In our opinion: Western land standoff aside, room for compromise with BLM

Disagreements about land use need to be handled within the legal system.

Letter: Plenty of danger in e-cigarettes

I can enthusiastically support and agree with your recent editorial regarding e-cigarettes with the exception of your statement "… heat liquid nicotine into a vapor that is inhaled without creating secondhand smoke …." Read more »

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In our opinion: Confronted by power, Christ instead chose the truth. Will we do likewise?

The Roman governor Pilate, confronting Jesus Christ, asked if he was a king. This was a conflict between power and truth, and Christ chose the truth. Why current threats to banish Christ from... Read more »

April 20, 2014


In our opinion: FDA must consider regulating nicotine in e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes often include large doses of nicotine. Yet they aren't subject to any regulation, unlike tobacco. Yet so far, the FDA has not announced any plans to address the regulation of... Read more »

April 19, 2014


In our opinion: In an entrepreneurial economy, reward job-seekers willing to start businesses

Rates of unemployment have remained relatively high in the United States. A number of states are offering mentoring services and unemployment benefits to workers struggling to find traditional... Read more »

April 19, 2014


In our opinion: Enhancing safe haven support a proper response to Pleasant Grove tragedy

Utah does have an ongoing effort underway to save as many babies as possible who might otherwise be abandoned, and that deserves much more support than it is getting. Read more »

April 17, 2014


In our opinion: An immigration opportunity

President Obama and faith leaders on Tuesday pledged to urge Congress to act on immigration reform as soon as possible. And House Democrats announced a strategy to urge Republicans to support the... Read more »

April 16, 2014


In our opinion: Tax code is 3.7 million words too many

Nearly 100 million Americans will have filed their 2013 tax returns by today. That statistic speaks less to the tendency of people to procrastinate than to the maddening complexity of the tax... Read more »

April 15, 2014


In our opinion: Begin preparing now for eventual online voting in Utah

The potential benefits of remote electronic voting are tempered by a host of caveats, largely concerning the security and integrity of Internet-based systems. But momentum is building. Read more »

April 14, 2014


In our opinion: The Ten Commandments in today's society

Ten utterances changed the ancient world. Are they relevant today? Read more »

April 12, 2014


In our opinion: Sebelius' resignation doesn't end the controversies

As Kathleen Sebelius exits after five tumultuous years, she leaves a legacy of troubling questions. Not the least of these involves religious freedom, a bedrock American principle that the... Read more »

April 12, 2014


In our opinion: Obamacare's 'success' doesn't hold up to scrutiny

The stated purpose of the Affordable Care Act was to provide coverage for all Americans, over 40 million of whom, by most estimates, have no health insurance. The 7.1 million signups constitute... Read more »

April 11, 2014


In our opinion: Immigration as 'an act of love'

We value a perspective that takes into account the personal and family-oriented dynamics that have prompted large numbers of people either to migrate across American borders or overstay valid visas. Read more »

April 10, 2014


In our opinion: Afghanistan's election a sign that war was worth the cost

Those looking for positive results of America’s efforts would do well to consider the events of last Saturday, when the Afghani people turned out to the polls in record numbers. Read more »

April 9, 2014


In our opinion: America's tax obligations are growing

If 100 percent of your wages were used to pay all your annual local, state and federal taxes before you were allowed to keep anything for yourself, you would be working for government until April... Read more »

April 8, 2014


In our opinion: Letting college athletes unionize is not the answer to problems in sports

Implicit in the NLRB ruling is the idea that athletes are being exploited or that universities are making millions off their efforts while the athletes take all the risks, especially to their... Read more »

April 7, 2014


In our opinion: A mom and a dad

Large-sample social science examining family structure finds that children raised by their biological parents, on average, fare better. That’s one reason state policies promoting traditional... Read more »

April 6, 2014


In our opinion: Afghanistan's election is a big test

It could be a resounding affirmation of the decision by then-president George W. Bush, more than a decade ago, to lead an international coalition that invaded the country and ousted its Taliban... Read more »

April 5, 2014


In our opinion: Mozilla makes a mockery of diversity and freedom

CEO Brendan Eich's resignation sends a chilling message to anyone who might hold opinions that don’t conform to a politically correct creed of conformity. Change your views or your life will... Read more »

April 4, 2014


In our opinion: Parents, Coaches — Keep violence out of sports

A recent altercation on a high school soccer field in Salt Lake City by itself is disturbing, but the fact that it is among dozens of cases of violence in the first few weeks of the spring season... Read more »

April 4, 2014


In our opinion: Supreme Court (correctly) rules that campaigns are speech, too

On Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court struck down another limitation on participation in the political process. The decision re-emphasizes this vital principle: The political process must be an open... Read more »

April 3, 2014


In our opinion: The Patient CARE Act offers an alternative to ACA

It is fitting that the healthcare.gov website crashed on the ostensibly final day of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act. The Patient CARE Act represents a good-faith effort to build a... Read more »

April 2, 2014


In our opinion: Utah earns digital learning excellence

For the second year in a row, Utah received the No. 1 ranking — among all 50 states — on the Digital Learning Report Card. We congratulate Utah policymakers and educators for placing... Read more »

April 1, 2014


In our opinion: Veto this bill

In a hurried attempt to shore up their subpoena powers and make it more difficult for the targets of future investigations to challenge them, lawmakers have passed a dangerous bill that robs Utahns... Read more »

March 31, 2014


In our opinion: As some states flout federal drug law, Justice wavers on enforcement

The wavering stance of the U.S. Justice Department on the sale and use of marijuana is beginning to cause more problems across the country. As a harmful substance, its sale and use remain illegal... Read more »

March 29, 2014


In our opinion: On finances, many Americans are no better than the government

Research shows relatively few people are likely financially prepared for retirement, and many Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, and that goes for people of all income levels. Read more »

March 28, 2014


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