Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Government shutdown avoided

The prospect of a federal government shutdown was avoided, making Halloween less frightening in Washington.

My view: Sen. Lee should take charge on climate change

The Republican Party has the exciting opportunity to lead on the issue of climate change and Sen. Mike Lee is the perfect candidate to take charge. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2015


Richard Davis: What does Ben Carson believe about government?

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is the anti-Trump in his style. Like other Republicans, Carson talked about the need for dramatically reducing the size of government. But what does... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2015


David Blankenhorn: No church-stamped permission slips for abusing societal rule of law

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In a society based on the rule of law, we can’t give public officials a church-stamped permission slip to break it with impunity, and we certainly must never accept that what they're breaking... Read more »

Sept. 8, 2015


Ralph Hancock: Donald Trump is immune to intellectual authority and the borders of liberalism

Donald Trump is first and foremost an unabashed nationalist, one who is unembarrassed to espouse the American interest in America as both a source of material well-being and an object of pride. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2015


My view: Expansion of health care access benefits everyone

Responsible government should protect the safety of its citizens, whether it is through law enforcement, fire protection, safer roads, a vigilant public health system, a powerful military or access... Read more »

Sept. 8, 2015


Robert J. Samuelson: Can China contribute to global economic vitality?

The questions that now face China are whether it can maintain its own internal stability and contribute to the vitality of the wider global economy. Read more »

Sept. 7, 2015


Jay Evensen: On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Last week, President Obama became the first president to visit the Arctic. Read more »

Sept. 7, 2015


John Hoffmire: Education about alternative energy options remains pressing need

Only about 8 percent of the world’s energy consumption is in the form of these renewable sources; yet that number is growing each year as we actively search for ways to improve the quality... Read more »

Sept. 7, 2015


Kathleen Parker: Bilingualism valuable to Trump, unless it's found in a politician

Donald Trump has a point when he talks about the need for immigrants to learn English. A nation divided by language is a nation divided. But it is utterly ridiculous to insist that only English be... Read more »

Sept. 6, 2015


Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Can't help but spill more ink on Donald Trump

We feel guilty spilling more ink on Donald Trump, but we can’t help ourselves. Read more »

Sept. 6, 2015


Drew Clark: Appearances aside, Donald Trump is no Mitt Romney

There’s something to be said for a successful businessman running for president. Personal wealth appears to give a candidate the ability to speak freely and act based on real-world success. Read more »

Sept. 6, 2015


My view: New Medicaid expansion framework still fiscally irresponsible, harms Utah’s poorest

If you agree that it is wrong to put the health care of Utah’s uninsured on the backs of Utah’s poorest people, we hope you will ask your state legislators to join us in opposing the... Read more »

Sept. 6, 2015


My view: Save pro-work, pro-family tax credits Utah families rely on

When our elected officials return to Washington next week, they have a chance to help hardworking families by saving key provisions of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC). Read more »

Sept. 6, 2015


Arthur Cyr: Obama’s Arctic voyage provides opportunity

President Obama’s soaring rhetoric regarding the global environment contrasts with absence of action, beyond largely symbolic gestures geared to the political home front. Read more »

Sept. 6, 2015


My view: Political correctness should not inhibit free speech

Unless we are challenged to think through the opinions we take for granted, we never become fully thoughtful, educated human beings. Read more »

Sept. 6, 2015


John Florez: Politicians use immigration as a piÑata

Politicians are once again using immigration as a political piÑata. They use it as a way to exploit the fear and anxiety the public has over change. They would have us become isolationist at a... Read more »

Sept. 5, 2015


Jay Evensen: Seinfeld's kid demonstrates why licensing is killing the economy

You don’t want your heart surgeon winging it after watching some DIY video on YouTube. But most government licenses are for low-paying jobs that, at the least, shouldn’t require so much... Read more »

Sept. 4, 2015


Natalie Gochnour: 2 Utahs and the need for investment

I see a dichotomy of two Utahs playing out. One is prosperous and promising. The other is poor and reliant. One Utah is free. One Utah is dependent. Unfortunately, the gap seems to be widening. We... Read more »

Sept. 4, 2015


My view: Medicaid expansion deserves recognition, as it is 'the right thing to do'

The Journal of Health Affairs estimated that over 102 Utahns died in 2013 because they couldn’t afford health care. Imagine trying to pay for health care if you are below 100 percent of the... Read more »

Sept. 4, 2015


Greg Bell: What goes around comes around

The phenomenon by which the good and evil we do return to us has been commonly described as "what goes around comes around." It’s not that we suffer or enjoy the fruits of what we dish out,... Read more »

Sept. 4, 2015


Lois M. Collins: Do we like heroes or gossip better? And what does it say about us?

People magazine had an interesting dilemma recently: Lead with the story of three American heroes, or a "celebrity" who may have cheated on his wife. What they chose may say something about us. Read more »

Sept. 1, 2015

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John Hoffmire: Climate change presents skewed vulnerabilities and the ethical imperative

Besides crying out for the immediacy of action, the magnitude of the global climate-change threat raises explicit ethical questions, such as how we ought to live and how humans should value and... Read more »

Aug. 31, 2015


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