Rolling Stone magazine admitted a high-profile campus rape article published last fall was fraudulent.
We have a criminal justice system with too many opportunities for generating defendants, too few inhibitions on prosecutors, ongoing corrosion of the rule and morality of law. Congress, the... Read more »
The 21st century is filled with political venom that courses through the arteries of cyberspace like poison. But to a modern observer, the mid-19th century feels like familiar and comfortable... Read more »
Plenty of evidence exists to show most people are honest. That's not to diminish Dan Kennedy in any way. It is to elevate the rest of us. Read more »
Tomorrow is the 150th anniversary of the creation of the United States. Tomorrow is not the anniversary of the American Revolution or the Constitution. It's the anniversary of the end of the Civil... Read more »
As a statewide community, we have to make a conscious decision that the future of our children is a great investment; then we must demand that our elected officials at all levels provide the proper... Read more »
On April 3, President Obama visited Hill Air Force Base in Ogden. Although I do not reside in Utah at present — I am a law student at the University of Arizona — I grew up in Salt Lake City. I have a deep-rooted passion... Read more »
I consider myself an environmentalist. I believe man must be wise in his use of all natural resources. However, I believe the care of humans is a higher priority than the care of individual species in nature. Right now there is a... Read more »
UTA has done a good job recently of restoring its reputation. The UTA should be commended for its efforts so far. It must continue being attuned to public concerns, at the expense of politics and... Read more »
Utah’s House of Representatives has voted down HB394, which would have allowed new car manufacturers, like Tesla, to sell directly to consumers in Utah. Read more »
In a recent editorial about banking regulations (“Zions’ ‘stress tests’ an example of burdensome banking regulations,” April 3), there was this statement: "There is no question that part of what... Read more »
The Great Recession started seven years ago; according to the International Monetary Fund, it has been the worst global recession the world has experienced since World War II. Millions lost their homes, their jobs and their nest eggs... Read more »
Trying to argue that churches, schools and businesses in a city are a burden is laughably dumb. They may be a burden for politicians, but I am sure that the rest of us feel that they are valuable... Read more »
Why did President Obama choose Utah to announce his initiative to train 75,000 workers in the solar industry (“Hill AFB, Salt Lake City win praise from Obama,” April 3)? Was it... Read more »
Entrepreneur E. Joseph Cossman once said you could test your memory by recalling what worried you one year ago today. It's a perspective that comes easier as you learn to weather storms. Read more »
Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams has done something in his proposed budget that deserves praise as a meaningful nod toward fiscal responsibility — a massive reduction in the deficit of... Read more »
Considering the dark ways by which mankind could be threatened — atomic bombs, depleted ozone layer, intentional species-ending viruses, harmful artificial intelligence — it can be... Read more »
By following Christ’s teachings and example, we have an enhanced perspective. Respect and love lead to civility and charity. The downward cast of despair can be turned heavenward with hope.... Read more »
In our opinion: Best option in solving Utah's drought? Remove subsidies, adjust price of water consumption
Unfortunately, Utah has done little to prepare any kind of solution to the problem of water scarcity. The best possible solution is not to criminalize water usage, but to let the free market adjust... Read more »
Have you ever wondered why you make certain decisions against your better judgment? Why is it, even when you know what is right, that choosing it is such a challenge? Read more »
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As the unemployment rate (5.5 percent in March) has dropped, there's been a shift in language. We're told increasingly that we should aim for more than job growth. Our goal should be "full... Read more »
The prison system has grown tenfold and needs the serious change that Sen. Mike Lee has advocated in his Smarter Sentencing Act. Read more »
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Conservatives believe the individual is pre-eminent in political society. Many liberals believe government is supreme and bestows rights on the individual. That is a completely upside-down view of... Read more »
HCR8, which is now signed, states that soil sequestration of atmospheric CO2 in forests and rangeland soils is Utah’s preferred approach regarding any federal efforts to deal with climate... Read more »
The gas tax increase was the wrong approach, period! Truckers avoided buying our fuel because of our fuel prices; this changed my opinion over all those I voted into office. The correct approach would have been to actually lower the... Read more »
In our opinion: Disrupted by email and the Internet, the U.S. Postal Service needs to make tough decisions to cut its losses
Now $15 billion in debt, the U.S. Postal Service has a problem: a rapidly changing market for first-class mail, which has been disrupted by modern technology. Lawmakers should let the Postal... Read more »
We’ve got our own “take back the land” movement here, but cooler heads are hard at work getting all sides together on compromises that might actually lead to a solution. Read more »
Our climate is changing (temperature), our water is changing (ocean levels) and our ozone layer is changing (ultraviolet radiation). Our trees that recycle carbon dioxide into oxygen are being cut down. We have hazardous waste and... Read more »
Why would the Obama administration claim victory in the middle of a sensitive negotiation, in a manner that prods the other side to harden its demands and encourages the unraveling of sanctions? Read more »
In our opinion: Fabricated Rolling Stone article on campus rape hurts more than helps keeping women safe on campus
Rolling Stone magazine admitted a high-profile campus rape article published last fall was fraudulent. Rather than help the agenda of keeping women safe on campus, the fake article can lead real... Read more »
In a recent Wall Street Journal article, the proposal of many Democratic candidates came to light. Their plan: raise Social Security benefits. With an increasing urgency to create a more sustainable future for the Social Security... Read more »
It is appropriate that Bangerter’s lasting physical legacy is a highway that runs through the Salt Lake metro area and bears his name. Like his leadership, it doesn’t always run... Read more »
Sen. Dean Heller, R-NV, and Patty Murray, D-WA, have come up with the solution to the lack of gender-specific care for women veterans. They have introduced Senate Bill 471, the Women Veteran Access... Read more »
Is “nondiscrimination” really a fundamental principle on a par with religious freedom? And, for that matter, do we even know what “nondiscrimination” means, or what it... Read more »
There has never been a time in history with more entertainment choices available than there are now. If you can’t find something consistent with your values or your tastes, it may not be... Read more »
The late Gov. Norm Bangerter may not have been concerned about his place in history, but as it turns out, he didn’t need to be. He leaves behind a legacy that is secure, and he will be sorely... Read more »
The recent budget crisis in the United States has prompted many U.S. citizens to urge leaders to cut spending. I agree that some areas of the government budget should be cut back, but unemployment compensation should be preserved.... Read more »
Richard Davis: Any good cops patrolling the streets? Recent new stories make us wonder — and that's not good for public safety
Is there a sudden rash of shootings by police officers or have these just become newsworthy, particularly because of police cams and video from cellphones? Race is a predominant issue, but are... Read more »
Much attention has been given of late to STEM education — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The value of a liberal arts education is that it teaches you how to write (which... Read more »
Today, not even one in five colleges requires students to take a single foundational course in American history or government. The American people and boards of trustees must demand that students... Read more »
The goal of the Great Utah ShakeOut drill is to increase awareness and to make sure Utahns are prepared for an earthquake when it arrives. Given Utah's fault-laden geographical makeup, future... Read more »
As long as the federal Export-Import Bank exists, your tax dollars will be used to prop up a few lucky businesses, both here and abroad. The bank's future will be decided this summer by Congress. Read more »
Kathleen Parker: Hillary Clinton's voters will have to overlook her past to elect her for the future
Hillary Clinton's video to announce her candidacy borders on many themes, but she fails to adequately address what she is going to do for America, especially considering her amount of excessive... Read more »
I feel compelled to offer some sort of a valedictory, or to act as a “canary in a coal mine.” In my opinion, public education as I know it will soon disappear. Read more »
There was an excellent reminder of the importance of the SNAP program, or food stamps, by Ariane Dansie (“Keep SNAP funded,” April 7). One in five hungry children is too many. Connecting with our representatives about... Read more »
Hundreds of millions could be saved, with no cost to any institution's core educational mission, by eliminating every position whose title contains the word "sustainability" — and, while we... Read more »
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