If we pretend prisoners do not exist we have no one to blame but ourselves when offender outcomes are dismal.
Sutherland Institute applauds the efforts and sincere desire of the “Gang of Six” to do what’s right for the state of Utah. But we also recognize that it is imperative any new... Read more »
Despite global terrors that threaten countries at whole, an individual coach is a vital person. Each time a coach contributes to the character of a child, whether in the U.S. or abroad, the world... Read more »
The irony of the USA Freedom Act is that it vindicates virtually everything Snowden did, and yet he remains in exile because of it. Read more »
Public polls in 2014 showed 88 percent of Utahns preferred Healthy Utah over doing nothing. Unfortunately, the task force advised the Legislature not to adopt the plan. Now many Utahns remain... Read more »
Runaway health care costs are eating through the budgets of individuals, families, employers and governments, like a turbo-charged Pac-Man plowing through barriers, consuming everything in his path. Read more »
The state of Utah has expressed great concern about the impact the depleted uranium will have upon potential human radiation exposures in Utah. Read more »
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that the president has been heavily lobbying for is an unthinkable give-away to multinational corporations that even attacks U.S. sovereignty. Read more »
As far as the rest of the nation is concerned, Salt Lake City has solved its homeless problem. That's not true. Read more »
The experiences I recently had in one day reminded me that, despite our best efforts, we are not in complete control. In the midst of our daily cares, this reminder is essential. Read more »
When it comes to Utah's public golf courses, bike lanes, air quality and water availability, among other issues, our problem is a lack of vision and planning. Read more »
I almost drowned when I was a kid because it was a simple break in routine for the woman watching me. I have probably, in turn, done things that put others in danger. Experts say there are no... Read more »
Please consider attending the final City Council budget hearing and giving public comment on the need for more visible police officers patrolling Salt Lake City, on June 2 at 7 p.m. It would help... Read more »
Given that China will become the largest economy in the world soon, if it is not already, now might be a good time to learn something more about the leader of this nation of 1.3 billion people. Read more »
The financial crisis and Great Recession have left a thick residue of anxiety. Companies and consumers have responded by restraining spending, which (of course) weakened the recovery. Read more »
Our nation will either hold true to First Amendment principles of religious freedom and association, or it will force people, religions and everyone — including Boy Scouts — to adopt... Read more »
As Utah County's population is expected to increase, it's vital for the county to begin construction and implementation now of a new Bus Rapid Transit system, which has many potential benefits for... Read more »
Piggnanelli and Webb reveal snippets of the insights prospective commencement speakers should have imparted to the proud graduating class of 2015. Read more »
The ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority from the Rakine state in Myanmar, has become a global human crisis. The U.S. should adopt a two-fold strategy to protect them. Read more »
John Florez: We broke our promise with the mentally ill — we need to act upon the values that built this valley
What we have done is to isolate them in a mass of human squalor we euphemistically call shelters and dismiss them as homeless. We try to ignore them or treat them with pity at best and with disdain... Read more »
Not many people are familiar with the Ex-Im Bank, but it serves a vital purpose. The bank provides loan guarantees that traditional banks can’t or won’t offer. For over 80 years, this... Read more »
Uber cars, Craigslist, eBay, Airbnb; you know them, you may use them. What you may not know is that they go by other names in the economic world: the sharing economy, collaborative consumption and... Read more »
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If we pretend the prisoners do not exist while they are incarcerated — or that we would prefer they didn’t — we have no one to blame but ourselves when offender outcomes continue... Read more »
Symbols matter, and the Confederate battle flag has become a symbol of institutional, violent racism. It is time for the permanent retirement of the Confederate battle flag. It should be relegated... Read more »
The 21st-century economy has innovated itself to a point where old tax structures no longer seem fair, effective or conducive to innovation. Read more »
Obamacare is far from perfect. It was cobbled together badly. Implementation has been problematic. Now that the legal battles over Obamacare are over, the president and the Congress should work... Read more »
In the back of my mind, I still can hear former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt, who assured me soon after leaving his post as Health and Human Services secretary for President George W. Bush, that future... Read more »
EPA's new Clean Power Plan is regulation that will leave minority communities with disproportionately fewer jobs, lower incomes and higher poverty than whites. Read more »
Serious cultural erosion and the loss of vital traditional values now threaten both religious freedom and the family as an institution. In our society, money matters seem to dominate. Read more »
Large, irreversible withdrawals are among the worst examples of stewardship on federal lands; they are decided without regard to unique geologic deposits that might be available for development. Read more »
At the locations of most Utah water sewage treatment plants, water quality problems associated with WWTP nutrients are negligible; thus, the universal treatment requirement is a gigantic waste of... Read more »
Robert J. Samuelson: Are policies undertaken to recover from last financial crisis laying groundwork for another?
A central economic question of our time is whether the policies undertaken to recover from the last financial crisis are laying the groundwork for the next. We now have two reports from reputable... Read more »
The long-term success in Europe’s economic integration, plus an expanding influential body of European law, encourages bureaucratic belief that economic market coordination is the same as... Read more »
As you go about your activities on the greatest secular holiday that America celebrates, it might be appropriate to ponder a few facts about this historic day, the Revolutionary War and those who... Read more »
Adversity is as natural to the human condition as breathing. It’s how we choose to approach our own trials and sufferings that will ultimately determine if we will be defined by them or... Read more »
In addition to providing a means of enacting trade agreements, TPA constrains the president’s unilateral negotiating authority and provides detailed negotiating instructions specifying what... Read more »
With the Supreme Court to decide whether the Constitution requires states to redefine marriage as a genderless institution that includes same-sex couples, here are seven inconsistencies in the... Read more »
This article is intended for the parents of the upcoming generation. Read more »
While the Mormon experience of persecution doesn't parallel the black experience, it can be a source of empathy and understanding. An inability to acknowledge America’s racist past and... Read more »
A lighthearted look at news of the day. Read more »
Reconciliation is the word of the day, but how, practically speaking, does one get there? From leaders in Washington, we often hear of the need for a "national conversation about race." Again, how?... Read more »
Rather than requiring retailers to collect high taxes for other states, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte's bill regarding online sales taxes would provide a far more powerful... Read more »
Keeping your child engaged in learning over the summer is crucial to reinforce concepts he learned during the school year and to help prevent the “summer slide” — when students... Read more »
It's OK to search online for news that interests you, but don't forget to start with a real newspaper, the kind you can hold in your hands. If you don't, I fear it's the beginning of the end for... Read more »
A horrific massacre in a South Carolina church has sparked a national discussion on racism and the symbols of the Confederacy. But, as usually happens in America, tragedy provides a new foundation... Read more »
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