Living here, you might reasonably assume the Great Recession is a fading memory in the nationís history.
Law enforcement nationwide and in Utah may have subconscious biases that affect the way they interact with citizens — particularly with those of color. A calm demeanor and civil dialogue can... Read more »
Motherhood is not defined by number of children, nor is its power and influence limited to one’s own children. Rather, its legacy is “small things done with great love,” to... Read more »
If we cannot answer questions about the budget for Medicaid expansion, then I believe we need to have a discussion about not expanding Medicaid, and put this issue to bed once and for all, as many... Read more »
As the November mayoral race draws near, topics such as whether panhandling should be made illegal, whether or not to move city homeless shelters and what to do about a commuter tax to Salt Lake... Read more »
The Utah Republican Party should follow Judge David Nuffer's bench ruling from April 10, 2015, to reassert itself and protect its brand from outlier candidates who choose to circumvent the vetting... Read more »
Utah's legislators need a harrowing reminder that a debilitating accident could happen to anyone. The trauma, therapy and medical debt that follow are all reasons why Utah needs Gov. Gary Herbert's... Read more »
My mother was a humble woman with tenderness and compassion who softly exuded such strength. She taught us that we came into this world with nothing and we leave with nothing. The important thing... Read more »
The Women's Leadership Institute has two major missions: one, to develop women's leadership to participate in corporate boards and senior executive positions; and, two, to encourage and help... Read more »
When facing personal and far-reaching challenges, hope not only connects us to mankind, but also grounds us, brings us safety and enables us to serve others. We feel more cohesion, stability and... Read more »
What greater achievement could we make in the next generation than ending preventable child deaths? It is possible, but without making it a priority, it won't happen. Ordinary citizens can help by... Read more »
I'm convinced that our great-grandchildren will find it difficult to believe that we actually raised, herded and slaughtered animals on an industrial scale — for the eating. The way we treat... Read more »
"Put a blacksmith in the White House" could be Rhode Island's Democratic candidate Lincoln Chafee's slogan. He currently doesn't stand much chance against Hillary Clinton, but he has had several... Read more »
All of this should serve as a cold splash to the face. As yearly snowpack diminishes and the population grows, Utah can’t afford to get this one wrong. Read more »
Today, three in four undergrads are considered "nontraditional" students. They work jobs during school, have started raising families and have served in the military or as missionaries. Online... Read more »
We need not condone irreverent portrayals of religious beliefs — especially of our own. However, we must defend, with force when necessary, the right of all Americans to speak their minds. Read more »
Our deficits supply the world with a currency to conduct international trade and investment. What's good for the global economy is bad for U.S. manufacturers and their workers, whose products... Read more »
With the low cost of carbon fuels, it makes sense for a man to use dirty energy even as it harms the future of his neighbor. Meanwhile, if fossil fuels were expensive, citizens would not be... Read more »
Rep. Mike McKell's Natural Resources Committee should step outside the coal bin, stop breathing Uinta Basin ozone and start promoting 21st century clean-energy solutions that will free Utahns from... Read more »
The solution, touted by several mayors and advocates for the poor, is to simply stop giving. But that’s a difficult strategy in a city and state known for their charity. Read more »
We should keep debating the use of drone strikes in warfare. Drone killings involve two important concerns. First, U.S. news media have a propensity to highlight the killing of Americans. Second,... Read more »
Washington can and must come up with an appropriate permanent solution for its depleted uranium problem. Utah has done more than its fair share of paying the price for America’s nuclear... Read more »
Richard Davis: As Utah's GOP looks to an Internet presidential primary in 2016, be cautious, inclusive in adopting online voting
Online voting can be in the future of U.S. elections. But we have yet to resolve the issues of how we include rather than exclude. We also must guarantee that everyone’s vote counts as he or... Read more »
Comments about recent events in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray provide a glimpse at perhaps one of our greatest challenges — perception. In this case, as in too many others... Read more »
We are a nation of inventors and explorers and we are at a crossroads. For us to continue to project strength and leadership in a rapidly changing world, we must invest in the enterprises that... Read more »
Baltimore's recent story is at least three separate tales. But the time has come to focus on justice, which will not be possible unless things start to settle down. Read more »
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Living here, you might reasonably assume the Great Recession is a fading memory in the nation’s history. You would be wrong. Read more »
Members of the Prison Relocation Commission (PRC) have been making false claims about the prison relocation study. The PRC is touting a study that did not review enough aspects of the prison move... Read more »
Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is being dogged by a conflict of interest charge again. Last December, it was his unwillingness to defend Senate Bill 54. This time, it is over a campaign donation... Read more »
It is precisely because of the fact that we are part of our environment that human beings should take greater steps to ensure its protection and long-term sustainability, not just for ourselves,... Read more »
Hinkins & King: No losers in Utah’s Public Lands Initiative: Wilderness is the currency that brings all parties to the table
In the battle over the fate of Utah’s public lands, wilderness has become the currency with which certainty can be bought. Read more »
Utah Sen. Mike Lee has successfully championed the bipartisan USA Freedom Act, which would end the NSA’s blanket “metadata” collection and storage activities. The U.S. Senate... Read more »
Frankly, I hope I’m completely wrong about all of this. Just to be safe, however, I’m hanging onto my 2000 model sedan. Read more »
I believe every Republican should support Gov. Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan because good people are suffering and because Utah’s working poor cannot afford access to health care. Read more »
The recent Pew Forum Report, "America's Changing Religious Landscape," does not bode as grimly as many would have the American public believe. Read more »
An op-ed by George Will (“ ‘Sustainability mania' only bloats rates, cuts savings,” April 16) underscores the importance of going beyond third-party claims to understand the facts... Read more »
Politics at home may cost the United States a place in two key global trade agreements — the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Together, the... Read more »
What are the pros and cons of a potential agreement between the United States and Iran, two countries that have not had diplomatic relations since the 1979 hostage-taking in Tehran? The... Read more »
On any list of calamities threatening the world economy, a China crash ranks at or near the top. Already, China's sizzling rate of economic growth has declined. The question is whether the... Read more »
Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Mediocre 'favorability' ratings hint at Utah's varied attitudes toward Congress
Last week, a UtahPolicy.com poll, which was picked up by other media, showed mediocre “favorability” ratings for Utah’s four U.S. House members. Your columnists weigh in. Read more »
Funding transportation infrastructure is one of the core responsibilities of government. Whether those roads are paid for by corporate taxation, by a steeper gas tax or by something else,... Read more »
Global trade is a key driver for Utah’s economy. Overall, more than one in five jobs in Utah depends on international trade, and medical technology is just one of the sectors that can grow... Read more »
Rather than paying out unsustainable benefits until the Social Security trust fund is exhausted, we should start reducing benefits now until they are at a sustainable level. Read more »
What’s our national debt? The financial one that comes to mind is subservient to a second and deeper national debt. As we enter a patriotic period of Memorial Day, Flag Day and the Fourth of... Read more »
A high-tech voting system for a high-tech world might be to just set up a vending machine in the lobbyists' lounge, where the politicians could silently pick and choose the bills they want passed... Read more »
Without a definitive judicial ruling or other galvanizing event, a perennial American argument is ending. Capital punishment is withering away. Administering it behind prison walls indicates a... Read more »
With the recent audit of Utah Retirement System's management and investment practices, the media only highlighted the one subjective section of the report. Some legislators are using that section... Read more »
“Egregious” and “grotesque” is how United States Secretary of State John Kerry has described North Korea’s reckless international provocations and brutal executions of... Read more »
President Obama has rightly called for releasing prisoner Jason Rezaian, who is a Washington Post reporter, as well as American Pastor Saeed Abedini. Washington should renew that call now. Read more »
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