The first step toward better relations with Cuba cannot be seen as condoning Cuba's bad behavior.
The Republican Party is suing the state to overturn SB54, which it helped pass to compromise the Count My Vote initiative and the caucus/convention system. Republicans are wrong to oppose Utahns... Read more »
Totally adopting metrics would be difficult and we might struggle for a few decades. But it would also be a great gift to our grandchildren and those that follow. The problems surrounding STEM subjects would greatly diminish. Read more »
If UTA has all this extra money, I would just as soon see them return it to us, as opposed to spending millions of dollars in the housing development business. Read more »
Can a woman be both feminist and conservative? Why, yes! But the question deserves a more serious answer so women can stop fussing over labels and litmus tests to determine whether a woman who... Read more »
As Mitt Romney continues to dance around whether or not he will once again run for the presidency in 2016, Republican politicos and donors alike are starting to get antsy. Read more »
We all want to be happy, don't we? Well, if you're dissatisfied or downright miserable, cheer up. There's apparently a cure for you. Just sit and wait; the very anticipation of its arrival might... Read more »
The legal challenge recently filed by the Utah Republican Party seeks constitutional clarity on a very important issue: Can the state tell a political party who its candidates are, or should it... Read more »
In our opinion: With oil prices dropping, Utah's taking control of federal lands isn't the best option available
With the prices of oil falling, the financial feasibility of Utah benefiting from taking control of federal lands is uncertain at best and potentially costly to taxpayers. There are other options... Read more »
Just how this sublime spiritual principle can be soundly applied to our mortal existence, where natural and social inequalities continue to intermingle profoundly, as they always have, remains a... Read more »
Influenza (the flu) is starting to appear and kills over 30,000 in the U.S. every year. Vaccination can prevent or lessen the severity of this disease. Read more »
We have every right to be proud of all our state offers; does it make sense to jeopardize it for self-satisfaction and short-term gain? Read more »
The critical missing piece that needs to be addressed is what mechanism can be developed that encourages all voters to participate in the initial candidate selection process without the pressure to join a specific party. Read more »
With the apparently imminent release of the Feinstein report on CIA interrogations of high-value terrorists a decade ago, let's consider the situation of intelligence personnel who have been involved. Read more »
Falling oil prices are putting a economic squeeze on Russia, while the drop brings prosperity in America, leaving consumers with more money to spend on other things. Putin is now paying a steep... Read more »
Imagine you are in a business course and are given the following scenario: Your marketing department has found an opportunity for your business. Read more »
The Utah Legislature should seize the opportunity to make at least some investment in transportation upgrades and expansion, even though it may require increases in taxing levels. A viable... Read more »
The current situation with moving the prison was brought about by the Republican caucus; it was a bad decision that was never supported by the majority of Utahns. Read more »
Now that the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee has released its report on the Benghazi incident, which clears the Obama administration of all wrongdoing, how soon can we expect... Read more »
The Oversight Committee’s mission is to report to hard-working taxpayers to ensure their investment in government is spent effectively, efficiently and transparently. Read more »
As the voice of business in Utah, we ask Utah’s Legislature to consider and support this flexible, innovative, Utah-specific solution (Healthy Utah plan) that keeps taxpayer dollars in Utah. Read more »
In our opinion: Malala and family — how parents defied Pakistani culture to foster a Nobel Peace Prize-winning daughter
At 17, Malala Yousafzai is the youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient. But her parents also deserve recognition in countering Pakistani culture to promote gender equality and education. Read more »
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It’s true that the last few weeks of Congress have perfectly represented everything that is wrong with Washington. But change is coming. Read more »
Do we have the critical thinking skills to reflect on history and analyze both sides of an issue? Or do we merely regurgitate whatever the radio or TV says? Are we patriots or are we sheep? Read more »
Socialism superficially seems so simple to create economic equality. But rather than engineer economic equality, human decency and compassion demand we provide basic, life-sustaining opportunities... Read more »
In the hustle and bustle of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, we somehow lose the entire purpose of Christmas: to celebrate the birth of Christ. Read more »
The idea of prison relocation is like Christmas fruitcake: no one really wants it, but it keeps making the rounds every once in a while. And each time, relocation turns out to be unfeasible and too... Read more »
The lone wolf is the new national nightmare, dramatized and amplified this week by the hostage-taking attack in Sydney, Australia. But there are two kinds of lone wolves — the crazy and the... Read more »
Food, like love, is a human fundamental. We likely risk something important when we act as if wasting it is not a problem. Berlin's example of a wise use of food is compelling; America's penchant... Read more »
The police have not gotten worse. There is no need for protests. The only thing that may have changed is us — the people. Maybe we have gotten less law-abiding, civil and more callous in our actions. Read more »
The United States's first step toward better relations with Cuba cannot be seen as condoning Cuba’s bad behavior. The overriding goal should be the establishment of a liberated Cuba where... Read more »
Utah has seen high school graduation rates climb in recent years — among the general student population as well as with minority and low-income students. This is a welcome result — and... Read more »
A Canadian professor says pushing Santa and the more recent "Elf on the Shelf" ultimately leads children to accepting a surveillance state. Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I'm not giving up on Santa... Read more »
In our world, another child dies every 20 seconds from infections that could be prevented with immunizations — 2 million deaths per year. That all could be prevented for a few pennies per child. Read more »
The Hinckley Institute’s 2014 Politician of the Year goes to U.S. Congressman Jason Chaffetz for his remarkable ascension to chairman of the United States House of Representatives Oversight... Read more »
The terrorists say they are committing their massacres in the name of Islam, but it is not in the name of Islam. It is hard to come up with language that can express this with enough strength to... Read more »
Natalie Gochnour: My holiday wish — not overindulgence or expectations, but connections and relationships
A better approach to the holidays is to make it a time of genuine friendship and meaningful connection. We should also look to find people we can help. My holiday wish is simple: to simplify and... Read more »
Cursive is under attack. Typing is taking the place of this stylized handwriting, and cursive is being taken out of school curriculum, but at what cost? Read more »
With greedy eyes, developers and our politicians keep trying to tell us that the prison is so old it must be torn down. Lies. If even a portion of the expense and effort necessary to move the prison were put into constructive and... Read more »
Yes, a half-century of isolation has failed, but dictators seldom relinquish power or change behavior because of U.S. policies. Read more »
According to the state's Prison Relocation Report, the total cost of renovation and expansion of the current Draper prison would be $783 million over the next 20 years, whereas construction of a new prison at a different site would... Read more »
“Our action or inaction on the family in the United Nations will be one of the rare occasions when the world will be really watching,” stated Ambassador Dapkiunas of Belarus. So why... Read more »
The Texas Transportation Code says the state may refuse to create a plate "if the design might be offensive to any member of the public." Yes, any. Read more »
The report by Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding CIA interrogation essentially accuses the agency under George W. Bush of war criminality. Read more »
Gratitude has always been a big thing in my life. A few years ago my dad lost his job; at first it was hard but it soon got easier. I only asked for things I really needed and not necessarily wanted, because I knew that I couldn't... Read more »
Will we wake up Christmas morning and find that, like Scrooge, our addiction to wealth and consumption creates chains that bind us? We can and must shed our shackles through love, meaning, contentment and unity. Read more »
The publicly held federal debt will increase from $12 trillion in 2013 to nearly $21 trillion in 2024, projects the CBO. The hard choices remain, as does the political stalemate. Read more »
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