With each passing day, it seems, the cloud over Utah Attorney General John Swallow becomes darker.
As parts of our society attempt to redefine what a family is, the concept of Father's Day may appear to some as a quaint holdover from a simpler time Read more »
The federal government is projected to spend $3.8 trillion in this fiscal year. Granted, that's a staggering sum, but it's also a transparent one. Anyone can quickly discover how the money is... Read more »
Improving the quality of Utah's air during winter inversions and the summer ozone season won't come easy and it won't be cheap. Because the bulk of this problem comes from the tailpipes of millions... Read more »
Most American don't budget, and nearly half of them owe more on their credit cards than they have in savings. In other words, the concept of representative government works well. Read more »
Criminal prosecutors are required to make difficult decisions as a routine part of their jobs, but no decision is more difficult than whether to move a child charged with a particularly heinous... Read more »
Unfortunately for politicians and bureaucrats, there are not separate taxpayers for schools, public debt repayments and the city's general fund. There is but one set of taxpayers in any... Read more »
The issue of gun violence and the disparate issues surrounding untreated mental illness have found confluence in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings in Connecticut, even though they are... Read more »
Utah lawmakers modeled for Congress the path forward on immigration reform two years ago. They passed bills that would establish a unique sponsored guest worker program and provide a workable way... Read more »
The fact that the National Security Agency has been examining records of millions of private telephone calls is disturbing in itself, but official statements defending the practice are even more... Read more »
The Obama administration, claiming it has been forced by sequestration to cut corners wherever it can, has indefinitely canceled all White House tours. Closing the Executive Mansion off from the... Read more »
It seems a bit churlish to find a downside in an improving economy, yet it's undeniable that better economic conditions relieve the short-term pressure on the federal government to find long-term... Read more »
The federal justice system is far more rigid than state systems. No federal board of pardons exists. If you are sentenced to federal prison, you will either serve your full sentence or die trying. Read more »
Within hours of the devastating tornado that leveled Moore, Okla., and claimed the lives of 24 people, including seven young children, Sheldon Whitehouse, a United States senator from Rhode Island,... Read more »
The children entering middle school this fall will begin learning in earnest about American history. For those seventh graders, there has never been a time in their lives when the United States was... Read more »
Graduation season is a time of many emotions — from the sadness students feel at leaving familiar environs and friends to the joy a parent experiences watching a child obtain a degree. Read more »
The need for an alternate freeway through northern Davis County into Weber County is compelling, especially to anyone who has to drive that stretch during the daily rush. If growth projections hold... Read more »
Salt Lake City, like many communities established by Mormon settlers, was laid out with streets in a unique grid system designed to accommodate various uses and modes of transportation. It is a... Read more »
News reports tell of a "garment factory" collapsing in Bangladesh several weeks ago, killing 1,100 people in the process. In this case, "garment factory" is something of a euphemism. The more... Read more »
In 2008, while speaking of her formative years, Beverley Taylor Sorenson recalled that "music was going all the time in our home." She grew up during the Great Depression, where money for lessons... Read more »
Developed countries can have a great impact on worldwide hunger for little effort and countless benefits. Read more »
Memorial Day is intended as an opportunity to pause and look back upon the sacrifices made by those in military service. It is also an opportunity to look forward, and to assess the state of our... Read more »
Texas Gov. Rick Perry upset the governors of California and Illinois recently by making trips to those states and publicly inviting businesses to move to Texas. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn called the... Read more »
Immigration reform is winding its way through both chambers in Congress, in fits and starts. Many proposals are being considered, rejected or lumped into bills that may or may not find their way... Read more »
In the business world, companies don't generally share ideas for new products with their competitors, but in the public sector there should be no restrictions on cooperating in ways that might... Read more »
The federal government is projected to spend $3.8 trillion in this fiscal year. Granted, that's a staggering sum, but it's also a transparent one. Anyone can quickly discover how the money is collected and where it is spent, as well... Read more »
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