Utah has an ongoing effort underway to save as many babies as possible who might otherwise be abandoned.
Last week the Supreme Court overturned existing limits on the total amount of money an individual can donate to political campaigns ... Liberal commentators claim this decision undermines... Read more »
I was interested in a recent interview that Mitt Romney had with Bob Schaeffer on “Face the Nation.” In the interview, in response to a question asked by Bob whether or not Mitt would run again, Mitt states that the... Read more »
A fair warning to Democrats who are preening over the "success" of Obamacare: Do not assume purchasing health insurance through the exchanges is the same thing as being happy with the law or supporting of those who passed it.... Read more »
In 2013, Mountain Crest High School honored 36 valedictorians, 7 percent of the class. Schools all over are experiencing high rates of 4.0 students. Too many are receiving grades they didn't earn. Students have not grown... Read more »
One of the most recognizable myths from ancient Greece is the tale of King Midas. Its lesson on moderation in consumption and desires is one our society today should keep in mind. Read more »
The announcement that recently appointed Mozilla Firefox CEO Brendan Eich had resigned due to mounting criticisms of contributions he made in support of California’s Proposition 8 in 2008 has... Read more »
Many senators I talk to, Republican and Democrat, are frustrated by this multifronted attack on the possibility of deliberation. Both partisans and ideologues are impatient with institutional... Read more »
Large-sample social science examining family structure finds that children raised by their biological parents, on average, fare better. That’s one reason state policies promoting traditional... Read more »
2014’s legislative session ended with no fix to the coverage gap. As a result, many of Utah’s part-time workers, young parents, temporarily unemployed and working students remain... Read more »
Kerry has given up trying to get a final agreement. He's given up on even getting a "framework agreement." He's reduced to simply trying to keep the moribund [peace] talks going. Read more »
Utahns are witnessing the traditional harbingers of spring — beautiful cherry blossoms and nasty wrangling leading up to county and state conventions. The lineup of candidates shows plenty of... Read more »
The proposed transaction between Comcast and Time Warner highlights the vast gap between the world the broadband industry’s critics imagine and the real world in which these companies compete. Device, app and content... Read more »
I understand that many children are disadvantaged because of language barriers and working parents, etc., but wasn't Head Start begun for that very reason, to help these children? Many other children are brought up in homes with... Read more »
I want to publicly thank our State Sen. Stuart Reid for all his tireless work, both written and spoken, in holding up the banner of liberty for people here in Utah. Both privately and legislatively he has defended religion, marriage,... Read more »
U.S. scholars’ mounting boycotts of Israeli academic and cultural institutions are ironic for they contradict everything that higher education is supposed to stand for — they are wholly... Read more »
It’s tax time — time to renew our hatred of the Internal Revenue Service. How would you feel if no one ever had to pay income taxes again? There is a plan to change the IRS from an income tax agency to a sales tax... Read more »
The 5,000-member American Studies Association voted last December to join the academic boycott of Israel, the third scholarly group in the United States to do so in 2013. Its decision was both... Read more »
It could be a resounding affirmation of the decision by then-president George W. Bush, more than a decade ago, to lead an international coalition that invaded the country and ousted its Taliban... Read more »
Recently I read a blog post about a recent animated film in which the author pens a furious invective about how the movie promotes gay rights. The endpoint is that all morally oriented parents should avoid the film to save their... Read more »
Planned obsolescence, or the production of goods with the intent for them to fail, generally has a negative connotation, but it is not always a bad thing. Let’s take technology, for example. The easiest way a company will... Read more »
There are solutions to intergenerational poverty. As with any government entity in our system of government, nothing will change until the citizens demand it. Read more »
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Doug Robinson: The first kiss and the long wait: Challenge costs Utah mom $20,000, but she's happy to pay
Utah mom offers her children $10,000 if they wait till they're 18 for their first kiss — and she winds up paying. Read more »
To address the (manufacturing) workforce shortages, we need to ensure that our companies have the workforce they need in order to stay in business. The most common-sense way to achieve that goal is... Read more »
Easter weekend brings out the crowds at the Little Sahara recreation area in the West Desert of Utah. Read more »
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said the Constitution is "basically about" one word — "democracy" — that appears in neither that document nor the Declaration of Independence.... Read more »
Jay Evensen: Infatuated with his good looks, the false god of Narcissus falls victim to the 'selfie'
The beauty of the Ten Commandments is that, while they come across as harsh, society gets in trouble the farther it strays from those 10 rules. Narcissus and Eros, on the other hand, are not happy... Read more »
Utah does have an ongoing effort underway to save as many babies as possible who might otherwise be abandoned, and that deserves much more support than it is getting. Read more »
We care about this story not just out of morbid curiosity for its sordid details. It strikes a blow to a particularly vulnerable place in our emotions. Read more »
The "wealth" of a nation is largely dependent upon how efficiently it can produce (or obtain via trade) the food, shelter, and clothing required and desired by its citizenry ... Read more »
President Obama and faith leaders on Tuesday pledged to urge Congress to act on immigration reform as soon as possible. And House Democrats announced a strategy to urge Republicans to support the... Read more »
I’ve been mountain biking in Moab for over a decade. I’ve seen the BLM give 100-year land leases in remote areas that are supposed to be public lands. And now we are seeing oil and natural gas mining companies fighting to... Read more »
Ten utterances changed the ancient world. Are they relevant today? Read more »
During the term of George W. Bush, the wildly popular country band The Dixie Chicks made disparaging remarks about the president’s involvement in the war in Iraq. Unwilling to apologize, the... Read more »
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in a historic move, applied the transparency disinfectant to the ailing Medicare program by publishing comprehensive physician payment... Read more »
Too many timeouts, two many replay reviews and way too many fouls — college basketball needs to write a new ending to its games and stop the fouling-for-profit strategy. Read more »
If charges of apartheid prevail, our government could be found complicit and Americans could find themselves paying reparations. I suggest readers check the situation for themselves. Read more »
There’s nothing less controversial than the injunction, from the sixth commandment, “Thou shalt not kill.” While there may be little disagreement about what constitutes murder,... Read more »
It seems contradictory, but I believe Utah and the country could simultaneously face labor shortages and continued high unemployment. Read more »
From the Sochi Olympics and Russia's invasion of Crimea to the fall of Chris Christie and the rise of Jeb Bush, 2014 has provided plenty of fodder for political satirists. In the spirit of... Read more »
The public policy question is, "What can we do about the long-term unemployed?" And the candid answer is, "We don't know." Read more »
It is interesting that the Utah case may be the impetus for the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down or uphold the traditional definition of marriage. The politics of this issue have changed... Read more »
Putin got the Crimea without firing a shot. His actions certainly do not indicate any fear of the West or what we might do to stop him. ... The peoples of Eastern Europe may again lose their freedom to the Russian Bear. Read more »
I go to public high school, and I have had enough with all of the homework the teachers are giving out. They forget that every student has eight classes and jobs because they also have to help support themselves and their families.... Read more »
Nearly 100 million Americans will have filed their 2013 tax returns by today. That statistic speaks less to the tendency of people to procrastinate than to the maddening complexity of the tax... Read more »
Popular comedian, and newly appointed successor to David Letterman’s hosting gig at the "Late Show," Stephen Colbert took on the Common Core standards Tuesday night on his show “The... Read more »
The left is entering a new phase of ideological agitation — no longer trying to win the debate but stopping debate altogether, banishing from public discourse any and all opposition. Read more »
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