The Census Bureau is considering dropping five questions on marriage from its annual survey.
Finding someone to blame became the obsession of state and federal investigators — the U.S. Forest Service and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) — who... Read more »
It's easy to get carried away when law enforcement interactions go wrong. But that's not what usually happens, and it's a mistake to engage in an us-or-them war. We need them and usually owe them... Read more »
It’s true that the last few weeks of Congress have perfectly represented everything that is wrong with Washington. But change is coming. Read more »
The demands for every law enforcement officer to have a body camera are almost deafening. This change would protect citizens and provide indisputable evidence when an officer is trying to enforce the law. This appears to make sense. Read more »
It is outrageous that at the time of the year when we are feeling the most charitable, scammers try to take advantage of our generosity. Read more »
Are the checks and balances of the Constitution working? What is to be done? Are we patriots ... or serfs? Read more »
Who donates more: The low-income or the wealthy Americans? Read more »
Last weekend's congressional approval of the $1.1 trillion spending bill shows that Congress can work in a sense of concession, conciliation and cooperation. Other bonuses: a funded government and... Read more »
Protect your God-given natural resources at all costs. They are a true national treasure, not a state moneymaking scheme. Read more »
Societies often take decades to figure out how new and transformative technologies should be used, and ethical mistakes are made. Perhaps mistakes are being made today in identifying ethical DNA technologies versus those that aren't. Read more »
America is in desperate need of a politics of repair, not a politics of demolition and rebuilding. We need leaders who take populist discontent seriously, but direct it toward projects of practical... Read more »
By resetting our own resolve to positively encourage countries to protect international religious freedom ideals, a more nuanced national and foreign policy could advance our economies. Read more »
We've seen the tiring clash between so-called traditional journalism and Silicon Valley click-bait. It presumes that the owner of a media company owes the writers and employees of the company the... Read more »
An element of police training regarding confrontation should be an increased focus on “de-escalation” tactics, including "slowing down the situation" and giving time for others —... Read more »
I supported “Count My Vote” because I favor more political participation, not less. I hope the court lets us see how it works before we consider abandoning it. Read more »
The report by Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding CIA interrogation essentially accuses the agency under George W. Bush of war criminality. Read more »
A ban on burning wood during the inversion season is a necessary part of a larger campaign for cleaner air — one with immediate and noticeable benefits. But there are other initiatives that... Read more »
Until now, the parties could blame each other. But in January, Republicans will fully control Congress and will be responsible for real progress on the deficit ... passing pro-growth tax reform,... Read more »
Every sound policy has parameters, or boundaries, that define its scope. How Utah responds to Obamacare is no exception, and conservatives must face some realities. Read more »
If the solution is to relocate the prison from one populated area to another, let’s leave it where it is. Read more »
Telecom giants are trying to establish and enforce our favorite websites into a slow lane on the Internet. Read more »
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In the current struggle between police and protesters, what the nation needs is a strong dose of civil dialogue. Much of the nation is deeply divided, and real progress won't happen until cool... Read more »
The Census Bureau is considering dropping five questions on marriage from its annual American Community Survey. The possibility would likely frustrate researchers, demographers and others —... Read more »
In reality, peace on earth will only come when individual hearts are changed. If citizens don’t live principled lives, government will never make up the deficiency. Read more »
Last week, Republican members of the Utah Legislature’s Health Reform Task Force voted down Gov. Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan to offer health insurance to 146,000 poor and uninsured... Read more »
Justification for Utah not taking the funding for extending Medicaid is not funny. Over the years we have heard how we didn’t want “socialized medicine” because you have to wait for services. But in the good... Read more »
Once the Saudis have squeezed out the competition, they’ll put the squeeze on consumers at the pump. That’s when that Escalade will be hanging like an albatross around its owners’... Read more »
Missing from the public debate on prison relocation is an acknowledgement of the vital purpose of the prison and the valuable service rendered by corrections employees. Read more »
It feels like the "peace" we all talk about wanting is just talk. People are too anxious to give in to every appetite placed before them, no matter how bad they know it is, or at least once knew it was. Read more »
Back in 1995, the city unveiled a plan to turn the park and surrounding neighborhoods into a “funky, lively, mixed-use urban neighborhood.” Nearly 20 years later, the only funk remains... Read more »
In a 1897 letter to the editor to the editor, an 8-year-old girl asks "Is there a Santa Claus?" The responding editorial answers: "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as... Read more »
Marriage rates are at an all-time low while cohabitation and single motherhood have skyrocketed. Predictably, the plight of children, who suffer the most catastrophic consequences, largely... Read more »
We need to be able to trust government. The government is of the people and by the people and ours to monitor and protect. Read more »
This is in response to Timothy Funk's letter ("Symbolic high-rise," Dec. 23) that had so much praise for Randy Horiuchi, a retiring Salt Lake County councilman. Those of us in Cottonwood Heights saw a totally different Horiuchi. Read more »
The horrifying execution of the two police officers in New York should give everyone pause at this holiday season. The media share some blame in this tragedy for widely reporting the “hands... Read more »
Wisdom doesn't get much respect. When did you last hear a U.S. leader being praised as wise? When did you last hear someone stress the social importance of wisdom or speak about our nation's need... Read more »
Breathing clean air and burning wood to keep warm is crucial to many Utahns. Utah can serve the needs of all the people by encouraging the use of EPA-certified stoves and inserts so we burn wood... Read more »
We need children because we need to be changed. We need what nurturing them teaches us, what it reveals to us about ourselves and the change that it invites in us. Read more »
The report on the CIA's use of enhanced interrogation techniques on terror suspects generated heated rhetoric in Washington but little public outrage. We need to respect fundamental human rights,... Read more »
Is the Christmas holiday falling victim to political correctness? More often than not, political correctness calls for abandoning beliefs, which offends many. Better to be inclusive of more... Read more »
I'm confused. Virtually every weather forecaster warns of the dire results of a dry summer season if we don't conserve water. Yet all over the county, land that was empty for decades is sprouting high-density housing like, well,... Read more »
There is a growing marriage divide leaving millions of men, women and children in poor and working-class communities without ready access to the stability, emotional security, and financial... Read more »
Life’s not all a crescendo. Many times in life are just plain flat, ordinary or hard. We take what life gives us and work it out. We find a way to keep hope alive. The holiday season is no... Read more »
Christmas comes at three levels, beginning with Santa Claus and "Silent Night" levels, which don't last. A third level is the adult Christ, and accepting his invitation to follow him is how all... Read more »
The lame duck experience of Sen. Ted Cruz derailed early efforts of incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and allowed Democrats to make last-minute confirmations. Hopefully Cruz has... Read more »
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