Most Central American children streaming across the United States’ southwestern borders are teens.
Sarah Torre: Hobby Lobby does want bosses out of the bedroom; why are these liberal senators against that?
Last week’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case prevented Obamacare’s Department of Health and Human Services mandate from careening into the religious freedom of family business owners,... Read more »
This newspaper has long advocated ensuring that the needs and rehabilitation of inmates is uppermost in the public’s mind as prison relocation is debated. We continue to support those... Read more »
Soccer is easy to mock. In what other sport can we compile a scorecard of the number of ersatz “injuries” or the time the supposedly injured players spent writhing on the ground. Read more »
Last month, Gov. Gary Herbert invited a number of business leaders and politicos to breakfast and revealed he intends to seek re-election in 2016. The governor, along with Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox,... Read more »
As society’s “bedrock” institution, marriage unites children to their fathers and mothers, making marriage, across culture and time, universally a gendered institution. Read more »
Americans love competition. In Utah, we volunteer time and donate to churches, youth sports, scouting and the environment. These worthy endeavors need dedicated volunteers and financial donations to achieve their goals. Another... Read more »
Rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels is warming our air and acidifying our oceans at an alarming rate. It's driven not just by pursuit of comforts and faster travel, but more importantly by the fossil fuel corporation's... Read more »
Now is the time for Utah to recognize the environmental benefits of using advanced coal-burning technologies and nuclear power to generate electricity. Both are essential in any serious effort to... Read more »
It doesn't surprise me that such a high percentage say they want immigration reform, especially when one considers the recent invasion of illegals that keep coming across our southern border. Most people who are paying attention... Read more »
In answering the question, "Is World Cup soccer the next major sport in America?" the writer contends, "Yet this time around more Americans checked out the World Cup than ever before and they often... Read more »
Until a vision for Utah education is created, along with structural changes, Utah legislators will continue to interfere in the management of public education. And our students will be denied a... Read more »
In our opinion: Important breakthrough on rapid transit bus route between Davis and Salt Lake counties
The decision to move forward on plans to create a rapid transit bus route between Davis County and downtown Salt Lake City marks an important breakthrough in transportation planning along the... Read more »
When I check out a story that raises doubt about human-caused climate change, I consistently find the source tied to an ideologically driven organization focused on spreading doubt on the reality of what is happening. Read more »
If our government feels free to move into such personal areas, I ask, where will it stop? Read more »
I do not have solar panels at my house, but I fully support those that are blazing the trail that many will be able to follow. Read more »
In our opinion: Because higher education helps to enhance the stability of marriage, we should encourage both
Education, not race, provides the clearest indicator of whether a woman will have children before getting married. Because higher education helps to enhance the stability of marriage, we should do... Read more »
Ordinary Internet users far outnumbered terror suspects in the NSA surveillance operation, according to The Washington Post. Read more »
As you can see, it is a tough call to name the most famous person in Utah, but if I had to choose “the most famous” one: Butch Cassidy. Read more »
A party that is genuinely excited about conservative anti-poverty proposals, the child tax credit and other reforms — rather than impeachment and the abolition of modern government —... Read more »
TARP was, and still is, broadly misunderstood, and its positive outcome isn’t widely known. Most people don’t know that just this week, the largest remaining bank in TARP repaid its... Read more »
We must create incentives for businesses to use and research alternative energy. A carbon tax in America can help stop global warming around the world without the difficulties of international politics. Read more »
Whenever it comes to defending casinos and pushing for more of them, the theme of “jobs” is invariably front and center. Read more »
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Mitt Romney’s father, George, former governor of Michigan and Republican presidential candidate, represents a kind of politician that we would do well to foster today. Read more »
The global spotlight has fallen on Russia once again as the country fields blame for the Malaysian passenger plane that was shot down over Ukraine and the 298 people killed as a result, according... Read more »
Most Central American children streaming across the United States’ southwestern borders are teens, but many are under the age of 10. Collectively, they’re seen as poster children for... Read more »
Cruelty comes in many different forms, and that is what Rep. Jason Chaffetz wishes people would understand. Read more »
The Utah Pioneers understood the true worth of religious liberty. Read more »
In our opinion: U.S. Supreme Court delivers second message, for Utah, on same-sex marriage requirement
For the second time in seven months, the Supreme Court of the United States has been forced to weigh in, procedurally, on the legal contest surrounding the definition of marriage. In both cases,... Read more »
This suggests that Utahns’ disapproval goes beyond the job Obama is doing to the person himself. Yet, let me suggest three reasons why Latter-day Saints should think better of the president... Read more »
It doesn't matter what presidents do. Families will be the most influential on their children. Read more »
North Korea has recently issued threats against the United States based on James Franco and Seth Rogan's upcoming comedy "The Interview," which features an assassination plot against North Korean... Read more »
Airports have been called everything from “the most important main street in any town” to symbols of the endless hassles of modern travel. Read more »
Our very civilization depends on a reliable supply of electrical energy, including the use of cell phones, computers and all the other modern "necessities.” Read more »
Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, who knew... Read more »
I realized I was observing a metaphor for life, namely that fear breeds conflict, whereas understanding promotes peace. Read more »
There are still moons to explore, problems to solve, challenges to meet. This is a time to remember what Americans – united, resolute, bravely facing the future – can achieve, if we... Read more »
This week we celebrate the arrival 167 years ago of Brigham Young and the vanguard of Mormon pioneers in the Great Basin. Read more »
Main Street businesses across Utah and the rest of the country are feeling the pinch from patent trolls. This year, in one single day in April, patent trolls filed 184 lawsuits across the U.S. in a... Read more »
The character of a nation is determined by the character of its people. Read more »
The truly sad but predictable tragedy of 60,000 unaccompanied children detained on our southern border, with another 90,000 predicted this year, should not only be a constant headline, but so... Read more »
In our opinion: Federal Reserve shouldn't be chained with a congressional formula for interest rates
Business leaders face considerable uncertainty in today’s world, much of it caused by the government. So it is understandable that some in Congress would want to impose a bit of certainty on... Read more »
I don’t like the way our politicians and developers have continued to encourage more and more people and businesses to locate in our little desert valleys. I am not alone in those feelings. Read more »
Laws can be framed in such a way that they balance the free exercise of religion with respectful coexistence of those with differing values. We believe that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act,... Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert has requested a careful review process of the Common Core education standards. It's important that the process delve into specifics, not general feelings. This is so because this... Read more »
I don't know what Richard Davis thought he was proving in his article "Latter-day Saints should appreciate the president," but he missed the mark. The reason why many do not support the President is the direction he is... Read more »
Just because one speaks of political matters, he is not excused from living his religion, and that includes conservative talk show hosts and listeners, and liberal commentators and their fans. Read more »
In an 11-year stretch as principal at Kearns High School and then Cottonwood High School, Reed Wahlquist cut a memorable swath. Read more »
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