Americans can be compassionate with Syrian refugees while still expecting our politicians to keep us safe.
Ben Carson is not like anyone else on the planet, which is why so many have found him so appealing. He's a man of a higher order, unless he's not. In which case, one is left to wonder: Who is Dr.... Read more »
Were the lungs the seat of wisdom, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly would be wise, but they are not and he is not. So it is not astonishing that he is doubling down on his wager that the truth cannot... Read more »
Take it from a longtime Millcreek resident: the community is united. Those who voted in favor of incorporation and those who voted against have the same goal — keep the same level of... Read more »
In the United States, as well as in France, many take the idea of “secularism” to be the final solution to the human problem of politics, that is, the problem of arriving by reasonable... Read more »
The choice of a president should have something to do with character, policy views, temperament, governing record and political philosophy. So far, this is the sad, overall summary of the 2016... Read more »
A lighthearted look at news of the day. Last week, Ohio voters rejected a ballot measure that would have made recreational marijuana use legal. Read more »
November brings Veterans Day, and this year also brings the 50th anniversary of the major battle in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam involving the U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Division. Read more »
Casting ExxonMobil as the scapegoat for global warming's dilemmas is historically inaccurate and a political cheap shot with troubling constitutional implications. Read more »
Utah continues to lead the nation on many measures. This time it’s financial and economic literacy in public schools. Let’s hope it rubs off on all of us. Read more »
Among the four truths about adoption learned through experience: Children need their siblings. Already alone in the world, they are more alone without the siblings that they know. Read more »
The quest for cleaner energy is one of the great challenges of the 21st century. But something troubling is coming down the pike now that the Obama administration has announced its new Clean Power... Read more »
This Thanksgiving season we give thanks to pundits, voters and the courts for making a normally sleepy municipal election the most unpredictable and entertaining in recent memory. Read more »
Social Security policy is unsustainable in its current form. What has consumed a significant portion of America’s paychecks, and helped sustain a significant portion of America’s... Read more »
I want to pay tribute to all the candidates who were willing to put themselves out there, to risk the scrutiny, criticism as well as the joy in wanting to improve our community. Read more »
Fraud comes in three forms: misrepresentation, misrepresentation by half-truth and bare nondisclosure. Read more »
Like improvements to the Utah Jazz, Utah’s threshold economy has taken a lot of work and still requires fine-tuning. And, like the Utah Jazz, it’s going to be fun to watch the Utah... Read more »
Those caring people who serve the needs of the homeless every day strongly urge us not to give to panhandlers because it encourages and subsidizes self-destructive behaviors and detracts from... Read more »
There are moral, economic and health reasons to mitigate the most severe effects of climate change. Will our Utah senators and representatives join the growing ranks of members of Congress who... Read more »
Won't someone tell the Republicans that they won? Let it go. Who cares who's on the next debate panel? Don't they realize that fear of ridicule alone will temper the instincts of whatever liberal... Read more »
Because of its vast readership, "Killing Reagan: The Violent Assault That Changed a Presidency" by Fox News' Bill O'Reilly and his collaborator Martin Dugard will distort public understanding of... Read more »
Representatives from most of the Republican presidential campaigns met last Sunday for a post-debate Airing of Grievances, an event accompanied by an orchestra of the world's tiniest violins. Read more »
Off-year local elections generally are not evidence of larger trends, they are evidence of local feelings, and often they are nuanced. Read more »
If you’re eligible for Medicare, here’s what you need to know for the Medicare enrollment season, running Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Read more »
The demise of Arches Health Plan was as predictable as it was sudden. Arches is going out of business today because, like so many others, it badly miscalculated the health risks of its members. Read more »
When government is empowered to regulate advocacy, it will be tempted to suppress some of it. These truths should be on the Supreme Court's nine fine minds on Friday pertaining to pronouncements to... Read more »
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There are Republican presidential hopefuls who have vigorously opposed each of Donald Trump's proposals, arguments and stereotypes. But Trump has set the terms of the primary debate and dragged it... Read more »
Americans can be compassionate with Syrian refugees while still expecting our politicians to find ways to keep out those who would harm us. Read more »
The growing education-to-employment gap is a source of frustration for students and employers alike. Getting employers involved in project-based learning in real-world situations — much like... Read more »
A lighthearted look at news of the day. Bobby Jindal dropped out of the Republican race for president last week. Read more »
We need to stop this latest folly of UTA and Mountain Accord now, before it wastes even more time and taxpayer money. Read more »
In the last few years, innovative “pay for success” programs are transforming the way in which government develops and implements policy in various places around the country, including... Read more »
Recent events have shown the cracks in the foundation of the Affordable Care Act — the larger system of which Medicaid expansion is just a part. Read more »
The horrific massacre in Paris reminds us of the Achilles' heel of American foreign policy. The battlefield has been selected by our enemies, and it's what makes today's predicament so disorienting. Read more »
The professions are top-heavy with baby boomers, many of whom won’t retire. Consequently, many of the high-paying, high-impact jobs are not turning over to the up-and-comers. Read more »
But the question we need to ask ourselves is, “For whom is Utah the best managed state?” As a business owner, I would say Utah is pro-business and focuses a great deal of attention on... Read more »
Never has American freedom of speech been attacked so flagrantly, so promiscuously and on so many fronts. The most egregious examples come from campuses and Congress. Read more »
One week, Beirut and Paris; the next week, Mali. The nightmare is young. Where next? The pace and threat of terror seem to have picked up, each incident feeding on the previous. But then, how do... Read more »
It’s Thanksgiving week, so the temptation is, of course, to expose political turkeys. Instead, we offer thoughts, even praise, regarding some Utah politicians. Read more »
We learned this week that Jackie Biskupski will be the next mayor of Salt Lake City. In an election that was hard fought and hard earned, Mayor-elect Biskupski shared an inclusive vision that... Read more »
For 11 post-World War II presidencies, coalition leading has been the role of the United States. Where is America today? Awaiting a president. The next president. Read more »
New research from Utah hospitals shows that even air pollution we label “moderate” can trigger the most serious type of heart attack. This new research should be viewed in proper context. Read more »
Radical Islam is the greatest single threat to the future of Western civilization. It is a metastasizing cancer, with its lethal cells spreading quietly throughout Europe and the United States. Read more »
This week, Salt Lake City had a changing of the guard. A new mayor was elected who was labeled as not having the experience or leadership to run the city. By all measures, it looks like we have a... Read more »
The nation should be more concerned about the many American citizens, already living here, who are joining ISIS and are willing to conduct attacks from within our borders. Read more »
Paris was for all Americans a summons to seriousness that should awaken the Republican party's nominating electorate from its reveries about treating the presidency as an entry-level job and cause... Read more »
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