Continued procrastination on Social Security only means greater pain in the long term.
In our opinion: With Shurtleff and Swallow coming to court, the state must find solutions to restore public trust
The clearest place for reform is increasing transparency. In the age of the Internet, donors and the amounts they’ve given can be put online within 24 hours, and the public at large can... Read more »
Given the recent increase in mainstream faith-based movies, Hollywood’s 2014 is being billed as “the year of the Bible” and “the year of faith films.” But two... Read more »
Most Central American children streaming across the United States’ southwestern borders are teens, but many are under the age of 10. Collectively, they’re seen as poster children for... Read more »
In our opinion: Federal Reserve shouldn't be chained with a congressional formula for interest rates
Business leaders face considerable uncertainty in today’s world, much of it caused by the government. So it is understandable that some in Congress would want to impose a bit of certainty on... Read more »
In our opinion: U.S. Supreme Court delivers second message, for Utah, on same-sex marriage requirement
For the second time in seven months, the Supreme Court of the United States has been forced to weigh in, procedurally, on the legal contest surrounding the definition of marriage. In both cases,... Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert has requested a careful review process of the Common Core education standards. It's important that the process delve into specifics, not general feelings. This is so because this... Read more »
Laws can be framed in such a way that they balance the free exercise of religion with respectful coexistence of those with differing values. We believe that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act,... Read more »
In our opinion: Trademarking the 'I believe ' cheer reveals the slippery slope of protecting words and phrases
A California university seeks to trademark "I believe that we will win," a much-used sports cheer associated of late with U.S. soccer. Utah State University holds the state trademark. Who wins... Read more »
The agreement by investment bank Citigroup to pay a $7 billion fine for its role in the subprime mortgage crisis has been touted by federal prosecutors as a victory in holding the company... Read more »
In our opinion: Children immigrants entering U.S. may end up as refugees — and Utah should be ready to help
The influx of Central American children crossing into the U.S. begs for a long-term solution to a broader immigration problem — but more importantly, it needs to be viewed as a humanitarian... Read more »
In our opinion: With arrest of Shurtleff and Swallow, it's time to consider an appointed attorney general for Utah
The indictment of two former attorneys general raises serious questions about political corruption in Utah. We have a “perfect storm” here: the confluence of single-party dominance, no... Read more »
The strength of our national union relies upon a sense of fair play and an equal opportunity to access the halls of justice. That equal opportunity has been denied to the state of Utah in the... Read more »
Grade inflation can be seen as a response to a culture where bad evaluations from students influence decisions about teachers’ jobs. Since there is no simple solution to the problem of grade... Read more »
This newspaper has long advocated ensuring that the needs and rehabilitation of inmates is uppermost in the public’s mind as prison relocation is debated. We continue to support those... Read more »
In our opinion: Important breakthrough on rapid transit bus route between Davis and Salt Lake counties
The decision to move forward on plans to create a rapid transit bus route between Davis County and downtown Salt Lake City marks an important breakthrough in transportation planning along the... Read more »
In our opinion: Because higher education helps to enhance the stability of marriage, we should encourage both
Education, not race, provides the clearest indicator of whether a woman will have children before getting married. Because higher education helps to enhance the stability of marriage, we should do... Read more »
Programs are helping young Muslims recognize that radical variants of Islam are not the only available outlets for religious engagement. These welcome efforts demonstrate that an ounce of... Read more »
In our opinion: Caution is necessary when Utah transit projects engage in the practice of eminent domain
It is important to address issues of private property, just compensation and public use in a careful manner. Public entities must always exercise extreme caution when seeking to use this sweeping... Read more »
General Motors has long been viewed as a symbol of American industrial prowess. Its handling of the recall issue may begin to suggest that the company is living up to prior accomplishments. Read more »
Congress should define a specific legal rationale to keep that segment of detainees incarcerated or return them to their country of origin. As the military campaign in Afghanistan winds down, the... Read more »
While no state’s system is perfect or immune from the death toll brought on by alcohol, Utah is fortunate to have its balanced set of restrictions on marketing and distribution. They continue... Read more »
President Obama’s decision to act unilaterally on immigration is not the best way to approach any legislative matter. We can avoid this fate through action on immigration by members of Congress. Read more »
In life, no two men were more closely associated with the Declaration of Independence than Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. In death, they are forever linked by the date on which both men passed... Read more »
In our opinion: Supreme Court ruling in Harris v. Quinn is an important victory for freedom of association
On Monday, the Supreme Court reaffirmed the First Amendment guarantees freedom of association. The high court found that “freedom of association plainly pre-supposes a freedom not to... Read more »
The nation's first tar sands mining operation is ready to begin extracting oil in eastern Utah. The company behind the development has demonstrated to the satisfaction of regulatory authorities... Read more »
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