In our opinion: Utah is abundantly richer for the life of Randy Horiuchi

His humor and good-natured personality were matched only by his passion for the causes he held dear.

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


In our opinion: Socialism vs. Capitalism, an individual choice based on two principles

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Underlying the question of which system would serve the people better are two determining principles: the moral foundation of the society and the financial responsibility to save during times of... Read more »

Nov. 2, 2015


In our opinion: Optimistic outlook when measuring levels of global, local prosperity

The nature of political rhetoric bends toward pessimism, often giving focus to those things that are seen as threatening or deteriorating, as we are witnessing in the current debate over income and... Read more »

Nov. 1, 2015


In our opinion: The missed concern in the Benghazi media coverage

Benghazi has been a political football for so long that everyone except the most bitter partisans wants to see it go away. One media omission ought to be troubling to all Americans, regardless of... Read more »

Oct. 31, 2015


In our opinion: What Amazon’s doing to curb phony product reviews

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As many as 30 percent of all online customer reviews for some products may be fake. Retail giant Amazon has taken action against more than 1,000 people it has accused in a lawsuit of peppering the... Read more »

Oct. 30, 2015


In our opinion: Paul Ryan has mounted a one-man initiative to change the role of speaker

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Paul Ryan, has unintentionally and rather reluctantly mounted a one-man initiative to change the role of the speaker. Read more »

Oct. 29, 2015


In our opinion: Another nail-biting crisis brought on by the debt ceiling

Some have suggested removing the ceiling entirely, arguing it serves no purpose other than to give rise to these periodic artificial fiscal crises. In this case, however, it spurred some action. Read more »

Oct. 28, 2015


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