Editorials

In our opinion: Safe haven support is a proper response to PG tragedy

Utah has an ongoing effort underway to save as many babies as possible who might otherwise be abandoned.

In our opinion: Begin preparing now for eventual online voting in Utah

The potential benefits of remote electronic voting are tempered by a host of caveats, largely concerning the security and integrity of Internet-based systems. But momentum is building. Read more »

April 14, 2014

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In our opinion: The Ten Commandments in today's society

Ten utterances changed the ancient world. Are they relevant today? Read more »

April 12, 2014

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In our opinion: Sebelius' resignation doesn't end the controversies

As Kathleen Sebelius exits after five tumultuous years, she leaves a legacy of troubling questions. Not the least of these involves religious freedom, a bedrock American principle that the... Read more »

April 12, 2014

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In our opinion: Obamacare's 'success' doesn't hold up to scrutiny

The stated purpose of the Affordable Care Act was to provide coverage for all Americans, over 40 million of whom, by most estimates, have no health insurance. The 7.1 million signups constitute... Read more »

April 11, 2014

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In our opinion: Immigration as 'an act of love'

We value a perspective that takes into account the personal and family-oriented dynamics that have prompted large numbers of people either to migrate across American borders or overstay valid visas. Read more »

April 10, 2014

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In our opinion: Afghanistan's election a sign that war was worth the cost

Those looking for positive results of America’s efforts would do well to consider the events of last Saturday, when the Afghani people turned out to the polls in record numbers. Read more »

April 9, 2014

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In our opinion: America's tax obligations are growing

If 100 percent of your wages were used to pay all your annual local, state and federal taxes before you were allowed to keep anything for yourself, you would be working for government until April... Read more »

April 8, 2014

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In our opinion: Letting college athletes unionize is not the answer to problems in sports

Implicit in the NLRB ruling is the idea that athletes are being exploited or that universities are making millions off their efforts while the athletes take all the risks, especially to their... Read more »

April 7, 2014

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In our opinion: A mom and a dad

Large-sample social science examining family structure finds that children raised by their biological parents, on average, fare better. That’s one reason state policies promoting traditional... Read more »

April 6, 2014

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In our opinion: Afghanistan's election is a big test

It could be a resounding affirmation of the decision by then-president George W. Bush, more than a decade ago, to lead an international coalition that invaded the country and ousted its Taliban... Read more »

April 5, 2014

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In our opinion: Mozilla makes a mockery of diversity and freedom

CEO Brendan Eich's resignation sends a chilling message to anyone who might hold opinions that don’t conform to a politically correct creed of conformity. Change your views or your life will... Read more »

April 4, 2014

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In our opinion: Parents, Coaches — Keep violence out of sports

A recent altercation on a high school soccer field in Salt Lake City by itself is disturbing, but the fact that it is among dozens of cases of violence in the first few weeks of the spring season... Read more »

April 4, 2014

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In our opinion: Supreme Court (correctly) rules that campaigns are speech, too

On Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court struck down another limitation on participation in the political process. The decision re-emphasizes this vital principle: The political process must be an open... Read more »

April 3, 2014

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In our opinion: The Patient CARE Act offers an alternative to ACA

It is fitting that the healthcare.gov website crashed on the ostensibly final day of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act. The Patient CARE Act represents a good-faith effort to build a... Read more »

April 2, 2014

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In our opinion: Utah earns digital learning excellence

For the second year in a row, Utah received the No. 1 ranking — among all 50 states — on the Digital Learning Report Card. We congratulate Utah policymakers and educators for placing... Read more »

April 1, 2014

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In our opinion: Veto this bill

In a hurried attempt to shore up their subpoena powers and make it more difficult for the targets of future investigations to challenge them, lawmakers have passed a dangerous bill that robs Utahns... Read more »

March 31, 2014

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In our opinion: As some states flout federal drug law, Justice wavers on enforcement

The wavering stance of the U.S. Justice Department on the sale and use of marijuana is beginning to cause more problems across the country. As a harmful substance, its sale and use remain illegal... Read more »

March 29, 2014

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In our opinion: On finances, many Americans are no better than the government

Research shows relatively few people are likely financially prepared for retirement, and many Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, and that goes for people of all income levels. Read more »

March 28, 2014

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In our opinion: Amend the 1906 Antiquities Act

In a nation that values checks and balances and public input, why should a president be granted such unilateral power? Read more »

March 28, 2014

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In our opinion: Digital Fourth Amendment

The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution guarantees that the “right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall... Read more »

March 27, 2014

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In our opinion: Roll back mandatory minimum sentences and allow judges to measure out punishment

A bipartisan measure in Congress to roll back mandatory minimum prison terms is a welcome effort to reform federal criminal law sentencing. A system of laws must provide a way for an... Read more »

March 27, 2014

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In our opinion: Voice against atrocities

Egypt has been wracked by unrest since the Arab Spring first hit there three years ago. The Obama administration and others must raise a strong voice against atrocities that will only keep the... Read more »

March 26, 2014

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In our opinion: Tools against distraction

Distracted-driving legislation was passed in the final hours of the Legislature. But enabling drivers to do most of the tasks for which people currently use their phones when driving, new... Read more »

March 25, 2014

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Automation, rising minimum wage and educational trends make it hard for young men to get jobs

Young men who are unable to find employment and vocational skills early in life are less likely to embark on a career path that ensures stability in adulthood. Many factors limit the options of... Read more »

March 24, 2014

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In our opinion: In Hobby Lobby case, freedom is under threat

The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution enshrine every individual’s right and privilege to enjoy a robust conception of religious freedom. In the Hobby Lobby case, we urge... Read more »

March 23, 2014

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