The speed with which the acceptance of gay marriage has swept the nation is stunning.
In our opinion: Will Obama use Antiquities Act in Alaska like Clinton did in Utah in '96 with Grand Staircase-Escalante?
Alaskans are concerned President Obama may use the Antiquities Act to give the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge a restrictive "wilderness" designation — much like President Clinton did with... Read more »
Desensitized parents should be cautious of the media viewing habits and allowances that they pass on to their children. And don't let the MPAA national film rating system serve as the determining... Read more »
The California Supreme Court's unanimous decision to prohibit state judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts on grounds that the BSA discriminates against gays comes close to a religious... Read more »
In our opinion: School innovations require not just funding, but latitude to move from current 'factory model'
What policy leaders and lawmakers need to assess is how much control they are willing to give up in order to grant sufficient latitude to teachers and administrators to take risks in designing... Read more »
In our opinion: Don't avoid religious aspects in media coverage — rather, report with sensitivity and thoroughness
Religion is easy for the media to portray in the wrong light, and it's easier to avoid than to risk getting it wrong. However, religion is —and should be — a sensitive subject handled... Read more »
In our opinion: Hard-liquor ban is good start, but public schools also need return to single-sex dorms
Drinking bans and segregated dorms tend to be more prevalent at religious universities. It's time for public schools to follow the same path. Read more »
We believe anti-discrimination principles coupled with religious protections will provide a lasting legislative acknowledgement that human flourishing is best accomplished when society protects... Read more »
We applaud a bill expediting American exports by requiring the Department of Energy to make a decision about liquid natural gas export applications within 30 days. Historically, these permits... Read more »
Since a repeal of Obamacare isn’t possible while President Obama remains in office, Congress should look to do what it can to improve health care and stop pursuing empty gestures that only... Read more »
There is ample evidence that a primary seat-belt law like the one currently before the Utah Legislature will save as many as 30 to 40 lives a year. Primary seat-belt laws are in effect in 36... Read more »
Anyone who doubts the federal tax code is too complicated for its own good should pay attention to efforts underway in Washington to lower the corporate tax rate, which is the highest in the free... Read more »
Funded by the federal gas tax, the federal highway fund adds unnecessary bureaucracy to what is primarily a state obligation. Congress is looking at devolving highway maintenance responsibilities... Read more »
With the 59 confirmed cases from the Disney measles outbreak, it has become necessary once again to remind people of the facts. With very few exceptions, all parents should immunize their children. Read more »
Parents reading to their young children at home can help prepare the children for school, open doors of interest and understanding and increase family bonding time. Read more »
From the U.S. Senate to the Utah State Capitol, tributes honoring the late House Speaker Becky Lockhart have flowed freely in the week since her passing. But those tributes have focused on her... Read more »
In our opinion: Supreme Court rules unanimously on religious liberty case involving Muslim inmate's beard
In a unanimous ruling, the nine Supreme Court justices determined a Muslim inmate’s religious liberty rights had been violated when the Arkansas Department of Corrections denied him being... Read more »
If the State of the Union address and reception of the president by Congress is any indication of what’s to come — stare downs and standoffs, politicking and posturing — then... Read more »
For too long, politics and egos have stood in the way of immigration reform. It’s time to stop using it as an excuse for not finding solutions. Read more »
A couple in Maryland allowed their son, 10, and daughter, 6, to walk home from a playground a mile away without adult supervision — after a series of practice runs. Now the state is... Read more »
President Obama believes allowing public broadband ventures would be good for business and help the nation compete globally. But Utah is struggling with millions of dollars of public debt caused by... Read more »
In our opinion: Racial equality improving, but we're still working toward Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'final word'
After 50 years into a movement against discrimination based on race, we have learned some things. We may be no closer to Martin Luther King Jr.'s “final word,” but there has been progress. Read more »
As efforts are made in marriage and family, tangible benefits — such as economic stability and life satisfaction — can be among the realized results. Read more »
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 »
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