Cases like the one recently in Saratoga Springs incite strong feelings and require a vigorous public accounting.
We should question those who have already decided what happened in Ferguson. They know what we know — and that is only what has been reported. It usually takes investigation by agents,... Read more »
The way mountains are like sacred spaces is the way that seeing things from such a high vantage point enables one to better comprehend the terrain below. Read more »
As summer ends, a potpourri of political questions are rattling around in our heads. Read more »
In a recent article about Rainbow Bridge the writer did not mention us avid river runners who always camped at Rainbow Bridge Canyon for the evening and then hiked the 7 miles up the canyon to the glorious Rainbow Bridge. At that... Read more »
To imply that politicians complain about illegal immigration merely to score political points is not only a lie, but it also denies the reality that illegal immigration undermines, rather than contributes to, the "strength,... Read more »
In a recent article in Forbes, Stan Collender discussed corporate taxes and subsidies. Corporate taxes here are the world's highest (35-40 percent). Warren Buffett got some publicity for helping to finance the move of the... Read more »
Don S. Robertson's letter (“Gun safety,” Sept. 2) uses language that is much softer than what my dad taught me: "Never point a gun at anything you don't intend to kill.” Newel Standley Murray Read more »
The main problem is that politicians seem to have now compromised UTA’s original mission — moving people — and allowed it to become more of a private developer’s... Read more »
The U.N. has come to the conclusion that something drastic needs to be done to fight global warming. Greenhouse gases are ruining things all over the world. And they say we will probably have more and worse droughts, storms, etc.,... Read more »
The fast-food workers who are picketing for a doubling of the minimum wage are too uninformed to realize that thousands of them will lose their jobs if businesses are forced to pay this ridiculous... Read more »
I just received a letter from the director of Salt Lake City Public Utilities promoting a private insurance company plan "to protect you from unexpected home repair costs." I assume the same letter went out to everyone who... Read more »
The push for Scottish independence spawns issues of uncertainty, and resolving them will result in disruption and economic pain. The idea that a 300-year-old union can be dissolved without... Read more »
In an op-ed article published by The Washington Post, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney argues that now is not the time for America to retreat militarily from the world stage. Read more »
Utah has made a name for itself on the national economic stage because of our successful navigation of the Great Recession. Now it’s time to do the same on a global scale. Read more »
We should all — men and women alike — be asking ourselves, what is it going to take to elevate the stature of a woman’s voice in this state? What do we need to do right now to... Read more »
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa demands directness: We are about to witness a human catastrophe that could destroy large portions of a continent and pose a global threat. And the response of the... Read more »
Salt Lake City should take a slower approach on future development of — and dollar investments into — the Sugar House streetcar line. Read more »
While Utahns revere the Constitution, individuals, entities and municipalities often ignore or violate property rights. Read more »
The gay agenda ... has a corner on the definitions of equality and diversity, and ironically these definitions do not allow equal expression of diverse viewpoints on sexuality. Read more »
Who would’ve guessed that telling the story of a tarantula would help someone pick up the pieces of her life, for yet another day? Read more »
Vice President Joe Biden, talking of ISIS, boldly proclaimed, "They should know we will follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice." Read more »
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Fundamental moral questions now divide our nation. ... But our American Founders understood, to quote George Washington, that "religion and morality are indispensable supports ... to political... Read more »
Medicaid expansion will reverse the recent post-recession growth in Utah's private sector, meaning Utah families will bring home less income and will suffer from the loss of private sector jobs. Read more »
The person who first claimed you can’t legislate morality was Sen. Barry Goldwater, and he was talking about the civil rights movement. It is obvious that new laws, along with education, brought about a vast cultural change in... Read more »
What is the justification for killing youths who are threatening no one? Read more »
The number of men who had DNA tests administered for themselves and at least one of their children rose by 64 percent last decade, according to The New York Times. The DNA tests confirm whether or... Read more »
The state of Utah is standing in the breach across the nation in preserving marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Read more »
You can change passwords, but you can’t hide. There is no app for this fiscal insecurity. Read more »
A new poll by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press shows that both Democrats and Republicans support the president's plan to fight Islamic militants in Iraq. It's those who identify... Read more »
The Utah State Code provides a list of exceptions to parents who do not wish to give their children required immunizations for school. Read more »
It's clear state lawmakers must make fixing the selecting or election of state school board members a priority when they meet early next year. Their remedy needs to err on the side of encouraging... Read more »
The economy is escaping the confines of the Great Recession... But people don't feel reassured. They've lost confidence in the future. Americans feel roughed up by the economy, and their fears... Read more »
As a South Carolinian, it befalls me to examine the peculiarities afflicting our former governor and now-congressman Mark Sanford, who, contrary to decorum and taste, continues to demand attention. Read more »
Some universities are disallowing faith-based groups on the basis of discrimination, even groups that admit anyone but seek to have leaders adhere to that specific group's beliefs and standards. Read more »
I am tired of listening to the complaints about our government ... when so few qualified citizens take the time to participate in the election process, and when so many of that few just blindly mark their ballots according to a party... Read more »
Thursday's accidental discharge of a gun in an elementary school's faculty restroom underscores the need to change Utah's law allowing anyone with a concealed-weapons permit to take a gun into... Read more »
When a commander in chief proposes to engage in acts of war that are not part of a short-term emergency but are commitments that stretch over an indefinite period of time, he should ask for formal... Read more »
We want to move out. We want to own our home. We want to marry. We want to work. The problem is, many of us can't. Read more »
Writer responds to the question, "Should parents back Michelle Obama’s renewed quest for healthy school lunches?” Read more »
The International Peace Gardens Festival has promoted peace every year since 1947, where attendance has steadily dwindled. Read more »
The writer responds to the question, "Should parents back Michelle Obama's renewed quest for healthy school lunch?" Read more »
Mitt Romney continues to insist that he's not running for president again. But that hasn't stop his supporters from dreaming. Read more »
What are the underlying factors when a community's police force is seen to be racially imbalanced? Read more »
Children today spend way too much time playing noneducational video games. Research has proven that most video games do not have positive effects on the brain. Video games are addicting and can become all-consuming, especially for... Read more »
Today marks the 13th anniversary of the most devastating series of terrorist attacks executed on American soil. September 11, 2001 was surely a day of sorrow for millions of Americans. And to... Read more »
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