Boyd Matheson: The value of values
Where there is a void in values, laws and legislation will not deter bad behavior. Where values are valued, laws and legislation can lend strength, certainty and security to society.
Jay Evensen: Does flying have to be an insulting hassle?
This is an important question in the Salt Lake area, a hub city for a major airline and a place where a new airport is under construction.
Op-ed: To stay in teaching, you have to love it
I write this to remind everyone that teachers sacrifice a lot for a career that does not seem to recognize their sacrifices. To stay in teaching, you have to love it.
Richard Davis: The new tea party activists ... the Democrats
Republicans should not be too quick to criticize the Democrats’ current tactics. Many Republicans are likely to do the same thing once Democrats take over again in four or eight years. The cycle will be repeated.
Derek B. Miller: Utah hasn't forgotten the power of free enterprise
We recognize that free enterprise has created the most opportunity, the most freedom, the most choices and the best quality of life for more people than any other time in history.
Op-ed: The Aussies got it right
The real fault line between nations is not ethnic, religious, linguistic or racial. The true fault line is over sex, more specifically, the situation and status of women in society.
Jay Evensen: Trump's efforts unlikely to settle Western lands issues
The American West, with its unparalleled natural wonders, its generous reserves of energy resources and its vast tracts of federally owned land, is unlikely ever to reach a final settlement of the contentious issues involved in managing that land.
Robert J. Samuelson: The bumpy road to adulthood
Growing up isn't what it used to be. There's a yawning gap between the end of adolescence and the beginning of adulthood: a period when millions of 20-somethings and 30-somethings have many adult freedoms without all the responsibilities.
A. Scott Anderson: Vibrant downtown SLC radiates energy to all of Utah
Utah is blessed to have centers of robust economic activity and attractive housing choices all across the state. But downtown Salt Lake City is the dynamic heart of it all. It must radiate economic energy that invigorates the rest of the state.
Ben Tullis: Airlines can help make America's skies friendly again
Airlines should stop overbooking flights or prepare to pay tremendous compensation to incentivize passengers to voluntarily give up their seats.