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92 pct. of immigrants seeking U.S. citizenship can pass the required civics test, but Americans struggle

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 »

21 hours ago

2 comments

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 »

21 hours ago

1 comment

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 »

21 hours ago

6 comments

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 »

21 hours ago

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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 »

21 hours ago

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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 »

yesterday

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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 »

yesterday

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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 »

yesterday

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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 »

yesterday

3 comments

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 »

yesterday

1 comment

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 »

yesterday

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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 »

yesterday

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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 »

Sept. 19, 2014

15 comments

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 »

Sept. 19, 2014

5 comments

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 »

Sept. 19, 2014

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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 »

Sept. 19, 2014

19 comments

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 »

Sept. 19, 2014

37 comments

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 »

Sept. 19, 2014

15 comments

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

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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

17 comments

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

12 comments

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

17 comments

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