Editorial: U.S. can't add to its enormous debt forever with no consequences

The Republican-led budgets have reinforced how difficult it would be to balance the federal budget.

In our opinion: Rally absence was an administration-specific mistake, but U.S. helped France with freedoms

The president’s failure to appreciate how symbolism operates with leadership is a mistake that doesn't take away from what the U.S. has contributed to the realization of democratic ideals in... Read more »

Jan. 13, 2015


Combat surveillance economy with 'Do Not Track'

It seems a 4-year-old promise by the Federal Trade Commission to create a “do not track” option for online consumers — to avoid "surveillance economy" — has fallen to the... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015


In our opinion: Faith & film — making dollars for filmmakers and sense for filmgoers

Hollywood has traditionally steered clear of religion, but that seems to be changing, as 2014 included more films with religious themes than any in recent memory. And some of the financial... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2015


In our opinion: Hey, look up! Plenty of reasons for optimism

But there’s a lot more good news out there than many people realize. Everyone should continue to look for ways to improve their own lives and the lives of those around them. Don't be... Read more »

Jan. 10, 2015


In our opinion: Lessons from France — free speech and free press are still essential

The murders this week at a French satirical newspaper offer several lessons. Perhaps the most important is that free speech and free press are essential to the survival of free nations. Reducing... Read more »

Jan. 9, 2015


In our opinion: A new Congress, where bickering must turn to brokering

As the new Congress is seated this week, there are promises and expectations of an end to the recent legacy of inaction and partisan squabbling. For meaningful legislation to emerge, bickering must... Read more »

Jan. 8, 2015


In our opinion: Let SB54 take effect and tweak it, rather than repeal it

The Republican Party plans to lobby the Legislature to repeal SB 54 — last year's compromise bill on selecting candidates — passed by a Republican-controlled House and Senate and signed... Read more »

Jan. 7, 2015


In our opinion: As U.S. combat operations end in Afghanistan, what have we learned?

Our objective in Afghanistan has been to suppress forces of fundamentalism that have provided a breeding ground for terrorism. While the menace posed by some factions have been subdued, the overall... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015


In our opinion: Voluntarism and being mindful of our civic duties

National Edition

When people volunteer, they demonstrate a commitment to their communities and their fellow human beings that goes beyond seeking for profit or personal aggrandizement. Volunteer work is closely... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2015


In our opinion: Police, protesters and perspective

Police brutality is simply not endemic in our community. Protest movements can serve an important democratic function by raising awareness of a problem, but only if that problem actually exists. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2015


In our opinion: First Amendment rights don't protect one from consequences of online threats

It is true that the intent behind online communication can be more difficult to discern than it is in face-to-face communication. But that does not mean that clear threats made online ought not... Read more »

Jan. 3, 2015


In our opinion: Difficulties for Medicaid patients?

To get the Affordable Care Act started, primary-care physicians were granted two-year reimbursements for seeing Medicaid patients who couldn’t afford health-care coverage. Those... Read more »

Jan. 2, 2015


In our opinion: More moms stay home

Studies show that more women are opting out of full-time employment — not because they have to do so, but because they choose to do so. Read more »

Jan. 1, 2015


In our opinion: 'Friends' tip line used by students to report concerns

The “Friends” tip line was recently introduced in the Ogden and Weber school districts and has been used by students to report concerns about bullying, suicidal behavior, drug use and... Read more »

Dec. 31, 2014


In our opinion: Pioneer Park Coalition provides suggestions for homeless problems

Homeless problems around Pioneer Park are not likely to be eradicated by any amount of money or goodwill. But they can be reduced and better contained. Civic leaders and the Pioneer Park Coalition... Read more »

Dec. 30, 2014


In our opinion: S.L. County finding social impact bonding is well worth a try

Salt Lake County is testing a "social impact bond" to expand free preschool for at-risk kids in the Granite School District. Private companies fund the bond; and the county repays it in full with... Read more »

Dec. 29, 2014


In our opinion: Six heroes for our values in 2014

An ex-CIA operative busting child-sex rings. A college student promoting foster care. An innovative university president. An exiled cleric. A financial columnist. A values-driven gaming creator.... Read more »

Dec. 28, 2014

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In our opinion: Keep marriage questions

The Census Bureau is considering dropping five questions on marriage from its annual American Community Survey. The possibility would likely frustrate researchers, demographers and others —... Read more »

Dec. 27, 2014


In our opinion: Police vs. protests — a heavy dose of civil dialogue is needed

In the current struggle between police and protesters, what the nation needs is a strong dose of civil dialogue. Much of the nation is deeply divided, and real progress won't happen until cool... Read more »

Dec. 26, 2014


In our opinion: Flawed torture report didn't seem to serve an oft-targeted nation

The report on the CIA's use of enhanced interrogation techniques on terror suspects generated heated rhetoric in Washington but little public outrage. We need to respect fundamental human rights,... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014


In our opinion: The 3 levels of Christmas

National Edition

Christmas comes at three levels, beginning with Santa Claus and "Silent Night" levels, which don't last. A third level is the adult Christ, and accepting his invitation to follow him is how all... Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014


Paul S. Edwards: ASU university president innovates, students benefit

Governor Gary Herbert's Education Excellence Commission has an ambitious goal that, by the year 2020, two-thirds of Utah's adults should have a college degree or post-secondary certificate suitable... Read more »

Feb. 8, 2011


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