Quantcast

Commentary

Last Updated May 28, 2016 10:12PM

I was stunned to read the op-ed entitled “Hatch puts Colombian peace at risk to help Novartis” (May 22) by a foreign academic who takes issue with Sen. Orrin Hatch’s well-known support of innovation in the bio-pharma sector. First, I …

Read This Article            Share

  • W. Bradford Wilcox Op-ed: Family emphasis fuels Utah’s economic success
    Utah’s economy is consistently hailed as one of the best in the nation. The state has been named the number one state for business five out of the las...
    Updated May 28 2016 10:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • Op-ed: I march in Pride Parade because I love unconditionally
    It’s a beautiful Sabbath morning. I am in my Sunday best, meeting with friends and family who share my faith. We begin with a prayer and sing a belove...
    Updated May 28 2016 10:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • The Commentariat: A sampling of reader comments posted on sltrib.com
    “Rolex watches and monogram shirts talking about service to the poorer communities , these trustees give pimps a bad name.” — Sugarhoser commenting ...
    Updated May 28 2016 10:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Op-ed: Banning short-term rentals is wrong approach to ‘party houses’
    The self-styled “sharing economy” has brought innovation and efficiency to a number of industries in Utah, each of which has struggled to navigate byz...
    Updated May 28 2016 10:06 pm   |     |   Share


MORE COMMENTARY STORIES
  • FILE- In the Sept. 12, 2015 file photo, Baylor President Ken Starr waits to run onto the field before an NCAA college football game in Waco, Texas. Baylor University officials say regents are still reviewing an investigation into how the Texas school handled reports of rape and assault by football players and expect to announce any actions by June 3, 2016. Baylor issued the statement Tuesday, May 24, 2016, after reports that President Ken Starr was fired. The school said it would not respond to ’rumors.’ (AP Photo/LM Otero, File) Pyle: Whether hiding or revealing, Ken Starr keeps harming women
    The other day, reports started burbling across the internet that the president of a major religion-centric university was about to be fired because of...
    Updated May 28 2016 12:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • (|  Courtesy photo)    Donna McAleer Op-ed: Women should be in Selective Service, and the nation will need them
    There is a cartoon that circulates annually this time of year. With a picture of a young boy at the table and hands in prayer position and a set of do...
    Updated May 28 2016 02:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • Washington Post Op-ed: The case for banning pornography
    It is time to ban pornography. Nothing can shock us except this suggestion. We find it perfectly acceptable that smut, no matter how bestial or misogy...
    Updated May 28 2016 10:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • Washington Post Op-ed: Porn isn’t a public health hazard
    Is pornography a public-health crisis? Of course not. While it is not surprising to see the Utah legislature unanimously declare it one — the anti-por...
    Updated May 28 2016 10:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Chaffetz still screaming as his past exploits come back to haunt
    Utah’s partisan blowhard Congressman Jason Chaffetz’s call for the impeachment of the Internal Revenue Service director Tuesday came in the wake of so...
    Updated May 27 2016 05:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Bloomberg View: TSA’s awful airport lines reveal a deeper problem
    American airports, uninviting in the best of times, have lately descended into bedlam. Security lines are stretching for hours. Passengers are missing...
    Updated May 27 2016 05:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Tribune file photo)   Gastronomy co-owner John Williams.   Op-ed: John Williams left an indelible mark on us with acts both large and small
    Like so many, we were saddened to hear of the bizarre and unexpected tragedy that befell Gastronomy co-founder John Williams last weekend, and we woul...
    Updated May 27 2016 05:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • Op-ed: Peddling political access may be human nature, but that doesn’t make it right
    What would Darwin do? And what’s that got to do with today’s politicians? The right thing. And that’s got a lot to do with today’s politicians — bec...
    Updated May 27 2016 05:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rubin: Clinton could win some ‘thoughtful’ Republicans
    It has not gone unnoticed that Hillary Clinton is reaching out to independents and any “thoughtful Republican.” How could she enhance her chances? Fir...
    Updated May 27 2016 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Op-ed: Utah leaders’ theme-park mentality has us headed off the rails
    The children in my family are infatuated with feel good fantasy, imaginary characters and the suspension of reality. They love Disneyland. As such, th...
    Updated May 25 2016 08:21 am   |     |   Share
  • Rampell: Mom and Dad’s basement looking pretty good right now
    Washington • It’s true: Kids Today are more dependent on their parents than Kids Yesterday. At least when it comes to housing. Nearly a third of Ameri...
    Updated May 27 2016 06:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • Lowry: Yes, Hillary was an enabler
    Donald Trump’s philosophy is never to use a scalpel when a meat ax is available, and so it is with his attack on the Clinton scandals of the 1990s. An...
    Updated May 27 2016 03:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • Royce van Tassell editorial mug Op-ed: Charter schools help Utah learn what works in education
    Utah charter schools exist because tens of thousands of parents found an education option that works better for their child. The reasons these parents...
    Updated May 26 2016 08:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Op-ed: Salt Lake is past due for eliminating airport smoking
    The state of Utah is proud to have one of the lowest smoking rates of any state in the nation. Smoking is not allowed in restaurants or bars. Office b...
    Updated May 26 2016 08:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Milbank: Paul Ryan’s soap opera with Donald Trump
    WASHINGTON • On Tuesday night, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump disparaged New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, probably the most ...
    Updated May 26 2016 08:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • Krauthammer: There’s no idealism in containment
    WASHINGTON • How do you distinguish a foreign policy “idealist” from a “realist,” an optimist from a pessimist? Ask one question: Do you believe in th...
    Updated May 26 2016 06:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Washington Post: Putting guns center stage
    Donald Trump appeared Friday before the National Rifle Association and promised to roll back gun restrictions if elected president. The next day, Hill...
    Updated May 26 2016 09:39 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this April 29, 2014 Garrison Keillor pauses in his St. Paul, Minn., office. Host Garrison Keillor plans to stay home and listen to “A Prairie Home Companion” on the radio for a couple of shows this winter.  Keillor plans to stay home and listen to ’A Prairie Home Companion’ on the radio for a couple of shows this winter. Mandolinist Chris Thile of the band Nickel Creek will be the guest host for shows Feb. 7 and 14, 2015 from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. It’s only the second time in the show’s 40-year history that it’s had a guest host. Singer and fiddler Sara Watkins, Thile’s bandmate in Nickel Creek, hosted in 2011. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File) Keillor: What to do for the next six months?
    When your hearing gets fuzzy so you hear the word “peanuts” as “penis,” it’s time to stop in at the hearing-aid shop, lest one day you go to the ballg...
    Updated May 26 2016 01:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • Sunstein: What makes people queasy about engineered foods
    Democrats pride themselves on their commitment to science. Citing climate change, they contend that they are the party of truth, while Republicans are...
    Updated May 26 2016 09:38 am   |     |   Share
  • Dionne: Trumpism is imported from Europe
    WASHINGTON • Here’s the irony of Donald Trump’s “America First,” immigrant-bashing, free-trade-averse, make-us-great-again nationalism: It is a Europe...
    Updated May 25 2016 06:00 pm   |     |   Share