Since a repeal of Obamacare isnít possible while Obama is in office, Congress should look at improving it.
Parents reading to their young children at home can help prepare the children for school, open doors of interest and understanding and increase family bonding time. Read more »
President Obama's technophile ways are generally seen as an afterthought. I believe Obama's perceptive use of technological tools is among our president's greatest strengths. Obama is willing to... 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 »
While our esteemed legislators consider raising taxes on retirees (and others) like me, especially the state income tax, they should instead consider an important source of money for education. State income tax goes into the... Read more »
I hate peanut butter! Even the smell of it makes me gag. It seems to me inconceivable that someone would mix peanut butter and jelly and give it to their children; perhaps the jelly is to hide the taste of the peanut butter. Maybe I... Read more »
As reported in a recent article (“President Obama honors Martin Luther King Jr. by helping next generation,” Jan. 19), the first family celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in the Corporation... 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 »
We have seen continued development of Davis County's land base into residential housing. It is my observation that each new home built adds a minimum of two vehicles or more that increase pollution to the county's air with no end in... Read more »
Government should not be involved in censorship; the only legitimate censorship is that which individuals impose on themselves, according to their own belief system. When we start to force our moral code on others, we err. Read more »
I want to strongly suggest that everyone focus on driving. Distracted driving — texting, etc., when driving — is dangerous, unlawful and (excuse me) downright stupid. Save a life or injury. Please slow down and pay... Read more »
From the U.S. Senate to the Utah State Capitol, tributes honoring the late House Speaker Becky Lockhart have flowed freely in the week since her passing. But those tributes have focused on her... Read more »
We pride ourselves in being in the Top 10, or higher, in many areas of economic performance. Should we not also aspire to Top 10 status in education? This should be the Legislature’s top... Read more »
In our opinion: Supreme Court rules unanimously on religious liberty case involving Muslim inmate's beard
In a unanimous ruling, the nine Supreme Court justices determined a Muslim inmate’s religious liberty rights had been violated when the Arkansas Department of Corrections denied him being... Read more »
Cars equipped with idle elimination will save the owners money in fuel costs; performance would be the same, and you would see a reduction in inversions. Everybody wins with this solution. Read more »
The Utah Legislature needs to spend time this legislative session on how to make changes with criminal justice reform. Read more »
The American thrift movement of nearly a century ago had ideas that sound strikingly modern. Using resources wisely — what many call "sustainability" — was celebrated for decades each... Read more »
This legislative session, clean air advocates and citizens mean to change this dangerous bit of Utah law, thereby returning to the local population the power to craft air quality regulations... Read more »
Let's call for an end to this unnecessary coyote bounty in Utah — especially in any county that stands a chance of receiving recolonizing, protected wolves. Read more »
As France has seen, religious intolerance does not confine itself abroad. Read more »
On what will be the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, thousands are expected to participate in the March For Life’s annual pro-life march. Read more »
What we do care about is that Utah takes advantage of these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to rethink the way the criminal justice system delivers treatment and support to offenders with... Read more »
The premise of my book ("The Great Inflation and Its Aftermath") is that inflation's rise and fall are underrated events in post-World War II history. But it matters how high inflation was overcome. Read more »
As a growing portion of the population succumbs to the entitlement state's ever-expanding menu of temptations weakens the national fabric. Read more »
If Americans really were so lazy, why would so many be in the workforce and working so much? Why would their productivity be so high? Read more »
The purported facts on the ban on wood-burning stoves from supposed authorities regarding the issue are questionable at least. 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 »
Since a repeal of Obamacare isn’t possible while President Obama remains in office, Congress should look to do what it can to improve health care and stop pursuing empty gestures that only... Read more »
President Obama's public perception has undergone its share of ebbs and flows. From the clarion call of hope to the accusations of dictatorial leadership, opinions about the president have landed... Read more »
Gay-rights advocates should view the compromise proposed Tuesday by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints “as an olive branch, not a trick,” according to Jonathan Rauch of the... Read more »
In our politics, ideological assertions tend to gain an immediate, massive velocity. Read more »
Last June, the progressive blogosphere erupted in outrage over an article I published in the Washington Post on marriage and domestic violence. 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 majority of Utahns prefer leaving the state prison where it is currently located. That should send a clear message to our lawmakers. The problem seems to be that the prison needs to be close enough for employee access and... Read more »
The need for more money should not come at the expense of things that are improving education in Utah. 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 »
There is ample evidence that a primary seat-belt law like the one currently before the Utah Legislature will save as many as 30 to 40 lives a year. Primary seat-belt laws are in effect in 36... Read more »
The Super Bowl is this Sunday, and for some, the gameplay may not be the main attraction. In what may be the only television event where the commercials are every bit as entertaining as the... Read more »
Utahns will readily admit that our state leaders have been and will continue to be fiscally conservative; I, for one, am happy for that fact. This is a major factor for our overall glowing economy report cards. However, there comes... 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 »
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 »
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 »
Implementing Utah's 2040 Unified Transportation Plan, developed by local and state leaders and transportation officials, is key to reducing vehicle emissions. Read more »
We believe anti-discrimination principles coupled with religious protections will provide a lasting legislative acknowledgement that human flourishing is best accomplished when society protects... 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 »
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 »
With the 59 confirmed cases from the Disney measles outbreak, it has become necessary once again to remind people of the facts. With very few exceptions, all parents should immunize their children. 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 »
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 »
Last night on Comedy Central’s Nightly Show, a nightly discussion panel program hosted by comedian Larry Wilmore that takes a light-hearted approach to hot-button news topics, centered on the... Read more »
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