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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Derek Jeter's "perfect record" of no game ejections during his two-decade career is a model of respect and civility. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
What are the underlying factors when a community's police force is seen to be racially imbalanced? Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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