law enforcement. A new group of over 130 law enforcement officials from across the country is working... Read more »
For parents caring for both children and their aging parents, the holidays can be downright overwhelming. This generation has been dubbed the "sandwich generation." Read more »
Terrorists can declare victory not when they take over our nation, which will not happen, but when they provoke us to change the nature of our democratic societies into something that resembles a... Read more »
I’d like to commend our president for making an effort to act as a global citizen, following the lead of countries such as Germany and Turkey. Refugees are not terrorists; they are those most affected by terror. Read more »
You can't take Christ out of Christmas without doing away with "the reason for the season." The time is past due for the political-correctness crowd to be pushed back. Read more »
Fear does strange things to people. What happened to our admiration for Franklin Delano Roosevelt's call to courage: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself"? Read more »
How nations confront evil when it arises is a test of our collective values. Reason, not emotion, should be our touchstone. We should seek justice, not revenge. And we need to be certain that we... Read more »
Conservatives and liberals alike could benefit greatly as the results of a new survey help us all to get to know each other better relative to some of our most deeply held views about marriage and... Read more »
A striking example of acting on pure whim is the Assembly of State Legislatures meeting at the Utah Capitol this week. The ignorance facet of this assembly is that it seems to think it has... Read more »
Lois M. Collins: Be careful when picking enemies — if the qualifications are too broad, you'll be alone
My girls, older teens, are reeling from news of the murders in Beirut and Paris. They see the potential for new tragedies piling on top of the atrocities that have already occurred. They don't just... Read more »
One of the most interesting and uncovered stories these days is the survival of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — the giant housing entities created by the government and known collectively as the... Read more »
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While many dismiss it as a relatively harmless consequence of free expression, there is mounting evidence that pornography ought to be classified as a threat to public health. Read more »
Providing free education to all college students will create an entitlement state that would be negative for America. Read more »
Payday loan lenders prey on the poor and desperate, and society needs to address this problem. Read more »
In previous campaign seasons, inflammatory statements aimed at abridging First Amendment protections would likely serve as the death knell to a candidate’s election campaign, but this... Read more »
Donald Trump is acting like a bully, and he should adhere to the old adage, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." Read more »
John Hoffmire: Many potential college students are not going to university partly because of fear of debt
Evidence strongly suggests that going to college opens the possibility of earning more money over a lifetime, and that it is very possible to repay even a large amount of college debt. Read more »
Government does offer important services, but it is important that politicians rein in the federal spending. Read more »
Minority students and students with disabilities are punished disproportionately compared to white students and those without disabilities. These punishments often lead to dropping out of school... Read more »
Utah's senior senator, Republican Orrin Hatch, is in a prime position to help resolve the Puerto Rico debt crisis in a manner consistent with his own strong beliefs in the value of free markets. Read more »
Pornography has become big business with sexualized images now a commonplace part of mainstream life. But it is taking a devastating toll on human relationships and individual self-worth. Read more »
We have families that are man-made and families that are natural. The trick is to nurture those bonds. Read more »
In his Nov. 23 letter, Floyd Jensen cites the good Samaritan story as the reason we should take Syrian refugees into our country. He failed to point out that the good Samaritan didn't take the man into his own home. He paid to... Read more »
There are many reasons why Obama was right to shut down the Keystone Pipeline. Read more »
An enduring puzzle of our politics is why there isn't more generational conflict. By all rights, younger Americans should be resentful. Read more »
Olene Walker, who passed away Saturday at the age of 85, served Utah well and left an indelible mark on the state. Read more »
In our opinion: Colleges would benefit from a little less outrage and a little more critical thinking
Recent emotionally charged controversies at the University of Missouri and Yale University would benefit from reflecting the principles of education that Martin Luther King Jr. penned as a student... Read more »
The educators of today's higher education are showing by their own negative examples that there is nothing high about higher education. Read more »
College students' hissy fits over hurt feelings are a direct result of our Everybody Gets A Trophy culture and an educational system that, for the most part, no longer teaches a core curriculum,... Read more »
David Blankenhorn: David Blankenhorn: Here in America, in order to form a more perfect Union, we encourage and need everyone to participate
Sometimes I don’t vote. It’s nothing I’m proud of. Would a law requiring me to vote, or else pay a small fine, make me a better citizen and help bring us together as a nation? I... Read more »
I was always known to have a great immune system. However, after moving to Utah, I seem to be sick all the time. Thanks to the mountains that surround us, pollutants are trapped in the valley by inversions, causing the air quality... Read more »
A family friendly, welcoming and a collaborative state is the real reason Utah does so well on so many national rankings of “quality of life.” It can be hard to put one’s finger... Read more »
As we enter the winter season with its nasty weather inversions, we all need to be concerned about Utah’s air quality. It is a health issue, a quality of life issue and an economic... Read more »
As the administrative state distorts America's constitutional architecture, Clarence Thomas becomes America's indispensable constitutionalist. He is urging the judicial branch to limit the... Read more »
Just what are the various politicos grateful for this time of year? Read more »
"Bewitched" was just a television show, but it could give you some insight into my world and why I might shout at you for no reason. Read more »
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