What are the pros and cons of a potential agreement between the United States and Iran?
Will the new state prison be another cage, which creates dismal offender outcomes, or will we build something based on modern-day best practices: something that rehabilitates rather than abuses and... Read more »
It is difficult to identify racism as a primary motivator for what happened to Freddie Gray in Baltimore and the unrest in the aftermath of his death. We need to look at the issue of police... Read more »
Today's saturating media tug children beyond childhood prematurely, but not to maturity. Children are cosseted by intensive parenting that encourages passivity and dependency and stunts their... Read more »
Just imagine how many laws we would have if the Utah Legislature were in session more than 45 days a year. Read more »
Organized religion is losing ground in the United States. Atheists and agnostics now constitute over 7 percent of Americans, while those who say they have no religion in particular are at 15.8... Read more »
In Our Opinion: We welcome an audit showing the true costs, benefits and projections for the Draper prison site
We welcome an independent audit of consultant projections that the Draper prison site is more financially beneficial for high-tech development than to house a prison, despite the benefits the... Read more »
Having just seen my 93-year-old father return from his Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., to see the World War II memorial, I give kudos to the people who arranged it. What a wonderful thing to do... Read more »
For months, the news has been that the present prison location is on valuable development land, and that the prison should be moved to another location. Many studies have been made and locations... Read more »
I believe public opinion polls resoundingly demonstrate that the majority of Utahns understand that this is because all logically, moral and economic sense supports Healthy Utah. Read more »
Zone Centerville Right is a group that seeks to preserve a more natural progression of housing density and to urge city administrators to zone responsibly. Read more »
When the Export-Import Bank’s charter comes up for debate, Congress should remember that it’s anything but a “critical element” of America’s national security. Read more »
Rep. Frank Wolf speaks at an annual Harvard Law School conference about the value of faith, religious freedom and tolerance in law, education and elsewhere in the world. Read more »
The Equality of Opportunity Project involved the tracking of millions of families over a period of years and uncovered a direct link between a child’s future earnings and the specific place... Read more »
At the core of the same-sex marriage debate is the understanding of human dignity, one that embeds individual dignity within shared communal goods and responsibilities. It's a more traditional... Read more »
The truth is that the EPA's Clean Power Plan is a win-win for all Utahns, from our grandkids to seniors by helping to clean our air, ensure energy independence and improve our economy for the years... Read more »
Both Judaism and Christianity have made progress over the centuries in weeding out dualism — reinterpreting their violent scriptural texts and finding resources of "respect for the other." Read more »
Test-driven instruction, to borrow a line from Shakespeare, "is a tale. Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury. Signifying nothing." Test-driven instruction is a hoax perpetrated on the public by the testing establishment,... Read more »
As a Fairfield resident, I would like to thank Woneva Myers of Lehi for her letter concerning our town’s plight (“Tarnished town,” May 3). All year long our town is filled with busloads of schoolchildren on... Read more »
Stress imposes a corrosive burden in the lives of employees and is a significant cost to employers. Read more »
Thanks to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the question of whether the federal government may continue collecting “metadata” from nearly every phone call made in the United States... Read more »
Is the convergence of rising inequality and falling economic growth simply a coincidence? Or is more inequality a cause of weaker growth, a consequence of it — perhaps both? We lack... Read more »
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Members of the Prison Relocation Commission (PRC) have been making false claims about the prison relocation study. The PRC is touting a study that did not review enough aspects of the prison move... Read more »
Memorial Day is about honoring priceless service. The great conflicts of history were fought and won by everyday men and women who exhibited extraordinary courage and valor, many of them paying the... Read more »
Funding transportation infrastructure is one of the core responsibilities of government. Whether those roads are paid for by corporate taxation, by a steeper gas tax or by something else,... Read more »
On any list of calamities threatening the world economy, a China crash ranks at or near the top. Already, China's sizzling rate of economic growth has declined. The question is whether the... Read more »
Envision Utah's "Your Utah, Your Future" online survey allows participants to submit preferred outcomes overall and in 11 areas such as air and water quality, education and transportation for 2050. Read more »
Ralph Becker is asking city residents to fight the prison move to Salt Lake City. Everyone wants it somewhere else. But they miss the bigger point. Why move it at all? As a Draper resident for over 25 years, I wonder why... Read more »
Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Mediocre 'favorability' ratings hint at Utah's varied attitudes toward Congress
Last week, a UtahPolicy.com poll, which was picked up by other media, showed mediocre “favorability” ratings for Utah’s four U.S. House members. Your columnists weigh in. Read more »
What are the pros and cons of a potential agreement between the United States and Iran, two countries that have not had diplomatic relations since the 1979 hostage-taking in Tehran? The... Read more »
I remember many instances this past year when the police took millions of dollars worth of drugs off the street. What if we had given up and just let the drug lords go ahead and distribute those to our children? Read more »
In historical context, a recent Pew survey reveals that religion in America has little to fear from the secular or irreligious, but instead, what it does to itself. Read more »
The U.S. Export-Import Bank plays almost no role in Utah’s export sector. Only one out of every 270 small business exporters uses the bank. Read more »
The obvious economic, environmental and societal benefits make solar energy a viable option that is here to stay. Read more »
I respect Lindsey Stirling for trying, and I know it can’t be easy to be in the limelight and have every single person tracking your every single move or, in this case, choice of clothing. Read more »
With all the blessed rain we’ve received over the last two weeks, my heart goes out to those in California who are suffering from water shortages. Read more »
Rather than paying out unsustainable benefits until the Social Security trust fund is exhausted, we should start reducing benefits now until they are at a sustainable level. Read more »
It may be the military mind talking, but we don’t think often enough about those willing to live, fight and die for liberty. I lost a few friends during my time overseas, but they aren’t far from me even now. Read more »
When used correctly, social media may be a species-saver and help with crowdsourcing for funding. But not all experts are keen to list animals and their tracking data online. Read more »
We get media coverage, outrage and rioting when someone gets killed by police. But if an officer gets killed in the line of duty, trying to save someone? Where is his media coverage? Where are the people who care for his death? Read more »
Let’s see the city fine Wal-Mart and any other business foolish enough to waste water when we’re trying to recover from a drought. Read more »
Global trade is a key driver for Utah’s economy. Overall, more than one in five jobs in Utah depends on international trade, and medical technology is just one of the sectors that can grow... Read more »
Home life is important and should be encouraged, but children, during the years that matter and when their brains develop the most, should be learning from professionals through play and instruction. Read more »
“Egregious” and “grotesque” is how United States Secretary of State John Kerry has described North Korea’s reckless international provocations and brutal executions of... Read more »
Lois M. Collins: Cupboards-bare plea shines light on need that extends well beyond one man's troubles
When Clarence Blackmon asked for help, his needs were met quickly and with great generosity. But it's more than a heart-warming story; it's a reminder of the invisible who live among us and the... Read more »
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