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(Andrew Harnik | AP) Stephen Parlato of Boulder, Colo., holds a sign that reads "Hands Off Roe!!!" as abortion rights advocates and anti-abortion protesters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Washington, as the court hears arguments in a case from Mississippi, where a 2018 law would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, well before viability.

David Brooks: The voice of the ambivalent majority on abortion

By David Brooks | The New York Times | December 4, 2021, 4:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Pro-life groups join supporters and protesters of President Donald Trump rally near Kingsbury Hall on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, during the vice presidential debate.

Reed Galen: For Republicans, ‘Life’ is just a marketing slogan

| December 3, 2021, 8:03 p.m.

(Michael Conroy | AP photo)

In this April 27, 2019, file photo, a gun enthusiast looks over the display of pistols in the exhibition hall at the National Rifle Association annual meeting in Indianapolis.

Ashlee Olsen: We license cars and drivers. Why not license gun owners?

| December 3, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune
Students raise their hands in full classroom of 32 students in a Spanish class at South Jordan Middle School in 2017.

Commentary: How to address the crisis in the teaching profession in Utah

By Marilee Coles-Ritchie, Melanie Agnew and Anneliese Cannon | Special to The Tribune | December 3, 2021, 3:00 p.m.

"Behind the Mormon Curtain" | Steve Cuno

Steve Cuno: Selling sex in America’s holy city

By Steve Cuno | Special to The Tribune | December 3, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) The current Provo temple, left, and a rendering of the reconstruction.

David Amott: LDS Church should spare the historic Provo Temple

| December 2, 2021, 8:00 p.m.

(Charlie Riedel | AP photo)

In this Jan. 10, 2009, photo, a flock of geese fly past a smokestack at a coal power plant near Emmitt, Kan.

Alicia Du and Dillan Barlow: Why the next generation of Utahns is stepping up on climate change

| December 2, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

Brian Maffly  |  The Salt Lake Tribune 

Since 2014, the Price River Terminal in Wellington has been trans-loading oil from trucks to rail cars, opening a new path for Uinta Basin crude to reach out-of-state markets. It shipped about 7,500 barrels a day to Houston-area refiners in 2018.

Alex Veilleux: The Uinta Basin Railway is a climate train wreck

| December 2, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

(Kristin Murphy | Pool) Gov. Spencer Cox speaks with media during the PBS Utah governor's monthly news conference at the Eccles Broadcast Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021.

Joseph Q. Jarvis: Patients’ health care needs must come first

| December 2, 2021, 3:30 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  The Utah Harm Reduction Coalition sets up a needle exchange table near 865 W. North Temple on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, one of several stops six days a week to help reduce the risks of hepatitis and HIV.

Aaron Quigley: Harm reduction can keep people alive so their substance abuse can be treated

| December 2, 2021, 3:30 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021.

Tracy Gruber and Nate Checketts: Utah’s new Department of Health and Human Services will improve services to the public

| December 2, 2021, 2:30 p.m.

(Patrick Semansky | AP photo)

This May 22, 2020, photo shows the Federal Reserve building in Washington.

Commentary: Debate over federal debt limit is a ruse to distract us

By John P. Watkins and James “Cid” Seidelman | Special to The Tribune | December 2, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Rich Pedroncelli | AP photo)

In this Sept. 9, 2019, photo, opponents of legislation to tighten the rules on giving exemptions for vaccinations, demonstrate outside the office of California Gov. Gavin Newsom in Sacramento, Calif.

Michelle Goldberg: What ‘My body, my choice’ means to the right

By Michelle Goldberg | The New York Times | December 1, 2021, 8:00 p.m.

(Jerome Delay | AP photo)

People line up to get on the Air France flight to Paris at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday Nov. 26, 2021. A slew of nations moved to stop air travel from southern Africa on Friday in reaction to news of a new, potentially more transmissible COVID-19 variant that has been detected in South Africa. Scientists say it is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country's most populous province.

Bret Stephens: Let’s end the COVID blame games

By Bret Stevens | The New York Times | December 1, 2021, 4:29 p.m.

(Dennis Hinkamp | Writers on the Range)

Car Forest is Goldfield, Nevada, 30 miles south of Tonopah, Nevada.

Dennis Hinkamp: A backroad journey through time in Utah

By Dennis Hinkamp | Writers on the Range | December 1, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(John Minchillo | AP photo)

In this Jan. 6 photo, rioters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington.

Leonard Pitts: The social covenant has shattered

By Leonard Pitts | The Miami Herald | December 1, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Davis School District Superintendent, Reid Newey admits that there is racism in the Davis School District, as he discusses the situation with Izzy Tichenor, during a news conference in Farmington, on 
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021.

Luciano Martinez: Can the Davis School District effectively investigate itself?

| December 1, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Wilfredo Lee | AP photo)

In this July 1, 2019, photo, a help wanted sign appears on a bus stop in front of a McDonald's restaurant in Miami.

Paul Krugman: What Europe can teach us about jobs

By Paul Krugman | The New York Times | November 30, 2021, 5:30 p.m.

(Sydelle Willow Smith for The New York Times) 

A laboratory in Cape Town, South Africa.

Ashish K. Jha: Three questions we must answer about the omicron variant

By Ashish K. Jha | For The New York Times | November 30, 2021, 3:00 p.m.

(Nicole Craine | The New York Times)

Thea Brooks, aunt of Ahmaud Arbery, wears a necklace with his photo with the words "Never Forgotten" at Glynn County Courthouse in Brunswick, Ga., Nov. 5, 2021. "Our justice system is so racially biased, so often allowing vigilantes and police officers to kill Black people with impunity, that simply having the system not perform in that way becomes extraordinary," writes The New York Times opinion columnist Charles M. Blow.

Charles M. Blow: We saw a shooting star of justice in the Ahmaud Arbery case

By Charles M. Blow | The New York Times | November 29, 2021, 8:00 p.m.