With Idaho checked off the list, the president now is only three states shy of visiting all 50 while in office.
The Legislature needs to see that changes are in order for it to continue to carry out its mandate under current social and economic conditions, rather than those that existed when it was... Read more »
lowing editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, Jan. 14: Read more »
The biographer Eric Metaxas recently made waves by arguing that modern science increasingly "makes the case for God." Read more »
Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, provides occasion for reflection as well as recognition. We honor his personal courage as well as political impact as catalyst for the civil rights revolution. Read more »
A college educated person will, on average, earn tens of thousands of dollars over one with a high school graduation, and the difference between a high-school dropout is even larger. Read more »
President Obama is not admitting that terrorism is growing all around the world. Read more »
Have you ever wondered why police don’t try to shoot suspects in the legs or arms? Are police trained to kill? Read more »
We need to establish reliable, dependable public transit to all parts of our city at all hours before we can expect individuals to make the transition to using public transit. Read more »
Simply adding more of a bad thing won't make it good. And making gas taxes a sales tax would add volatility on top of ineffectiveness. Read more »
The process of planning the Keystone XL pipeline reveals how little President Barack Obama actually knows outside of government. He has gotten numerous facts wrong about the pipeline and how it... Read more »
The only effective strategy we can employ to battle radical Islam is to value freedom; to vigorously defend our rights to speech, religion, and privacy; and to resist the temptation to trade our... Read more »
The secretary-general of the United Nations issued a universal call to action to transform our world beyond 2015. Read more »
The state Legislature should extend and expand operating and program funds for the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) for this fiscal year. Read more »
We should use the name "Democratic Party" instead of "Democrat Party." While it may not seem like a big difference, using the correct legal name shows an effort to speak respectfully and restore... Read more »
If we truly stand behind the Charlie Hebdo victims and their rights, we cannot do so halfway or agree only when murder is involved. Read more »
Republicans and Democrats find it easiest to argue over technical questions that, in the end, won't much affect the federal budget of over $17 trillion. Read more »
The president made an error in judgment by not sending someone with a higher profile to join world leaders at a solidarity rally in Paris. But I'm finding it difficult to embrace the... Read more »
Save your money and instead establish healthy habits that will benefit you long-term. Too many of us are waiting for a quick-fix solution that will allow us to continue to live our current... Read more »
Unfortunately there is a growing number of salesmen who use the tactic of scaring people out of vaccinations in order to sell their products. Read more »
The shocking events in France have reminded us that liberty needs to be defended. To do so we will one day have to recover some sense of what makes it sacred. Read more »
This is an underestimated source of dysfunction in American politics: The parties do not view themselves as losers, even when they lose. Read more »
Whether it relates to wealth accumulation, credit-card debt, or simply saving money for a rainy day, financial literacy around the globe is remarkably low. Read more »
If Republican Congress members are seen as grownups in the next two years and pass meaningful bills, their brand will help their nominee. If they are seen as squabbling children who fight with each... Read more »
The increasing size of smart phone screens has led to a world in which more people now read news, shop and engage with the Internet through a handheld device than through a computer. Soon we may... Read more »
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New York Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal was quick to criticize LDS Church leaders for using "fake 'war on religion' speak" in the Church's rare news conference held Tuesday about... Read more »
Prior to the mid-1990s, Utah ranked in the Top 10 for its tax effort to fund education, but has since slipped well below average. Read more »
In our pluralistic society, religious freedom is not just one policy among many; it is the foundation of the liberties we enjoy as Americans. It is our first freedom. Read more »
Here are my predictions for the Utah 2015 legislative session. Keep in mind that I think this is what will happen, not necessarily what should happen. Read more »
With Idaho checked off the list, the president now is only three states shy of visiting all 50 during his time in office — South Dakota, South Carolina and, to no one's surprise, Utah. Read more »
The need for more money should not come at the expense of things that are improving education in Utah. Read more »
The latest educational giveaway coming from the Obama administration is a one-size-fits-all solution that will hurt higher education and reduce student opportunity. Read more »
The process of relocating the prison has been slow. I believe the Draper prison should be relocated, but there should be three qualifications. Read more »
After years of study, two Medicaid expansion alternatives have been recommended to the Utah Legislature. But these alternatives don't solve Utah's coverage gap. Read more »
If you've been following politics lately, you may notice the two political parties seem to have found some common ground. Almost everyone in Washington today is talking about the same thing:... Read more »
A look at Bud Selig's winning legacy as baseball's commissioner, and how his work should be mirrored toward the nation's other businesses. Read more »
The nations of the world gather to prepare the post-2015 agenda, including a "radical reform of our economies." Read more »
"Austerity has failed in Greece," Alexis Tsipras, Syriza's leader, wrote days before the election. The former government had "promised the country's lenders that it [would] cut salaries and... Read more »
Andy Koenig explains how Congress and the president should follow certain steps to help the country back to a sustainable economy. Read more »
If President Obama wants to improve education access rather than trumpet another talking point, he will have to compromise with a wary Republican Congress. Both sides have incentives to sit down... Read more »
This legislative session, clean air advocates and citizens mean to change this dangerous bit of Utah law, thereby returning to the local population the power to craft air quality regulations... Read more »
Timely approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership will provide the opportunity for the nation to follow Utah's lead by signaling to the world... Read more »
Eagle Mountain currently has one of the top economic development projects in the state eyeing its city. The stigma of a prison could devastate that opportunity. Read more »
Can you imagine students, with their parents, planning their educations with apps and taking their plans to school to help them become a reality? There is nothing more empowering than taking... Read more »
National School Choice Week will be recognized the last week of January, celebrating the opportunity that families have to choose the best education option for them and their children. Read more »
We pride ourselves in being in the Top 10, or higher, in many areas of economic performance. Should we not also aspire to Top 10 status in education? This should be the Legislature’s top... Read more »
The Utah Legislature needs to spend time this legislative session on how to make changes with criminal justice reform. Read more »
As a campaign speech, President Obama's State of the Union did its job. However, as a stage-setter for a productive final two years with the Congress, not so much. Read more »
Over the past five years, 1,177 people died on Utah’s roads. Of all those people killed in crashes (excluding motorcycles, bicyclists and pedestrians) more than half (52 percent) were not... Read more »
When the embargo with Cuba ends, it could result in a trading boom between the U.S. and one of its oldest allies. Read more »
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