Rep. Jason Chaffetz is rightfully angered by disclosures that the Secret Service released private information.
No one should question Arne Duncan's passion for education or for helping students. But his mixed legacy does not leave states any better equipped to forge their own paths to better schools. Read more »
Misusing the Antiquities Act excludes public and congressional input and is counter to the reason the act was established in the first place. It’s time for this law to be drastically reformed... Read more »
Time is of the essence with a potential Medicaid expansion plan. No plan would sail through the Legislature without difficult opposition. Read more »
Dishonesty must be attacked at its roots. Failing to do so, as in the case of Volkswagen and others, causes corrosion of public trust and leads to social damage that far exceeds any personal... Read more »
Opponents on both sides of the partisan divide who are celebrating his departure ought to be careful what they wish for. John Boehner will be sorely missed. Read more »
When it comes to education reform, some of Hillary Clinton’s ideas overlap with those of Sen. Marco Rubio. Read more »
People should take the time to give careful consideration to a measure that will hit them in the pocketbook, but will also bring direct benefits to the affected counties. Read more »
After a week of contrasting political and religious voices, whether the result will be beneficial or detrimental to society depends more on how people respond to the voices than on the voices... Read more »
The XQ Project is seeking ways to develop “super schools,” thanks in part to $50 million in funding from Laurene Powell Jobs, the philanthropist widow of Steve Jobs. Read more »
Utahns are right to be skeptical of the costs to expand Medicaid, but hints of a pending compromise measure are encouraging. The governor and state lawmakers should not wait until the next... Read more »
What began as a living-room business venture has exploded into one of the more celebrated conventions in the country. Read more »
The recent Greek election will force the developed nations of the world to consider sovereign debt forgiveness. Read more »
Campaign finance laws attempt to minimize the influence of donors by capping the amounts given to candidates and parties. But rather than keep money out of the process, it pushes it into the hands... Read more »
Islamic States militants are executing an average of 50 people a day. Boko Haram attacks have displaced a half-million children in the past five months alone. The atrocities continue to be... Read more »
As his arrival approaches later this week, Pope Francis provides a welcome example of how religious principles properly applied can make enormous contributions to the vital conversations and... Read more »
For the second time in two years, auditors have uncovered financial problems at the state agency responsible for providing vocational and other services for disabled people, revealing a pattern of... Read more »
A survey showing widespread support for increased investment in Utah’s education system may seem a direct call to the Utah Legislature to take bold action on behalf of public schools. Here... Read more »
The U.S. Constitution serves as the blueprint for a government that has proven to be robust enough to withstand attacks from both foreign and domestic sources but also flexible enough to apply... Read more »
The new college scorecard from the U.S. Department of Education is a step in the right direction, but what's really needed is program-level data that could be easily collected but is currently... Read more »
The recent crackdown on crime in Salt Lake City’s Rio Grande district evokes a feeling of dÉjÀ vu, which is understandable since we have definitely been down this road before. Read more »
If adapting K-12 school schedules would boost student productivity, it’s a change that deserves attention. Researchers have looked into the way adolescents sleep and what sleep schedule... Read more »
On the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the conflict remains current and more threatening than ever. That is because it is not a war against a nation state. It is not, as some insist, a war... Read more »
America may seem a divided nation, but one area where a majority of Americans agree is a dissatisfaction with the direction of the country. Maybe it's time to take a step back and take a look at... Read more »
Ten years ago, Utah helped reach out to evacuees of Hurricane Katrina. Amid all the criticism surrounding the inadequate response to Katrina and all that went wrong, it would be helpful for... Read more »
Antipathy toward the so-called “Washington Establishment” is certainly driving early trends in the upcoming presidential elections, and what that says about the state of our politics... Read more »
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