Someone has to pay for tuition. A college education is not free. Read more »
How you teach personal accountability in this age of the Clintonian buck passing all the way to society and government is the real challenge we face. Read more »
Barack Obama recently said that “if you want to get the job done, hire a vet.” Read more »
As careful as we should be in drawing lessons from tragedy — there is something particularly disgraceful in mounting a political soapbox at a funeral — the horrors experienced in Paris... Read more »
A lighthearted look at news of the day. SeaWorld in San Diego decided to let Shamu go last week. Times are tough, especially for large mammals looking for work. Have you ever tried to buy a... Read more »
Why must the futures of 3,000 county employees be compromised when we are the ones who provide numerous services for over 1 million county residents? It’s time for the mayor to value his employees more. Read more »
Death is a natural process, and since the dawn of humanity, people have been dying at home. But where do homeless people go to die? The shelters are not equipped to deal with the end of life. Read more »
In our opinion: Prescription drug abuse has extreme health and safety consequences for Utah families
The rates of prescription drug abuse leading to fatal overdoses continue to rise and have reached a point where the problem can or will impact nearly every family in Utah. Read more »
John Hoffmire: U.S. schools should follow Utah's lead in teaching financial literacy in the classroom
How do college students behave financially and plan for the future? Are college students’ financial planning skills getting better over time? Those are the questions that Money Matters on... Read more »
Joel Loane's Skier's Edge exercise machines help keep skiers fit around the world. Read more »
If we are truly serious about cleaning our air, then we need to implement policies that reflect that. Read more »
The war during President George W. Bush's administration is just one reason we can't change back to the failed foreign-policy decisions of the Republican Party. Read more »
I am very disappointed to hear that the Utah State Board of Education has recommended against funding Electronic High School for next year. I strongly urge the Legislature to continue funding this. Read more »
A travesty of unimaginable consequences is about to happen right next to the Salt Lake City Airport, 15 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City. Read more »
Many in Utah argue that a person registered as an Independent should somehow have the right to pick who the Republican or Democrat Party candidates are. This doesn't make any sense. Read more »
"Generations of Americans have been brought up to believe that our founding principles demand that faith be driven out of government and kept contained to a private sphere. This narrative is flatly... Read more »
Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Discord between conservatives, 'liberal media' on national spotlight
Conservative Republicans and the "liberal media" have long been antagonists. But the presidential campaign and the performance of moderators at Republican debates have thrust this matter into... Read more »
In addition to giving students a set of transferable skills, science education standards help students who are from disadvantaged backgrounds have a better chance to build better lives. Read more »
A new caucus has come to town. The Martha Caucus, named after Martha Hughes Cannon, is made up of current and former women legislators who came together to work on issues important to all of us. Read more »
Writing — writing by hand or writing by typing — opens us to new reflections and fresh observations that cannot be accessed any other way. This can also happen when we take ourselves... Read more »
The 1 percent versus the 99 percent? The federal government versus the rest of us? As best I can tell, the country’s true main division is between the 30 percent who are thriving and the rest... Read more »
In our opinion: The FDA's delay in releasing electronic cigarette regulations is putting the young at risk
The FDA is waiting for the results of many studies before deciding what to do about e-cigarettes. Yet millions of Americans, in the meantime, are ingesting harmful chemicals, with long-term... Read more »
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The educators of today's higher education are showing by their own negative examples that there is nothing high about higher education. Read more »
Government is not going to be on the minds of many Americans when they contemplate tomorrow what they are thankful for. And that is to be expected. But, whether they are grateful or not, it will be... Read more »
College students' hissy fits over hurt feelings are a direct result of our Everybody Gets A Trophy culture and an educational system that, for the most part, no longer teaches a core curriculum,... Read more »
As the nation celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday, there are four take-aways from the Pilgrims' experience that are especially relevant today. They revolve around diversity, conflict resolution,... Read more »
America should err on the side of compassion. Read more »
For those who have recently lost a loved one, the holidays can be difficult. The best way to reach out and help these people can be summarized with the phrase,"Don't ask, do." Read more »
I am grateful for the goodness and the example of Isobel Bowdery — a Paris Bataclan survivor — who reminds us that even in the darkest hours of our lives, there are blessings to count,... Read more »
In our opinion: Utah is abundantly richer for the life of Randy Horiuchi; his passing leaves a void not easily filled
Before Randy Horiuchi, no state chairman of any party in Utah ever donned a hazmat suit, hip waders or carried a kitchen sink to a press conference. His humor and good-natured personality were... Read more »
Christmas season is just around the corner, with Utahns expected to top their estimated $1.5 billion in holiday spending from last year. Corporate lobbyists are already circling Washington, D.C.,... Read more »
Thanksgiving may be less of a religious holiday now, but that is how it began when President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 created a federal holiday for the last Thursday in November. More retail... Read more »
We are living in an era where the cost of college is so high that we are having a student debt crisis from all the former students unable to pay off their student loans, while students in other countries get their equally qualified... Read more »
I am concerned about our attitude toward Syrian refugees. Are we reacting exactly how the Islamic State planned it, by further punishing the same people they have terrorized? Read more »
Americans can be compassionate with Syrian refugees while still expecting our politicians to find ways to keep out those who would harm us. Read more »
There are Republican presidential hopefuls who have vigorously opposed each of Donald Trump's proposals, arguments and stereotypes. But Trump has set the terms of the primary debate and dragged it... Read more »
We should do what we can to get the Reach Every Mother and Child Act passed. Read more »
In previous campaign seasons, inflammatory statements aimed at abridging First Amendment protections would likely serve as the death knell to a candidate’s election campaign, but this... Read more »
The growing education-to-employment gap is a source of frustration for students and employers alike. Getting employers involved in project-based learning in real-world situations — much like... Read more »
In Utah we have about 300,000 or 10 percent of the population on food stamps. Dare I say some people do not seem to need food stamps that bad. Read more »
A lighthearted look at news of the day. Bobby Jindal dropped out of the Republican race for president last week. Read more »
Francine Giani, the longtime director of the Utah Commerce Department, has earned respect and a couple of nicknames for her outspokenness and fearlessness in the face of political pressure while... Read more »
The Reach Every Mother and Child Act of 2015 could help in this fight against poverty, against hopelessness and against terrorism. Read more »
“Will I have to resign if the public finds out I did this?” Maybe that’s a question every public or quasi-public official should ask themselves before they do whatever it is they are about to do. Read more »
The real problem with UTA is that it's exempt from the law of supply and demand because it is run by the government. Read more »
Never has American freedom of speech been attacked so flagrantly, so promiscuously and on so many fronts. The most egregious examples come from campuses and Congress. Read more »
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