Twelve years of U.S.-led fighting in Afghanistan is on the verge of being wasted because of the pride of one man.
While the governor believes health care is not a “right,” it is a moral issue — how a society cares for each other. Lost in the decision-making is the compassion the faith... Read more »
Utah has non-discrimination laws for the workplace and housing for the LGBT community; no other laws are necessary. This goes over the line of public decency and puts our community at risk for abuse. Read more »
My voice is no longer noticed. I want my voice to be heard over the special interest groups and those trying to take control of things. Read more »
This new policy in the Senate marks a sad day for those who believe in upholding the Constitution and the system of checks and balances espoused in this document. Read more »
Following the shutdown, Sen. Lee has tried to appeal to more people by appearing to be the poor man’s champion with his proposed "Family Fairness and Opportunity Tax Reform Act," and by urging conservatives to lead the fight... Read more »
Here are two lists that honor JFK, from the most defining moments of his life, to his best speeches. Read more »
One big reason why people continue to be obsessed with the JFK assassination 50 years later is that the government refuses to release thousands of files that could help people make sense of why... Read more »
In appreciations of the writer and Cambridge don C.S. Lewis, it is often noted that he died on the same day that President John F. Kennedy was murdered. Read more »
Please remember what my uncle inspired and accomplished in his lifetime, and what he stood for. Read more »
What could make Utah conservatives and nationally known liberal activists to join hands in defense of a convicted drug dealer? Read more »
But the union sleight-of-hand runs much deeper. By avoiding federal labor laws, such as the National Labor Relations Act, worker centers are permitted to engage in perpetual warfare against their... Read more »
A chronic pattern of accounting missteps among various branches of the U.S. military, revealed in a recent investigative report, is astonishing in its scope and constitutes a serious threat to... Read more »
Do not demand antibiotics when they are not medically indicated. You will want them to work when you really need them. Read more »
I don’t deny that a carbon tax wouldn’t be a financial burden on Americans in these trying times, but it is crucial that the U.S. government implements this tax for households,... Read more »
Our Utah economy was sorely affected by the loss of tourism dollars, as noted by the state's desperate actions to fund the reopening of the parks. Read more »
He has become fodder for an interpretation industry toiling to make his life malleable enough to soothe sensitivities and serve the agendas of interpreters. The quantity of writing about him is... Read more »
Reconciliation and unity, respect and trust of others and fairness and compassion for all are not virtues that some Americans are yet ready to fully embrace. Read more »
It would be tragic if the senator’s recent attempts to suggest he’s re-thinking the goals of the GOP turned out to be just another case of political expediency to regain the support of GOP moderates. Read more »
A roundup of thoughts and recollections of JFK's presidency on the eve of the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Read more »
Is it possible to return to an era when Americans believed in their government, as well as other institutions? Can confidence, once lost, be regained? Read more »
For those who expect and fear an irrepressible conflict between the tea party and the Republican establishment, Sen. Mike Lee of Utah is a hopeful anomaly. Read more »
Ronald Reagan's words come to mind. His “nine most terrifying words” were, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” Read more »
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Ideologies and agendas aside, one unavoidable truth shines through in the PISA results, and it demands attention. Children from wealthy families perform well, while those from poor families... Read more »
For Rob Cuff, executive director of the Utah High School Activities Association, life is sports and sports is life. Read more »
Senator Todd Weiler is considering proposing a constitutional amendment to make the attorney general's office an office appointed by the governor. That would be a mistake. Read more »
Among our problems is a failure of economic language. We lack the words and concepts to describe observable reality. Read more »
There has been uproar in the Senate over Sen. Harry Reid’s use of the “nuclear option” to make changes in the Senate rules regarding filibusters. People ask me,... Read more »
The real question is, why did it take so long for the FAA to relax rules on electronic devices below 10,000 feet? Read more »
Great sacrifices have been made throughout history to continue the rituals that enable individuals to remember who they are and what they belong to. Read more »
Some students – and their parents – either have no ambition for a future beyond high school or they are not considering that the things they post online can have an impact on it. Read more »
One day, when a few bottled-up judicial nominees and a malfunctioning health care website are barely a memory, we will still be dealing with the toxic residue of this outbreak of authoritative... Read more »
Unlike Ms. Valentine’s bogeyman-in-the-bathroom scenario, the fear for gay and transgender Utahns is real. In fact, four in 10 LGBT Utahns report having faced discrimination from employers and landlords. Read more »
In the confusion of all the new health care changes, one thing that can be done to save money is preventative care. This includes regular checkups. These checkups can find problems that can be treated before needing to go to the... Read more »
If you cannot settle the Christmas Day transition, imagine letting go of Christmas Eve and Day each year in the name of peace for your child. Imagine developing your own ritual of celebrating... Read more »
With the change in season come signs of change to the environment around Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Park, where city officials have promised to resolve long-standing problems of drug use,... Read more »
A U.N. run and regulated bank of low grade uranium for energy purposes could help solve the problem of another Iran. Read more »
If you peruse the news on any given day, the farm bill/food stamp debate produces two general impressions: Republicans are heartless turkey thieves; Democrats are spendthrift welfare caterers. Read more »
Concerning a proposed bond for a new high school in Davis County: As a resident, I am concerned about how the Davis School District spends the money it receives. More importantly, though, as a parent and educator, I am concerned... Read more »
The John Swallow saga comes closer to final conclusion this week when his resignation becomes effective. However, the ripple effects will continue. We explore some of the lessons learned. Read more »
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, will mark the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, which occurred on Dec. 7, 1941 — "a date which will live in infamy" as President Franklin Roosevelt... Read more »
I would encourage anyone without insurance to get on the website and do the same. Read more »
Twelve years of U.S.-led fighting in Afghanistan is on the verge of being wasted because of the pride of one man. Read more »
As begging increases, business owners approach City Hall complaining that people asking for money are hurting business. Read more »
On a subject of this magnitude, if a president generates "no confidence" among so many of our citizens, our ability for smooth interaction among the three branches of government is severely... Read more »
As the government health care website chugs along, the Obama administration has initiated a counter-initiative to combat Republican naysaying -- and its weapons are of superior grade. Read more »
The season, after all, is meant to celebrate one who gave gifts that cannot be purchased with money. The best way to honor his birth is to follow his example. Read more »
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