Human flourishing is best accomplished when society protects self-conceptions of identity from persecution.
We applaud a bill expediting American exports by requiring the Department of Energy to make a decision about liquid natural gas export applications within 30 days. Historically, these permits... Read more »
Since a repeal of Obamacare isn’t possible while President Obama remains in office, Congress should look to do what it can to improve health care and stop pursuing empty gestures that only... Read more »
There is ample evidence that a primary seat-belt law like the one currently before the Utah Legislature will save as many as 30 to 40 lives a year. Primary seat-belt laws are in effect in 36... 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 »
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 »
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 »
From the U.S. Senate to the Utah State Capitol, tributes honoring the late House Speaker Becky Lockhart have flowed freely in the week since her passing. But those tributes have focused on her... Read more »
In our opinion: Supreme Court rules unanimously on religious liberty case involving Muslim inmate's beard
In a unanimous ruling, the nine Supreme Court justices determined a Muslim inmate’s religious liberty rights had been violated when the Arkansas Department of Corrections denied him being... Read more »
For too long, politics and egos have stood in the way of immigration reform. It’s time to stop using it as an excuse for not finding solutions. Read more »
A couple in Maryland allowed their son, 10, and daughter, 6, to walk home from a playground a mile away without adult supervision — after a series of practice runs. Now the state is... Read more »
President Obama believes allowing public broadband ventures would be good for business and help the nation compete globally. But Utah is struggling with millions of dollars of public debt caused by... Read more »
In our opinion: Racial equality improving, but we're still working toward Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'final word'
After 50 years into a movement against discrimination based on race, we have learned some things. We may be no closer to Martin Luther King Jr.'s “final word,” but there has been progress. Read more »
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 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 »
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 »
Police body cameras are valuable tools, both in the way of police accountability, and greater public understanding of what officers might face in the field. Read more »
The law's mandated 12-year mark for states to achieve proficiency with No Child Left Behind is up, and Utah is not at the level it should be. Is it time for this Republican-led Congress to remedy... Read more »
In our opinion: Rally absence was an administration-specific mistake, but U.S. helped France with freedoms
The president’s failure to appreciate how symbolism operates with leadership is a mistake that doesn't take away from what the U.S. has contributed to the realization of democratic ideals in... Read more »
It seems a 4-year-old promise by the Federal Trade Commission to create a “do not track” option for online consumers — to avoid "surveillance economy" — has fallen to the... Read more »
Hollywood has traditionally steered clear of religion, but that seems to be changing, as 2014 included more films with religious themes than any in recent memory. And some of the financial... Read more »
But there’s a lot more good news out there than many people realize. Everyone should continue to look for ways to improve their own lives and the lives of those around them. Don't be... Read more »
The murders this week at a French satirical newspaper offer several lessons. Perhaps the most important is that free speech and free press are essential to the survival of free nations. Reducing... Read more »
As the new Congress is seated this week, there are promises and expectations of an end to the recent legacy of inaction and partisan squabbling. For meaningful legislation to emerge, bickering must... Read more »
The Republican Party plans to lobby the Legislature to repeal SB 54 — last year's compromise bill on selecting candidates — passed by a Republican-controlled House and Senate and signed... Read more »
Our objective in Afghanistan has been to suppress forces of fundamentalism that have provided a breeding ground for terrorism. While the menace posed by some factions have been subdued, the overall... Read more »
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