The decrease in abortion rates doesn't mirror a change in "the state of moral values," as surveyed in a Gallup poll.
Defender and tender — they're not mutually exclusive terms and certainly appropriate to include when considering the legacy left by President Boyd K. Packer of the LDS Church's Quorum of the... Read more »
July means not one but two holiday periods where residential fireworks are allowed. Dry materials and incendiary devices can be a recipe for disaster, so a healthy dose of common sense —... Read more »
The Land and Water Conservation Fund — a 50-year-old public, state and national water and parks program — will expire at the end of September, unless reauthorized by Congress. Read more »
In our opinion: As July holidays approach, Utah still needs improvement in DUI prevention, enforcement
Utah's record on DUI prevention and enforcement is a mixed bag of encouraging statistics and discouraging numbers. Arrests have dropped, fatalities have gone up, and Utah has toughened its DUI... Read more »
In our opinion: APUSH in the wrong direction? Looking at revised U.S. history curriculum for AP students
The College Board — which oversees the SAT test and Advanced Placement courses — made sweeping changes to the AP U.S. history outline. Critics say the new 134-page APUSH Framework... Read more »
With the Supreme Court’s creating a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, our best course is to treat others of differing opinions and lifestyles with respect and dignity. We hope the... Read more »
In our opinion: In wake of ACA ruling, Congress and president can calmly address needed improvements
With the legality of the Affordable Care Act's subsidized exchanges now clarified, Congress and the president can now address needed improvements of the law in a calm and statesmanlike manner. Read more »
In our opinion: Targeting campus sexual assaults with preventative methods, not just post-assault prosecution
In dealing with the increased number of sexual assaults on college campuses, a new study out of Canada offers compelling evidence of the effectiveness of efforts aimed more at prevention than... Read more »
In our opinion: Seen as a symbol of subjugation and slaughter, the Confederate battle flag should go the way of the swastika
Despite a history of 2,000 years, the gammadion cross is now known as the swastika of Germany's Nazi Party of the 1930s and '40s and is associated with hatred, horror and genocide. The Confederate... Read more »
Cities and counties throughout Utah have begun the process of allowing voters to decide on a sales tax increase to expand and improve transportation infrastructure. There's a pressing need to catch... Read more »
The pope’s encyclical invites us to something basic: the love of neighbor. We have reached a moment in history in which love of neighbor must necessarily take on new forms and meaning. Read more »
In our opinion: As we mourn with Charleston, families of murder victims have set example of forgiveness
The family members of the nine worshippers murdered at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church have set a national tone of mourning and — more importantly — expressions of sincere forgiveness. Read more »
In our opinion: Adopted 233 years today, the Great Seal of the United States merits attention and appreciation
The Great Seal of the United States was adopted by Congress 233 years ago today. It is easily found on the back of the $1 bill and deserves careful attention and analysis to its representation of... Read more »
The deadly attack Wednesday night at a house of worship in Charleston, South Carolina, was an assault on all Americans as well as on a bedrock principle of American liberty — the right to... Read more »
We welcome Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change and his practical contributions to the modern moral discussion that includes both our natural and human ecologies, and we hope people are wise... Read more »
In our opinion: Congress doesn't understand that fast-track trade authority for Obama is in country's best interests
Without fast-track authority, every trade agreement would have 435 representatives and 100 senators sitting with the president at the negotiation table. That’s a logistical nightmare, and... Read more »
In our opinion: Lessons to be learned from Becker-Burbank episode on handling of sexual harrassment claims
The back-and-forth between Salt Lake City's mayor and recently resigned police chief on who did what and why will continue, but it is important for the city that its leaders take lessons from the... Read more »
Fracking, done properly and with the proper techniques and safety valves, is a vital tool that will push the nation’s economy forward while protecting national security. Read more »
The average household carries credit card debt of more than $7,000. And studies show people nearing retirement age are woefully unprepared to meet future financial needs. Read more »
In our opinion: Celebrating sports championships shouldn't be about looting, burning and other criminal activity
The 2015 NBA Finals are far from over, and yet the worrying and handwringing have begun over post-championship celebrations possibly turning violent. It's time to stop the lawlessness of flipping... Read more »
Only 70 percent of new teachers stay in the profession for at least five years. Retention should be a priority because teachers improve with age. A Brown University study shows student test scores... Read more »
The new Water of the United States (WOTUS) rule represents significant overreach on the part of the EPA's administration, which is why this rule ought to be significantly limited or scrapped... Read more »
Recently, the New York Times reported that the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign has already determined its general election strategy for next year. As presumptuous as this is, the strategy... Read more »
A question everyone ought to be asking: Do philanthropic organizations overpay their executives? How much of what people donate actually is used for charitable causes? Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert recently likened the Republican Party’s division over new candidate nominating rules (written into a law titled SB54 and otherwise known as the “Count My Vote”... Read more »
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