A lighthearted look at current events.
Yes, it has been very hot and not just the weather. We explore the ramifications of key decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more »
The U.S. health care system is often compared to European systems in unflattering terms, yet European countries are also under increasing pressure to increase their quality of care and efficiency. Read more »
"People want to own the music they love," Steve Jobs said, and "not just rent them." Fast-forward a decade, and Apple is now saying the reverse: People want to rent and not own the music they love. Read more »
Religious freedom is inextricably linked to other fundamental rights. Balance between competing interests — and not a war of “mine over thine” — is better for our... Read more »
While growing up and living out of our family's boxcar on the west side of Salt Lake, a wagonload of watermelon and tamales and a long walk to run on the lush green lawns of Liberty Park was just... Read more »
Everything you think you know about Republicans and climate change is a myth. Read more »
Our obsession with and use of cellphones, tablets and laptops are a new addiction, as a new generation is being swallowed up in tiny screens and often trivial communications. Rather than more... Read more »
Natalie Gochnour: Patriotic grace blends gratitude for citizenship, a sense of responsibility and a representation of high ideals
Patriotic grace for me is a calling. It begins with gratitude for the gift of being born in this country. It extends into our actions — the way we live our citizenship. It comes with a sense... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
This article is intended for the parents of the upcoming generation. 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 »
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 »
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A tipping point may have already been reached as people recoil from that which cannot be denied. Where once many could avert our eyes from the details of abortion, the details are now all we see... Read more »
The 1,200 volunteers that serve in the Draper facility are a key reason — and the most persuasive one — for doing everything possible to keep a new prison as close as possible to the... Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert's focus as chairman of the National Governors Association is on restoring proper balance in the federal-state relationship. This comes at a time when questions are being raised... Read more »
By properly developing the Draper site, the state has an opportunity to create a new economic engine that will positively impact Utah for decades. Read more »
Worldwide, over 1 billion people live in extreme poverty. That is, they make less than $1.25 a day. The size of the problem helps us understand why governments, NGOs and even some companies are... Read more »
Americans are not like ISIS, waiting anxiously with bulldozers hoping for a chance to turn ancient cliff dwellings into rubble. Any agreement that didn’t protect important artifacts... Read more »
Turkey has shifted significantly in the war against the Islamic State, and is now striking the enemy directly and permitting the United States-led coalition to use air bases. Read more »
People who change the world seldom do so by letting the establishment relax. To succeed, Yunus wants to turn the business world on its head. Read more »
The Supreme Court’s ruling last month against the Environmental Protection Agency’s costly mercury regulation was a sharp rebuke to President Barack Obama’s environmental agenda. Read more »
Two Planned Parenthood executives recently spoke about unborn children with the callousness of someone talking about squashing a mosquito. This is an opportune moment to push the reset button on... Read more »
Pioneer Park was my wonderland. It was all any kid would want. It was the international playground where Mexicans, Greeks, Italians, blacks, Anglos, etc., showed up to play, learn how to get along... Read more »
Ideally, laws should respect all people, all races and all walks of life to the fullest extent possible. Sometimes it seems as if the message we send is “I have absolutely no tolerance for... Read more »
As we commemorate Medicare’s 50th anniversary, it’s essential that we celebrate the legacy of the program and recommit ourselves to fighting to keep it strong for current and future... Read more »
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