Since a repeal of Obamacare isnít possible while Obama is in office, Congress should look at improving it.
If the State of the Union address and reception of the president by Congress is any indication of what’s to come — stare downs and standoffs, politicking and posturing — then... Read more »
Those of us who knew former Speaker of the House Becky Lockhart appreciated her quick wit, enjoyed her ready laugh and witnessed firsthand her abundant kinetic energy. She was a skilled politician... Read more »
As usual, states are ahead of Washington on this one. Obama’s inspiration for the community college plan came from Tennessee, with some important differences. Read more »
Middle-class families were front-and-center during last night's State of the Union Address. Read more »
Forget E.F. Hutton. It's P.F. (Pope Francis) these days who, when he talks, people listen. ... Each time Francis speaks, his words are as shiny objects on a desert floor. We scramble to examine... Read more »
Utah’s financial condition has improved drastically since 2013, but Truth in Accounting (TIA) has discovered the state’s financial condition is not as positive as it may seem. Read more »
The NFL continues to ignore what everyone already knows: Too much depends on the blind luck of a coin toss in games that are decided in overtime (as we saw again in the Packers-Seahawks... Read more »
The Utah State Legislature convenes next Monday. Will the legislators sworn in that day be as responsive to the voters’ wishes as their predecessors were? If they are, this is what they... Read more »
For the past decade I have slept almost upright in a recliner, unable to lie down. Does "trying to make time" justify lifelong consequences? Read more »
Academics and arts are not natural enemies but allies. As a music scholar, I can confirm that without a knowledge of math writing, music would be much more difficult. Read more »
For too long, politics and egos have stood in the way of immigration reform. It’s time to stop using it as an excuse for not finding solutions. Read more »
U.K. Ambassador Peter Wilson spoke out in favor of "sexual and reproductive health and rights" at the Stakeholder Forum on the U.N. post-2015 development agenda. Read more »
Utah should be proud of the Help RISE project that helped drug addicts and former criminals who had no way of paying for legal representation. Read more »
A couple in Maryland allowed their son, 10, and daughter, 6, to walk home from a playground a mile away without adult supervision — after a series of practice runs. Now the state is... Read more »
The prison should be rebuilt on the same property, then the old buildings can be demolished when the new ones are finished. Read more »
The first thought all too often is to make new regulations without asking if steps have been taken to improve things before forcing others into a choice. Freedom of choice is a greater force multiplier than any regulation. Read more »
President Obama believes allowing public broadband ventures would be good for business and help the nation compete globally. But Utah is struggling with millions of dollars of public debt caused by... Read more »
The unemployment rate has dropped from a peak of 10 percent in October 2009 to 5.6 percent at the end of 2014. But hourly wage gains haven't accelerated. Economists are baffled. Read more »
President Obama needs to display his own core of leadership — if only to justify his stated strategy of regime elimination. His stance against terrorism has never been more needed. Read more »
European suspicions are not true following the president's recent failings in France. The marriage of common interests and values between America and Europe is not going to break up over this. Read more »
How can the U.S. help the billions of micro-business men and women in the world find real prosperity? Read more »
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New York Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal was quick to criticize LDS Church leaders for using "fake 'war on religion' speak" in the Church's rare news conference held Tuesday about... Read more »
Since a repeal of Obamacare isn’t possible while President Obama remains in office, Congress should look to do what it can to improve health care and stop pursuing empty gestures that only... Read more »
Last June, the progressive blogosphere erupted in outrage over an article I published in the Washington Post on marriage and domestic violence. Read more »
President Obama's public perception has undergone its share of ebbs and flows. From the clarion call of hope to the accusations of dictatorial leadership, opinions about the president have landed... Read more »
Gay-rights advocates should view the compromise proposed Tuesday by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints “as an olive branch, not a trick,” according to Jonathan Rauch of the... Read more »
In our politics, ideological assertions tend to gain an immediate, massive velocity. Read more »
There is ample evidence that a primary seat-belt law like the one currently before the Utah Legislature will save as many as 30 to 40 lives a year. Primary seat-belt laws are in effect in 36... Read more »
Prior to the mid-1990s, Utah ranked in the Top 10 for its tax effort to fund education, but has since slipped well below average. Read more »
In our pluralistic society, religious freedom is not just one policy among many; it is the foundation of the liberties we enjoy as Americans. It is our first freedom. Read more »
The need for more money should not come at the expense of things that are improving education in Utah. Read more »
Here are my predictions for the Utah 2015 legislative session. Keep in mind that I think this is what will happen, not necessarily what should happen. Read more »
The latest educational giveaway coming from the Obama administration is a one-size-fits-all solution that will hurt higher education and reduce student opportunity. Read more »
We believe anti-discrimination principles coupled with religious protections will provide a lasting legislative acknowledgement that human flourishing is best accomplished when society protects... Read more »
The Super Bowl is this Sunday, and for some, the gameplay may not be the main attraction. In what may be the only television event where the commercials are every bit as entertaining as the... Read more »
The majority of Utahns prefer leaving the state prison where it is currently located. That should send a clear message to our lawmakers. The problem seems to be that the prison needs to be close enough for employee access and... Read more »
With Idaho checked off the list, the president now is only three states shy of visiting all 50 during his time in office — South Dakota, South Carolina and, to no one's surprise, Utah. Read more »
Utahns will readily admit that our state leaders have been and will continue to be fiscally conservative; I, for one, am happy for that fact. This is a major factor for our overall glowing economy report cards. However, there comes... Read more »
Implementing Utah's 2040 Unified Transportation Plan, developed by local and state leaders and transportation officials, is key to reducing vehicle emissions. Read more »
Raising the gas tax is a cycle with no end. Like all Utahns, I enjoy driving on well-maintained roads. I understand the reason for raising the gas tax at this time. However, I don't think it is wise. The reason why tax... Read more »
As a trained industrial consultant, I have been called upon to "solve" various problems occurring in the industry, be they odor, waste, water or pollution problems. I have always kept in mind the "Pareto Principle":... Read more »
With the 59 confirmed cases from the Disney measles outbreak, it has become necessary once again to remind people of the facts. With very few exceptions, all parents should immunize their children. Read more »
If you've been following politics lately, you may notice the two political parties seem to have found some common ground. Almost everyone in Washington today is talking about the same thing:... Read more »
The process of relocating the prison has been slow. I believe the Draper prison should be relocated, but there should be three qualifications. Read more »
After years of study, two Medicaid expansion alternatives have been recommended to the Utah Legislature. But these alternatives don't solve Utah's coverage gap. Read more »
Eagle Mountain currently has one of the top economic development projects in the state eyeing its city. The stigma of a prison could devastate that opportunity. Read more »
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