The Federal Reserve Bank must decide when and how much to raise rates and return monetary policy.
Utahns need to keep their representatives from blowing past budget limits around tax day. Washington is already spending — and wasting — too much of Utah's hard-earned money. Utah... Read more »
Richard Davis: Any good cops patrolling the streets? Recent new stories make us wonder — and that's not good for public safety
Is there a sudden rash of shootings by police officers or have these just become newsworthy, particularly because of police cams and video from cellphones? Race is a predominant issue, but are... Read more »
Is “nondiscrimination” really a fundamental principle on a par with religious freedom? And, for that matter, do we even know what “nondiscrimination” means, or what it... Read more »
The right policy on energy exports is as straightforward as it is with all other products: let businesses, entrepreneurs and workers capitalize on all available economic opportunities. Read more »
To better manage water, create a different pricing system than what is presently charged. Currently it is a flat pricing system, no matter how much water you use. The pricing system should be made like a stair. For the first X... Read more »
In our opinion: With no injunction for SB54, state GOP leaders need to follow the spirit of compromise and let the bill do its work
A U.S. district judge declined to place an injunction on SB54, the law that changes Utah’s political caucus system by opening up an alternative route to primary ballots. Now, state Republican... Read more »
The recent article on a potential massive earthquake in Utah was spot on news article ("The Great Utah ShakeOut: Readying Utahns for a 7.0 quake," April 12). I fear that most people in our community are ill-prepared for what... Read more »
Today, not even one in five colleges requires students to take a single foundational course in American history or government. The American people and boards of trustees must demand that students... Read more »
There is a sense in which reform conservatism can be defined as an update and overhaul of American institutions that were created in the 1930s and the 1960s and are now creaky and fiscally... Read more »
It's mid-April, and Karlyn Bowman — the astute public opinion analyst at the American Enterprise Institute — has noticed something significant. Tax Day "comes and goes without a... Read more »
We encourage everyone to visit utahconsumers.org to learn more about why payday loans are a valued credit option and hear directly from Utah customers who have successfully used payday loans to... Read more »
Cory Norton, who works with children with mental disabilities at West High, says people with autism have their own varying and unique abilities, and he considers one of his students an art prodigy. Read more »
A natural disaster like a deadly epidemic inflicts tremendous loss of life but does not damage roads, buildings or the country’s material infrastructure. Read more »
A lighthearted look at news of the day. Read more »
Mergers and acquisitions have become a staple of modern capitalism. American capitalism is middle-aged. The M&A surge is one way older firms strive to overcome internal stagnation. Read more »
In our technology-driven global economy, STEM education is needed now more than ever. That’s why the Utah Legislature’s decision to create one-time STEM education grants to Dixie State... Read more »
America’s checks and balances helped make our government an exception to all others. Something must have happened in the past few years, because our checks and balances have ceased working. Read more »
Allowing members of Congress to sit on opposite sides of each other hurts any chance at bipartisanship. It would be more effective to make legislators of different parties sit together to represent their home states. Read more »
Ever since The Incident, remote Goblin Valley is becoming less so. Read more »
Karl Rove created a stir recently with a Wall Street Journal column punching holes in the conservative theory that a GOP presidential candidate can win simply by turning out the Republican base. Read more »
Good news from Washington is that bipartisanship has temporarily broken out in Congress. The bad news is it will cost American taxpayers an extra $141 billion over the next 10 years. This is... Read more »
Many successful, wealthy Americans have, dating back to the 19th century, made a practice of turning toward charity after accumulating riches. Not only has this relieved the burden on public funds,... Read more »
On May 31, 2015, the authorization for the federal highway, transit and highway safety programs that keep our nation’s economy moving will expire. Congress is looking toward a short-term fix... Read more »
Today I read online about the rock shelter that was vandalized in Nine Mile Canyon, not far from Price (“Primitive rock shelter vandalized,” April 8). This wasn’t just an act of spray-painting a name or something;... Read more »
In 2012, a man named Bobby Hogg from a small fishing village in northern Scotland died at the age of 92. He was the last speaker of the Scots dialect known as Cromarty fisherfolk. Apparently, this dialect was the only branch of the... Read more »
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Utah entertainer Jason Hewlett normally performs for corporations and other private events, but he'll be back on the public stage Monday night to support an extended family member facing a battle... Read more »
The highest paid public employee in 40 of 50 states is a college football or basketball coach. Read more »
Inequality is a topic of obvious concern worldwide. Nevertheless, problems arise when we measure inequality without a standard definition. Read more »
Last week, U.S. District Judge David Nuffer denied the request for injunction filed to block implementation of SB54, the Count My Vote compromise legislation. The party has said it will continue to... Read more »
In our opinion: Federal Reserve Bank faces crossroads in when and how much to increase interest rates
Having kept interest rates at near zero percent for six-plus years, the Federal Reserve Bank must decide when and how much to raise rates and return monetary policy to a more normal bearing. Low... Read more »
More families today requires more than one breadwinner because homes are much bigger and more expensive than they used to be. Read more »
The alleged difficulties that climate contrarians raise — about sunspots, about volcanoes, about fluctuations in the rate of warming — are not actually difficulties at all. Read more »
In our opinion: Liberal arts vs STEM education: Technology may improve, but creativity is always necessary
STEM programs are critically important as technology provides ever more efficient ways to deliver what customers demand. But no matter how advanced technology becomes, the world will always need... Read more »
Utahns deserve access to reasonable and responsible credit — but payday loans, as they’re currently designed, aren’t reasonable or responsible. With proper oversight, the CFPB can provide Utahns and their... Read more »
Utah's economy is among the best in the nation, our stunning landscapes are unmatched and the way we tackle problems is fundamentally unique. This is particularly true for intergenerational poverty. Read more »
Are we ready to break the highest glass ceiling and elect a woman to be our president? I believe we are and we can do this with Hillary Clinton. Clinton is immeasurably qualified for the position, especially when compared to her... Read more »
In 1965, an engineer predicted that electronic components in computer chips would double every year for a decade. His forecast, which has been slightly modified, is Moore's Law. We have been living... Read more »
HCR8, which is now signed, states that soil sequestration of atmospheric CO2 in forests and rangeland soils is Utah’s preferred approach regarding any federal efforts to deal with climate... Read more »
In our opinion: Disrupted by email and the Internet, the U.S. Postal Service needs to make tough decisions to cut its losses
Now $15 billion in debt, the U.S. Postal Service has a problem: a rapidly changing market for first-class mail, which has been disrupted by modern technology. Lawmakers should let the Postal... Read more »
As we work toward the end of what is turning out to be another successful ski and snowboard season, I want to draw a little extra attention to those who contributed to that accomplishment in a year when our winter weather did not... Read more »
Small firms that don't offer health benefits could be making a strategic mistake. Providing insurance is one of the most effective, economical ways for employers to support the health of their... Read more »
Conservatives believe the individual is pre-eminent in political society. Many liberals believe government is supreme and bestows rights on the individual. That is a completely upside-down view of... Read more »
Obama still has time to launch effective, sustained efforts at bipartisan cooperation with Congress. The Republican majorities in both houses make that essential for success in dealing with Cuba. Read more »
Food stamps part of a farm bill? It’s time for market forces to return to all facets of agriculture, and for lawmakers to find more efficient and effective ways to help the poor while also... Read more »
It is appropriate that Bangerter’s lasting physical legacy is a highway that runs through the Salt Lake metro area and bears his name. Like his leadership, it doesn’t always run... Read more »
As long as the federal Export-Import Bank exists, your tax dollars will be used to prop up a few lucky businesses, both here and abroad. The bank's future will be decided this summer by Congress. Read more »
If the fuel efficiency for cars improved at the rate of Moore's Law, you could drive it your entire life on a single tank of gas. If skyscrapers grew in height at the rate of Moore's Law, a... Read more »
I so agree with Fred Ash on his recent letter about unfair wages ("Wrong wage approach," April 15). If you treat your employees like you value them, most will value you and your company in return. It only makes sense to pay... Read more »
Much attention has been given of late to STEM education — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The value of a liberal arts education is that it teaches you how to write (which... Read more »
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