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In our opinion: Utah is not a swing state, should focus energies elsewhere

A community cannot and should not be true to something that it isn’t.

Dan Liljenquist: Higher education reform

When state Sen. Steve Urquhart took the reins of higher education appropriations and announced his intention to reform higher education funding, paying for outcomes rather than prestige or history,... Read more »

11 hours ago

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Michael Gerson: Why the theological resistance to science that's intuitively consistent with Christian theology?

These are some of the most regularly confirmed, noncontroversial findings of modern science. Yet a recent poll found that a majority of Americans is "not too" or "not at all" confident that "the... Read more »

11 hours ago

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Robert J. Samuelson: Political flavors: Media biases are like ice cream parlors

Matthew Gentzkow is the man who explained why the media are like ice cream. Gentzkow has won the John Bates Clark Medal. He has some interesting ideas about the modern media, which he culled by... Read more »

11 hours ago

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Letter: Plenty of danger in e-cigarettes

I can enthusiastically support and agree with your recent editorial regarding e-cigarettes with the exception of your statement "… heat liquid nicotine into a vapor that is inhaled without creating secondhand smoke …." Read more »

20 hours ago

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Letter: Proud of the SLC airport

I'm writing in response to the article "Salt Lake ranked No. 1." It makes me glad that the capital's airport is ranked No. 1 in the nation. There is only thing in the article that I questioned. Read more »

20 hours ago

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Letter: Outrage over rape kit policy

I cannot believe I have not seen a letter of outrage to the editor regarding the practice of the Salt Lake Police Department not to do routine DNA tests of rape kits. Worse, they sometimes even throw them out without testing. Read more »

21 hours ago

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Jay Evensen: No more rent for inmates — a decision that makes good sense

There are good reasons why taxpayers ought to pay the full cost of enforcing the laws their representatives pass. Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: Western land standoff aside, there is room for compromise with BLM

It can be difficult to reconcile the needs and wants of different constituencies with differing and contradictory ideas as to how public lands ought to be used and maintained. Disagreements about... Read more »

yesterday

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Kathleen Parker: Putin knows in geopolitical chess it helps to be feared

To Putin's mind, he has emerged from these "diplomatic negotiations" — translated in Russian to mean "I did it my way" — as a tough statesman, generous in his restraint yet just scary... Read more »

yesterday

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My view: Utah's agriculture industry needs immigration reform

The need for immigration reform has united individuals from various sectors, including business, education and religion. But one group — our nation’s farmers — feels particularly... Read more »

yesterday

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Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Defamation, libel and gossip show the harm of the tongue

National Edition

The Bible precludes us from the evils of defamation, slander, libel and harmful gossip. A man or woman can be stripped of every possession save one: their good name. It is not the hands that can do... Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: Once a triumph for America, Boston Marathon is now also a triumph over terrorism

The tradition of running a marathon on Patriot’s Day — now in its 118th year — has always hearkened back to colonial triumph. But from Monday going forward, the Boston Marathon... Read more »

April 22, 2014

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Rob Wilson-Black: Commandment against stealing has roots in injunction against kidnapping

National Edition

Commandments give us insight into what was actually happening in human communities millennia ago. The Hebrews were just leaving a long period of enslavement themselves, so it’s noteworthy... Read more »

April 22, 2014

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Raising the NBA age limit for a better league

The National Basketball Association recently changed commissioners to Adam Silver. At the recent Sloan Conference, Silver was quoted by ESPN saying, “Raising the age limit for the NBA draft... Read more »

April 22, 2014

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Letter: Science consensus is slow, methodical

When scientific consensus eventually emerges, we can be sure that the scientists have considered all the evidence. Read more »

April 22, 2014

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Letter: The rest of the highway bullying story

A second take to highway bullying is: Utah does have signs posted on the freeway that say "slower traffic move right — it's the law." This sign does not add "stay here as you are going the speed limit..." Read more »

April 22, 2014

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Letter: Right and wrong

If atheists are right and there is no God, then right and wrong are religious concepts we can dispense with. There is no final judgment, and we are free to act as we like. If someone cries "unfair" then we can say "why is it unfair?" Read more »

April 22, 2014

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Lois M. Collins: Ukraine hoax fuels anger, revulsion that's heartening to see

The bogus claim that Jews in the Ukraine must register with the government sparked a passion that's heartening. Maybe we do, indeed, sometimes learn from history so that the worst of the past will... Read more »

April 22, 2014

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Doug Robinson: Horrific crimes show the thin line between good and evil

It's an old question: How well do we ever know anyone? How do you think you know someone so well and consider someone so “normal” that you ask him/her to babysit your children and then... Read more »

April 21, 2014

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Letter to readers: Deseret News provides clarification on new joint operating agreement

The following are several clarifications regarding the Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) between The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News. Read more »

April 21, 2014

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John Hoffmire: Why shouldn’t employees own more of the companies they work for?

Dr. Steven Freeman of the University of Pennsylvania describes that granting ownership rights in corporations to employees has a profound effect on the employees´ commitment to the firms. Read more »

April 21, 2014

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In our opinion: Dramatic transformation over past century demonstrates progress on voting rights

In the realm of civil rights for blacks, our nation has undergone a dramatic transformation over the past half-century. It is a mistake to equate state voter identification laws with attempts to... Read more »

April 21, 2014

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Robert Bennett: Immigration reform should demonstrate 'love of neighbor'

If we replace the current immigration law with a system that requires foreign nationals who entered the U.S. illegally to pay fines for having done so and then allows them to stay in a legal... Read more »

April 21, 2014

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On Second Thought

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

April 21, 2014

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Letter: Fixing UTA problems

Once again, UTA has proven that the salary of more than $200,000 they spend annually on their director of planning is a waste as once again, the Utah Train Authority does the wrong thing to fix a problem they, themselves, created.... Read more »

April 21, 2014

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