A large number of people face the prospect of living out their years with incomes close to, below poverty levels.
President Barack Obama’s recently announced plan to set tough standards that might remove federal financial aid for students attending some colleges or programs lacks one important component... Read more »
The Constitution is remarkable for its ability to allow those tensions to fuel the engine of government while protecting the rights of minorities against the desires of the majority. Read more »
A proposal to expand Utah’s Goblin Valley State Park to include federal lands already heavily used for recreation is a sensible idea that deserves serious consideration. Ideally, it would... Read more »
In our opinion: Supreme Court cellphone ruling an important victory against unreasonable searches by government
As Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in a decision on cellphones, “The fact that technology now allows an individual to carry such information in his hand does not make the information any... Read more »
In our opinion: As marriage dispute heads toward Supreme Court, judiciary should not invalidate state laws
Both the majority and the dissenting opinions thoughtfully consider the question of same-sex marriage. Yet Kelly, who argues, “we should be reluctant to invalidate state constitutional or... Read more »
Police officers are sanctioned to deploy deadly force in circumstances that are clearly spelled out in state law. The facts surrounding police shootings are not always cut and dried, and involve a... Read more »
Both sides are claiming victory in the Supreme Court’s decision Monday on the Environmental Protection Agency's attempts at regulating greenhouse gases. The court was correct in stopping the... Read more »
No matter how much adoption changes — whether domestic, international or through foster care — we must never forget that its benefits need to be measured against the best interests of... Read more »
In 2005, Utah adopted a 10-year plan to end chronic homelessness. After almost a decade years, enormous progress has been made, with a current 72 percent decrease in the number of chronic homeless,... Read more »
The Utah cities that are a part of the network of fiber optic Internet service known as UTOPIA should ponder the promises they have been given over the last 12 years. Read more »
Throughout most of human history, the family has been fundamental. Many now question the family’s central role in shaping civilization. As a result, governments are intruding into family life... Read more »
Many of the advances of the Huntsman Cancer Institute have been groundbreaking and have led to treatment protocols that have saved lives here and throughout the world. Expanding the research... Read more »
In our opinion: In Iraq, the United States has the responsibility to address threats to American interests
President George W. Bush received criticism in 2003 for declaring “Mission Accomplished” in Iraq. President Barack Obama’s 2011 statement that “We’re leaving behind a... Read more »
Rules allowing access to electronic devices took effect last year after decades of lobbying by journalism organizations and institutions in favor of openness and transparency in the judiciary.... Read more »
While the U.S. dithers and ponders, Iran already has begun sending its forces to Iraq to fight the al Qaida-affiliated forces that have overwhelmed Iraq’s military in recent days. Clearly,... Read more »
In our opinion: The best fix for excessive student loan debt is better information about colleges and costs
President Obama on Monday announced changes to the student loan program that will allow student borrowers to pay no more than 10 percent of their monthly income in loan payments. In doing so, the... Read more »
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on Tuesday struck down California teacher tenure rules. The lawsuit has the potential to drastically alter the educational landscape and improve to the... Read more »
When the World Cup opens on Thursday in Brazil, it will come home to soccer’s most decorated nation, and the winner of five previous World Cups. The world’s fifth-most populous nation... Read more »
In our opinion: Immigrants need the legal right to participate in the economy and be paid market wages
The U.S. government’s employment of immigrants in detention proves the point that undocumented workers need legal rights to participate in the economy, to work, and to be paid a market wage... Read more »
It can be easy for lawmakers to be frustrated by the difficulty of enacting changes to law under the republican institutions in our democracy. Yet the filibuster may well be the be the best tool... Read more »
In our opinion: GMOs not harmful to human health, but further research into farming practices necessary
Last month, Vermont became the first state in the union to require genetically-modified organism labeling. There have been no legitimate suggestion that GMO foods are unsafe, but other concerns... Read more »
In our opinion: Utah provides welcoming home for refugees, who need help acclimatizing to American society
They are perhaps the most vulnerable individuals among us. They have been subject to war, arrest, detention, violence and physical displacement. They are surrounded by an unfamiliar language and... Read more »
There is an important reason to keep city-funded fireworks display. Safety regulations are closely followed during such celebrations. Canceling them would only encourage more people to light off... Read more »
On the anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy during WWII (termed D-Day), we should remember that everything that gives us the peace of daily routines hinged on their sacrifice that day.... Read more »
In our opinion: Weighing costs against benefits, in Utah and around the nation, necessary for sound energy development
Developers need to determine what is technologically and economically feasible. Policymakers in Utah and Washington should work collaboratively with them. The energy policy debate needs a sound... Read more »
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