President Obama’s trade agenda, which we support, has encountered virulent opposition from his own party.
With the recent audit of Utah Retirement System's management and investment practices, the media only highlighted the one subjective section of the report. Some legislators are using that section... Read more »
Ralph Becker is asking city residents to fight the prison move to Salt Lake City. Everyone wants it somewhere else. But they miss the bigger point. Why move it at all? As a Draper resident for over 25 years, I wonder why... Read more »
With Bill and Hillary Clinton insisting there is no proof of wrongdoing or law-breaking with questionable Clinton Foundation financial practices, the foundation has changed its policy to limit... Read more »
The startling thing about the application Navy Seals found in Osama bin Laden’s compound is that it contains vestiges of civilized society, right in the heart of something we have been... Read more »
This week, Congress has been debating trade promotion authority (TPA), one of the most important issues of the year. Read more »
In our opinion: Recent Kathmandu, Baltimore responses show need to measure social progress, not just economic growth
The Social Progress Index is on the right track to understanding and learning from the experiences of Kathmandu and Baltimore so that public policy can become increasingly effective in promoting... Read more »
In historical context, a recent Pew survey reveals that religion in America has little to fear from the secular or irreligious, but instead, what it does to itself. Read more »
Richard Davis: The million-dollar question — are wealthy presidential candidates out of touch with middle-class America?
Is it necessary to be a millionaire to run for U.S. president — or even to serve in federal office? Are presidential candidates out of touch with middle-class Americans who live month to... Read more »
Cases of “affinity fraud” have become unfortunately common in Utah, and lawmakers and law enforcement officials are hopeful a database will give consumers easy access to information... Read more »
John Florez certainly hit the nail on the head in last Saturday’s column ("Looking at Utah's prison relocation efforts," May 16); we have lost control of, and communication with, the Utah Legislature. They are... Read more »
Why all of a sudden has it become a high priority to relocate the Utah State Prison? If the prison is in such bad shape that it needs to be relocated and rebuilt, wouldn't it make more sense and be cheaper to remodel and/or... Read more »
Facebook announced last week that it would require contractors and vendors who do "substantial" business with the company to pay a minimum wage of at least $15 an hour. Read more »
What are the lessons a president should draw from American interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq? Read more »
No matter how much negative press the family receives, it still remains the cornerstone of every country in the world. Even when the minority masquerades as the majority, it's impossible to deny that most people in the world... Read more »
Lois M. Collins: Cupboards-bare plea shines light on need that extends well beyond one man's troubles
When Clarence Blackmon asked for help, his needs were met quickly and with great generosity. But it's more than a heart-warming story; it's a reminder of the invisible who live among us and the... Read more »
In our opinion: Study cites excessive online gaming, pornography as creating a 'crisis of masculinity'
In his new book, “Man (Dis)Connected,” psychologist Phillip Zimbardo explores technology’s role in the lives of today’s young men. What he finds is a digital struggle... Read more »
Uber cars, Craigslist, eBay, Airbnb; you know them, you may use them. What you may not know is that they go by other names in the economic world: the sharing economy, collaborative consumption and... Read more »
All of Asia — the fastest growing part of the world economy — is watching the debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership. If Congress derails Obama's trade policies, these countries will... Read more »
In our opinion: Teacher evaluations a welcome move to enhance consistency in how educations are rated and rewarded
The State Board of Education has approved guidelines for evaluating teacher performance, a system that bases 70 percent of a performance score from the principal's observations, 20 percent on... Read more »
The I-Squared Act is good for the economy, for tech workers and for Utah. At its core, the bill is focused on updating decades-old immigration laws to meet the needs of the 21st century economy. Read more »
Constant assaults on Christian standards are trying to eliminate high values and moral standards. The educational systems seek to destroy these standards throughout the nation and, to large degree, have succeeded. Read more »
Rocky Mountain Power should reconsider its intent to charge residents a surcharge for installing rooftop solar panels on their home. This act alone could encourage potential clean energy customers to decide against rooftop solar. Read more »
Should religious ideals of morality supersede man-made laws of the country? No matter what side of the marriage argument we sit on, the way we choose to live life is ultimately best left to privately held conscience. Read more »
Hollow Mountain Service is the world's only gas station hollowed out of a mountain. Read more »
Utah Ignite is the westernmost gigabit hub. Even though Seattle, Portland and San Francisco were interested in joining, "they don't have the same kind of penetration [of gigabit fiber] that exists... Read more »
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Jason Witt becomes the latest BYU athlete to crack the all-time top-10 list for American collegiate distance runners at 10,000 meters, but he still is chasing the mark set by his coach, Ed... Read more »
Living here, you might reasonably assume the Great Recession is a fading memory in the nation’s history. You would be wrong. Read more »
Marijuana is an evil plant and has been for centuries. Let's keep Utah safe and continue to make marijuana and other drugs illegal. Read more »
Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is being dogged by a conflict of interest charge again. Last December, it was his unwillingness to defend Senate Bill 54. This time, it is over a campaign donation... Read more »
Members of the Prison Relocation Commission (PRC) have been making false claims about the prison relocation study. The PRC is touting a study that did not review enough aspects of the prison move... Read more »
I’m writing regarding a recent article in the Deseret News national edition (“The easy mistake that could destroy your relationship, May 20). The author cites my research to argue that “couples who have... Read more »
It is precisely because of the fact that we are part of our environment that human beings should take greater steps to ensure its protection and long-term sustainability, not just for ourselves,... Read more »
Hinkins & King: No losers in Utah’s Public Lands Initiative: Wilderness is the currency that brings all parties to the table
In the battle over the fate of Utah’s public lands, wilderness has become the currency with which certainty can be bought. Read more »
President Obama’s trade agenda, which we support, has encountered virulent opposition from his own party, which has done everything it possibly can to deny him the fast-track authority that... Read more »
On a recent trip to Southern California and driving along the I-5 corridor from Newport Beach to San Diego, my wife and I commented on the absence of highway billboards and how refreshing it was to focus on the beauty of that part... Read more »
The recent Pew Forum Report, "America's Changing Religious Landscape," does not bode as grimly as many would have the American public believe. Read more »
An op-ed by George Will (“ ‘Sustainability mania' only bloats rates, cuts savings,” April 16) underscores the importance of going beyond third-party claims to understand the facts... Read more »
Politics at home may cost the United States a place in two key global trade agreements — the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Together, the... Read more »
I remember many instances this past year when the police took millions of dollars worth of drugs off the street. What if we had given up and just let the drug lords go ahead and distribute those to our children? Read more »
When the site of our new state prison is finally determined, we should follow the money to see which legislators or lobbyists determined the final site and see the connection between the legislators, lobbyists, property owners and... Read more »
I respect Lindsey Stirling for trying, and I know it can’t be easy to be in the limelight and have every single person tracking your every single move or, in this case, choice of clothing. Read more »
What are the pros and cons of a potential agreement between the United States and Iran, two countries that have not had diplomatic relations since the 1979 hostage-taking in Tehran? The... Read more »
The Community Development Corporation of Utah has rebuilt more than 400 homes and constructed another 160 new homes, helping more than 5,000 low- to moderate-income families in 120 communities. Read more »
Many police officers, probably most, are the kind willing to take the time to escort an older person across the road. Read more »
Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Mediocre 'favorability' ratings hint at Utah's varied attitudes toward Congress
Last week, a UtahPolicy.com poll, which was picked up by other media, showed mediocre “favorability” ratings for Utah’s four U.S. House members. Your columnists weigh in. Read more »
Funding transportation infrastructure is one of the core responsibilities of government. Whether those roads are paid for by corporate taxation, by a steeper gas tax or by something else,... Read more »
On any list of calamities threatening the world economy, a China crash ranks at or near the top. Already, China's sizzling rate of economic growth has declined. The question is whether the... Read more »
Envision Utah's "Your Utah, Your Future" online survey allows participants to submit preferred outcomes overall and in 11 areas such as air and water quality, education and transportation for 2050. Read more »
The obvious economic, environmental and societal benefits make solar energy a viable option that is here to stay. Read more »
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