With Idaho checked off the list, the president now is only three states shy of visiting all 50 while in office.
If Republican Congress members are seen as grownups in the next two years and pass meaningful bills, their brand will help their nominee. If they are seen as squabbling children who fight with each... Read more »
The increasing size of smart phone screens has led to a world in which more people now read news, shop and engage with the Internet through a handheld device than through a computer. Soon we may... Read more »
Well, Congress is back in action, so keep a firm grip on your wallets. With Utah members in key leadership positions, will this Congress be productive or dysfunctional? Utahns apparently want... Read more »
Our nation is becoming divided by income inequality between the 1 percent "haves" and the rest of us, and divided by zip codes. Our paths seldom cross. And our key "value" institutions have been... Read more »
Imam Muhammed S. Mehtar, the senior religious leader for Salt Lake City's largest Muslim organization, says the Islamic community utterly repudiates any type of violence. He invites all to come... Read more »
It is important to separate this violent political ideology from the faith of Islam, which an overwhelming majority of adherents find to be a source of comfort and compassion. Read more »
A common belief is society is divided into two mutually incompatible groups — the group of me and those like me who stand for truth and justice, and those not like me who stand for the... Read more »
Watch these in ’15: the economy, interest rates, consumer optimism, inflation, the Utah Legislature, the U.S. Congress. With a more responsible government and Utahns’ hard work and... Read more »
Dish Network, HBO, CBS and others are showing how the Internet age, that disruptor that can’t be bargained with, might put an end to the way we pay for TV. Read more »
A proposed House bill could cost Utah taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars should a few thousand state retirees be allowed to "double dip" — to retire early and draw a pension while... Read more »
As you set goals for 2015, determine what you really want, then, make those goals your own. Read more »
Human behavior did not cause this climate change. Instead, climate warming caused behavioral change (10 million mouths to feed became 30 million). Read more »
With aging populations and generous welfare states, Europe is caught in a trap of high debts and low growth. The ultimate specter is of a write-down of some debts — default. Read more »
The good news is you can fill up your car with pocket change. The bad news is cheap gas couldn't have come at a worse time in northern Utah. Read more »
Attorney General Sean Reyes has announced he will wall himself off from defense of SB54 since he's a member of the governing committee of the state's Republican Party. It brings partisan politics... Read more »
The Utah public education system is broken. An 83 percent graduation rate is meaningless if the majority of graduates is not ready for a career or college. Read more »
At stake are billions of dollars, countless jobs and, if activists are right, the fate of the global environment itself. Intellectuals have a moral duty to tackle this serious problem. Read more »
The seating of any new Congress provides an opportunity to change the tone of the national discussion and promote the wellbeing of the entire country. Too often, party politics on both sides dilute... Read more »
I believe most people burn responsibly when weather conditions permit and do so with the certified clean burning (EPA-approved) equipment. For those who don’t have upgraded equipment or... Read more »
By resetting our own resolve to positively encourage countries to protect international religious freedom ideals, a more nuanced national and foreign policy could advance our economies. Read more »
In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court decided today that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, was unconstitutional. Because of this ruling, married same-sex couples should get the same... Read more »
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New York Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal was quick to criticize LDS Church leaders for using "fake 'war on religion' speak" in the Church's rare news conference held Tuesday about... Read more »
Prior to the mid-1990s, Utah ranked in the Top 10 for its tax effort to fund education, but has since slipped well below average. Read more »
The need for more money should not come at the expense of things that are improving education in Utah. Read more »
In our pluralistic society, religious freedom is not just one policy among many; it is the foundation of the liberties we enjoy as Americans. It is our first freedom. Read more »
The latest educational giveaway coming from the Obama administration is a one-size-fits-all solution that will hurt higher education and reduce student opportunity. Read more »
Here are my predictions for the Utah 2015 legislative session. Keep in mind that I think this is what will happen, not necessarily what should happen. Read more »
In our politics, ideological assertions tend to gain an immediate, massive velocity. Read more »
With Idaho checked off the list, the president now is only three states shy of visiting all 50 during his time in office — South Dakota, South Carolina and, to no one's surprise, Utah. Read more »
The process of relocating the prison has been slow. I believe the Draper prison should be relocated, but there should be three qualifications. Read more »
If you've been following politics lately, you may notice the two political parties seem to have found some common ground. Almost everyone in Washington today is talking about the same thing:... Read more »
After years of study, two Medicaid expansion alternatives have been recommended to the Utah Legislature. But these alternatives don't solve Utah's coverage gap. Read more »
Implementing Utah's 2040 Unified Transportation Plan, developed by local and state leaders and transportation officials, is key to reducing vehicle emissions. Read more »
A look at Bud Selig's winning legacy as baseball's commissioner, and how his work should be mirrored toward the nation's other businesses. Read more »
Eagle Mountain currently has one of the top economic development projects in the state eyeing its city. The stigma of a prison could devastate that opportunity. Read more »
The nations of the world gather to prepare the post-2015 agenda, including a "radical reform of our economies." Read more »
"Austerity has failed in Greece," Alexis Tsipras, Syriza's leader, wrote days before the election. The former government had "promised the country's lenders that it [would] cut salaries and... Read more »
Can you imagine students, with their parents, planning their educations with apps and taking their plans to school to help them become a reality? There is nothing more empowering than taking... Read more »
Chancellor Merkel so far has established a remarkable track record of success in building on these positive dimensions of Germany’s complex history. Read more »
Timely approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership will provide the opportunity for the nation to follow Utah's lead by signaling to the world... Read more »
Andy Koenig explains how Congress and the president should follow certain steps to help the country back to a sustainable economy. Read more »
If President Obama wants to improve education access rather than trumpet another talking point, he will have to compromise with a wary Republican Congress. Both sides have incentives to sit down... Read more »
The greatest hazard to Republican prospects with rising demographic groups came in the form of an argument rather than an epithet. Read more »
As a campaign speech, President Obama's State of the Union did its job. However, as a stage-setter for a productive final two years with the Congress, not so much. Read more »
National School Choice Week will be recognized the last week of January, celebrating the opportunity that families have to choose the best education option for them and their children. Read more »
When the embargo with Cuba ends, it could result in a trading boom between the U.S. and one of its oldest allies. Read more »
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