In my opinion, the recent East Millcreek shooting is another example of why not to have guns in the house. Read more »
The first step in overcoming our nation’s language barriers is to require students to explore foreign languages in our schools. Read more »
When I first started as a public employee in 1978, the big debate about what to do with the unincorporated areas of Salt Lake County was raging. Read more »
On Oct. 29, the last Utah Honor Flight this year, 50 of us WWII vets, were honored with a send-off by Gov. Gary Herbert as we departed the Utah National Guard Readiness Center to fly to Washington, D.C., to see the World War II... Read more »
I was disappointed to read that Congress passed the Budget Control Act of 2015, which removes all spending caps. But I was infuriated to read that Sen. Orrin Hatch voted for the bill. Read more »
How a city chooses to grow will influence its economy, demography, public safety, environment and identity. There is a lot at stake that, judging from participation levels, we seem to take lightly. Read more »
Our country and the world are confronted with many serious and challenging issues. Candidates should be bold and state their positions. Read more »
Every four years, the president must take an oath to preserve, protect and defend the U.S. Constitution. Members of Congress, judges and other federal employees take similar oaths. Read more »
Living in Lindon and being a cyclist, I have biked the Alpine Loop well more than 200 times, weather permitting. Read more »
Huge agribusiness interests are using money and corruption in Congress to prevent people from being aware. If GMO is listed in ingredients, most would avoid these Frankenfoods and GMO would disappear. Read more »
Ultimately, a liberal arts education is about life, not just a job. It’s about who we are, not just what we do for a dollar. Read more »
Every day I drive the Mountain View Corridor twice. Every day I fear a slight lane deviation will cause me to kill someone on a bicycle. Read more »
As a nation, we need to learn to better support not just our troops, but those of us who help make our expensive military run smoothly. We should be more careful about the equipment we buy. Read more »
Isn’t that what got this country into a financial mess in the first place — by passing bad bills and programs that need reforming? A never-ending cycle. Read more »
The ballots for Proposition 1 are just asking for our opinion. We are not voting for anything. Do you think we will ever hear what the majority wants? I doubt it. Read more »
We don’t need stricter gun laws. We need more law-abiding citizens to carry a gun. That always reduces violent crime and will actually make our nation safer. Read more »
Most of those homeless people you see are not Salt Lake or even Utah people. They are here because the word is out that Salt Lake City is a homeless paradise. Read more »
The underlying problems are not with the police, and maybe not even the educators, but with parents and family members for not teaching virtues and respect. Read more »
A multilingual ballot would make it easier on citizens whose first language is not English. That would improve voter turnout, and increase the voice of America’s people. Read more »
Inequality of wealth is a threat to the U.S. economy. If a handful of people control vast amounts of money, they are more likely to invest these funds than spend them, a trend that could help fuel asset bubbles. Read more »
Those in authority encourage us to leave our own defense up to the police, and just look how well that has turned out recently. Read more »
Utah's effort to fund transportation via Proposition 1 is another effort to divert funds from their proper use of improving roads and transportation to trails, parks, sidewalks and other such. These are not transportation issues. Read more »
It is time for Utah officials to enforce stricter regulations on industry polluters to help reduce toxic air pollution during our winter inversions. Read more »
To vote you have to be a citizen, right? To pass the naturalization test, you have to speak English, right? If you don’t speak English, how can you vote? Read more »
No matter how hard they try to trip Ben Carson up, he stands his ground. He is, in a word, presidential. Read more »
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