Thankfully speaking — reminders for us to feel, speak and act with thankfulness

It is good to have gratitude, it is better to express it, and it is best to underscore both with kind acts

In our opinion: Secession — really? Nearly 1 in 4 Americans support seceding from the U.S.

A recent poll finds that 23.9 percent of those questioned favored the idea of their state leaving the Union. Secession, in reality, is little more than an idle fantasy that is a distraction from... Read more »

Oct. 3, 2014


In our opinion: NASA — innovative, inspirational and now partially privatized

NASA has taken a $7 billion leap and contracted with two companies to take over the role of making sure astronauts can travel to and from the International Space Station. But privatization brings a... Read more »

Oct. 2, 2014


In our opinion: Utah looks to break cycle of intergenerational poverty

Utah cannot afford to allow children at risk of repeating the poverty of their parents to continue along that path without intervention, with the state in the third year of focusing on solving the... Read more »

Sept. 30, 2014


In our opinion: Let FAA, not Utah Legislature, worry about airport issues

Salt Lake International Airport's disagreement with its vendor providing fueling and ground services may hinder expansion funding. But let's let the Federal Aviation Administration oversee the... Read more »

Sept. 30, 2014


In our opinion: Here's how the Obama administration is squelching the press

The Obama administration is squelching access to public information — and here are a number of examples of how federal government reporting now is as difficult as ever. Read more »

Sept. 29, 2014


In our opinion: Islamic State's brand of religious persecution: cruel, deadly, ambitious

The threat of the Islamic State's militants is the group's wholesale slaughter of religious believers — primarily Christians — in the region and its goal to take that persecution global. Read more »

Sept. 28, 2014


Respect the 'Captain': Jeter's no-ejection streak is perfect

Derek Jeter's "perfect record" of no game ejections during his two-decade career is a model of respect and civility. Read more »

Sept. 27, 2014


In our opinion: On Holder's heels — What we hope from a new attorney general

With Thursday's resignation of Eric Holder Jr., we look for a U.S. attorney general who will take his or her duty to uphold and defend the Constitution and laws of the land with gravity and probity. Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014


In our opinion: Religion in public life is not a zero-sum game

National Edition

A recent Pew survey shows a sizable number of Americans recognize that we live under a system of law executed by majority will, and that the presence of religious conviction in no way denigrates... Read more »

Sept. 25, 2014


In our opinion: Don't ice out the challenge to charitable giving

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge helped raise more than $100 million to fight the disease. But we'll need more than gimmicky publicity stunts to help sustain charitable giving for this and other... Read more »

Sept. 24, 2014


In our opinion: Are we too pessimistic about the economy?

National Edition

What confidence do you have in the economy? Is it based on objective data or personal perception? The coming mid-year elections and the 2016 presidential race offer an opportunity for an honest... Read more »

Sept. 23, 2014


In our opinion: Don't 'Army-ize' local police with surplus military equipment

If violent crime statistics across the country are on a decline, is there a need to equip local police with extensive surplus military gear? Read more »

Sept. 22, 2014


Can you pass the U.S. citizenship test?

Considering that 92 percent of immigrants seeking U.S. citizenship can pass the required civics test while Americans struggle mightily, how well can you do in a sampling of the U.S. citizenship... Read more »

Sept. 21, 2014


In our opinion: The Scots have set an example for how to conduct an election

A solid majority voted to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom. But even though “No” carried the day, “Yes” can claim a number of significant victories, too —... Read more »

Sept. 20, 2014


In our opinion: How committed are Obama, U.S. to destroy terrorist threats?

Is the Obama administration sending mixed signals in confronting the Islamic State militants? Some confusion exists as to the scope of the U.S. mission in the Middle East. Read more »

Sept. 20, 2014


In our opinion: Inconsistency in school test standards doesn't do anyone any good

Schools in Utah are still waiting for the SAGE test results that were to help evaluate and enhance a school's performance in education. With fall classes well underway, it's becoming too late to... Read more »

Sept. 19, 2014


In our opinion: Now a thriving urban hub, Salt Lake City must plan for future demand

Salt Lake City's growth and downtown drawing power is the kind that feeds on itself, and additional development will bring additional pressure on all forms of transportation. The city needs to plan... Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014


In our opinion: Accountability, expectations in Saratoga Springs shooting case

Cases like the one recently in Saratoga Springs — where a 22-year-old man was shot and killed by police — incite strong feelings and require a vigorous public accounting so people can... Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014


In our opinion: Election process for state school board remains an uncertainty

It's clear state lawmakers must make fixing the selecting or election of state school board members a priority when they meet early next year. Their remedy needs to err on the side of encouraging... Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014


In our opinion: Revisiting racial imbalance on police forces

What are the underlying factors when a community's police force is seen to be racially imbalanced? Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014


In our opinion: Some universities targeting faith-based campus groups

Some universities are disallowing faith-based groups on the basis of discrimination, even groups that admit anyone but seek to have leaders adhere to that specific group's beliefs and standards. Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014


In our opinion: Keep perspective when dealing with smartphones

Smartphones have gone from fantasy item to luxury item to what some consider now to be a necessity. Like any communication tool, a smartphone is as good or bad as the person who uses it. Read more »

Sept. 13, 2014


In our opinion: Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy remained true to his values

National Edition

The death of Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy reminds us not only of his corporate successes but his consistency in remaining true to his Christian values. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014


In our opinion: Utah should change law allowing guns at school

Thursday's accidental discharge of a gun in an elementary school's faculty restroom underscores the need to change Utah's law allowing anyone with a concealed-weapons permit to take a gun into... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014


In our opinion: Park City bond

Park City Mountain Resort's posting a $17 million bond tempers for now the long, bitter dispute over control of critical Park City ski acreage. A permanent resolution is still needed — as... Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014


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