Opinion

In our opinion: Richard Dawkins's slippery 'immoral' Tweet

Richard Dawkins tweets that a woman pregnant with a Down syndrome fetus should "abort it and try again."

My view: Policy issues and strategies for Israeli-Palistinian peace

In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, three key policy angles are currently not being touched upon by decision-makers: military disproportionality, religion and peacemaking and political inclusion... Read more »

7 hours ago

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Letter: Society puzzles

We must be the first ones to start respecting our president, not necessarily because we like him, but because he is the only choice we have right now. Read more »

7 hours ago

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Michael Gerson: State of Israel: History matters, or at least it should

Detached from its story, Israel is a quarrelsome, flawed democracy on the edge of the Mediterranean. But Israel is its story — the story of slavery, statehood, expulsion, scattering,... Read more »

12 hours ago

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Jay Evensen: Utahns support Common Core, even though they oppose it

Gov. Gary Herbert has ordered a review of Common Core. But if Utah does away with it, how will it accomplish all those things nearly everyone seems to want from the education system? Read more »

20 hours ago

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Mary Barker: Our economic discourse tends to suffer from non sequiturs

Two common challenges stem from confusing the “level of analysis” in a conversation and mistaking arguments about policies with ones about people. Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: Park City's slippery slopes

The way the embattled negotiations between Talisker Holdings and Park City Mountain Resort have stalled begs the question: Where on the list of corporate values do the two companies place service... Read more »

yesterday

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Dan Liljenquist: Islamic State terrorists and our national security

We must be determined, along with the other peoples of the world, to keep the Islamic State group from spreading, isolate it and eradicate it. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Daylight saving time

We don't have to adjust school start time to give our children a healthy circadian rhythm; just use solar time. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Criminalizing marijuana

Public policies regulating alcohol and tobacco — two substances that are objectively more harmful than marijuana — have proven to be far more effective at reducing teens’ access. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Sleep deprivation

The solution for teenagers to get more sleep is not necessarily to start school later, but for teenagers to go to bed earlier. Read more »

yesterday

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Constitutional commitments trump tribal mentality

Can Utah sustain a constitutional-based government, or revert to a tribal mentality of governing people? Read more »

yesterday

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Join the discussion: Is Common Core just misunderstood?

A recent poll suggests that many Utahns not only dislike Common Core, but they also don't seem to fully understand it. That's a trend that seems to be worrying potential presidential candidate Mike... Read more »

yesterday

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George F. Will: Navy with a mission — Do Americans want U.S. power projected?

The Navy, with embarked Marines, is the primary instrument for the use of military power. The question, however, is: Do Americans, demoralized by squandered valor in Iraq and Afghanistan, want U.S.... Read more »

yesterday

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School fees: Is Utah really family friendly?

I recognize the family values that so many Utahns uphold, and I’m grateful for the good people who provide education here. However, please don’t laud yourself as “family... Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: Recent Napa Valley earthquake reminds Utahns to be prepared

Are those who live in northern Utah's earthquake zone prepared to face a quake similar to the recent one in Napa Valley? Read more »

yesterday

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Jay Evensen: Lyft and Uber — The free market at work

Americans talk a lot about freedom, and many of them profess a healthy regard for the free market. But when the rubber meets the road, so to speak, it’s clear many of them really don’t... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Richard Davis: The State Board can do better than Lockhart, and should

In a state where the majority of the legislature is divided between those who are satisfied to neglect public education’s acute needs and those who would like to kill off public education... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Letter: Labor Day

This Labor Day, let's commemorate the importance of hard work and acknowledge the role that workers play in our economy. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Letter: Teachers' perspective

Put the blame for education reform where it belongs, not on the backs of the teachers in the trenches who are trying to do their best in difficult circumstances. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Lois M. Collins: School start times are designed for everything but the kids we're trying to educate

National Edition

The American Academy of Pediatrics says we're starting school too early for teenagers to thrive. It's a simple fix, it says, but one that policymakers seem reluctant to take for a lot of reasons,... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Lessons learned from the back-to-school nightmare

As I limped down the gym floor in shame and glanced horrified over my shoulder, I know — I just know — behind their forced smiles, both teachers were thinking, “Heaven above,... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Doug Robinson: When did Missouri turn into North Korea?

When did Missouri turn into North Korea? If you're not alarmed and disturbed by the treatment of the press in Ferguson, Mo., the last couple of weeks, you should be. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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My view: Now is the time to invest in NIH

Now is the time to make up for the past decade of stagnant funding for NIH. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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In our opinion: UTA to reconnect?

UTA promotes Wi-Fi service on its FrontRunner trains as a benefit to increase commuter productivity and provide an enjoyable riding experience. But Wi-Fi woes make it anything but productive and... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Letter: Police brutality

We have abolished morality in favor of civil rights. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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