The recent felony indictments of Perry following his use of constitutional veto power is a dangerous trend.
As a volunteer at Deer Valley this season, I was extremely impressed with the performances. I met several from out of town, and they were all blown away by the beauty of the mountains, the talent that performed, the sound system and... Read more »
We have been hearing a lot about the 18-year-old kid who was shot by a police officer in Ferguson. It seems as if all the blame is being placed on the policeman. But whenever we have these accounts either on TV or in the newspaper,... Read more »
It’s one thing to conclude that the government owes people a living. It’s quite another for the laws to mandate employers to pay workers what the government has generously decided they... Read more »
Gov. Herbert has asked Orrin Hatch’s 14 colleagues to come see Utah for themselves, which is a very good idea. But so far, none of the invited senators have RSVP’d to the... Read more »
The good news for geeks like me is that Salt Lake City will, in all likelihood, have a massively successful, well-run comic book convention for years to come. Whether that event is called... Read more »
Utah should increase the tipped wage, but in the meantime, Utahns should tip better. Read more »
Utah State Board of Education voted to keep the waiver on No Child Left Behind Read more »
Events in Ferguson demonstrate the paradox of American diversity: An increasingly multicultural nation remains deeply divided by race and class. Read more »
Leave it to Barack Obama's own former secretary of state to acknowledge the fatal flaw of his foreign policy: a total absence of strategic thinking. Read more »
The ISIS scourge continues as Islamic militants, surging with primeval bloodlust, are torturing, slaughtering and then mutilating the corpses of men, women and children in northern Iraq. Read more »
Marc Amicone, general manager of the Salt Lake Bees, was there when Larry H. Miller first dreamed of buying a professional baseball team. Read more »
A contributor to Forbes recently wrote, “The largest, wealthiest, most powerful organizations in the world [American corporations] are on the public dole. Where is the outrage?” Read more »
This far into the human story, only the historically uninstructed are startled by what they think are new permutations of evil. Read more »
As a road biker, I have little sympathy for road bikers who think they are cars. Read more »
Maybe the mistake President Obama made was saying what he wanted to do to make our country great again and that got all the Tea Party doing all they could to make sure that didn't happen. Read more »
There is no value in rearguing the merits of America’s involvement in Iraq, which seems to be the focus of many of the critics. We can’t change what happened then, and what’s... Read more »
When I read about Robin Williams' recent bouts with severe depression that likely led to his death, I thought, “It could’ve been me!” While I have never attempted suicide,... Read more »
American businesses are aging, I wrote last week, and a sharp decline in startup companies is a big reason. As the share of young firms shrinks, the surviving companies are naturally older —... Read more »
In a recent interview with Jeffery Goldberg of the Atlantic, Hillary Clinton explained exactly how her foreign policy stance differs from President Obama’s, leading some to speculate that she... Read more »
Just as the state adopted and implemented a comprehensive transportation plan, so Utah needs a similar education plan that will reform education and increase currently inadequate funding. Read more »
In our opinion: Resources needed to guarantee sexual violence is discovered, investigated and prosecuted
Recent efforts in Washington to compel colleges to address the problem are appropriate, although there are important questions as to whether they will be able to achieve the necessary results. Read more »
All partners in Zero Fatalities have greatly stepped up efforts to help everyone using Utah’s roadways to travel safe and avoid tragedy during this busy time of year. Read more »
The reality is, neither this country nor the state of Utah is a bottomless pit into which the world can continue to pour it's “huddled masses.” We do not, indeed cannot, pay for full support for existing legal citizens. Read more »
This takes me back to our castles on the beach: one good wave and they're gone. Some places are just not smart to build on. Read more »
I am still laughing at the government wanting to charge an extra $41 on top of the $25 entrance fees for bear support so visitors to Yellowstone can see more bears. Read more »
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"The Hunger Games" takes place in a dystopian future in which child representatives from various districts are forced to fight to the death. Something like this imaginary game is going on when we... Read more »
The recent felony indictments of Texas Gov. Rick Perry following his use of constitutional veto power is seen by many as what could become a dangerous trend. Read more »
“Depression is the grand imposter-posing as all powerful,” says Dr. Keith Ablow, a psychiatrist and member of the Fox News A-Team. “It can be defeated, every time, if you or the... Read more »
Washington and Colorado are on the leading edge of a dangerous public policy move that separates getting high from responsible behavior. Read more »
A rash of relatively convoluted, thoroughly unsexy political scandals involving governors is moving through the country. Most of the scandals are pretty hard to follow unless you're paying really... Read more »
The bottom line for Americans and their retirement savings — or lack thereof — is that a large number of people face the prospect of living out their years with incomes close to or... Read more »
Enough is enough, The people in Ferguson have taken this way too far. To protest violence with more violence does not make any sense. Read more »
As the 2016 presidential race inches its way closer, it seems that normal partisan tactics are shifting. Read more »
Events surrounding the shooting of an an unarmed teenage boy in Ferguson, Missouri by a local police officer — and the subsequent protests — have held the attention of the media ever... Read more »
"People like this ultimately fail," Barack Obama said of Foley's murderers. Perhaps. But "ultimately" can be a long way — and thousands of dead — away. The role of a great power, as... Read more »
There is a problem with how we measure poverty in this country, which hasn’t changed since the mid-1960s, and with how we measure wealth. Read more »
Utah has an exceptional history and tradition of industry, personal responsibility and support for essential, self-governing institutions, such as faith and the family. It is time to apply these... Read more »
Obama remains a rhetorical spectator to events in Iraq and Syria he does not want to own, and that he believes America has a limited ability to influence. Read more »
Six years ago this Sunday, my work colleagues from Focus Services and I boarded a single engine airplane in Guatemala City to fly to a tiny airfield in northeast Guatemala. Ten people, including... Read more »
With military and terrorist battles occurring in several places around the world, the question of America’s role in global conflicts is a matter of hot debate. Read more »
Let’s talk about air pollution, recycling, conserving water and energy, reusable energy and water and everything we can do to protect the environment; all the things we can do to improve life and culture. Read more »
As a horse owner and enthusiast, I am troubled by the mismanagement of Utah’s wild horses. When they learn the facts of this dire situation, most Utahns share my concern. Read more »
As I watch some members of Congress attack the U.S. Export-Import Bank, I wonder why they ignore the high price we all would pay for its loss — especially small American businesses. What’s the next target, the Small... Read more »
As the Republican Party moves ever further to the right, it is becoming less and less representative of the true political feelings of the vast majority of Utahns. Read more »
According to the Utah Enabling Act compact of 1894 between the people of the Territory of Utah and the United States, these lands are Utah's birthright. Read more »
The ongoing conflicts in Ferguson, Missouri, show the reason for cautions about blurring the line between police and the military. Read more »
Last week's release of "The Giver" in theaters has once again sparked a discussion about the recent slew of political commentary in young adult fiction. Read more »
A recent editorial advocated for public education to provide equal services to children of all income levels, and that this is achieved by finding ways to equalize funding. Read more »
Paul Krugman looks at interest rates in Italy, Spain and Japan and is reassured. I look at their stagnant levels of economic activity and am alarmed, because they are not alone. The world is awash... Read more »
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