While the nation must protect its borders against threats, it is important to ask what immigrants can offer us.
August, often viewed as the end of things — summer, vacation, camp and children underfoot — marks for Washingtonians the arrival of peace. The usual, rapid chatter becomes a low, slow hum. Read more »
In his first State of the Union address, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared “unconditional war on poverty in America.” That was over 50 years ago and this war is not over. The... Read more »
We should be ashamed to live in a society where public expertise is largely shaped by and for private interests. We should refuse to grant the people who help to cause the problem the nearly... Read more »
I’m afraid, Mr. President, that no matter your demeanor, it’s as difficult for us to know when you are telling the truth as it was when the villagers came rushing each time the boy cried “wolf!” Read more »
It was fascinating to read all of the justifications in a recent Associated Press article regarding the use of “fetal tissue” in medical research. Read more »
To understand why a whaling museum subsidy doesn't exist anymore and a mohair subsidy continues is to understand how American government functions. And why James Madison, whose flinty realism is... Read more »
It’s mid-August, and the collective community mind is “back to school.” Classes at most traditional-calendar schools will begin this week or next. And so, at the start of a new... Read more »
We’re in the dog days of summer, but plenty of politics are popping. Our insights are worth what you pay, so here’s about a nickel’s worth. Read more »
It is common knowledge that the University of Utah was invited a few years ago to be a member of the Pac-12 athletic conference. My purpose is to explain what this means beyond the obvious ramp-up... Read more »
Abortion is a topic we would all prefer to avoid. But if we do not talk about it now, then when? Read more »
The word tragic has often been used to describe the civil war in Syria, but it is a pale description of the raging madness on the ground. The bloodletting and massive destruction that has swept the... Read more »
Give the teachers a tax break and other groups will soon be knocking on the door for theirs. Read more »
The presidential debates should give us some insight into what the candidates think would be some solutions to our problems and challenges in the future. Read more »
What is more important in a federal court case? Protecting human rights or protecting something else? Read more »
I don't know who it is that selects the front-page headlines that are supposed to inflame interest and sell newspapers, but they are failing miserably if that is what these headlines are supposed to accomplish. Read more »
The recent editorial about Beijing winning the bid by default for the 2022 Olympic Games reminds me how much the Olympics are not about the actual sports, but about the host city or country getting recognition for hosting the games.... Read more »
The Environmental Protection Agency is scrambling to undo the damage caused by its unwitting release of 3 million gallons of toxic waste into the Animas River. Read more »
On Monday, I slipped and fell in the vicinity of 300 South and 500 East. I had been in the sun far too long, became dizzy and fell onto a cement walkway. I have crippling rheumatoid arthritis and was in considerable pain. Two very... Read more »
After attending a great Outdoor Retailers show this last weekend, I felt I had to write and express my embarrassment for the city of Salt Lake and apologize to the visitors from out of town because of what the mayor and Salt Lake... Read more »
To this day, when I hear a John Philip Sousa march, my patriotism comes alive. It brings back fond memories I learned during my childhood summers at Salt Lake City's Catholic Guadalupe Mission School. Read more »
Both presidential nomination contests having been scrambled by recent events — the FBI taking control of Hillary Clinton's private email server and a raucous, roiling GOP debate — the... Read more »
If the goal — as some scientists urge — is an 80 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2050, then it will be necessary "to reduce emissions from transportation and electrical... Read more »
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This country always has represented opportunity. And while the nation must protect its borders against threats, it is important to ask what immigrants can offer us. Read more »
In our opinion: Trump's all-inclusive 'they've got to go' immigration policy is both unworkable and unthinkable
The view of presidential candidate Donald Trump on all undocumented immigrants and their U.S. born children? "They've got to go," he said. Such a proposal is extreme and unworkable and flies in the... Read more »
While I can understand UEA President Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh’s eagerness to attempt to thwart the public charter school movement in Utah, in her recent op-ed on Utah's public charter... Read more »
In an effort to build momentum for another attempt to bring Medicaid expansion to a supposedly conservative state, the governor is looking to impose the financial burden not on Utah taxpayers... Read more »
We must work harder to ensure equality for all women. State legislatures are often the first line of access — for it was there that the women in the U.S. first received the right to vote. Read more »
Trafficking in fetal tissue is a practice that needs to end. In good conscience we cannot look the other way on these issues. Read more »
The bottom line is that cheap energy has given us the opportunity to exercise our liberty so indiscriminately that we complain about fossil fuels. Read more »
Donald Trump is tapping a deep-seated voter frustration that Republicans need to channel in order to win back the White House. Nevertheless, Republicans will have to decide whether Trump is really... Read more »
Hillary Clinton dismisses allegations about her use of a private email server as politically motivated. Government servers have safeguards in place that far exceed private industry standards, yet... Read more »
Unionizing would begin to protect football players. Unionizing could teach them that they have the power to change things. Read more »
The simple reality is that Utah can’t afford to expand Medicaid. No matter how you look at it, there’s no magic formula for making this troubled federal program balance financially,... Read more »
You might say identity theft and cyber fraud have become a part of the wallpaper of life in the 21st century, but that would be true only if wallpaper had a habit of peeling away and sticking to... Read more »
How nice. Soon, the first thing visitors flying into or departing from the Salt Lake International Airport will see will be our shiny new prison. Read more »
The time mothers invest in building strong relationships with their children does matter — a lot. And that is why every mother’s natural yearnings to be there, to nurture, to protect... Read more »
Trump is a catalyst and, as Laura Ingraham says, a symptom. If he somehow gets the nomination, it's because he earned it and he'll have my vote. Read more »
Most of Donald Trump's normally loquacious rivals are swaggeringly eager to confront Vladimir Putin, but are too invertebrate — Lindsey Graham is an honorable exception — to voice... Read more »
Distracted driving won’t go away until it becomes culturally unacceptable to drive and operate a cellphone simultaneously. Strong laws and public service announcements can be a part of... Read more »
I implore Gov. Herbert to implement the Clean Power Plan initiative — it will be a wonderful legacy for him to leave for the next generation of Utah families. Read more »
It is easy to vote no on the Iran deal. It is quite a different matter to vote yes on a war with Iran, particularly at the beginning of an election cycle. When push comes to shove, how deep is the Republican affection for Benjamin... Read more »
Salt Lake City has shiny new buildings, a state of the art downtown mall, soon a $117 million theater, bike lanes, solar meters and sustainability; yet, the administration couldn’t find money... Read more »
While law enforcement agencies have become increasingly focused on sex trafficking, an organization operating on Utah high school campuses is making strides in raising awareness among those most... Read more »
It is refreshing to read someone of stature and knowledge coming forward with factual information, together with common sense to refute the flood of misleading so-called “data” on climate change. Read more »
Wordsmith John Starley Allen's new book, "A Splash of Kindness," explores the power of the ripple effect. Read more »
Just because you believe differently, or feel that you have been treated unfairly, doesn’t make it OK to be scornful, sarcastic or belittling. Read more »
I find it funny how the press keeps calling Bernie Sanders “radical” because he challenges business as usual in Washington, D.C. He offers common-sense solutions to the really big... Read more »
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