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In our opinion: Is your economic confidence based on data or perception?

What confidence do you have in the economy? Is it based on objective data or personal perception?

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Catherine Rampell: America is defunding its kids

For all their baby-kissing, politicians know that it's the elderly — not suffrage-ineligible children or their parents — who turn out to vote. This perhaps explains why a smaller... Read more »

1 hour ago

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Taking a leap of faith: Is fear holding you back?

“There should be a time limit,” I said. “One minute to decide or get pushed off!” We all laughed. But then I glanced back up at this woman who was struggling with her... Read more »

6 hours ago

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Who was the most narcissistic president?

Is narcissism always a bad trait? Not necessarily, according to author Jeffrey Kluger. Read more »

6 hours ago

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Letter: Parents know best

Changes in the state constitution and laws would be required, but education somehow needs to be fully controlled and managed by parents and taxpayers at the local level. Read more »

23 hours ago

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My view: 'Single issue' voters should consider broader perspective

We challenge all single-issue voters, Jews and non-Jews alike, to consider the impacts of the issues within a wider, more generous frame and to weigh their choices this November with care and thought. Read more »

23 hours ago

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Michael Gerson: Tall order for GOP in ’16

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, with serious blue-collar appeal, might address the Republican class problem — unless he is out of his class. Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: Don't 'Army-ize' local police with surplus military equipment

If violent crime statistics across the country are on a decline, is there a need to equip local police with extensive surplus military gear? Read more »

yesterday

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John Hoffmire: To feed the world, we must teach a man to fish

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A common saying goes, “give a person a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a person to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Read more »

yesterday

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W. Bradford Wilcox: The new progressive argument on marriage

National Edition

Here is a crystalline summary of the new progressive wisdom about marriage: Yes, we now acknowledge that children do better in married families, but it is not marriage per se that matters for the... Read more »

yesterday

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Robert Bennett: Political debates can have impact

The Utah Debate Commission begins its series of 2014 campaign debates. Debates can have impact on the elections and sometimes can be game-changing events. Read more »

yesterday

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On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Protect public lands

Have you tried to fish one of Utah's beautiful mountain streams and found that you're not allowed on the bank or to fish the waters? Or have you gone hunting or hiking in the mountains and been denied access? Has it sunk in... Read more »

yesterday

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Lesson: UTA bonuses

Rep. Greg Hughes defended the practice of giving large bonuses to UTA employees by saying that it is appropriate to provide that kind of bonus when employees are doing exceptional work for the state. I couldn't agree more.... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Suicide prevention

Having lost a teenage son to suicide almost nine years ago, I applaud all efforts to prevent suicide, as well as efforts to raise awareness of suicide. I also applaud efforts to help those who are left behind after a loved one takes... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Singles solution

My husband and I have five single LDS children between the ages of 18-25. We hear a lot about singles wards: the good, the bad and the bizarre. We tell them to go anyway. Recently we gathered our children around a table and... Read more »

yesterday

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Are Republicans more than the party of 'no'?

In advance of the midterm elections in November and the 2016 presidential race, Republicans nationally are trying to show they aren’t just the party of “no.” They claim to have... Read more »

Sept. 21, 2014

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Drew Clark: The 'least dangerous branch' must follow principle, not pragmatism

Judicial minimalism means that judges should say no more than necessary to justify their conclusions and leave as much undecided as possible. This lack of articulation of constitutional principles... Read more »

Sept. 21, 2014

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Letter: Forever grateful

On April 16, my house and nearly all earthly possessions burned to the ground. It has been so wonderful to experience everyone's kindness since that time. Friends, neighbors and relatives have rallied to help. A complete... Read more »

Sept. 21, 2014

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Can you pass the U.S. citizenship test?

Considering that 92 percent of immigrants seeking U.S. citizenship can pass the required civics test while Americans struggle mightily, how well can you do in a sampling of the U.S. citizenship... Read more »

Sept. 21, 2014

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Letter: Police respect

Thirty-eight years ago I worked as an animal control officer. At that time, the ACO was viewed with the utmost venom. No one gave the dogcatcher respect, and it often resulted in turnovers in employees. Fast forward to our police... Read more »

Sept. 21, 2014

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James Gattuso: Give Tesla a truly free market by ending auto dealers' monopoly

Writer is addressing the question, "Should Tesla be allowed to skip the middleman?" Read more »

Sept. 21, 2014

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Jonathan Collegio: Tesla debacle: Auto dealers are best deal for consumers

Writer addresses the question: Should Tesla be allowed to skip the middleman? Read more »

Sept. 21, 2014

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In our opinion: The Scots have set an example for how to conduct an election

A solid majority voted to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom. But even though “No” carried the day, “Yes” can claim a number of significant victories, too —... Read more »

Sept. 20, 2014

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John Florez: Utah public education is a house of cards

It looks like legislators have turned public education into a house of cards ready to collapse from too many needless laws piled on a shaky foundation. Read more »

Sept. 20, 2014

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In our opinion: How committed are Obama, U.S. to destroy terrorist threats?

Is the Obama administration sending mixed signals in confronting the Islamic State militants? Some confusion exists as to the scope of the U.S. mission in the Middle East. Read more »

Sept. 20, 2014

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