An unprecedented number of seniors needing care will arrive at a time when even family is coming under fire.
As begging increases, business owners approach City Hall complaining that people asking for money are hurting business. Read more »
Unlike Ms. Valentine’s bogeyman-in-the-bathroom scenario, the fear for gay and transgender Utahns is real. In fact, four in 10 LGBT Utahns report having faced discrimination from employers and landlords. Read more »
Admittedly, it would be difficult to pass a term limit bill. However, if you want to clean up the so-called mess in Congress, I can't think of a better way. Read more »
While the poor are always with us, and misery is part of the human condition, we must not insulate ourselves, especially today, from the suffering of others. Read more »
If stores erect a sale, they will come. But stores don't have to. Here's a revolutionary concept: Instead, why not demonstrate gratitude for our nation by urging its people to spend time with their... Read more »
The following Thanksgiving Proclamation was made by President George Washington on Oct. 3, 1789. Read more »
"(I)n this season of good will and gluttony, we are called to worry, by the Obama administration, about obesity among our young." Read more »
There is much to criticize about public policy and governmental officers, and sometimes facets of our culture and system. But, at this Thanksgiving time, it is appropriate to take a few minutes and... Read more »
As the years rolled by, I’ve watched the health care industry begin to undo health care itself. Read more »
It’s up to the NFL to pursue an honest and candid assessment of what can to be done to preserve the game by protecting the long term health of those who play it. Read more »
Researchers are linking gratitude to better physical and mental health and to reduced levels of stress and anxiety. Read more »
Given the massive fossil fuel reserves in Utah, the SIP will likely leave us in the same place or worse, unless the Department of Air Quality requires more stringent regulations. Read more »
If they would spend as much time working on the economy, creating an environment in which jobs could be created here in the U.S., people could actually take care of themselves. Read more »
In a purely open primary, candidates will just tell the voters what they want to hear. In a state convention, candidates are subject to a more thorough vetting by people who are less easily swayed. Read more »
As we enter this holiday season and reflect on the many ways in which we, as Utahns, are a blessed people, I urge that we not forget those who are less fortunate. There are many among us who struggle. Read more »
President Obama's presidency is slowly dissolving into something remarkably similar to Jimmy Carter's presidency. Read more »
After seeing our little heartfelt handwritten leaves, beautifully displaying our acknowledgement of blessings we have received, there really didn't seem to be much more I could ask for. Read more »
China remains a colossus, but its future is increasingly clouded. Read more »
As Congress counts only a few working days remaining in its year, the momentum toward intelligence reform has slowed. Read more »
The deal itself is not so problematic. How it is enforced and what happens next, however, are. Read more »
Obamacare is good in theory, but it needs to be amended. Small business owners are against it for a reason; it will impede growth. Read more »
Former senator Jake Garn remembers a time when members of Congress respected and even befriended their rivals from the other side of the aisle. Read more »
A roundup of thoughts and opinions on the nuclear deal reached in Geneva between Western powers and Iran. Read more »
A glimpse at what happened when the U.K. government sold part of its post office to the public. Read more »
We live in an age of open communication and open debate; correspondingly, we should have an open primary. Read more »
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If a goodly number of doctors refuse to accept this plan in their practice, we may have a slim chance of its repeal. Read more »
As the government health care website chugs along, the Obama administration has initiated a counter-initiative to combat Republican naysaying -- and its weapons are of superior grade. Read more »
An unprecedented number of seniors needing care will arrive at a time when even the very concept of family is coming under fire in the culture at-large. Read more »
Better diplomacy than war, say Obama's apologists, an adolescent response implying that all diplomacy is the same, as if a diplomacy of capitulation is no different from a diplomacy of pressure. Read more »
Merit pay divides the community of patrons and it divides the staff. It causes perceptive students to wonder why a classmate other than himself/herself gets the merit-pay teacher if he/she did not. Read more »
Our Founding Fathers counseled against getting involved in any binding alliances, but our unwise Congress and administration continue to try to buy the love (or even friendship) of our sworn enemies. Read more »
Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday, changed the course of history. His unquenchable faith was in the cause of freedom, and his mission was to ensure the freedom won by his people would live on. That... Read more »
The deep freeze gripping Utah has certainly not iced up political discussions. Our thoughts on current issues. Read more »
With new technology, new knowledge and new problems, it’s critical lawmakers take the time to renew our criminal justice system for the 21st century. Read more »
Michael E. Kraft: Yes, Congress should move quickly to pass comprehensive climate change legislation
Yes: Sweeping action shows the world that Ameirca is serious about deteriorating climate. Read more »
An earmark doesn’t require politicians to examine and weigh relative priorities or to hold public hearings. It doesn’t require any human beings at all. It could be, and in fact is,... Read more »
Finally, we are ready for the type of future George Jetson taught us to expect, but with a twist. George never had to worry about someone hacking Rosie, his maid, and getting her to steal his... Read more »
Explosive floating Christmas trees and light labyrinths. Photographers around the world captured some incredible scenes this past week, here are what we think were best. Read more »
Honesty and truthfulness (among both citizens and their leaders) are absolutely necessary if we are to remain a free people. On every level, the truth does make us free. Read more »
The logic of nuclear deterrence has not yet failed in the 64 years since the world acquired its second nuclear power. Containment is the least awful response to Iran's coming nuclear capability. Read more »
Ideologies and agendas aside, one unavoidable truth shines through in the PISA results, and it demands attention. Children from wealthy families perform well, while those from poor families... Read more »
Andrew Morriss: No, Congress should not move quickly to pass comprehensive climate change legislation
Congress should not waste time debating a comprehensive climate change legislation in the coming year Read more »
A cancer diagnosis is the experience of about 13 million Americans. Mine came early enough for surgery to make a difference. Read more »
Nelson Mandela and lunar rovers. Lots has happened around the world over the past week. Take this quiz to see how well you've paid attention. Read more »
For Rob Cuff, executive director of the Utah High School Activities Association, life is sports and sports is life. Read more »
All families deserve access to affordable coverage. Health care in America should not be a privilege only for those wealthy enough to afford the continually rising costs. Read more »
Critics of the agreement with Iran concerning its nuclear program are right about most things but wrong about the most important things. Read more »
It was back in 2010 that the International Atomic Energy Agency agreed unanimously to create an international nuclear fuel bank to provide non-nuclear nations with low-enriched uranium that could... Read more »
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