The prospect of a federal government shutdown was avoided, making Halloween less frightening in Washington.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
A lighthearted look at news of the day. Last week, President Obama became the first president to visit the Arctic. Read more »
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 »
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 »
We feel guilty spilling more ink on Donald Trump, but we can’t help ourselves. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Unless we are challenged to think through the opinions we take for granted, we never become fully thoughtful, educated human beings. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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What is there to say about House Republicans' inability to get something right? With Kevin McCarthy's recent response to the simplest question about GOP accomplishments in Congress, the future may... Read more »
The U.S. is one of only seven countries in the world — including China, North Korea and Vietnam — that permit abortions after 20 weeks. This policy is a reflection of American politics... Read more »
The Hubble telescope has increased the field of science astronomically. Its much more capable successor, the James Webb Space Telescope, will do even more. Read more »
The LDS general conference week provides a view into contrasting religious practices. Read more »
Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: With government shutdown avoided, focus shifts to Medicaid expansion
The scary prospect of a federal government shutdown has been avoided, making Halloween less frightening in Washington, D.C. But in Utah, Medicaid expansion has risen from the dead, terrifying the... Read more »
Just because we don’t see a “transportation storm” brewing beneath the surface doesn’t mean it’s not there and growing each day. Proposition 1 will provide the peace... Read more »
Is this a sign that all is well and everyone is happy with how things are being run, or is it a warning that something is terribly wrong? However you see the answer, it is indisputable that this is... Read more »
Unveiled at the Broadband Communities conference here in Lexington, a new 3,400-mile gigabit network will be open access and available to everyone. And Kentucky citizens and businesses get reliable... Read more »
Elected local board member’s loyalty is to the taxpayer and not the bureaucracy. The passage of HB250 clarifies the responsibilities of local school board members. Read more »
The danger of sports gambling is that the fundamental nature of the fan experience will change. Read more »
It is critical to the future of Utah for millennials to engage and contribute to the conversation about politics and public policy. Read more »
Utah has the lowest per capita health spending in the country. By relocating from Massachusetts to Utah, a company could spare itself and its workers an average $4,247 per employee in health spending. Read more »
Today, Democrats and Republicans alike are guilty of selling out to corporations over the will of the majority, as elected officials must keep their corporate “sponsors” happy if they... Read more »
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