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In our opinion: Reconnecting with Cuba is a good move, but let's do it right

The first step toward better relations with Cuba cannot be seen as condoning Cuba's bad behavior.

My view: Doing away with cursive is bad idea with serious repercussions

Cursive is under attack. Typing is taking the place of this stylized handwriting, and cursive is being taken out of school curriculum, but at what cost? Read more »

5 hours ago

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My view: In the name of God?

The terrorists say they are committing their massacres in the name of Islam, but it is not in the name of Islam. It is hard to come up with language that can express this with enough strength to... Read more »

5 hours ago

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Letter: Land development value

According to the state's Prison Relocation Report, the total cost of renovation and expansion of the current Draper prison would be $783 million over the next 20 years, whereas construction of a new prison at a different site would... Read more »

5 hours ago

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Letter: No prison deficit

With greedy eyes, developers and our politicians keep trying to tell us that the prison is so old it must be torn down. Lies. If even a portion of the expense and effort necessary to move the prison were put into constructive and... Read more »

5 hours ago

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Letter: Gratitude makes life easier

Gratitude has always been a big thing in my life. A few years ago my dad lost his job; at first it was hard but it soon got easier. I only asked for things I really needed and not necessarily wanted, because I knew that I couldn't... Read more »

5 hours ago

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My view: The worth of one child

In our world, another child dies every 20 seconds from infections that could be prevented with immunizations — 2 million deaths per year. That all could be prevented for a few pennies per child. Read more »

15 hours ago

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Natalie Gochnour: My holiday wish — not overindulgence or expectations, but connections and relationships

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A better approach to the holidays is to make it a time of genuine friendship and meaningful connection. We should also look to find people we can help. My holiday wish is simple: to simplify and... Read more »

20 hours ago

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: New Christmas traditions ease stress, put focus on Christ

In the hustle and bustle of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, we somehow lose the entire purpose of Christmas: to celebrate the birth of Christ. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Patriots or sheep?

Do we have the critical thinking skills to reflect on history and analyze both sides of an issue? Or do we merely regurgitate whatever the radio or TV says? Are we patriots or are we sheep? Read more »

yesterday

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Beware of counterfeit holiday deals

As consumers move online, the manufacturers and distributors of counterfeit goods follow them. But selling low-quality knock-offs isn't just a way to make a harmless buck — it actually... Read more »

yesterday

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Greg Bell: Socialism vs. the safety net

Socialism superficially seems so simple to create economic equality. But rather than engineer economic equality, human decency and compassion demand we provide basic, life-sustaining opportunities... Read more »

yesterday

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David Blankenhorn: Berlin boasts a wise use of food, while Americans deal with a wasteful mentality

Food, like love, is a human fundamental. We likely risk something important when we act as if wasting it is not a problem. Berlin's example of a wise use of food is compelling; America's penchant... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Police not the problem

The police have not gotten worse. There is no need for protests. The only thing that may have changed is us — the people. Maybe we have gotten less law-abiding, civil and more callous in our actions. Read more »

yesterday

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Charles Krauthammer: Battle must be fought abroad to lessen lone-wolf threat at home

The lone wolf is the new national nightmare, dramatized and amplified this week by the hostage-taking attack in Sydney, Australia. But there are two kinds of lone wolves — the crazy and the... Read more »

yesterday

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Robert J. Samuelson: Congress has done little to fix political stalemate on federal debt

The publicly held federal debt will increase from $12 trillion in 2013 to nearly $21 trillion in 2024, projects the CBO. The hard choices remain, as does the political stalemate. Read more »

yesterday

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Jay Evensen: Cuba not likely to change through openness, either

Yes, a half-century of isolation has failed, but dictators seldom relinquish power or change behavior because of U.S. policies. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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Dan Liljenquist: Being good for goodness sake

A Canadian professor says pushing Santa and the more recent "Elf on the Shelf" ultimately leads children to accepting a surveillance state. Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I'm not giving up on Santa... Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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In our opinion: Water, a precious commodity

Recognized as the nation’s highest per-capita water users, Utahns must rethink and amend consumption and use practices. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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Letter: Monolingual minorities

I believe that it would be helpful personally and collectively to know at least two languages. Monolinguals are the minority breed. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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Lessons from 'Christmas Carol'

Will we wake up Christmas morning and find that, like Scrooge, our addiction to wealth and consumption creates chains that bind us? We can and must shed our shackles through love, meaning, contentment and unity. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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Disputes over specialized license plates reach Supreme Court

The Texas Transportation Code says the state may refuse to create a plate "if the design might be offensive to any member of the public." Yes, any. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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My view: Chaffetz named ‘politician of year’

The Hinckley Institute’s 2014 Politician of the Year goes to U.S. Congressman Jason Chaffetz for his remarkable ascension to chairman of the United States House of Representatives Oversight... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Richard Davis: 2014's 'most important' could be personal benefits in employment, health care and education

If you're looking at the "top stories" of 2014, you might consider the ones that really had an impact in individual and family lives — in the areas of employment, health care and education.... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Should Utah raise its gas tax? No, look for alternatives

Raising taxes, especially one that doesn’t work, would be nutty in a year of surpluses. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Susan Roylance: Definition of the family put on hold at United Nations

“Our action or inaction on the family in the United Nations will be one of the rare occasions when the world will be really watching,” stated Ambassador Dapkiunas of Belarus. So why... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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