Actors who dare to look upward and speak to the pubic through art that is good will find a large audience.
The Working Individuals and Families Credit is modeled after and linked to the federal EITC. Since 1976, the federal EITC has provided working families with the boost they so badly need when hours... Read more »
In recent surveys, the vast majority of Utah citizens have favored a change; they would prefer a direct primary election system over the current caucus/convention system. The Legislature, predictably, seems to favor maintaining the... Read more »
On Feb. 12, Gerald Larsen listed “Count My Vote’s five major flaws.” Here is my brief rebuttal. First, Larsen claims face-to-face communication is the best way to vet candidates, thus let’s keep... Read more »
Support for Israel cuts across religious lines in the U.S., finding that white evangelicals are the most supportive of the Jewish state. Read more »
Between unprecedented increases in required pension contributions due to the 2008/2009 market crash and the soon-to-be-enforced, expensive Obamacare mandates, school district and other public... Read more »
A New York Times/CBS News Poll shows an election edge for the GOP going into the 2014 midterms, but it also illustrates that the GOP is deeply divided on important issues. Read more »
Here’s a tip on how to judge these things. Just ask yourself how many times in the past century the cigarette industry has lied to you. Read more »
In controversies over same-sex marriage and contraception, those motivated by religious convictions are being pressured to leave the public square — to put religious convictions out of sight,... Read more »
When a child or anyone has a medical condition that is not part of the masses, our economic model doesn’t know what to do with them. Pharmaceutical companies are expected to make two things,... Read more »
According to those who follow closely every little thing, governors are in town to share blankies and not hurt feelings. They're supposed to be bipartisan-ish and leave the spleen venting to... Read more »
Rep. Tim Cosgrove and Sen. Pat Jones ... have put forth legislation to address the horrendously crippled funding mechanism designed to fund public education. ... But Lockhart has promised that... Read more »
Responding to concerns about the gas tax (“Per-gallon tax outdated” Feb. 25). The math is current, reliable and miraculously accounts for vehicle mileage and weight. Read more »
For me, it's not the issue being debated or what I may personally believe, but what I perceive to be the intractable positions these or other groups may take. Are they the ones I want "tending the hen house?" Read more »
Concerning President Obama using executive orders to accomplish his goals: I think it is interesting that he has decided to use is almost as a threat. However, if he wants to get anything strong passed ... then this may be a solution. Read more »
Hosting the games again won’t bring this area as much of a lift as 2002 did, because we’re still riding on that lift. Read more »
The United States faces huge fiscal challenges concerning out-of-control spending on entitlements. It would be a shame to ignore changes that could have a meaningful impact on federal spending... Read more »
Venezuela is reaping a predictable whirlwind from years of socialist policies that have fostered official corruption and led to widespread shortages of basic goods and rampant crime. Read more »
The Utah Debate Commission will organize and host statewide and federal debates to better inform voters of candidates' stances on important issues and provide candidates a forum to express their... Read more »
The Obama administration has taken the position that raising the minimum wage almost 40 percent would have little, if any, adverse effect on jobs. ... This is fairy-tale economics. Many studies... Read more »
The current proposal of Mayor McAdams is not the solution. The Salt Lake Valley is already divided into cities, and each of these unincorporated areas of Salt Lake County is so diverse, with different priorities and needs. Read more »
The National Association of Counties, American Farm Bureau, Republican National Committee, South Carolina Legislature, schools boards, chambers of commerce, among others, have passed resolutions... Read more »
A new proposal to cut defense spending was announced Monday by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that has caused commentators to weigh in on the role of the American military. Read more »
The attorney general acted appropriately in limiting the use of administrative subpoenas, but lawmakers should continue to consider ways to bring more clarity and control over the practice. Read more »
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Faith may be hidden in Hollywood. But for those actors, directors and producers who dare to look upward and speak to the pubic through art that is good and refining, they will find an audience of... Read more »
This week's political compromise will bring changes to Utah politics. Count My Vote gave up its effort to kill the caucus system. Defenders of caucuses dropped their opposition to providing... Read more »
Sen. Howard Stephenson, chairman of the Education Committee, wants to start a $2.8 million bureaucracy that duplicates and circumvents the constitutional responsibility of the Utah State Board of... Read more »
Unfortunately, the overwhelming good in the Scouting program is being drowned out by narrow political agendas. That is a shame, because no other program has matched the Boy Scouts in helping boys... Read more »
I shouldn’t be shocked any more at the curtailment of individual liberty in this country in the name of the cause du jour, but it was difficult to believe a recent article titled “Court: School can ban U.S. flag shirts... Read more »
Federal land transfer issues can be complicated. Still, public dialogue should be factually correct. The Bennett editorial characterizes Utah’s past position as a barrier to the current lands... Read more »
Before committing to a move, lawmakers should ... demonstrate that public safety and rehabilitation are top priorities. Read more »
The most intrusive and potentially most punitive federal agency has been politicized; the IRS has become an appendage of Barack Obama's party. Read more »
In 1975, as an active Latter-Day Saint, I was surprised to learn that language still in the Idaho Constitution prohibited anyone from holding public office who "believed in or practiced Celestial or Eternal marriage." Read more »
The government praises one corporate decision, but litigates to reverse another. The government cannot have it both ways. Either a business can consciously make a decision for moral reasons or it... Read more »
If the political parties adopt the reforms in the “compromise legislation” — approved by Count My Vote and passed by the Legislature — the change in how parties pick their... Read more »
President Obama says Putin is on the wrong side of history and John Kerry says Putin is "really 19th-century behavior in the 21st century." Makes invasion sound like a breach of etiquette —... Read more »
Citizens of Utah would be wise to be wary of Medicaid expansion at the state level. ... “Private option” Medicaid will be no better. ... It would give Medicaid expansion a free-market... Read more »
I am a registered respiratory therapist and the president-elect of the Utah Society for Respiratory Care (USRC), and a citizen concerned about e-cigarette legislation. There is no current regulation of e-cigarette manufacture,... Read more »
Former first lady and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton likened Russian President Vladimir Putin’s incursion into the Crimea Peninsula of Ukraine to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler’s... Read more »
Wage is relative. When the minimum wage is raised, eventually everyone's wage is raised. Prices are raised, The person earning the minimum wage is eventually reduced to the same state he or she was at before the minimum wage was raised. Read more »
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz opens 2014 CPAC with 'principles' speech Read more »
When it comes to representative democracy, the job is never done. The baton is now in the hands of Utah voters. It’s time to show up or this major policy battle will have been for naught. Read more »
Jerry Kelly was a forgotten war hero who died in World War II, but 70 years later a distant relative who had barely heard of him was driven to learn more about him and ensure that he wasn't forgotten. Read more »
Utah hasn’t yet passed Benefit Corporation legislation. Fortunately, there is a movement afoot that will put Utah in an elite group of states that recognize Benefit Corporations. Read more »
Back when Mitt Romney was running for president, I thought that questions about his personal views on abortion were not really relevant because the president cannot directly change the laws of the country; he would be required to... Read more »
Has America's weakness and Obama's foreign policy emboldened Putin? Read more »
A report from the Endangered Species Act Congressional Working Group found the ESA has produced an “unacceptable” recovery rate of 2 percent, and less than 5 percent of the species on... Read more »
I understand that the Utah State Senate voted in favor of a property tax increase on Tuesday that could mean as much as $100 million for public education over the next few years. However, rather than using that money to cover... Read more »
Indian reservations today are often seen as areas of mockery and repugnance, but to us they have become sacred dwellings that represent strength, family, culture, tradition and refuge. Read more »
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