There is mounting evidence that pornography ought to be classified as a threat to public health.
We strain at a gnat in going after Syrian refugees, but we swallow a camel in continuing to make huge profits from our dealings with the Saudis, who are allegedly the foremost sponsors of terror in the world. Where, I ask you, are... Read more »
Democrats, including President Obama, accuse Republicans of lacking compassion if we are not willing to immediately admit 10,000 Syrian immigrants into the country, yet President Obama refuses to show the details of how refugees are... Read more »
I was delighted to learn in a recent article that Gov. Gary Herbert would “consider backing a new national monument in the state if (it) would lead to compromise on public lands” (“Gov. Herbert would back new... Read more »
Two more innocent young lives were lost in the past week or so due to drivers trying to beat the yellow light. We see this all the time, but fortunately most drivers watch before entering the intersection, even when their light... Read more »
Heaven help us if Republican voters truly view Donald Trump as the most electable. We’re in more trouble than I realized. Sure, his bombastic style and populist rhetoric have made him an interesting candidate — for... Read more »
Francine Giani, the longtime director of the Utah Commerce Department, has earned respect and a couple of nicknames for her outspokenness and fearlessness in the face of political pressure while... Read more »
The United States is in a high-stakes struggle for national security against some oil-rich nations that are enemies of freedom. It cannot lose that struggle, but it also cannot put the health and... Read more »
This week, Salt Lake City had a changing of the guard. A new mayor was elected who was labeled as not having the experience or leadership to run the city. By all measures, it looks like we have a... Read more »
A national debate rages concerned the direction we will take in regards to Syrian refugees. I offer three reasons the U.S. has a moral obligation to open wide our borders to "the least of these." Read more »
Most firearms homicides are committed either with legally acquired firearms, stolen guns or guns acquired illegally that would never involve background checks no matter what the law. The argument for background checks seems weak at... Read more »
A quick and unconditional decision to reject any and all Syrian refugees speaks to an unfortunate tendency to paint all people of certain ethnicity, religious background or geographical origin with... Read more »
The professions are top-heavy with baby boomers, many of whom won’t retire. Consequently, many of the high-paying, high-impact jobs are not turning over to the up-and-comers. Read more »
But the question we need to ask ourselves is, “For whom is Utah the best managed state?” As a business owner, I would say Utah is pro-business and focuses a great deal of attention on... Read more »
We learned this week that Jackie Biskupski will be the next mayor of Salt Lake City. In an election that was hard fought and hard earned, Mayor-elect Biskupski shared an inclusive vision that... Read more »
I plead with Gov. Herbert to not make ours a state that would refuse refugees, when ours is a state created by refugees no one would take in. Read more »
The Constitution is absolutely clear: "Government" cannot promote a specific religion, but "individuals" have the right to express any religious belief. Read more »
For 11 post-World War II presidencies, coalition leading has been the role of the United States. Where is America today? Awaiting a president. The next president. Read more »
President Obama's public leadership in the war against terrorism, now expressed as the war against the Islamic state, has always been sporadic and halfhearted. Now he is peeved by criticism of his... Read more »
If the people of Kenya, for instance, could end preventable childhood deaths and diseases, not only would the vulnerable children not die, they would grow strong and become contributing adults. The... Read more »
Schools, like airports and now concert halls, are all too often on the front lines of violence. Administrators must balance sensitivity with safety. Read more »
Radical Islam is the greatest single threat to the future of Western civilization. It is a metastasizing cancer, with its lethal cells spreading quietly throughout Europe and the United States. Read more »
New research from Utah hospitals shows that even air pollution we label “moderate” can trigger the most serious type of heart attack. This new research should be viewed in proper context. Read more »
Nationally 90 percent of Americans (including 94 percent of NRA members) want criminal background checks for all gun sales. A 2014 BYU poll shows the number to be 82 percent in Utah. Read more »
Marijuana is a harmful substance for all ages. Keeping marijuana illegal will decrease its presence in our communities. Marijuana is the most common charge among arrests. Read more »
Paris was for all Americans a summons to seriousness that should awaken the Republican party's nominating electorate from its reveries about treating the presidency as an entry-level job and cause... Read more »
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Pornography has become big business with sexualized images now a commonplace part of mainstream life. But it is taking a devastating toll on human relationships and individual self-worth. Read more »
In previous campaign seasons, inflammatory statements aimed at abridging First Amendment protections would likely serve as the death knell to a candidate’s election campaign, but this... Read more »
Just what are the various politicos grateful for this time of year? Read more »
In his Nov. 23 letter, Floyd Jensen cites the good Samaritan story as the reason we should take Syrian refugees into our country. He failed to point out that the good Samaritan didn't take the man into his own home. He paid to... Read more »
A family friendly, welcoming and a collaborative state is the real reason Utah does so well on so many national rankings of “quality of life.” It can be hard to put one’s finger... Read more »
The educators of today's higher education are showing by their own negative examples that there is nothing high about higher education. Read more »
As the administrative state distorts America's constitutional architecture, Clarence Thomas becomes America's indispensable constitutionalist. He is urging the judicial branch to limit the... Read more »
I was always known to have a great immune system. However, after moving to Utah, I seem to be sick all the time. Thanks to the mountains that surround us, pollutants are trapped in the valley by inversions, causing the air quality... Read more »
In our opinion: Colleges would benefit from a little less outrage and a little more critical thinking
Recent emotionally charged controversies at the University of Missouri and Yale University would benefit from reflecting the principles of education that Martin Luther King Jr. penned as a student... Read more »
College students' hissy fits over hurt feelings are a direct result of our Everybody Gets A Trophy culture and an educational system that, for the most part, no longer teaches a core curriculum,... Read more »
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, and it is important that people discuss with loved ones their wishes in case of serious illness. Read more »
As we enter the winter season with its nasty weather inversions, we all need to be concerned about Utah’s air quality. It is a health issue, a quality of life issue and an economic... Read more »
Government is not going to be on the minds of many Americans when they contemplate tomorrow what they are thankful for. And that is to be expected. But, whether they are grateful or not, it will be... Read more »
While many dismiss it as a relatively harmless consequence of free expression, there is mounting evidence that pornography ought to be classified as a threat to public health. Read more »
"Bewitched" was just a television show, but it could give you some insight into my world and why I might shout at you for no reason. Read more »
There are many reasons why Obama was right to shut down the Keystone Pipeline. Read more »
Utah leaders should use data from a 1950s study of new soldier recruits to help combat the homeless problem in Utah. Read more »
The Syrian refugee debate has become a national embarrassment. It begins with a president, desperate to deflect attention from the collapse of his foreign policy, retreating to his one safe zone... Read more »
The real problem with UTA is that it's exempt from the law of supply and demand because it is run by the government. Read more »
Minority students and students with disabilities are punished disproportionately compared to white students and those without disabilities. These punishments often lead to dropping out of school... Read more »
Political pros in Iowa are not foolish enough to pick a winner this far out from the caucuses, but they do love their typologies. Read more »
Doctor offices pay for much of a child's vaccines because they know it saves lives. Read more »
Robert J. Samuelson: Robert J. Samuelson: Whatever happened to the generational warfare amongst boomers and millennials?
An enduring puzzle of our politics is why there isn't more generational conflict. By all rights, younger Americans should be resentful. Read more »
America should err on the side of compassion. Read more »
David Blankenhorn: David Blankenhorn: Here in America, in order to form a more perfect Union, we encourage and need everyone to participate
Sometimes I don’t vote. It’s nothing I’m proud of. Would a law requiring me to vote, or else pay a small fine, make me a better citizen and help bring us together as a nation? I... Read more »
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