A broad public mandate exists along the Wasatch Front to reduce air pollution.
Route 4 has lined up through the scrutiny of study, data, multiple stakeholder groups, analysis and years of engaged discussion to serve the greatest number in the community at the most effective... Read more »
Kevin Spacey sat down with George Stephanopoulos this past Sunday on ABC’s "This Week" to discuss his hit TV show "House of Cards," but talked more about the politics of D.C. Read more »
Growing presidential power has diminished the role of Congress, which is forced to operate in frantic, emergency conditions. The presidency can help restore the trust and dignity of the Congress by... Read more »
Climate change is being bantered about more and more along partisan lines. Read more »
Any mix of these approaches would require a coalition of the willing. But there are a number of nations — including Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jordan and France — that seem to be willing.... Read more »
As an elected official, Rep. Brian Greene is uniquely positioned to educate the public on the power of biotechnology — from reducing pesticide use to feeding an increasingly growing global... Read more »
Like swallows returning the Capistrano, these notions seem to show up every year during the annual Utah legislative session. It’s time to debunk them. Read more »
A closer look at U.S. unemployment statistics shows that even with unemployment still at historically high levels, large numbers of jobs are going unfilled. Most of these jobs have one very... Read more »
In my opinion, SB54 strikes an important, albeit delicate, balance between the originally stated concerns of the Count My Vote proponents and the interests of our political parties. Read more »
The deeper cause [of the United Auto Workers' defeat] is simpler: private sector union can no longer provide big benefits to members. Read more »
In essence, Republicans destroyed the Democrats' sharpest weapon and absconded with their slogan. No more the party of no, the GOP suddenly is the party of "Yes we can!" Read more »
Ukraine is being pulled in two directions: toward Russia and toward the West. In the meantime, the country is being ransacked by violent protests. Read more »
It was fitting, in a way, that Utahns entered the Presidents Day weekend — set aside in part to honor Abraham Lincoln — with a stark reminder that slavery still exists, even here. Read more »
Critics of President Obama, particularly the most virulent ones, might be interested to know that the president is in good company as the object of personal attack by opponents. Read more »
Syria has joined an infamous historical list including Bosnia, Kosovo and Rwanda. And the course of the Syrian conflict is currently demonstrating the utility of mass atrocities and the relative... Read more »
Utah’s air quality issue isn’t one of health alone. As business leaders, we must advocate for an atmosphere that attracts and holds on to the talent we need to ensure our successful... Read more »
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, widely known as the stimulus that President Barack Obama signed into law on Feb. 17, 2009, turned five years old Monday. Read more »
Among [economists] most prominent thinkers, there is no consensus as to how — or whether — governments in advanced countries can improve lackluster recoveries. Read more »
Lately, the single most important, most expensive, and most controversial issue Provo City has ever faced (and may ever face) is the implementation of the Bus Rapid Transit system (or BRT). Read more »
Utah might have once been able to take title to the federal lands within its borders. I don’t know whether that would have been a good thing or not at the time, but I doubt it will happen now. Read more »
In the ongoing saga of the Affordable Care Act, oddly referred to by Democrats as the law of the land even as it is amended at will by presidential fiat, we are beginning to understand the extent... Read more »
Utah lawmakers are grappling with many difficult issues, but discussions regarding the political party nomination process have been subdued — until now. Read more »
The question taxpayers should ask lawmakers is, “If this were your own money, would you spend it this way?” Read more »
The word beggar is not a synonym for the word poor. The truly poor, homeless, and hungry here in America often lack the skills necessary to make a living panhandling. Read more »
Democrat candidates are distancing themselves from President Barack Obama and the Affordable Care Act before the November elections. Read more »
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President Obama says Putin is on the wrong side of history and John Kerry says Putin is "really 19th-century behavior in the 21st century." Makes invasion sound like a breach of etiquette —... Read more »
The government praises one corporate decision, but litigates to reverse another. The government cannot have it both ways. Either a business can consciously make a decision for moral reasons or it... Read more »
The tea party and especially Sen. Rand Paul won big over the weekend during the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, but GOP establishment figures are still targeting them. Read more »
If the political parties adopt the reforms in the “compromise legislation” — approved by Count My Vote and passed by the Legislature — the change in how parties pick their... Read more »
Utah hasn’t yet passed Benefit Corporation legislation. Fortunately, there is a movement afoot that will put Utah in an elite group of states that recognize Benefit Corporations. Read more »
When you think of a hospital, what images come to mind? Read more »
Citizens of Utah would be wise to be wary of Medicaid expansion at the state level. ... “Private option” Medicaid will be no better. ... It would give Medicaid expansion a free-market... Read more »
The key to increasing mass transit ridership starts and the front door of your home. If a bus picks up on a nearby street corner every 5-10 minutes and efficiently delivers you to your destination,... Read more »
The most intrusive and potentially most punitive federal agency has been politicized; the IRS has become an appendage of Barack Obama's party. Read more »
Federal land transfer issues can be complicated. Still, public dialogue should be factually correct. The Bennett editorial characterizes Utah’s past position as a barrier to the current lands... Read more »
Too few appreciate the full impact of SB54. Because of it, Utah will not only be politically reconstructed, in the course of time, it will be culturally deconstructed. Many will cheer and celebrate... Read more »
Former first lady and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton likened Russian President Vladimir Putin’s incursion into the Crimea Peninsula of Ukraine to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler’s... Read more »
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz opens 2014 CPAC with 'principles' speech Read more »
When it comes to representative democracy, the job is never done. The baton is now in the hands of Utah voters. It’s time to show up or this major policy battle will have been for naught. Read more »
Concerning upcoming Utah adoption-related legislation: SB229 and 246 seek to prevent abuses of notice and residence requirements for birth mothers, but both miss the mark. HB256 unwisely reverses... Read more »
A broad public mandate exists along the Wasatch Front to reduce air pollution. There also appears to be broad agreement on the need to address at least two of the largest causes of PM 2.5... Read more »
If Utah has gotten one aspect of taxing and public accountability right, it is with property taxes. Read more »
"At the end of the day, fiscal discipline is the fundamental predicate of a free society," says California Gov. Jerry Brown. "And you just have to maintain that." Read more »
The Senate handed President Barack Obama a stunning defeat when Democrats were the key votes in rejecting his Justice Department nominee. Read more »
The art of compromise, in its truest sense, has nothing to do with betraying your principles but finding a way to advance them. Sen. Curt Bramble’s bill is an attempt to do just that. Read more »
Has America's weakness and Obama's foreign policy emboldened Putin? Read more »
Tax preferences are so embedded in the nation's political, economic and social fabric that passing even the mild tax reform would face long odds. Still, the odds could be better if we were bolder... Read more »
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