Obama's visit to Utah — what happened to all the protesters?

The point is not to lament the lack of protests led by elected officials. It is to point out the hypocrisy of...

Kathleen Parker: Discrimination, tolerance make up a two-way street

Excited protests against Indiana's recently passed religious freedom law have highlighted both America's growing support for same-sex marriage and our apparent incapacity to entertain more than one... Read more »

19 hours ago


John Hoffmire: Building social enterprises in Nepal

National Edition

For hundreds of years, many societies have delegated the responsibility to care for the underprivileged to governments and charities. Read more »

20 hours ago


Michael Gerson: Political gridlock: Appreciate the virtues of the smoke-filled room

The John Boehner/Nancy Pelosi agreement on Medicare doctors' payments has been praised as an gain and criticized as a small backward step. In either case, it is a rare bird: the result of a meeting... Read more »



On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at current events. Read more »

March 30, 2015


Robert J. Samuelson: Until both parties can compromise, budget debates remain dishonest

When it comes to the federal budget, what consistently unites Democrats and Republicans is their common capacity to lie to themselves, lie to the public and postpone any serious discussion of the... Read more »

March 30, 2015


Charles Krauthammer: The GOP racing form: First edition

With Ted Cruz announcing his candidacy, it's time to use racing formats to take a look at the best potential candidates for the GOP, such as Rand Paul, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Chris Christie and... Read more »

March 29, 2015


Drew Clark: Finding a neighborliness of 'old Nauvoo' wherever we live

To many, Nauvoo is a singularly beloved and bittersweet locale. To Illinoisans who have lived for years in this region dubbed "Forgottonia" because of neglect for infrastructure improvements,... Read more »

March 29, 2015


Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Intriguing developments in city, state and federal politics

Post-legislative session, politics keeps on going. Here are a few intriguing developments in the spring of 2015. Read more »

March 29, 2015


George F. Will: Democrats are eager to give Hillary the nomination, but why?

The world's oldest political party is eager to give Hillary Clinton its presidential nomination, but why? Another Clinton presidency probably would include a reprise of the couple's well-known... Read more »

March 29, 2015


Reinstating firing squad signifies Utah’s faltering moral standing

The death penalty by way of firing squad is the wrong option for dealing with criminals. Utah should stay steadfast in the moral sense as an example to other states and abandon this form of capital... Read more »

March 29, 2015


John Florez: Lawmakers and the art of punting — the latest time at the expense of education

Utah lawmakers have mastered the art of punting. For two years, they punted on health care for poor families and are still punting. The latest punt was not deciding on the selection of the state... Read more »

March 28, 2015


A. Scott Anderson: Scientific research, development are crucial to Utah's economic future

Scientific discovery races on at an ever-increasing rate, disrupting entire industries and creating entirely new categories of jobs and businesses. We need those jobs and businesses in Utah, so we... Read more »

March 27, 2015


Letter: SNAP for children

A few years ago, living west of Liberty Park, my seven-year-old neighbor came over late in the afternoon. She casually mentioned that she hadn’t eaten anything all day. I asked her why and she replied there wasn’t any... Read more »

March 26, 2015


Kenlee Hess: Immigrants improve American economy

For many years, immigration has played a huge part in the building of our country. Immigrants from both the highly educated background and the lower class are needed in our society. They bring... Read more »

March 26, 2015


Dan Liljenquist: An impactful U.S.-Iran nuclear deal is a mirage

Bickering among Obama, the U.S. Congress and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over nuclear dealings with Iran continues. A nuclear deal with Iran is a mirage, a flickering image upon which... Read more »

March 26, 2015


Jay Evensen: U.S. should put religious liberty front and center in foreign relations

National Edition

It’s time for the administration to recognize this worldwide trend for what it is — a dangerous attack on conscience and liberty that could undo pluralism and threaten democratic... Read more »

March 26, 2015


George Chapman: A 24-hour city deserves a 24-hour library

If the City Council approves the proposal, the main branch of the Salt Lake City Library could remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This would benefit the public, as well as the homeless... Read more »

March 25, 2015


Richard Davis: Demos shouldn't decide too quickly on presidential candidate

Democrats would do well to give an array of presidential candidates an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to meet voter demands in 2016. That includes Hillary Clinton, but not just her. Read more »

March 25, 2015


Jay Evensen: Movie industry subsidies don't provide much in return

As states flock to the cameras like star-struck autograph-seekers, Utah remains one of the saner competitors. Read more »

March 25, 2015


My view: State Legislature could avoid headaches by keeping the prison in Draper

Fortunately, the Legislature voted to allow a full vote on where the Utah State Prison will be located. Prior to that, the Prison Relocation Commission would have made the final decision. The... Read more »

March 24, 2015


Gov. Herbert should veto SB136

SB136 is unnecessary, because the state's Office of Debt Collection could just file a motion with the court requesting a renewal of the statute of limitations if a debt happened to be approaching.... Read more »

March 24, 2015

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Is Gov. Herbert listening to those who oppose wood-burning restrictions?

In January 2015, residents of the Wasatch Front gathered to protest Gov. Gary Herbert's restrictions on wood burning with EPA-certified or pellet stoves. To many, it appears the governor isn't... Read more »

March 24, 2015


Adding tests not as effective as reforming curriculum

If the goal of education is not being met, it seems only logical to reform the curriculum, not simply to add a test to the graduation requirements for high school seniors. Read more »

March 24, 2015


Netanyahu's election provides several opportunities having international implications

The result of Benjamin Netanyahu's election in the Israeli Knesset presents opportunities that reach across the globe, including forging ties and building relationships that provide a better life... Read more »

March 24, 2015


John Hoffmire: Is the goal equality?

National Edition

Since its founding, the United States has been seen as the land of potential greater economic equality. Read more »

March 23, 2015


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