A lighthearted look at news of the day.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
We celebrate America’s 238th birthday this Friday — facing a sluggish economy, dysfunction at the highest levels of government, and numerous foreign policy challenges. Some say America... Read more »
A great country shouldn’t force people into wrenching choices between the job they need and the family they love. Read more »
As Utah prepares to appeal the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision invalidating Utah’s Amendment 3, there are important aspects of Wednesday’s ruling worth considering... Read more »
In answering the question "Has U.S. influence in the Middle East been hurt?", the writer contends, "The administration’s insistence on pursuing the same, failed strategies makes it difficult... Read more »
In answering the question "Has U.S. influence in the Mideast been hurt?" writer says we must realize that shifts that have been convulsing the Arab world reflect forces beyond our control and... Read more »
A market-based, revenue-neutral carbon tax that returns all proceeds to households would effect the needed reductions in emissions and move us to a clean-energy economy with minimum disruption. Read more »
The late U.S. Sen. S.I. Hayakawa had it right when he said that in government you don't need to know how to do takeaways, because you only do addition. It seems the same holds true for Utah state... Read more »
The best way to honor our Founding Fathers is to participate in our political process, learn about candidates, attend neighborhood caucus meetings, volunteer in campaigns, vote in all elections,... Read more »
The current crisis in Iraq is so messy, and all of its likely outcomes so tragic, that it’s hard to know what or even how to think about it. So let’s start with first principles, to get... Read more »
Perhaps the biggest issue facing Massachusetts’ voters this November will be a citizens’ initiative to repeal the state’s 2011 casino gambling law before it has a chance to lay... Read more »
Snakes have been the victims of malice and misinformation for centuries, so when rattlesnakes appear in residential areas, people are naturally concerned. Read more »
During its opening week of the term, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in what some deem the most important religious liberty case in decades — Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Church... Read more »
Older stories can be found in the story archives
Many cling to the widespread presumption that nationally imposed gay marriage is somehow inevitable. It would be far more productive if elite opinion would instead seriously consider what happens... Read more »
As the issue of same-sex marriage makes its way through the federal courts, its opponents face a dilemma: Their attitude toward same-sex couples who may be neighbors, coworkers, or family members. Read more »
A good test of an organization’s priorities is what it spends its money on, particularly when money is scarce. That applies to what is currently unfolding in Gaza, where hard financial times... Read more »
Mitt Romney’s father, George, former governor of Michigan and Republican presidential candidate, represents a kind of politician that we would do well to foster today. Read more »
In the spirit of Pioneer Day and reflecting on our heritage, we update an old column and provide a “re-enactment” of Brother Brigham’s entry into the valley using modern... Read more »
Isn’t it time for some good news on addressing global warming? A carbon fee and dividend policy can lead to increased jobs, a growing economy, better health and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Read more »
Graduation from college with massive amounts of debt may delay large purchases, such as homes and cars; it can delay savings and investment for retirement; it can steer potential entrepreneurs away... Read more »
Recently, there have been a number of columns admonishing those contending for religious freedom to extend tolerance and respect to all. While these are well meaning and altogether axiomatic,... Read more »
Cruelty comes in many different forms, and that is what Rep. Jason Chaffetz wishes people would understand. Read more »
The Utah Pioneers understood the true worth of religious liberty. Read more »
This week we celebrate the arrival 167 years ago of Brigham Young and the vanguard of Mormon pioneers in the Great Basin. Read more »
Now the governor wants another committee to study academic standards — and that is not his responsibility. It makes Utah’s leaders appear to lack confidence and explains why public... Read more »
Why is our public discussion so dominated by rancor and divisiveness? Why do our politicians increasingly resemble silly children throwing food at each other? Why do our “news” programs so often consist of people dealing... Read more »
Thousands of wonderful people have contributed greatly to Utah’s success. Since I can’t mention all of them, I want to note three special people who I consider to be Utah heroes. Read more »
Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, who knew... Read more »
The truly sad but predictable tragedy of 60,000 unaccompanied children detained on our southern border, with another 90,000 predicted this year, should not only be a constant headline, but so... Read more »
Airports have been called everything from “the most important main street in any town” to symbols of the endless hassles of modern travel. Read more »
Main Street businesses across Utah and the rest of the country are feeling the pinch from patent trolls. This year, in one single day in April, patent trolls filed 184 lawsuits across the U.S. in a... Read more »
There are still moons to explore, problems to solve, challenges to meet. This is a time to remember what Americans – united, resolute, bravely facing the future – can achieve, if we... Read more »
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