In our opinion: U.S. Catholic leaders: 'Pornography is not art'

Pornography has become big business with sexualized images now a commonplace part of mainstream life.

In our opinion: Mounting evidence suggests that pornography is a public health risk

While many dismiss it as a relatively harmless consequence of free expression, there is mounting evidence that pornography ought to be classified as a threat to public health. Read more »

21 hours ago


In our opinion: 4 key take-aways from the Pilgrims' experience

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As the nation celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday, there are four take-aways from the Pilgrims' experience that are especially relevant today. They revolve around diversity, conflict resolution,... Read more »

Nov. 26, 2015


In our opinion: More retail workers being allowed time to give thanks with families

Thanksgiving may be less of a religious holiday now, but that is how it began when President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 created a federal holiday for the last Thursday in November. More retail... Read more »

Nov. 25, 2015


In our opinion: Utah is abundantly richer for the life of Randy Horiuchi; his passing leaves a void not easily filled

Before Randy Horiuchi, no state chairman of any party in Utah ever donned a hazmat suit, hip waders or carried a kitchen sink to a press conference. His humor and good-natured personality were... Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015


In our opinion: A properly managed transit agency is critical to well-being of community it serves

A shakeup on the board of directors of the Utah Transit Authority and the implementation of a stronger ethics policy are welcome and necessary steps toward increased accountability and transparency... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2015


In our opinion: Caring for poor and disadvantaged is responsibility that falls to every citizen

Panhandling, vagrancy and related criminal behavior are persistent problems, though not necessarily a direct result of homelessness. Mayor-elect Jackie Biskupski seems well disposed to undertake an... Read more »

Nov. 22, 2015


In our opinion: Concerns over allowing Syrian refugees into U.S. are understandable, but …

A quick and unconditional decision to reject any and all Syrian refugees speaks to an unfortunate tendency to paint all people of certain ethnicity, religious background or geographical origin with... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015


In our opinion: Administrators face a difficult balance between sensitivity and safety in schools

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Schools, like airports and now concert halls, are all too often on the front lines of violence. Administrators must balance sensitivity with safety. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015


In our opinion: Law enforcement leaders working to reduce prison incarceration rates

It’s time to take a good, long look at innovative alternatives to our current approach to law enforcement. A new group of over 130 law enforcement officials from across the country is working... Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015


In our opinion: Nous sommes tous Français

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How nations confront evil when it arises is a test of our collective values. Reason, not emotion, should be our touchstone. We should seek justice, not revenge. And we need to be certain that we... Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015


New polling holds promise of subduing key elements of 'culture wars'

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Conservatives and liberals alike could benefit greatly as the results of a new survey help us all to get to know each other better relative to some of our most deeply held views about marriage and... Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015


In our opinion: Prescription drug abuse has extreme health and safety consequences for Utah families

The rates of prescription drug abuse leading to fatal overdoses continue to rise and have reached a point where the problem can or will impact nearly every family in Utah. Read more »

Nov. 16, 2015


In our opinion: Hatch provides helpful clarification on separation of church and state

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"Generations of Americans have been brought up to believe that our founding principles demand that faith be driven out of government and kept contained to a private sphere. This narrative is flatly... Read more »

Nov. 15, 2015


In our opinion: The FDA's delay in releasing electronic cigarette regulations is putting the young at risk

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The FDA is waiting for the results of many studies before deciding what to do about e-cigarettes. Yet millions of Americans, in the meantime, are ingesting harmful chemicals, with long-term... Read more »

Nov. 14, 2015


In our opinion: Media coverage of demise of Keystone pipeline doesn't tell the full story

The media coverage of the rejection of the Keystone pipeline is being called a victory for environmentalists or a blow to domestic job growth. There are good arguments that it is neither. Read more »

Nov. 13, 2015


In our opinion: The collapse of health care cooperatives confirms the need to restructure Obamacare

Utah-based Arches is now the 10th of 23 federal health care cooperatives to go out of business. Unfortunately, no major changes seem to be forthcoming. But health care is too important an issue to... Read more »

Nov. 12, 2015


In our opinion: Veterans Day a time for somber reflection, gratitude

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Veterans Day is not a time to whoop and holler, plan a long weekend of entertainment or enjoy special sporting events. It is a time for somber reflection. Read more »

Nov. 11, 2015


In our opinion: Judicial review of search-and-seizure constraints

The courts have an enormous responsibility to see to it that the ever-evolving tenets of our constitutional guarantees against unjustified searches remain solid and substantial. Read more »

Nov. 10, 2015


In our opinion: Thanksgiving: Refugees then and now

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Three hundred and ninety-five years ago today, the Mayflower arrived at Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Pilgrims had much of the same determination, aspirations and struggles as their modern-day... Read more »

Nov. 9, 2015


In our opinion: U.S. District Judge David Nuffer’s ruled this week on Utah’s new election law

The issues at stake are important to Utahns, their families and their preferred choices for solving a variety of issues from setting a state budget to education funding. Read more »

Nov. 8, 2015


In our opinion: Media rhetoric can undermine police protection in poorest communities

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FBI Director James Comey openly speculates that a recent crime surge stems, in part, from decline of effective policing. Much needs to be done to improve relations between police and neighborhoods,... Read more »

Nov. 7, 2015


In our opinion: New study of fantasy sports raises serious questions

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The arguments that fantasy sports involve the skill of their participants, not chance, are looking feeble, indeed. Investigators and grand juries are working to determine whether these games... Read more »

Nov. 6, 2015


In our opinion: An apparent changing of the guard in the mayor’s office, based on unofficial vote counts

It’s good to see the citizenry having a voice in the conduct and course of public business. In Salt Lake City, a record turnout led to an apparent changing of the guard in the mayor’s... Read more »

Nov. 5, 2015


In our opinion: Using renewable energy to create a cleaner and more affordable energy system

An energy study proposes a financially responsible way to capitalize on the West’s abundant inexhaustible renewable energy to create a cleaner and more affordable energy system. Read more »

Nov. 4, 2015


In our opinion: Under the Affordable Care Act, Utah taxpayers are getting back what they put in and more

Even without Medicaid expansion, Utah taxpayers are getting back what they put in and more. How much federal funds for Medicaid expansion may or may not bring to Utah is a subsidiary issue.... Read more »

Nov. 3, 2015


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