A recent Pew survey reveals that religion in America has little to fear from the secular or irreligious.
It's difficult to measure climate change, and it's immoral to treat climate change like something we can control with a global thermostat. Read more »
Many in today's world try to put fear into family-centered life. Adhering to tenets of fear only brings missed opportunities and not reaching one's potential. Read more »
Will the new state prison be another cage, which creates dismal offender outcomes, or will we build something based on modern-day best practices: something that rehabilitates rather than abuses and... Read more »
It is difficult to identify racism as a primary motivator for what happened to Freddie Gray in Baltimore and the unrest in the aftermath of his death. We need to look at the issue of police... Read more »
Today's saturating media tug children beyond childhood prematurely, but not to maturity. Children are cosseted by intensive parenting that encourages passivity and dependency and stunts their... Read more »
Just imagine how many laws we would have if the Utah Legislature were in session more than 45 days a year. Read more »
Organized religion is losing ground in the United States. Atheists and agnostics now constitute over 7 percent of Americans, while those who say they have no religion in particular are at 15.8... Read more »
In Our Opinion: We welcome an audit showing the true costs, benefits and projections for the Draper prison site
We welcome an independent audit of consultant projections that the Draper prison site is more financially beneficial for high-tech development than to house a prison, despite the benefits the... Read more »
Having just seen my 93-year-old father return from his Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., to see the World War II memorial, I give kudos to the people who arranged it. What a wonderful thing to do... Read more »
For months, the news has been that the present prison location is on valuable development land, and that the prison should be moved to another location. Many studies have been made and locations... Read more »
I believe public opinion polls resoundingly demonstrate that the majority of Utahns understand that this is because all logically, moral and economic sense supports Healthy Utah. Read more »
Zone Centerville Right is a group that seeks to preserve a more natural progression of housing density and to urge city administrators to zone responsibly. Read more »
When the Export-Import Bank’s charter comes up for debate, Congress should remember that it’s anything but a “critical element” of America’s national security. Read more »
Rep. Frank Wolf speaks at an annual Harvard Law School conference about the value of faith, religious freedom and tolerance in law, education and elsewhere in the world. Read more »
The Equality of Opportunity Project involved the tracking of millions of families over a period of years and uncovered a direct link between a child’s future earnings and the specific place... Read more »
At the core of the same-sex marriage debate is the understanding of human dignity, one that embeds individual dignity within shared communal goods and responsibilities. It's a more traditional... Read more »
The truth is that the EPA's Clean Power Plan is a win-win for all Utahns, from our grandkids to seniors by helping to clean our air, ensure energy independence and improve our economy for the years... Read more »
Both Judaism and Christianity have made progress over the centuries in weeding out dualism — reinterpreting their violent scriptural texts and finding resources of "respect for the other." Read more »
Test-driven instruction, to borrow a line from Shakespeare, "is a tale. Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury. Signifying nothing." Test-driven instruction is a hoax perpetrated on the public by the testing establishment,... Read more »
As a Fairfield resident, I would like to thank Woneva Myers of Lehi for her letter concerning our town’s plight (“Tarnished town,” May 3). All year long our town is filled with busloads of schoolchildren on... Read more »
Stress imposes a corrosive burden in the lives of employees and is a significant cost to employers. Read more »
Thanks to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the question of whether the federal government may continue collecting “metadata” from nearly every phone call made in the United States... Read more »
Is the convergence of rising inequality and falling economic growth simply a coincidence? Or is more inequality a cause of weaker growth, a consequence of it — perhaps both? We lack... Read more »
To the Prison Relocation Commission: Within the last week, there have been multiple traffic jams along I-80 at or near the stretch of highway from Lake Point to Saltair. I-80 is the only practical traffic artery connecting the Salt... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
Rather than paying out unsustainable benefits until the Social Security trust fund is exhausted, we should start reducing benefits now until they are at a sustainable level. Read more »
What’s our national debt? The financial one that comes to mind is subservient to a second and deeper national debt. As we enter a patriotic period of Memorial Day, Flag Day and the Fourth of... Read more »
I believe there should be no government-run, or public, schools at all. It should all be private — where people have control over what happens to their children while the children gain an education. Read more »
In Our Opinion: Hatch-Cardin bill to make permanent a law allowing religious organizations to bring non-ministerial workers into the U.S.
A bipartisan measure before Congress deals with a small but significant component of immigration policy. The Hatch-Cardin bill will make permanent a law allowing religious organizations to bring... 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 »
Whatever happened to the good old days when the worst things we had to fear on Memorial Day were traffic jams and indigestion? This year, it's all about food poisoning by the nasty E. coli, salmonella and listeria bugs... 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 »
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 »
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 »
Increase in low-wage jobs is not the only factor in the recovery of the job market. Middle- and high-wage jobs have also made steady increases. Read more »
Without a definitive judicial ruling or other galvanizing event, a perennial American argument is ending. Capital punishment is withering away. Administering it behind prison walls indicates a... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
This week, Congress has been debating trade promotion authority (TPA), one of the most important issues of the year. 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 »
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 »
What are the lessons a president should draw from American interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq? 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 »
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 »
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 »
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