Opinion

In our opinion: Long-term outlook for Social Security isn't good; start fixing it

Continued procrastination on Social Security only means greater pain in the long term.

Mary Barker: How do we assess value?

We tend to assume that success at the economic game is synonymous with producing value for society. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Letter: Corporations as people

Apparently, a corporation is a person when you want it to be, and not a person when you don't. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Letter: America in crisis

Everywhere we look there are crises at home and abroad that need the immediate action of our government. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Join the discussion: Is the media too biased on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

The relationship between the U.S. and Israel has been reintroduced into the public eye in the wake of the recent violence. As the U.S. reports on the events, some have argued that the mainstream... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: A part-timer boom – Or is it a blip?

There may be a dark lining to the sunny June employment report, which recorded an increase of 288,000 payroll jobs for the month. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Join the discussion: Does the lawsuit against Obama have any value?

Speaker John Boehner is in the process of filing a lawsuit against President Obama for failing to uphold the law, according to Politico. The decision to press charges has been met with a wide range... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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A quick guide to gun ownership in America

Just over a third of Americans with children under the age of 12 have a gun in the household, according to a new Pew poll, which is “nearly identical to the share of childless adults or those... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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In our opinion: With arrest of Shurtleff and Swallow, it's time to consider an appointed attorney general for Utah

The indictment of two former attorneys general raises serious questions about political corruption in Utah. We have a “perfect storm” here: the confluence of single-party dominance, no... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Letter: Ending daylight saving

Daylight saving time is merely a somewhat harsh and arbitrary adjustment of our clocks, and a twice-yearly shock to our systems. Please end daylight saving time. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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My view: Sexual orientation is no one's fault, it is an opportunity

As a life-long member of the LDS Church, and as a mental health professional who also happens to be romantically and physically attracted to women, I take a very keen interest in the ongoing... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: Medicaid paralysis: spare states the swamp of escalating costs

The White House recently put out a report arguing that the 24 states that have not expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act are hurting their poor and themselves. It's an easy case... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Student-centered education is best chance to rise from bottom of the list in education funding

A diverse group of educators and parents may have found a way to get Utah off the bottom of the list in funding for public education. They suggest this simple concept: Switch from subject-centered... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Letter: Approaching solar

Rocky Mountain Power should be doing everything it can to assist its rooftop solar customers, not coming up with new disincentives to put in their way. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Letter: Pioneer Day is about religious freedom for all Americans

Pioneer Day is not just about Mormons but about religious freedom for all Americans. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Letter: Government of, by and for the people.

It is tragic that this country has perished in that we no longer have government of, by and for the people. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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In our opinion: In marriage case, Utah needs SCOTUS to ensure justice and fair play

The strength of our national union relies upon a sense of fair play and an equal opportunity to access the halls of justice. That equal opportunity has been denied to the state of Utah in the... Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Doug Robinson: Meet Tim Taylor, the man who gets you to and from work every day

Ever wondered who creates and implements those crazy, counter-intuitive intersections with the NO LEFT TURN signs that are so in vogue these days? Tim Taylor is one of those guys and he's all about... Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Robert Bennett: A look at the best US presidents of the past

A recent opinion survey asked Americans to rate post-World War II presidents. Reagan was named the best, followed by Clinton and Kennedy and Obama was tagged as the worst, followed by George W.... Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Join the discussion: Why do members of the LDS Church disapprove of President Obama?

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints have lower approval ratings for President Obama — 18 percent — than any other major religion, according to a new Gallup poll. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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John Hoffmire: Access to water is the first step in fighting poverty worldwide

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In the past 25 years, over 2 billion people have gained access to improved sources of drinking water. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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In our opinion: A good grade is not always synonymous with an excellent education

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Grade inflation can be seen as a response to a culture where bad evaluations from students influence decisions about teachers’ jobs. Since there is no simple solution to the problem of grade... Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Letter: Disabled care

My son is almost 23 years old and lives with mental retardation, cerebral palsy, sensory disorder, behavioral disorder and a cecostomy tube. When we moved back to Utah we had high hopes for a bright future. However, what we have... Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Letter: Changing DST

There are two reasons why all U.S. states except one observe Daylight Savings Time: it's a good idea and Arizona is a little bit crazy. Has anyone else been to Phoenix in the summer? It is not pleasant when the sun is up a 5... Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Letter: Card shopping

Last month, I went to Target to buy a Father’s Day card for my husband. After looking at half a dozen and only finding ones about drinking, I left the store in frustration. I then went to Walgreens and was able to find a nice... Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Samurai visiting Salt Lake in 1872 launched interactions between Japanese and Mormons

There is a little-known episode from early Utah history that has an important message for today. Following the Iwakura Mission of February 1872, Japanese leaders considered a rather audacious plan... Read more »

July 13, 2014

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