Opinion

In our opinion: Long-term outlook for Social Security isn't good; start fixing it

Continued procrastination on Social Security only means greater pain in the long term.

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Do arrests of Swallow, Shurtleff reflect a deeper ethical decay?

The arrests of former attorneys general John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff have fostered some deep introspection among Utah political leaders. Read more »

July 20, 2014

14 comments

Letter: Until proven guilty

I wonder if the people who are accusing Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow of criminal actions have considered that all people in this country are innocent until proven guilty. Shurtleff and Swallow would have gone there on their own.... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Letter: Waiting veterans

Without our veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice, where would America be today? We have ownership, jobs, health care, cars and opportunities because they fought for freedom over centuries. There are those who would take... Read more »

July 20, 2014

6 comments

Letter: Obama fans?

I don't know what Richard Davis thought he was proving in his article "Latter-day Saints should appreciate the president," but he missed the mark. The reason why many do not support the President is the direction he is... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Letter: Police protection

I know our police are called to serve and protect us. But when I hear about high-speed chases injuring innocent bystanders when it was not the result of a life being at stake, I don’t feel protected. Kim Grant Kaysville Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Letter: Hope and change

I voted for Mitt Romney primarily because I felt he would be a better president. Once he lost, I believe most of us were truly praying for "Hope and Change" and the most "transparent" administration ever. After five... Read more »

July 20, 2014

24 comments

Letter: Political investigating

As I have been watching the drama surrounding the Shurtleff and Swallow investigation, I have wondered how many politicians could survive two years of intense digging by the press and at least $4 million of investigation by motivated... Read more »

July 20, 2014

8 comments

In our opinion: Trademarking the 'I believe …' cheer reveals the slippery slope of protecting words and phrases

A California university seeks to trademark "I believe that we will win," a much-used sports cheer associated of late with U.S. soccer. Utah State University holds the state trademark. Who wins... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Richard Davis: Latter-day Saints should appreciate the president

This suggests that Utahns’ disapproval goes beyond the job Obama is doing to the person himself. Yet, let me suggest three reasons why Latter-day Saints should think better of the president... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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John Florez: Technology disrupts cultural values

Today’s world, driven by technology that is changing exponentially, makes the challenge of clinging to our old values more critical than ever before. Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Greg Bell: Defenders of religious freedom need to walk the walk

National Edition

Just because one speaks of political matters, he is not excused from living his religion, and that includes conservative talk show hosts and listeners, and liberal commentators and their fans. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Join the discussion: Should North Korea's threats be taken seriously?

“This fall,” reads the trailer for the upcoming film "The Interview," “James Franco and Seth Rogan will try to assassinate Kim Jong Un.” Un, the ruler of North Korea, is... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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My view: NSA, Edward Snowden and Utah

Until we can destroy all this excess personal information from various organizations both public and private, keeping only that information obtained by court order, is there nothing we can do to... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Global opinion of U.S. still positive, despite surveillance

Despite global disapproval of U.S. spying and a drop in worldwide belief that the U.S. protects its citizens’ personal freedoms, the U.S. still enjoys a high public approval rating, according... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Letter: Consider late light

Count me as favoring daylight saving time. For anyone else who prefers that we do away with it, I invite them to first visit Phoenix in the summer. Read more »

July 18, 2014

13 comments

Letter: Stabilizing economies

How can we as a state help America's economy? I think we should put more money and time into small businesses. Read more »

July 18, 2014

13 comments

In our opinion: Citigroup fine

The agreement by investment bank Citigroup to pay a $7 billion fine for its role in the subprime mortgage crisis has been touted by federal prosecutors as a victory in holding the company... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Timothy R. Clark: The Internet is the great equalizer, tranquilizer

Knowing my children learn more from my example than from anything I say, I’ve been moved to serious reflection about what I’m teaching them about the Internet. The Internet is both... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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My view: Marriage and social justice go hand-in-hand when in comes to raising children

Social justice is closely linked with the concept of equality. It is no surprise then that most people assume that those in favor of social justice also support same-sex marriage. For me, that is... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Dan Liljenquist: There is a silver lining to Shurtleff and Swallow arrests

While I agree with Gov. Gary Herbert’s comment that the arrests of Swallow and Shurtleff are a “black eye for our state,” I believe we can hold our heads high that our collective... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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In our opinion: Children immigrants entering U.S. may end up as refugees — and Utah should be ready to help

The influx of Central American children crossing into the U.S. begs for a long-term solution to a broader immigration problem — but more importantly, it needs to be viewed as a humanitarian... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Be careful when changing Utah's attorney general system

Changing the attorney general to an appointed, rather than elected, office may sound alluring, but change for its own sake is useless. Read more »

July 17, 2014

9 comments

Mary Barker: How do we assess value?

We tend to assume that success at the economic game is synonymous with producing value for society. Read more »

July 17, 2014

5 comments

Letter: Corporations as people

Apparently, a corporation is a person when you want it to be, and not a person when you don't. Read more »

July 17, 2014

57 comments

Letter: America in crisis

Everywhere we look there are crises at home and abroad that need the immediate action of our government. Read more »

July 17, 2014

36 comments

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