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In our opinion: Successful education systems require adequate funding and wise spending; Utah could see major improvement in both
Utah's Legislature is poised to approve significant new funding for public education. Additional funding for education should support efforts to recruit and retain teachers and ensure the... Read more »
The burden of monitoring parolees and probationers is complex and laborious, but the stakes are too high for it to be neglected in any fashion and for any amount of time. Read more »
The remarkable thing about Justice Antonin Scalia was that while it was often easy to profoundly disagree with him, it was almost impossible not to respect him. Read more »
Not only should life sentences be eliminated, the juvenile system should be extended beyond age 18, and programs should carefully monitor progress of each individual, offering incentives for... Read more »
Every voting age citizen should be able to select their elected representatives, and parties should look to include instead of exclude, and to increase rather than limit citizen participation. Read more »
Presidents tend to recognize their obligation to find common ground on which to address the issues of the day. Read more »
The surge in giving is a sign the economy has improved, just as it is a sign that Americans, despite recent concerns, remain deeply committed to charitable giving as an expression of faith. Read more »
Unfortunately, what’s currently happening in Syria has the potential to directly impact every family in the United States, particularly if the war expands beyond a regional conflict. Read more »
For whatever reason, the alleged medicinal benefits of marijuana have far outpaced science in the United States and other parts of the world, with governments giving sanction to a drug that is... Read more »
The Utah resolution does not call for any kind of regulatory control over the production or distribution of pornography, but raises the issue in the context of a health concern that demands greater... Read more »
One truth does prevail. The status quo, in which some jurisdictions collect some sales tax from some online retailers while others don’t, can’t persist. Read more »
Last year, the state’s Tax Review Commission examined earmarks and issued a report that recommended ending nearly all of them. Read more »
The interests of the rich and the poor are not mutually exclusive. The challenge is to learn how to serve both. The lessons of global poverty reduction may shine a light on a better path forward. Read more »
“The bottom line: if you want a happier family, create, refine and retell the story of your family’s positive moments and your ability to bounce back from the difficult ones.”... Read more »
A recent report from the United States Geological Survey found that Utahns use more water per capita than the residents of any other state. Read more »
The courage and perseverance that the pioneers showed in facing the difficulties and persecution of their day remind us of the need to be compassionate toward others in our day who face similar... Read more »
Trump’s charisma wasn’t sufficient to mobilize voters on the ground. By contrast, Ted Cruz’s sophisticated and well-organized get-out-the-vote effort was clearly the factor that... Read more »
In our opinion: Attempting to out-Christian others does not reflect well on the meaning and purpose of devotion
Charitable giving may be an indication of a person’s character, but for many Americans, giving is a personal matter. It isn’t something trumpeted or discussed Read more »
Americans long have had skepticism about Washington’s ability to solve our biggest problems. And some of the biggest problems have fallen off the nation's radar. Read more »
Opposition to the public lands proposal should not derail this effort. Federal, state and local interests will be best served with continued engagement by all involved. Reps. Bishop and Chaffetz's... Read more »
The Senate Energy Committee is currently drafting an Energy Bill that would be the first significant energy legislation presented to the Senate in over eight years. It’s being prepared in a... Read more »
Investigators believe that every year in Utah, scores of young people are forced into servitude or sex slavery. Once so victimized, they struggle when rescued to find normal lives. Read more »
We call on GOP legislative leaders to clearly enunciate and explain the reasons why they might choose to exclude the public from any given meeting in which a significant number of lawmakers are in... Read more »
Changing Utah's gun laws to allow for "Constitutional Carry" is not a wise move. Read more »
Last week, Pastor France Davis of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church gave a speech at BYU. The pastor recounted his experiences with the civil rights movement and urged BYU students in the... Read more »
What President Obama did with his executive orders was needed, but it needed to be done through the representative process established by the Constitution. Read more »
Medical advances are making it increasingly possible for those with Down syndrome to live happy, healthy and productive lives. Modern treatments now mean that it is not unusual for those with Down... Read more »
Despite the occasional shortcomings and bad outcomes, Utah's citizen Legislature is the best and most representative form of government and the best chance Utah has for maintaining its strong economy. Read more »
The death of Unified Police Officer Doug Barney is a tragedy and a terrible loss to the community. Read more »
There is reason for optimism as we enter the new year that the complicated problem of homelessness has come to the forefront of policy discussions in a way that will lead to effective and... Read more »
This election will be the first in which signature gathering will allow access to state primaries. Gov. Gary Herbert is taking full advantage even with opposition from some in the GOP. Read more »
In our opinion: New tools for the measurement and management of human capital hold great hope for improved social outcomes
The Great Recession may have triggered a paradigm shift where the importance of human capital (knowledge and learning) supersedes financial capital (money and assets) as a primary path to positive... Read more »
We are excited about the debut of the festival’s 31st appearance in our community, which is well aware of the privilege it has to host an event with such blockbuster influences in our... Read more »
Martin Luther King Jr. was a fan of Star Trek, and he influenced one of the actresses on the show to embrace the symbol she had become. Read more »
For the last 23 years, Jan. 16 has been set aside by presidential proclamation as “Religious Freedom Day,” intended to encourage recognition of our nation’s tradition of... Read more »
Sen. James Evans should stop his battle of fighting the law that requires Republicans to grant access to primary election ballots through a signature-gathering process. Read more »
Reform efforts in health care have largely focused on increasing coverage rather than reducing costs. However doctors in Utah have introduced the MDLIVE network that improves access to care and... Read more »
In our opinion: If elected officials were sincere about wanting to help the poor, they would ban lotteries
People with annual household incomes of below $13,000 spend an average of $645 a year on lottery tickets. If they put that money into a typical mutual fund, they could accumulate nearly $10,000 in... Read more »
Much of what the president said was commendable, but the solid majority of devout Americans remains concerned about their ability to freely exercise their consciences. Read more »
In our opinion: Earned Income Tax Credit provides better poverty relief than raising the minimum wage
Data suggests that minimum wage increases have little effect on the wealth of low-income families. A much more effective policy would be to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit. Read more »
House Speaker Greg Hughes and Senate President Wayne Niederhauser should decide now to end the secrecy and open all future caucuses to the public they represent. Read more »
Despite the traditional pledge for bipartisan compromise, the GOP insists closed caucuses are not injurious to legislative transparency, which is at least a little bit delusional given the... Read more »
A largely forgotten part of the history of aviation innovation has practical application in the 21st century as we consider the potential for privately funded space travel. Read more »
Using your phone while driving increases your risk of an accident by about 400 percent, the same percentage of increased risk associated with driving drunk. Read more »
Stock markets in the United States posted deep losses this week, but nothing like the decline of the Shanghai Composite Index, which lost seven percent of its value in the wake of reports... Read more »
As we welcome the new era, we also applaud the many successes of the past era. We congratulate incoming Mayor Jackie Biskupski and wish outgoing Mayor Ralph Becker the best in whatever lies ahead. Read more »
The Oregon vigilantes are not friends of liberty. They are not patriots standing in defense of the Constitution. Despite their protestations, they are lawbreakers. Read more »
Kudos to President Obama for stating in a recent NPR interview that students should not be “coddled and protected from different points of view.” Read more »
It’s stunning to realize the technology transformation that happened in a single generation. Who knows what two 21st-century teenagers might be cooking up right now in their garage? Read more »
While payday lenders are quick to point out they are operating within the bounds of the law, it’s hard not to view this is an industry that doesn’t prey on the ignorance of its customers. Read more »
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