Cases like the one recently in Saratoga Springs incite strong feelings and require a vigorous public accounting.
The NFL commissioner and the Baltimore Ravens initially fumbled the handling of Ray Rice's domestic abuse incident. Despite recovering this week with an immediate termination and indefinite... Read more »
When Obama took office in 2009, the national debt for all preceding 43 presidents was $9.9 trillion. Today it is over $18 trillion and will be over $20 trillion by the time Obama leaves office. Read more »
Being privileged is a social position, one that is important in the pursuit of justice and the greater good. Read more »
Vending machines in local high schools have taken out candy bars and snacks that teens enjoy and replaced them with whole wheat and bland foods. Read more »
Forty-eight members of the Democratic caucus attempted to amend the Bill of Rights. They tried to shrink First Amendment protection of political speech. They evidently think extremism in defense of... Read more »
Mitt Romney’s father, George, former governor of Michigan and Republican presidential candidate, represents a kind of politician that we would do well to foster today. Read more »
Tax cuts have been most beneficial to the rich and have contributed to a greater inequality in the U.S. today than existed 50 years ago. No wonder many in the middle class feel further and further... Read more »
In a visit to my office Tuesday, Patrick Donahoe said he sees his operation being debt-free by 2017 or ’18, with a completely new fleet and an updated “sorting infrastructure.” Read more »
A recent op-ed piece by columnist Mary Barker comparing baseball's economic changes to that of the public's is wrong on the facts and wrong on the economics. Read more »
In his speech Wednesday night, President Obama is expected to outline a strategy for combatting the Islamic States militants. He needs to move forward — unlike recent comments and earlier... Read more »
More sleep has been proven to improve test scores, obesity, mental and physical health, driving accidents and general temperament. Read more »
Sitting on an old stump in a canyon recently, I listened with joy to the warble of a bird and the babble of the creek. There are worse remnants of hearing to have left, but I miss the unamplified... Read more »
Investing in America’s future workforce is the most viable long-term strategy for helping us emerge from financial crisis and for laying the long-term foundation for a strong, competitive... Read more »
Do you know what civil forfeiture is? People need to be aware their fellow citizens are having their property taken from them without any remuneration and without being convicted of criminal activity. Read more »
Scottish independence is not based upon a romantic notion of freedom either, but a growing recognition by its people that London doesn't necessarily know best and we are better off taking care of our own affairs. Read more »
My solution to the dysfunctional Congress lies in the seating arrangements. Make the seating thus: Republican, Democrat, Republican, Democrat, etc. Read more »
The prosecuting attorney in the Ferguson shooting case has an apparent conflict of interest with extensive family ties to the St. Louis Police Department. A recent TV drama showed the same conflict... Read more »
Airlines have become a battleground for passengers who are fighting for the right to recline their seats in the already crammed coach section, where space sells for a premium. Read more »
A byzantine, loophole-riddled, high-statutory-rate tax code encourages companies to construct byzantine, Rube-Goldberg-like tax strategies to minimize their tax burdens. Read more »
I don't really care what Obama calls the global campaign against this enemy, as long as he is truly determined to "defeat 'em." Though it would be helpful to remind Americans: We fight 'em there,... Read more »
The strong consensus is that Republicans will hold the House and narrowly take control of the Senate, for the following reasons offered by former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett. Read more »
We all know poverty wreaks havoc on families, but rarely do we see the corrosive effects extreme poverty has on even the strongest of bonds, such as those between parents and children. Read more »
American fast-food workers need and deserve a $15 an hour minimum wage. Raising it to that level would be the first step to healing our battered work force and building toward a hopeful economic... Read more »
"Swatting" — where law enforcement agencies are dispatched to faux emergency calls — wastes resources and places many in potentially dangerous situations. Read more »
While unions served their purpose years ago, they've clearly lost their place. It's unfortunate that people have been brainwashed by unions to believe they aren't strong enough on their own and must rely on others to... Read more »
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This month marks the bicentennial of the authoring of "The Star Spangled Banner," a patriotic poem that was later put to music and adopted as the national anthem in 1931. But instead of... Read more »
Cases like the one recently in Saratoga Springs — where a 22-year-old man was shot and killed by police — incite strong feelings and require a vigorous public accounting so people can... Read more »
Fundamental moral questions now divide our nation. ... But our American Founders understood, to quote George Washington, that "religion and morality are indispensable supports ... to political... Read more »
Scots should vote yes. This is the moment for Scots to decide to govern themselves. The kinds of issues the pro-union “Better Together” campaign are raising involve matters the Scots... Read more »
You can change passwords, but you can’t hide. There is no app for this fiscal insecurity. Read more »
Today is Constitution Day, the 227th anniversary of the signing of our nation’s guiding document. It has never been more important for us as citizens to understand the God-granted freedoms... Read more »
The person who first claimed you can’t legislate morality was Sen. Barry Goldwater, and he was talking about the civil rights movement. It is obvious that new laws, along with education, brought about a vast cultural change in... Read more »
Medicaid expansion will reverse the recent post-recession growth in Utah's private sector, meaning Utah families will bring home less income and will suffer from the loss of private sector jobs. Read more »
The state of Utah is standing in the breach across the nation in preserving marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Read more »
Introduced today is a Initiative bill that will require high school students in Utah to pass the U.S. Civics Test — the same test every immigrant applying for U.S. citizenship must pass. Read more »
As a South Carolinian, it befalls me to examine the peculiarities afflicting our former governor and now-congressman Mark Sanford, who, contrary to decorum and taste, continues to demand attention. Read more »
The way we think about online learning is inadequate. Attitudes generally fall into one of two prevailing camps: online learning optimism and pessimism. It's time to look at it with realism. Read more »
What is the justification for killing youths who are threatening no one? Read more »
We want to move out. We want to own our home. We want to marry. We want to work. The problem is, many of us can't. Read more »
Promising to "destroy" this group with the help of "a broad coalition" of "partners," Barack Obama said last week, "I welcome congressional support for this effort." He obviously thinks such... Read more »
Hopefully there is still time in the autumn of our lives to make a trek with the family back to our memories. Then again, does it really matter? There are exciting things to do and beautiful places... Read more »
Writer responds to the question, "Should parents back Michelle Obama’s renewed quest for healthy school lunches?” Read more »
The Utah State Code provides a list of exceptions to parents who do not wish to give their children required immunizations for school. Read more »
The writer responds to the question, "Should parents back Michelle Obama's renewed quest for healthy school lunch?" Read more »
Some universities are disallowing faith-based groups on the basis of discrimination, even groups that admit anyone but seek to have leaders adhere to that specific group's beliefs and standards. Read more »
The number of men who had DNA tests administered for themselves and at least one of their children rose by 64 percent last decade, according to The New York Times. The DNA tests confirm whether or... Read more »
A new poll by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press shows that both Democrats and Republicans support the president's plan to fight Islamic militants in Iraq. It's those who identify... Read more »
Mitt Romney continues to insist that he's not running for president again. But that hasn't stop his supporters from dreaming. Read more »
Thursday's accidental discharge of a gun in an elementary school's faculty restroom underscores the need to change Utah's law allowing anyone with a concealed-weapons permit to take a gun into... Read more »
When a commander in chief proposes to engage in acts of war that are not part of a short-term emergency but are commitments that stretch over an indefinite period of time, he should ask for formal... Read more »
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