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In our opinion: How committed are Obama, U.S. to destroying militants?

Is the Obama administration sending mixed signals in confronting the Islamic State militants?

Catherine Rampell: Have America's public schools gotten worse over the years?

Every time I write about why attending college is so crucial for moving up the income ladder — or, these days, for landing any job at all — I'm inundated with emails blaming the... Read more »

22 hours ago

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Letter: A lesson on friendship

I thoroughly enjoyed Vai Sikahema’s most recent article about quarterback Jim McMahon and the friendship the two have shared and continue to share. It’s especially great to know that,... Read more »

22 hours ago

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Letter: Utahns deserve better

The expansion of Medicaid — by whatever name it’s called — would provide insurance to a segment of Utahns; I submit that many of them will become more productive in our economy when they have health insurance.... Read more »

22 hours ago

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Letter: Downtown Provo priorities

Although downtown Provo is historic, it is not functional in today’s world. To be more practical, there needs to be a left-turn lane from Center Street onto University Avenue. As it is, making a left turn onto University Avenue... Read more »

22 hours ago

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Greg Bell: Too many steering wheels in Utah's public education system

The governor, Legislature, state school board, state superintendent, local school boards and superintendents each steer a wheel of the public education ship. Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: Inconsistency in school test standards doesn't do anyone any good

Schools in Utah are still waiting for the SAGE test results that were to help evaluate and enhance a school's performance in education. With fall classes well underway, it's becoming too late to... Read more »

yesterday

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Henri Sisneros: Race matters: Looking forward while remembering the past

The subject of race in America is one we cannot forget. Race matters here just as it matters in nearly every country. It is our history, yet it is current, topical and impactful today. Read more »

yesterday

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My view: Intergenerational poverty the result of misdiagnosis

Since welfare began, government welfare policies have misdiagnosed the poverty problem, resulting in misapplied welfare treatments. This misdiagnoses continues today. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Bush dilemma 2.0

After the initial invasion in Iraq, 69 percent of Americans backed U.S. military involvement. By 2004, support dipped to19 percent. In 2006, the majority said we should have stayed out. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Buy American

Our national debt is large because of many things. I don't believe it is all President Obama's fault. Read more »

yesterday

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Charles Krauthammer: The jihadi logic

[ISIS knows] we always win the battles but they are convinced that, as war drags on, we lose heart and go home. Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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Michael Gerson: There is no human right to forfeit all rights

National Edition

First tendency of our society should mirror our best instincts as human beings: to support those with serious illness. And not to send a social message — through a law and a doctor with a... Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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George F. Will: Obama needs Congress to approve this war

Promising to "destroy" this group with the help of "a broad coalition" of "partners," Barack Obama said last week, "I welcome congressional support for this effort." He obviously thinks such... Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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Mary Barker: Religion and politics — a two-step dance

Religion reinforces our commitment to things like justice and mercy. Yet my conviction that justice and mercy are connected to the divine doesn't mean that my assessment of the policies that will... Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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My view: Utah, where do you stand on marriage?

If Utahns don't make a specific stand against the government’s power to alienate children from their biological birthright, then the state's citizens give the state power to act against... Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Anheuser-Busch's concerns with the NFL are enough to make you cough

If the NFL really wants to take the cloak of silence off domestic violence, it will have to begin a frank discussion that could take awkwardness to a new level. Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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In our opinion: Now a thriving urban hub, Salt Lake City must plan for future demand

Salt Lake City's growth and downtown drawing power is the kind that feeds on itself, and additional development will bring additional pressure on all forms of transportation. The city needs to plan... Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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Dan Liljenquist: The Utah Debate Commission helps create well-informed voters

In a representative republic, where our elected leaders make decisions on behalf on the people, being well-informed about the principles, motives and beliefs of those who seek to represent us is of... Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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Sherry Young: The world is indeed a glorious place, and autumn is a gift

Hopefully there is still time in the autumn of our lives to make a trek with the family back to our memories. Then again, does it really matter? There are exciting things to do and beautiful places... Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Richard Davis: Scots — Be brave, take heart and vote yes to independence

Scots should vote yes. This is the moment for Scots to decide to govern themselves. The kinds of issues the pro-union “Better Together” campaign are raising involve matters the Scots... Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Online learning: Pessimism, optimism and realism

National Edition

The way we think about online learning is inadequate. Attitudes generally fall into one of two prevailing camps: online learning optimism and pessimism. It's time to look at it with realism. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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In our opinion: Accountability, expectations in Saratoga Springs shooting case

Cases like the one recently in Saratoga Springs — where a 22-year-old man was shot and killed by police — incite strong feelings and require a vigorous public accounting so people can... Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Gary R. Herbert: Citizenship education critical to long-term strength of nation

Today is Constitution Day, the 227th anniversary of the signing of our nation’s guiding document. It has never been more important for us as citizens to understand the God-granted freedoms... Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Keep our republic: Support civics education

Introduced today is a Initiative bill that will require high school students in Utah to pass the U.S. Civics Test — the same test every immigrant applying for U.S. citizenship must pass. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Kathleen Parker: Mark Sanford's ongoing saga with himself

As a South Carolinian, it befalls me to examine the peculiarities afflicting our former governor and now-congressman Mark Sanford, who, contrary to decorum and taste, continues to demand attention. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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