Maggie, a longtime single mother, has plenty of very reasonable reasons to offer for the importance of fatherhood
The LDS general conference week provides a view into contrasting religious practices. Read more »
We have no business sticking our noses into the internal affairs of foreign nations unless they are a direct threat to our country. It amazes me that Washington, D.C., keeps doing the exact same thing over and over but expects... Read more »
With Utah politicians in prominent positions nationally, this could have been a time for rallying around the unique environmental and cultural resources with which Utah is blessed. Read more »
Dishonesty must be attacked at its roots. Failing to do so, as in the case of Volkswagen and others, causes corrosion of public trust and leads to social damage that far exceeds any personal... Read more »
Today, Democrats and Republicans alike are guilty of selling out to corporations over the will of the majority, as elected officials must keep their corporate “sponsors” happy if they... Read more »
The Export-Import Bank has become one of the most egregious examples of crony capitalism. It's authorization expired on June 30, 2015. Republicans should oppose Boehner's attempt to get it... Read more »
As with any other public utility like roads, sewers and garbage pickup, mass transit doesn't turn a profit. When UTA was formed in 1970 by the state Legislature, it never received a mandate to make money. Read more »
Sharia is not compatible with the United States Constitution. This is Ben Carson's message. Read more »
Is this a sign that all is well and everyone is happy with how things are being run, or is it a warning that something is terribly wrong? However you see the answer, it is indisputable that this is... Read more »
Opponents on both sides of the partisan divide who are celebrating his departure ought to be careful what they wish for. John Boehner will be sorely missed. Read more »
In order to make Utah schools the high quality education experience Utah’s children deserve and need in the 21st century, the state will need a massive influx of education dollars, along with... Read more »
This is a time to mindfully remember the principles on which our country was founded and continues to thrive — social justice, freedom, opportunity and humanitarian principles. Read more »
If you want to protect the freedoms we still have left, then study the presidential candidates, make your own decision and be sure and vote in all elections. Read more »
Putting a gradually increasing fee on carbon sources like oil, coal and natural gas would pay off in the future as we make energy-efficient choices now. Read more »
The Utah ski industry’s fears of no snow are of great concern. The current drought has an alarming effect on Utah’s billion-dollar ski business. Read more »
Tax money should be used for road repairs, but not to support UTA incompetence. That is why I will vote no to the tax increase proposal as written. Read more »
When it comes to education reform, some of Hillary Clinton’s ideas overlap with those of Sen. Marco Rubio. Read more »
As we get closer to a special session, we want to thank Utah’s lawmakers, health care leaders and, especially, the thousands of Utahns in the coverage gap who’ve told their stories to... Read more »
Having been out of the state the past year, I was stunned to come back and find gas prices so much higher than other states. Read more »
Many of the tea party members don’t believe in climate change or compromise on issues that would move the country forward; it seems the tea party lawmakers are stuck in a bizarro-America. Read more »
One major issue in Utah is the Transportation Empowerment Act — one possible improvement for this is taking more traffic off the roads by turning office jobs into home jobs by telecommuting and other ways. Read more »
When Christ lived on the earth, the people were poor because the Roman government heavily taxed them. Isn't that what is happening today? Read more »
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Maggie, a longtime single mother, has plenty of very reasonable reasons to offer for the importance of fatherhood to strong families and to a good society. Read more »
Guns, like many other things, can be abused. However, there are no reasonable legislative solutions for eliminating the violent acts of some human beings. Read more »
The latest mass-violence tragedies have stoked the fires of conflicting gun-control policies. The primary problem of mass violence is that it is a multidimensional problem and policy debate is... Read more »
We are a violent people compared with, say, our European friends. We wipe out the equivalent of Cincinnati every 10 years. We are paralyzed by a misinterpretation of the Second Amendment. Read more »
David Blankenhorn: Overcoming the blindness that is disabling our politics and impairing our society
A blindness is disabling our politics and impairing our society. It’s making us angrier with one another and putting us collectively more and more in the dark, where we can’t see each... Read more »
After three years of disappointment and dashed hopes, Utah’s coverage gap deserves better than to watch the new UtahAccess+ plan die behind closed doors in the Republican House caucus. Read more »
I feel that we and other states could supply freshwater to California until the drought has eased up. Read more »
George Chapman’s recent opinion piece about Salt Lake City’s protected bike lanes contains multiple statements lacking factual basis. Read more »
This creed that can be called the "American Religion" emphasizes the respect that our nation accords deeply-felt religious faith, of whatever sort it may be. The National Museum of American... Read more »
Anthropogenic climate change is too much political science. Read more »
The plan to offer cash incentives for less use of water is manipulation of the market, creating an artificial incentive to conserve. If it works, though, it will validate the importance of cost in... Read more »
Looks like Utah lawmakers have run out of excuses in denying health care for the poor. Legislators have misread the patience of our people as ignorance and weakness. Read more »
Politics can be awfully unpredictable — especially leadership races in legislative bodies. As of this writing (Thursday afternoon), Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz was back in play for the... Read more »
Bill O'Reilly is pushing a law called “Kate's Law” to punish illegal immigrants who come into America after being deported. The law came about because of the flap caused when such a person killed a woman.... Read more »
Many mass shootings have been averted by someone carrying a gun. Why is this not reported in the media? There is much evidence of greater security and freedom because of good guys being armed. Read more »
Bloomberg reports that states such as West Virginia and Nebraska have raised the minimum wage and seen the negative impacts. Can Utah afford to make these same mistakes? Read more »
With the recent decision of John Boehner to resign as speaker of the House, and the subsequent decision of Kevin McCarthy to drop out of the race to succeed him, it seems that the Republican Party has become our version of the French... Read more »
The world we live in is full of situations where evidence is created to support policies. Of course, it should be the other way around. Policy should grow out of evidence. Read more »
The evolution of the family over the past 60 years has created what some believe to be an insurmountable obstacle to balancing the federal budget in our lifetimes. Read more »
It’s time we emphasize the American suffrage movement story. It’s interesting. It’s enlightening. It’s important. Read more »
No matter how many wheels you prefer, bike lanes help everyone. The simple designated lane improves safety for all modes of transportation, including pedestrians and people driving cars. More bicycle riders also help improve traffic... Read more »
We are witnessing support across the political spectrum away from the failed “throw away the key” approach to correctional policy and toward a philosophy that is immeasurably more... Read more »
Many Utah doctors, hospitals and other health care providers have been long-standing advocates for Medicaid expansion in Utah. Their reward is a proposed tax hike. Read more »
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