In our opinion: Secret Service targeting Representative Jason Chaffetz

Rep. Jason Chaffetz is rightfully angered by disclosures that the Secret Service released private information.

In our opinion: Arne Duncan leaves behind mixed legacy, passion for education

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 »

9 hours ago


In our opinion: Antiquities Act and underwater monuments

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 »



In our opinion: Time is of the essence with forthcoming hearings on Medicaid expansion plan

Time is of the essence with a potential Medicaid expansion plan. No plan would sail through the Legislature without difficult opposition. Read more »

Oct. 2, 2015


In our opinion: Volkswagen's dishonesty corrodes public trust, causes social damage

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 »

Oct. 1, 2015


In our opinion: John Boehner will be missed

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 »

Sept. 30, 2015


In our opinion: New education reform proposals

When it comes to education reform, some of Hillary Clinton’s ideas overlap with those of Sen. Marco Rubio. Read more »

Sept. 29, 2015


In our opinion: Proposed increase in sales taxes

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 »

Sept. 28, 2015


In our opinion: A week of contrasting voices and responses

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 »

Sept. 27, 2015


In our opinion: XQ project to fund rethinking of high schools

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 »

Sept. 26, 2015


In our opinion: Hints of pending Medicaid expansion compromise are encouraging

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 »

Sept. 25, 2015


In our opinion: Comic Con comes to Salt Lake

What began as a living-room business venture has exploded into one of the more celebrated conventions in the country. Read more »

Sept. 24, 2015


In our opinion: The Greek election and why it matters

The recent Greek election will force the developed nations of the world to consider sovereign debt forgiveness. Read more »

Sept. 23, 2015


In our opinion: Time to take another approach to campaign finance laws?

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 »

Sept. 22, 2015


In our opinion: We can't become desensitized to Islamic State, Boko Haram atrocities

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 »

Sept. 21, 2015


In our opinion: Pope Francis and contemporary religious belief

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 »

Sept. 20, 2015


In our opinion: Agency audit prompts call for action, accountability review

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 »

Sept. 19, 2015

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In our opinion: Consider these principles when improving Utah's public education

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 »

Sept. 18, 2015


In our opinion: Celebrating a most remarkable document on Constitution Day

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 »

Sept. 17, 2015


In our opinion: Naming and shaming colleges — we can do better with comparisons

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 »

Sept. 16, 2015


In our opinion: Pioneer Park crackdown another 'been there, done that' effort?

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 »

Sept. 15, 2015


In our opinion: Should schools adjust starting times to aid student productivity, sleeping?

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 »

Sept. 12, 2015


In our opinion: Post-9/11, the conflict remains — and it's a conflict of ideas

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 »

Sept. 11, 2015


In our opinion: Is U.S. headed the wrong way? There may be commonality, steps to build upon

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 »

Sept. 10, 2015


In our opinion: A 10-year look back at lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina and Utah's response

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 »

Sept. 9, 2015


In our opinion: Voters need to know how candidates will fix 'broken system'

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 »

Sept. 8, 2015


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