The best way to reach out and help people who are mourning can be summarized with the phrase,"Don't ask, do."
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 »
Police every day come face to face with criminals who act irrationally, and some of them would rather fire several bullets into a squad car than face the possibility of charges for auto theft. Read more »
The U.S. should take in more refugees fleeing their homelands. And citizens should assist in providing assistance to those refugees wherever they end up. Read more »
Truth, it seems, does not poll well. William "Van" Dusen Wishard, a retired trend analyst, worries that time is running out for us to identify and understand these trends and help shape them into a... Read more »
Despite being similar in many important ways, Utah and Arizona have their own strengths and weaknesses relative to economic prosperity. Recognizing these differences can be important for shaping... Read more »
I’ve had several conversations with friends recently about what kids should know or do or be capable of in order to be successful adults. Here are a few of the thoughts we’ve bandied... Read more »
Conservative Christians have been lately pondering their relationship to American culture. When the court rejected traditional sexual ethics as a permissible basis for laws defining marriage, many... Read more »
As innovators continue to develop new ideas to bring the world a step closer to achieving the newly implemented SDGs, we as concerned citizens can choose to stay informed and participate in the... Read more »
A lighthearted look at news of the day. The World Health Organization now says bacon is the new cancer stick. It might as well have said watching football makes you go blind. Read more »
Taxes will surely continue to play a big role in the presidential campaign. Both parties are likely to be disappointed. Read more »
With the legal redefinition of marriage in June by a 5-4 vote of the Supreme Court, scholars and social activists now grapple with what to think and how to act in a new world bereft of a common... Read more »
Despite assurances to the contrary, Proposition 1 on the ballot will allow UTA and municipalities to build many rail and other questionable projects that may not have broad public support and... Read more »
While I have the utmost respect for Sen. Orrin Hatch and honor his many years of devoted service to the state of Utah, I cannot agree that the filibuster rule is good for American government. Read more »
Proposition 1 is for the road users, the transit riders and the Utahns who care about their communities. Transportation doesn’t need to be political; it needs to be a priority. Read more »
Jeb Bush, the erstwhile front-runner, performed weakly at Wednesday night's Republican debate, which was compounded by his recent promise to shed his Mr. Nice Guy persona. Instead, he seemed... Read more »
The question before Utah parents is this: Do we want a White House-controlled curriculum in our local schools? Read more »
Engaging topics thrive at the local and national levels. In Salt Lake City, the mayoral race has tightened, and Medicaid expansion has stalled. Nationally, Democrats may view Hillary Clinton as the... Read more »
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The educators of today's higher education are showing by their own negative examples that there is nothing high about higher education. Read more »
Government is not going to be on the minds of many Americans when they contemplate tomorrow what they are thankful for. And that is to be expected. But, whether they are grateful or not, it will be... Read more »
College students' hissy fits over hurt feelings are a direct result of our Everybody Gets A Trophy culture and an educational system that, for the most part, no longer teaches a core curriculum,... Read more »
I am grateful for the goodness and the example of Isobel Bowdery — a Paris Bataclan survivor — who reminds us that even in the darkest hours of our lives, there are blessings to count,... Read more »
For those who have recently lost a loved one, the holidays can be difficult. The best way to reach out and help these people can be summarized with the phrase,"Don't ask, do." Read more »
Christmas season is just around the corner, with Utahns expected to top their estimated $1.5 billion in holiday spending from last year. Corporate lobbyists are already circling Washington, D.C.,... Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
We need to stop this latest folly of UTA and Mountain Accord now, before it wastes even more time and taxpayer money. Read more »
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