The challenge in the Mountain Accord is to make sure there is adequate balance between all interests.
Whatever your view on immigration (and I support comprehensive reform), Obama's executive order is a confession of democratic failure, through the adoption of methods that he recently described as... Read more »
When the speed limit is raised next month to 70 mph on sections of freeway along the Wasatch Front, the Utah Highway Patrol says it will more strictly enforce speeding laws. But the big question is... Read more »
As citizens, we need to accept the reality that our excellent transportation system must continue expanding and must be properly maintained. All this comes at a price. And we need to be willing to... Read more »
A political system that depends on strong economic growth will, when growth falters, lose its capacity to ensure social peace and stability. Read more »
Riverton city residents are voting soon on whether to continue to use local well water. Read more »
I unequivocally state pollution is bad and carbon dioxide probably contributes to global warming. But don't use deceptive headlines and false or questionable arguments to sell a dubious scheme. Read more »
I don’t think Thanksgiving should just count as a precursor to Christmas, where you forego time with family and friends on a day off to hit the stores. Read more »
UDOT wants to raise the speed limit on I-15 to 70 mph. The UHP commercials and interviews continually tell us to "slow down." There seems to be a disconnect here between the two departments. Read more »
Many years ago, when I was quite naive, I was at a state PTA-sponsored legislative event. I remarked to my companions that I thought the state Legislature was acting like a Board of Education. I am now astute enough to know that I... Read more »
Education is the key to our state’s future. It is Utah’s most important strategic investment. Read more »
My driver acknowledged he had violated a city ordinance by picking me up at the airport. Read more »
The Obamacare rollout was a rude awakening for Americans, validating the uneasiness they have felt about the legislation from the beginning. Read more »
When it comes to preventing lung cancer, Utah can't rest on its laurels of nation's best in limiting tobacco-related factors. But Utah struggles with air quality issues, which can also cause lung... Read more »
In a recent letter, the writer complained that Democrats have no chance in Utah because of the high percentage of Republicans who vote straight-party. As someone who did vote straight-party Republican, I will tell you I did so... Read more »
I congratulate the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice on their comprehensive Justice Reinvestment Report. This should open a meaningful discussion and further commitment from public and private partners to address the... Read more »
The problem is the law on filling legislative vacancies. It currently removes voters from the process of choosing their own representatives. It retains power for political parties but takes it away... Read more »
Attorney General Sean Reyes won two more years of trust from the voters, but it will take earning the trust and respect of his employees to keep the trust of the people. Read more »
Speculation over a 2016 presidential run continue to swirl as one-time presidential candidate Mitt Romney remains in the spotlight. But are Americans really interested in another Romney candidacy? Read more »
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler put forward a nuanced and workable solution that preserved Net Neutrality rules under provisions of the 1996 Telecom Act. President Obama should give the FCC a chance to... Read more »
Francis has delivered a pastoral message that is consistent with the church's long-held beliefs on marriage. Read more »
For years, people have argued over “peak oil,” but now it's time to worry about "peak chocolate." Read more »
For years, Iran has feverishly worked toward developing a nuclear weapon, despite objections from Israel and the U.S. Repeatedly demonstrating they are untroubled by Western censure, Iranian... Read more »
EPA’s goal is to reduce power station carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030. How U.S. utilities will achieve 30 percent reduction is critical for America. Read more »
Clean air and water should not be partisan issues; they should be human issues. Read more »
I just received my son’s SAGE test results; after discussing them with him, I came up with some conclusions regarding Common Core and the SAGE test. Read more »
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Thanksgiving weekend is full of traditions: Football, parades, leisurely naps into the late afternoon. But for those who don't have their time scheduled wall-to-wall, movies and television... Read more »
The United States of America has a long history of presidents mingling with turkeys. Benjamin Franklin's admiration for the bird is well documented (though the story that he wanted it to be the... Read more »
As Utahns, our blessings are bountiful this Thanksgiving season. In our busy lives, we take many of these things for granted. I believe we all share the benefits of living in Utah. Read more »
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is all in for legalizing sports betting. But here are lots of reasons why commercial sports betting is a bad idea for society. Read more »
Wisconsin can repair its reputation by dismantling the "John Doe" process and disciplining those who have abused it. Read more »
An economic analysis concluded that a fee on fossil fuels that gets returned 100 percent to American households in the form of a dividend would both reduce emissions and provide a boost to our economy. Read more »
The challenge in the Mountain Accord to seeking long-term guidelines for best use of the central Wasatch is to make sure there is adequate balance between backcountry recreation interests and... Read more »
Given the confrontational spirit in which the executive order on immigration was issued, it is now less likely that Congress and the president will be able to fashion a workable compromise that... Read more »
As predicted, the Ferguson grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. And as expected, chaos erupted and violence swept through the streets. Read more »
We need immigration reform. Let it be measured, bipartisan and, above all, enacted in accordance with the checks and balances of the Constitution. Rule by fiat is not part of our political system. Read more »
Currently, illegal immigration is the "new slavery." Employers use it to exploit workers who are here illegally, keeping wages low and not providing benefits. Read more »
The congressional answer to President Obama’s recent immigration proposal should be to adopt it. Utah did. Read more »
The atmospheric disposal of combustion waste has been a recognized but underregulated external cost that we can all see and smell in the Salt Lake Valley. Read more »
That is what this issue is really about, helping our fellow human beings. It's about people. Read more »
On Monday, the Utah Judicial Council approved the first two veterans’ courts for Utah district courts. Read more »
Despite pleas for appropriate reaction to the Ferguson grand jury decision Monday, protests turned violent. Those seeking vigilante justice will discover in time that the only people they have... Read more »
As the U.N. celebrated the 25th anniversary of the treaty on the Rights of the Child, many countries spoke out on the rights of the parents to determine the sex education of their children, and a... Read more »
True conservatives should be just as emphatic regarding another more fundamental redistribution of wealth: the theft and destruction of our natural resources — the air, water and land upon which our lives depend — for... Read more »
Many of us are free to come and go as we please. We see people at the store, church and so on. They greet us and we return the kindness. But do we really share company with others, especially at the holidays? Read more »
Whatever the truth about Cosby, due process has been the victim of what Clarence Thomas once called a high-tech lynching. Read more »
Given the trappings and trimmings and without a deliberate effort to be thankful, to search out and find our blessings, Thanksgiving becomes unmoored from its original purpose. Read more »
Indeed, judged by how much countries devote of their national income to social spending, we have the world's second-largest welfare state — just behind France. Read more »
I believe I am one of a rapidly growing base of people who are saying no to both Republicans and Democrats. More people should register as independents and end the bias toward third-party candidates. Read more »
It is good to have a grateful heart. It is better to express that gratitude to others. And it is best to underscore both with acts of gratitude and appreciation. Read more »
In between the turkey dinner and the next football games, we should pause for a minute to consider freedoms we typically don’t think much about — freedoms of speech, of worship, of the... Read more »
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