An earmark doesn’t require politicians to examine and weigh relative priorities or to hold public hearings.
Ideologies and agendas aside, one unavoidable truth shines through in the PISA results, and it demands attention. Children from wealthy families perform well, while those from poor families... Read more »
The real question is, why did it take so long for the FAA to relax rules on electronic devices below 10,000 feet? Read more »
With the change in season come signs of change to the environment around Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Park, where city officials have promised to resolve long-standing problems of drug use,... Read more »
There has been uproar in the Senate over Sen. Harry Reid’s use of the “nuclear option” to make changes in the Senate rules regarding filibusters. People ask me,... Read more »
The season, after all, is meant to celebrate one who gave gifts that cannot be purchased with money. The best way to honor his birth is to follow his example. Read more »
The skeptics who once doubted major league soccer could thrive in Utah are now drowned out by the roars of fans ready to celebrate another championship by Real Salt Lake. Read more »
As begging increases, business owners approach City Hall complaining that people asking for money are hurting business. Read more »
The following Thanksgiving Proclamation was made by President George Washington on Oct. 3, 1789. Read more »
It’s up to the NFL to pursue an honest and candid assessment of what can to be done to preserve the game by protecting the long term health of those who play it. Read more »
The deal itself is not so problematic. How it is enforced and what happens next, however, are. Read more »
In 2005, a bipartisan group of 14 senators came together to avert a similar crisis with a Republican majority. It would have been better if that had been allowed to happen again this time. Read more »
Dec. 3 will mark only the second-ever "Giving Tuesday," but it is a concept we hope becomes a regular part of the holidays. Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert now has the responsibility to appoint Swallow’s successor. Whoever that person is, it is essential that he or she be beyond reproach. Read more »
One big reason why people continue to be obsessed with the JFK assassination 50 years later is that the government refuses to release thousands of files that could help people make sense of why... Read more »
A chronic pattern of accounting missteps among various branches of the U.S. military, revealed in a recent investigative report, is astonishing in its scope and constitutes a serious threat to... Read more »
Ronald Reagan's words come to mind. His “nine most terrifying words” were, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” Read more »
A great battle was fought at Gettysburg; but no greater words regarding our county have been spoken than those addressed to us 150 years ago, when the nation found itself in a great time of crisis... Read more »
Given the slow and deliberate way the government has worked on this and other matters, there is little reason to believe trans fats are the first step toward banning sugar and other popular food... Read more »
Religious exemptions are an honored part of American history — a tool for recognizing the role of churches in the community, upholding the Constitution and allowing people of faith to live... Read more »
Parents and others need to gather more information about a movie’s appropriateness beyond the rating assigned to it. Read more »
Trafficking is another word for slavery, and the fact that it exists in the 21st century should generate outrage in all quarters of the state and nation. Read more »
A roundup of thoughts and opinions on the current state of the Affordable Care Act. Read more »
This is important not just to preserve relations with Israel, although that is important, but for the safety of the world. Read more »
The French save the day when it comes to the nuclear talks going on in Geneva between the west and Iran. Read more »
Wise managers give people what they want. In this case, people want more control over their televisions, keeping unwanted content out of their homes. Read more »
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