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In our opinion: Don't make Hagel a scapegoat; powerless defense secretary

With Monday's resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Obama should not make Hagel a scapegoat.

Robert J. Samuelson: U.S. has a hybrid system that definitely includes a welfare state

Indeed, judged by how much countries devote of their national income to social spending, we have the world's second-largest welfare state — just behind France. Read more »

22 minutes ago

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Kathleen Parker: True or not, Bill Cosby accusations are part of high-tech lynching

Whatever the truth about Cosby, due process has been the victim of what Clarence Thomas once called a high-tech lynching. Read more »

25 minutes ago

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Letter: New slavery

Currently, illegal immigration is the "new slavery." Employers use it to exploit workers who are here illegally, keeping wages low and not providing benefits. Read more »

18 hours ago

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Letter: Putin's power

Vladimir Putin is supposedly worth 70 billion U.S. dollars. He is power-hungry and knows no bounds. Read more »

18 hours ago

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Letter: Hooray for the initiative

I have not always agreed with the president; however, I agree with him 100 percent on the immigration issue. Hooray for all those individuals who are sincerely trying to better their lives and the lives of their children! Read more »

18 hours ago

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SNL takes on Obama's executive order

Obama's most recent executive order giving relief to upwards of 4 million undocumented immigrants has come under fire from conservatives — and the typically liberal-leaning sketch comedy show... Read more »

yesterday

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Sea turtles and looking toward the light

We weren’t born to be restricted by our shells, or buried with fear, or stay surrounded by darkness. We were born with light and with the innate instinct to let light guide us. Read more »

yesterday

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John Hoffmire: Dependency, poverty and employee ownership

Full employment, the opportunity for everyone to have a job who wants one, is an indispensable condition to allow all to thrive economically. Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: Fear, intentions can result in financial scams

Whenever disaster strikes or fears are heightened, scammers quickly follow with fake charities or virus-laden emails. Fear and nobel emotions can be the enemy of sound financial decisions, so it... Read more »

yesterday

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Robert Bennett: Controversial Keystone, immigration events are more about symbolism than substance

Last week, the Senate refused to authorize the Keystone Pipeline and President Obama used his executive powers to establish his version of immigration reform. Both events were highly controversial,... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: What this issue is really about

That is what this issue is really about, helping our fellow human beings. It's about people. Read more »

yesterday

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Hospitality laws, tax increases and other issues in 2015 session

The 2015 legislative session begins in two months. Posturing on issues has already begun. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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In our opinion: Thankfully speaking — reminders for us to feel, speak and act with thankfulness

It is good to have a grateful heart. It is better to express that gratitude to others. And it is best to underscore both with acts of gratitude and appreciation. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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Letter: Dangers of driving faster

I firmly believe the proposed freeway speed limit increase would be a mistake. I'm a strong believer that we achieve better gas mileage and cause less air pollution by traveling 65 mph, especially in urban areas. I travel on our... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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Drew Clark: Interfaith conference at Vatican unlocks beautiful language of natural law

So many religions and faith traditions believe that marriage is a union of one man and one woman. Yet we can be isolated within our own faith traditions and take the truth about complementarity in... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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Letter: Extend legislative session

Our state legislators are considering extending the length of the legislative session. I have spent a bit of time at the capital the last few years, and am aware of how much time legislators have to spend to do their jobs right, so I... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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Letter: Tobacco pollution

Even in the pioneer times, people in the Salt Lake Valley were concerned about air pollution because their houses were heated by direct fuel burning. Today there are many sources of air pollution. I believe tobacco smoke is a... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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Letter: Speak kind words

Mia Love is already calling our president a dictator. Democrats in Utah could easily feel that they are living in a Republican dictatorship with no representation at all in the U.S. Congress. My suggestion: Let us all speak kind... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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George F. Will: Nelson Rockefeller’s life is pertinent to modern political system

Richard Norton Smith could not have known, when he began his labors 14 years ago, that publication of his "On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller" would coincide with a presidential... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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Charles Krauthammer: The proposed carbon cap with China is not as good as it sounds

If this were a real breakthrough, I'd be an enthusiastic supporter. I have long advocated for a tangible global agreement to curb carbon. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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Letter: Good habits

My training and employment as an educator covered both elementary and vocational education. By the time children enter elementary school, their work, study and respect habits are already well established by their home environment.... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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Letter: King Obama

George Washington, America's greatest patriot, turned down the chance to be a king. Yet Barack Obama seems to consider himself a king. Verle Solt West Valley City Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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My view: Remembering JFK 51 years later

Fascination with and controversy about President John F. Kennedy continues. Last year, there were floods of books, articles and commentaries marking the half-century since his death. Read more »

Nov. 22, 2014

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Letter: Acting on immigration

The last few days have been very amusing to me. For six years the president, and all of us, have waited for Congress to do something constructive about immigration. Congress has done nothing. And Republicans have not come up with any... Read more »

Nov. 22, 2014

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