A lighthearted look at news of the day.
A party that is genuinely excited about conservative anti-poverty proposals, the child tax credit and other reforms — rather than impeachment and the abolition of modern government —... Read more »
TARP was, and still is, broadly misunderstood, and its positive outcome isn’t widely known. Most people don’t know that just this week, the largest remaining bank in TARP repaid its... Read more »
Whenever it comes to defending casinos and pushing for more of them, the theme of “jobs” is invariably front and center. Read more »
Current discourse about student loan debt and the cost of a college education fail in my opinion to really help the student and their family decide how to best finance sending the student to a good... Read more »
The immigration nightmare will continue until the Central American exception is eliminated and the law is enforced. The only question is: How long until Obama is forced to do the obvious? Read more »
While we no longer burn buses or torture activists, it may not be entirely because the country has changed, but rather because those who would suppress the vote have learned to achieve their... Read more »
I agree with and fully support Fuel Freedom’s efforts to foster a new market for natural-gas-based high-ethanol-blend fuel. Such a development would be a clear win for consumers, our... Read more »
It's time for a primer on the Highway Trust Fund, which looms as the next battle in Congress' unending budget wars. Read more »
Can Utah’s legislature, in good conscience, continue to stall on this Medicaid? I ask that Speaker Lockhart, legislative leadership and the entire legislature address this issue in the prompt... Read more »
Overall, a second constitutional convention is worth serious consideration. Read more »
By all accounts, veterans have the capacity and should be able to effectively retrain themselves to operate in an environment other than that which they were accustomed to being successful. Read more »
Community no longer seems to extend next door or include a helping hand. It's too bad. Read more »
I’m confident Gov. Herbert, should he decide to run again, would continue to do a great job. I also think Gail Miller possesses many of the attributes we value in our elected leaders. Read more »
Not one more dollar spent? A safer community? A commitment to what works means we must formally assess later whether the strategies worked. So we have to stay tuned. Read more »
Imagine that you are online and all of the sudden you have the urge to participate in a lottery. A day later, you discover that you have won $100 million. You now have it made, right? Read more »
Change the tax law so that Hobby Lobby and every other employer can give its health care expenditures directly to its employees, tax free, empowering them to control their own money and pick their... Read more »
With the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision on same-sex marriage, there is a now circuit split on this constitutional question. Eight years ago, the 8th Circuit Court upheld... Read more »
In my lifetime, I've seen the family decline from the chief stabilizing influence in Brazilian society to a sad mockery of its former glory. This travesty must end if Brazil is ever to become the... Read more »
Many state leaders are fed up with Congress and the federal government, but the only formal and binding tool they have to push back against federal encroachment is to call a constitutional convention. Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert and state legislative leaders tout Utah as the “best managed state” in the nation. The governor said the state’s strong economy is “the rising tide that... Read more »
What we often forget is that freedom is not a state of tranquility. The struggle for civil rights we won 50 years ago must be fought over and over again. Read more »
In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., the Supreme Court recently upheld the right of religious conscience. Read more »
Powering American life and our economy with reliable and plentiful energy sources is a top priority for the state of Utah. Read more »
During his administration, President Obama has aggressively and unabashedly taken possession of legislative powers by refusing to enforce laws he disagrees with, by legislating through executive... Read more »
There are so many potential corporate entities to which we belong that by this logic it’s hard to see that the individual matters at all. Read more »
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Isn’t it time for some good news on addressing global warming? A carbon fee and dividend policy can lead to increased jobs, a growing economy, better health and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Read more »
As the issue of same-sex marriage makes its way through the federal courts, its opponents face a dilemma: Their attitude toward same-sex couples who may be neighbors, coworkers, or family members. Read more »
Many cling to the widespread presumption that nationally imposed gay marriage is somehow inevitable. It would be far more productive if elite opinion would instead seriously consider what happens... Read more »
Mitt Romney’s father, George, former governor of Michigan and Republican presidential candidate, represents a kind of politician that we would do well to foster today. Read more »
A good test of an organization’s priorities is what it spends its money on, particularly when money is scarce. That applies to what is currently unfolding in Gaza, where hard financial times... Read more »
Recently, there have been a number of columns admonishing those contending for religious freedom to extend tolerance and respect to all. While these are well meaning and altogether axiomatic,... Read more »
Graduation from college with massive amounts of debt may delay large purchases, such as homes and cars; it can delay savings and investment for retirement; it can steer potential entrepreneurs away... Read more »
This week we celebrate the arrival 167 years ago of Brigham Young and the vanguard of Mormon pioneers in the Great Basin. Read more »
Cruelty comes in many different forms, and that is what Rep. Jason Chaffetz wishes people would understand. Read more »
In the spirit of Pioneer Day and reflecting on our heritage, we update an old column and provide a “re-enactment” of Brother Brigham’s entry into the valley using modern... Read more »
Now the governor wants another committee to study academic standards — and that is not his responsibility. It makes Utah’s leaders appear to lack confidence and explains why public... Read more »
The Utah Pioneers understood the true worth of religious liberty. Read more »
Thousands of wonderful people have contributed greatly to Utah’s success. Since I can’t mention all of them, I want to note three special people who I consider to be Utah heroes. Read more »
Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, who knew... Read more »
Why is our public discussion so dominated by rancor and divisiveness? Why do our politicians increasingly resemble silly children throwing food at each other? Why do our “news” programs so often consist of people dealing... Read more »
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