Where on the list of corporate values do the two companies place service to the customer and the community?
Gov. Rick Perry was recently indicted on charges of coercion and abuse of official capacity, according to The Economist. While it sounds disastrous at first, could these charges actually benefit... Read more »
Democrats and Republicans have similar concerns about the challenges America is facing, according to Gallup. 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 »
“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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
When you were a child, you probably had a piggy bank. Do you wonder who conceived this idea and what made them so popular? One answer, at least in the U.S., is the success of the “Pete... Read more »
In a very short period of time, West Jordan residents have been placed on the hook for buyouts and severance packages. 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 »
"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 »
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 »
As the 2016 presidential race inches its way closer, it seems that normal partisan tactics are shifting. 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 »
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 »
"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 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 »
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 »
Washington and Colorado are on the leading edge of a dangerous public policy move that separates getting high from responsible behavior. 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 »
The ongoing conflicts in Ferguson, Missouri, show the reason for cautions about blurring the line between police and the military. Read more »
Anonymous is a global network of online "hactivists," hackers and Internet users who “often have little in common other than a willingness to insert themselves into red-hot social and... Read more »
A state legislator should not be able to time his or her resignation to determine the process by which his successor is selected. Rather, the voters should decide in all cases. 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 »
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As I limped down the gym floor in shame and glanced horrified over my shoulder, I know — I just know — behind their forced smiles, both teachers were thinking, “Heaven above,... Read more »
This month marks the 75th anniversary of one of cinema's most enduring and influential classics: "The Wizard of Oz." Known not only as a staple of childhood wonder, the 1939 film adaptation of... Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert has ordered a review of Common Core. But if Utah does away with it, how will it accomplish all those things nearly everyone seems to want from the education system? Read more »
Two common challenges stem from confusing the “level of analysis” in a conversation and mistaking arguments about policies with ones about people. Read more »
In a state where the majority of the legislature is divided between those who are satisfied to neglect public education’s acute needs and those who would like to kill off public education... Read more »
The way the embattled negotiations between Talisker Holdings and Park City Mountain Resort have stalled begs the question: Where on the list of corporate values do the two companies place service... Read more »
I recognize the family values that so many Utahns uphold, and I’m grateful for the good people who provide education here. However, please don’t laud yourself as “family... Read more »
A recent poll suggests that many Utahns not only dislike Common Core, but they also don't seem to fully understand it. That's a trend that seems to be worrying potential presidential candidate Mike... Read more »
Public policies regulating alcohol and tobacco — two substances that are objectively more harmful than marijuana — have proven to be far more effective at reducing teens’ access. Read more »
Lois M. Collins: School start times are designed for everything but the kids we're trying to educate
The American Academy of Pediatrics says we're starting school too early for teenagers to thrive. It's a simple fix, it says, but one that policymakers seem reluctant to take for a lot of reasons,... Read more »
Can Utah sustain a constitutional-based government, or revert to a tribal mentality of governing people? Read more »
The Navy, with embarked Marines, is the primary instrument for the use of military power. The question, however, is: Do Americans, demoralized by squandered valor in Iraq and Afghanistan, want U.S.... Read more »
We must be determined, along with the other peoples of the world, to keep the Islamic State group from spreading, isolate it and eradicate it. Read more »
A new poll shows 61 percent of Utah likely voters oppose same-sex marriage, 58 percent believe the U.S. Supreme Court will strike down Utah's gay/lesbian marriage prohibition, and nearly 60 percent... Read more »
Are those who live in northern Utah's earthquake zone prepared to face a quake similar to the recent one in Napa Valley? Read more »
Put the blame for education reform where it belongs, not on the backs of the teachers in the trenches who are trying to do their best in difficult circumstances. Read more »
The solution for teenagers to get more sleep is not necessarily to start school later, but for teenagers to go to bed earlier. Read more »
We don't have to adjust school start time to give our children a healthy circadian rhythm; just use solar time. Read more »
We have abolished morality in favor of civil rights. Read more »
Americans talk a lot about freedom, and many of them profess a healthy regard for the free market. But when the rubber meets the road, so to speak, it’s clear many of them really don’t... Read more »
When did Missouri turn into North Korea? If you're not alarmed and disturbed by the treatment of the press in Ferguson, Mo., the last couple of weeks, you should be. Read more »
With the start today of its 126th school year, Utah State University introduces a new program aimed at helping the intellectually disabled enjoy a mainstream college experience. Read more »
This Labor Day, let's commemorate the importance of hard work and acknowledge the role that workers play in our economy. Read more »
It's a Democratic campaign consultant's dream: a study from two respected academic economists concluding that, since the late 1940s, the economy has consistently performed better under Democratic... Read more »
A recent British survey shows online pornography is too accessible and distorting for teenagers, leading to damaging and unrealistic attitudes toward sex and relationships. Read more »
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