Religious liberty and the pioneers — Understanding true worth

The Utah Pioneers understood the true worth of religious liberty.

My view: Veterans have to readjust to civilian life after war and service

By all accounts, veterans have the capacity and should be able to effectively retrain themselves to operate in an environment other than that which they were accustomed to being successful. Read more »

July 8, 2014


Lois M. Collins: If what you see offends you, feel free to knock on the door

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Community no longer seems to extend next door or include a helping hand. It's too bad. Read more »

July 8, 2014


Natalie Gochnour: Gail Miller would make a great governor

I’m confident Gov. Herbert, should he decide to run again, would continue to do a great job. I also think Gail Miller possesses many of the attributes we value in our elected leaders. Read more »

July 7, 2014


My View: Using what we used to know to ensure healthy communities

Not one more dollar spent? A safer community? A commitment to what works means we must formally assess later whether the strategies worked. So we have to stay tuned. Read more »

July 7, 2014


John Hoffmire: Why do countries with oil reserves often do worse than they should?

Imagine that you are online and all of the sudden you have the urge to participate in a lottery. A day later, you discover that you have won $100 million. You now have it made, right? Read more »

July 7, 2014


Robert Bennett: Health care decisions should be left up to individuals

Change the tax law so that Hobby Lobby and every other employer can give its health care expenditures directly to its employees, tax free, empowering them to control their own money and pick their... Read more »

July 7, 2014


My view: How the rule of law resolves differences among courts on marriage

With the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision on same-sex marriage, there is a now circuit split on this constitutional question. Eight years ago, the 8th Circuit Court upheld... Read more »

July 6, 2014


My view: Brazilian families need to find more than protests and futbol

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In my lifetime, I've seen the family decline from the chief stabilizing influence in Brazilian society to a sad mockery of its former glory. This travesty must end if Brazil is ever to become the... Read more »

July 6, 2014


Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Exploring ramifications of calling for a constitutional convention

Many state leaders are fed up with Congress and the federal government, but the only formal and binding tool they have to push back against federal encroachment is to call a constitutional convention. Read more »

July 6, 2014


Is Utah really the best managed state? What would the poor say?

Gov. Gary Herbert and state legislative leaders tout Utah as the “best managed state” in the nation. The governor said the state’s strong economy is “the rising tide that... Read more »

July 6, 2014


John Florez: Freedom is not a state of tranquility

What we often forget is that freedom is not a state of tranquility. The struggle for civil rights we won 50 years ago must be fought over and over again. Read more »

July 5, 2014


Rodney K. Smith: The sacred right of religious conscience and the founding of America

In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., the Supreme Court recently upheld the right of religious conscience. Read more »

July 3, 2014


My view: Coal plays important role in powering Utah

Powering American life and our economy with reliable and plentiful energy sources is a top priority for the state of Utah. Read more »

July 3, 2014


Dan Liljenquist: President Obama has become a constitutional squatter

During his administration, President Obama has aggressively and unabashedly taken possession of legislative powers by refusing to enforce laws he disagrees with, by legislating through executive... Read more »

July 3, 2014


A return to the three-fifths compromise

There are so many potential corporate entities to which we belong that by this logic it’s hard to see that the individual matters at all. Read more »

July 3, 2014


My view: Climate predictions — Doomsday pollution cuts

When it comes to programs that promise to clean our air, there’s one thing you can count on: Every time safeguards are announced, industry screams that they will doom the American economy and... Read more »

July 2, 2014


Hannah C. Smith: Beyond Hobby Lobby, the government's war on nuns rages

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Last Monday, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby in favor of arts-and-crafts chain Hobby Lobby in its challenge to a government rule under the Religious Freedom... Read more »

July 2, 2014


Richard Davis: The struggle for promoting civil rights continues

Today is a day to remember how far the nation has advanced in promoting the civil rights of all. The Civil Rights Acts of 1964 was a major cause. But we also need to realize that the struggle for... Read more »

July 2, 2014


My view: Firework celebrations should be encouraged as they bring together Americans

Fireworks are a very visible and great audible reminder that we are Americans and that we got to where we are by reducing divisiveness, polarization and lowering the barriers to working together... Read more »

July 1, 2014


Michael Gerson: Global aggression — American leadership is irreplaceable

President Obama is now likely to face some very difficult choices, even if an Iraqi unity government takes shape. There is little doubt that delay has weakened America's overall position (and the... Read more »

June 30, 2014


Robert J. Samuelson: As a tool for influencing the economy, is business cycle outdated?

The story sketched by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is rich in irony: Governments' past success in stabilizing the economy in the short run created, by encouraging too much debt,... Read more »

June 30, 2014


John Hoffmire: How do we think about poverty?

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Is it possible to eradicate poverty? The answer to this question seems to have become more and more optimistic over the past several decades. Read more »

June 30, 2014


Robert Bennett: 'You never really know what's going to happen in politics'

Thad Cochran's victory in Mississippi has shown us that you never really know what's going to happen in politics. That is doubly true when the game starts to be played with a new set of rules. Read more »

June 30, 2014


On second thought

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Read more »

June 30, 2014


Drew Clark: Utah is an urban oasis that helps build value for middle class

Of all the states in the country, Utah is the eighth-most urban. About nine percent of the population lives in open country or in cities of less than 2,500. That puts us in the company of... Read more »

June 29, 2014

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