NASA has taken a $7 billion leap and contracted with two companies to take over.
Prudent efforts grounded in solid data analysis can help ensure that large numbers of nonviolent offenders don’t enter an endless cycle of incarceration and recidivism. That cycle harms both... Read more »
Utah is bucking the national trend of decline in Catholic schools. Since 1999, five Catholic schools opened their doors, and none have closed despite competition from the surge in charter schools.... Read more »
In our opinion: 40 years after the resignation of President Nixon, impeachment should not be a political ploy
To bandy about impeachment threats today as a political ploy is an insult to that history and a disservice to the electorate. Read more »
Such things may play well among some in Washington, but they have profoundly negative effects on the very meaning of representative government in this end of the country. Read more »
Don’t forsake the handshake quite yet. There may be times, places and situations where a handshake still fits — and others where a bump, a nod or a smile works just fine. Let’s... Read more »
'Exchange visits' by Reps. Chaffetz and Cummings to the other's districts help increase understanding and sensitivity. It's something that shouldn't be a novel, one-time deal but duplicated by... Read more »
A report by two organizations committed to the protection of civil liberties is raising new and valid concerns about how government surveillance programs have created an impediment to free speech... Read more »
In our opinion: Utah is correct to both be at the front of online voting, and cautiously study security
Utah is correct to both be at the front of online voting as well as cautiously study security of such balloting. Read more »
Rep. Rob Bishop's Eastern Utah public lands initiative is accomplishing its purpose — redefining land use with a give-and-take collaborative effort from a myriad of diverse stakeholders in... Read more »
The Ukrainian crisis, conflicts in the Middle East, North Korean provocations and other trouble spots demonstrate that the “war to end all wars,” as the conflict that began a century... Read more »
Representative Paul Ryan’s new anti-poverty plan, “Expanding Opportunity in America" is being hailed as an innovative approach to solving intractable economic problems in a way that... Read more »
In our opinion: Timing is right for the appointment of an ambassador for international religious freedom
With religious persecution reaching alarming levels worldwide, the nomination of an ambassador for international religious freedom came as the State Department issued its annual report on the... Read more »
With a recent executive order, President Obama prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation in federal contracting. Religious protections should be including in the Obama... Read more »
Lack of clarity in President Obama’s signature health care law has already brought the ACA before the Supreme Court twice. Now the law is facing another very significant legal challenge. Read more »
In our opinion: With Shurtleff and Swallow coming to court, the state must find solutions to restore public trust
The clearest place for reform is increasing transparency. In the age of the Internet, donors and the amounts they’ve given can be put online within 24 hours, and the public at large can... Read more »
Congress has some tough decisions ahead on Social Security: Cut additional spending, raise taxes more, limit the growth of the entitlement programs or do a combination of several. Continued... Read more »
Given the recent increase in mainstream faith-based movies, Hollywood’s 2014 is being billed as “the year of the Bible” and “the year of faith films.” But two... Read more »
Southern Utah faces many of the same drought problems as Southern California. What the state can’t afford to do, however, is to follow California’s misguided solutions. Rather than... Read more »
The forthcoming expansion of the Salt Lake International Airport, one of the largest public works projects in Utah history, will have a sizable impact on the efficiency of domestic and... Read more »
Most Central American children streaming across the United States’ southwestern borders are teens, but many are under the age of 10. Collectively, they’re seen as poster children for... Read more »
In our opinion: Federal Reserve shouldn't be chained with a congressional formula for interest rates
Business leaders face considerable uncertainty in today’s world, much of it caused by the government. So it is understandable that some in Congress would want to impose a bit of certainty on... Read more »
In our opinion: U.S. Supreme Court delivers second message, for Utah, on same-sex marriage requirement
For the second time in seven months, the Supreme Court of the United States has been forced to weigh in, procedurally, on the legal contest surrounding the definition of marriage. In both cases,... Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert has requested a careful review process of the Common Core education standards. It's important that the process delve into specifics, not general feelings. This is so because this... Read more »
Laws can be framed in such a way that they balance the free exercise of religion with respectful coexistence of those with differing values. We believe that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act,... Read more »
In our opinion: Trademarking the 'I believe ' cheer reveals the slippery slope of protecting words and phrases
A California university seeks to trademark "I believe that we will win," a much-used sports cheer associated of late with U.S. soccer. Utah State University holds the state trademark. Who wins... Read more »
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