Latino advocacy groups have criticized the rate of immigrant deportations under Obama.
Technology and funding must both be incorporated into a balanced and thoughtful approach to education reform. No single solution will suffice. With thousands of new pupils entering the system every... Read more »
Sen. Howard Stephenson, chairman of the Education Committee, wants to start a $2.8 million bureaucracy that duplicates and circumvents the constitutional responsibility of the Utah State Board of... Read more »
Before committing to a move, lawmakers should ... demonstrate that public safety and rehabilitation are top priorities. Read more »
Unfortunately, the overwhelming good in the Scouting program is being drowned out by narrow political agendas. That is a shame, because no other program has matched the Boy Scouts in helping boys... Read more »
A report from the Endangered Species Act Congressional Working Group found the ESA has produced an “unacceptable” recovery rate of 2 percent, and less than 5 percent of the species on... Read more »
Almost all reasonable people agree that alcohol consumption imposes significant costs upon society. That’s why the Utah Legislature has a significant responsibility to seriously weigh the... Read more »
There is value in technology that might help police track down a car involved in a crime. But any ongoing use of the information to survey patterns of behavior among motorists not suspected of... Read more »
The European Union is considering sanctions, but some don't think they wouldn't work and others don't think they will be implemented. Read more »
The problems with the ACA are abundant and troublesome. Yet Utah legislators should view the national showdown over the law as opportunity to craft a sensible compromise on Medicaid, expanding... Read more »
As the federal government continues to drag its heels with regard to immigration reform, two Utah laws that provide common-sense solutions to intractable immigration problems are in a state of... Read more »
Post-Obamacare liberalism is in a state of disrepair, having alienated growing numbers of political independents. But on the national level, the GOP needs to appeal to many Americans who haven't... Read more »
We cannot legislate away unpleasant but necessary waste disposal processes — particularly in light of Utah’s growing prominence as a medical center. It makes sense to move such... Read more »
We must not fall into the trap of resigning ourselves to inevitable dirty air in northern Utah. This problem can be solved through implementing Tier 3 air-quality standards. Read more »
LaVarr Webb and Frank Pignanelli highlight some of the interesting contests advancing in the Legislature. Read more »
Ukraine will either fall to Russian hegemony, or finally determine its own future — if America balances Russia's power. How? Start with a declaration of full-throated American support for... Read more »
In today's unforgiving politics, both parties often think: "If at first you don't succeed, don't darken our door again." Ken Buck, however, had another idea. Read more »
In our two-party system, the friendly opposition is supposed to challenge policies that allow for public debate. However, in Utah where one party dominates, it discourages public scrutiny vital for... Read more »
The return of H1N1 speaks to the need to account for both national security and public health concerns as our nation prepares for more virulent strands of the flu virus. Read more »
Why does giving others a license to disagree matter so much? Two reasons: First, it creates superior performance through the friction of rich dialogue. Second, it’s the one behavioral... Read more »
Salt Lake City officials are facing a decrease in revenues from parking fees and revenue. A second year of unexpected shortfalls raises the question of whether the city is using best practices in... Read more »
The latest study from Harvard economists Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff provides a sobering reminder of how much the stumbling economic recovery may be a hostage to history. Read more »
The Working Individuals and Families Credit is modeled after and linked to the federal EITC. Since 1976, the federal EITC has provided working families with the boost they so badly need when hours... Read more »
In controversies over same-sex marriage and contraception, those motivated by religious convictions are being pressured to leave the public square — to put religious convictions out of sight,... Read more »
The United States faces huge fiscal challenges concerning out-of-control spending on entitlements. It would be a shame to ignore changes that could have a meaningful impact on federal spending... Read more »
Venezuela is reaping a predictable whirlwind from years of socialist policies that have fostered official corruption and led to widespread shortages of basic goods and rampant crime. Read more »
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