Dan Liljenquist: Utah's Sen. Lee driving force behind USA Freedom Act

Utah's Sen. Mike Lee was driving force behind USA Freedom Act to end NSA collection and storage of "metadata"

My view: Utah needs Congress to act on Export-Import Bank

Not many people are familiar with the Ex-Im Bank, but it serves a vital purpose. The bank provides loan guarantees that traditional banks can’t or won’t offer. For over 80 years, this... Read more »

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My View: Why Republicans should support Healthy Utah

I believe every Republican should support Gov. Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan because good people are suffering and because Utah’s working poor cannot afford access to health care. Read more »



Jay Evensen: Utah's prosperity is threatened by other states' bad behavior

Living here, you might reasonably assume the Great Recession is a fading memory in the nation’s history. You would be wrong. Read more »

May 27, 2015


Hinkins & King: No losers in Utah’s Public Lands Initiative: Wilderness is the currency that brings all parties to the table

In the battle over the fate of Utah’s public lands, wilderness has become the currency with which certainty can be bought. Read more »

May 27, 2015


David Jensen: Humans are responsible for protection, long-term sustainability of life on earth

It is precisely because of the fact that we are part of our environment that human beings should take greater steps to ensure its protection and long-term sustainability, not just for ourselves,... Read more »

May 27, 2015


Richard Davis: Another conflict of interest issue shadows AG Reyes

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is being dogged by a conflict of interest charge again. Last December, it was his unwillingness to defend Senate Bill 54. This time, it is over a campaign donation... Read more »

May 27, 2015


My view: Higher ed students can better succeed with sustainability programs

An op-ed by George Will (“ ‘Sustainability mania' only bloats rates, cuts savings,” April 16) underscores the importance of going beyond third-party claims to understand the facts... Read more »

May 26, 2015


Derek B. Miller: Politics may end up costing U.S. a place in key global trade agreements

Politics at home may cost the United States a place in two key global trade agreements — the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Together, the... Read more »

May 26, 2015


Michael Gerson: Religious conservatives' shifting role in American culture

The recent Pew Forum Report, "America's Changing Religious Landscape," does not bode as grimly as many would have the American public believe. Read more »

May 25, 2015


John Hoffmire: What are the costs, benefits of restoring U.S.-Iran relations?

What are the pros and cons of a potential agreement between the United States and Iran, two countries that have not had diplomatic relations since the 1979 hostage-taking in Tehran? The... Read more »

May 25, 2015


On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at current events. Read more »

May 25, 2015

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My view: Prison relocation study is being misrepresented

Members of the Prison Relocation Commission (PRC) have been making false claims about the prison relocation study. The PRC is touting a study that did not review enough aspects of the prison move... Read more »

May 25, 2015


Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Mediocre 'favorability' ratings hint at Utah's varied attitudes toward Congress

Last week, a UtahPolicy.com poll, which was picked up by other media, showed mediocre “favorability” ratings for Utah’s four U.S. House members. Your columnists weigh in. Read more »

May 24, 2015


Robert J. Samuelson: Economic turmoil in China could tip world back into recession

On any list of calamities threatening the world economy, a China crash ranks at or near the top. Already, China's sizzling rate of economic growth has declined. The question is whether the... Read more »

May 24, 2015


My View: Trade promotion authority would expand Utah’s economy

Global trade is a key driver for Utah’s economy. Overall, more than one in five jobs in Utah depends on international trade, and medical technology is just one of the sectors that can grow... Read more »

May 24, 2015


Drew Clark: Congress should modernize highway funding with 'chips,' not 'concrete'

Funding transportation infrastructure is one of the core responsibilities of government. Whether those roads are paid for by corporate taxation, by a steeper gas tax or by something else,... Read more »

May 24, 2015

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My View: Careful response is required to North Korea’s missile moves

“Egregious” and “grotesque” is how United States Secretary of State John Kerry has described North Korea’s reckless international provocations and brutal executions of... Read more »

May 23, 2015


John Florez: Politicans who disregard public interest can try snack-machine lawmaking

A high-tech voting system for a high-tech world might be to just set up a vending machine in the lobbyists' lounge, where the politicians could silently pick and choose the bills they want passed... Read more »

May 23, 2015


Letter: Late night hosts

The other late night hosts can learn a thing or two from Letterman about focusing on the guest instead of coming up with some new game for every segment of every episode. Read more »

May 23, 2015


My view: Reducing benefits gradually can make Social Security sustainable

Rather than paying out unsustainable benefits until the Social Security trust fund is exhausted, we should start reducing benefits now until they are at a sustainable level. Read more »

May 22, 2015


Robert J. Samuelson: Low-wage job recovery is more myth than reality

Increase in low-wage jobs is not the only factor in the recovery of the job market. Middle- and high-wage jobs have also made steady increases. Read more »

May 21, 2015


George Will: American argument is ending as capital punishment withers away

Without a definitive judicial ruling or other galvanizing event, a perennial American argument is ending. Capital punishment is withering away. Administering it behind prison walls indicates a... Read more »

May 21, 2015


National debt not just financial issue — honor owed to those who gave us freedom

What’s our national debt? The financial one that comes to mind is subservient to a second and deeper national debt. As we enter a patriotic period of Memorial Day, Flag Day and the Fourth of... Read more »

May 21, 2015


Dan Liljenquist: Utah Retirement System audit shouldn't be a 'Monday morning quarterbacking' effort

With the recent audit of Utah Retirement System's management and investment practices, the media only highlighted the one subjective section of the report. Some legislators are using that section... Read more »

May 21, 2015


A. Scott Anderson: Trade promotion authority is critical for Utah and the nation

This week, Congress has been debating trade promotion authority (TPA), one of the most important issues of the year. Read more »

May 21, 2015


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