The world we live in is full of situations where evidence is created to support policies. It should be the opposite.
There are many places difficult to escape, but few compare to the political ground between a rock and a hard place. Read more »
The American people deserve, at the least, some attempt by the moderators to have a serious discussion in the presidential election debates. Read more »
It is a sign of their intellectual and spiritual maturity that Liberty University leaders do not feel threatened by exposing their students to views different from their own. Read more »
Next month, Salt Lake City has the rare opportunity of hosting the World Congress of Families IX, which for the first time in its two-decade history will be held in the United States. Read more »
We need to improve Medicare and provide that to all Americans. It’s the patriotic, prudent and medically vital thing to do. Read more »
President Xi Jinping of China visits the U.S. this week amid both economic and political turmoil. The answer to these challenges should be continued openness in China for both its markets and its... Read more »
Thanks to the Indian government’s toilet building program, millions of people now have regular access to toilets for the first time. Although this sounds like a tremendous success,... Read more »
The state’s leaders have chosen premium assistance as the preferred route to further expanding health insurance and ensuring access to health care for all Utahns. A provider tax on hospitals,... Read more »
To the great disappointment of econo-nerds everywhere, the economy was almost entirely ignored during Wednesday's Republican presidential debate. There was almost nothing on jobs; nothing on... Read more »
Soon, there will be no one but the government to merge with. If health costs continue spiraling upward, insurers may be forced into a marriage with Uncle Sam. That's a wedding to which no patient... Read more »
It would be really nice if Republicans would rally around a candidate early and focus attacks on Democrats instead of each other, but that would be far too sensible. Read more »
Christians in the Middle East face genocide under the convert-or-die policy of the Islamic State as Christians suffer persecution under aggressive secularism in the West. The common demand is that... Read more »
Forgotten are the “nuts and bolts” priorities Salt Lake City Council members said residents wanted — to improve public safety, municipal services, street lighting and streets and... Read more »
Utah’s version of Medicaid expansion will provide health insurance coverage for Utah’s poor and needy. Most of the cost will be paid for by the federal government with tax money that we... Read more »
Kindness, courtesy and the expression of human warmth are gifts, precious gems we too seldom meet with. Yet they are easily bestowed. Read more »
It turns out that the best way to prepare a student for life in the digital world is still to teach the fundamentals of reading, writing, arithmetic and science. All you need for that is paper and... Read more »
As more details emerge from Utah's "Gang of Six’" Medicaid expansion framework, it is clear that physicians will be expected to foot much of the bill. This theory is worth further examination. Read more »
About a mile from where the Cleveland Indians test their fans' patience, there is a facility that expresses Ohio's attempt to temper justice with patience. The facility resembles a school, except... Read more »
In the interest of giving readers a full and honest picture of what happens here in Washington, I’d like to offer some corrections to Richard Davis’s recent op-ed (“Sen. Lee needs... Read more »
As the so-called Gang of Six considers Medicaid expansion in Utah under Obamacare, let’s step back to look at the negative long-term ramifications of the ever-increasing expansion of the... Read more »
Jay Evensen: How the prison could help Salt Lake City, and why you don't need to breathe to be happy
Maybe in a few years lawmakers will complain about the economic development the state is missing along I-80 because of the new prison. Then we could begin the relocation process all over again. Read more »
Lawmakers should not delay in permanently extending the Religious Worker Visa Program. All Americans—regardless of faith affiliation—benefit from the service these religious workers... Read more »
Sen. Mike Lee recently wrote he had never been given a chance to implement the kind of reform he went to Washington to achieve and faulted the legislative processes. The problem is not just the... Read more »
Conservation and efficiency, where possible, are good. Socially engineered power systems will turn back the clock to a time most of us have never experienced. Read more »
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Maggie, a longtime single mother, has plenty of very reasonable reasons to offer for the importance of fatherhood to strong families and to a good society. Read more »
We are a violent people compared with, say, our European friends. We wipe out the equivalent of Cincinnati every 10 years. We are paralyzed by a misinterpretation of the Second Amendment. Read more »
David Blankenhorn: Overcoming the blindness that is disabling our politics and impairing our society
A blindness is disabling our politics and impairing our society. It’s making us angrier with one another and putting us collectively more and more in the dark, where we can’t see each... Read more »
This creed that can be called the "American Religion" emphasizes the respect that our nation accords deeply-felt religious faith, of whatever sort it may be. The National Museum of American... Read more »
George Chapman’s recent opinion piece about Salt Lake City’s protected bike lanes contains multiple statements lacking factual basis. Read more »
Bloomberg reports that states such as West Virginia and Nebraska have raised the minimum wage and seen the negative impacts. Can Utah afford to make these same mistakes? Read more »
The world we live in is full of situations where evidence is created to support policies. Of course, it should be the other way around. Policy should grow out of evidence. Read more »
Looks like Utah lawmakers have run out of excuses in denying health care for the poor. Legislators have misread the patience of our people as ignorance and weakness. Read more »
It’s time we emphasize the American suffrage movement story. It’s interesting. It’s enlightening. It’s important. Read more »
Most of us are quite vigilant in preventing physical harm to ourselves and our families. But we aren’t adequately safeguarding our security. The crooks behind cybercrime never take a day off.... Read more »
Orrin Hatch: Judicial system reform — overcriminalization and the need for meaningful criminal intent requirements
The problem of overcriminalization is multifaceted. It concerns how Congress crafts criminal laws, how it decides what’s a crime in the first place, and how it sets (or doesn’t set)... Read more »
Utah has spent over three years debating Medicaid expansion, with no resolution in sight. Let’s put the Medicaid expansion question on the November 2016 ballot, along with a broad-based tax... Read more »
Ask yourself whether you really believe a federal law will keep criminals from hacking your car. Then ask yourself whether the free market has done a good job keeping them from hacking computers so... Read more »
The libertarian movement in the wake of the Ron Paul campaign was largely illusory. Those that filled out Paul’s numbers in 2012 easily made the transition to the very un-libertarian Donald... Read more »
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