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Letter: We can do better

I would like to respond to a letter by Patrick Holman (“Next president?” April 19), in which Mr. Holman suggests that we should vote for Hillary Clinton with the fallacious argument that her being a woman is qualification... Read more »

22 hours ago

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Letter: Climate change is unjustified rhetoric

I recognize that climate change is real, but I object to the exaggerated predictions of devastation and the inflammatory rhetoric used by the proponents of global warming because it leads to mass hysteria. Such rhetoric is... Read more »

22 hours ago

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Ben McAdams, Derek B. Miller: Export-Import Bank is critical to Utah jobs

Failure to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank will have one result: fewer U.S. exports, fewer U.S. jobs and higher U.S. trade deficits. Utah's economy is also largely dependent on export jobs. Read more »

yesterday

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My view: EPA energy plan bad news for Utah seniors

Economists predict that a new EPA plan will cause a huge increase in Utahn’s electricity bills — a jump of at least 24 percent and possibly as much as 55 percent. That’s a... Read more »

yesterday

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My view: General aviation, local airports crucial to economy

The truth is that general aviation and local airports are a crucial component of our national economy and infrastructure, and we need to recognize and protect this critical business tool and... Read more »

yesterday

1 comment

My view: Problems with Rep. Mike Noel’s climate-change resolution

Climate change is too profound a threat and the cost of inaction too great to leave to faith-based solutions. And worse — Rep. Mike Noel’s ineffectual resolution was this legislative... Read more »

yesterday

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David Butterfield: Utah boxing legends deserve accolades for volunteering time to teach the youth

The three Fighting Fullmers, Hall of Fame boxers from Utah, deserve to be remembered for their dedication to the sport and their selfless service in teaching the sport to the youth of Utah. Read more »

yesterday

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Michael Gerson: 'The road to character' gives hope for finding grace, love

The scales of the universe, in the end, come down decisively on the side of love. And we experience it, not like the argument in a book, but like the smile on the face of someone we love. Instead... Read more »

yesterday

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Crow & Anderson: Research universities are for undergraduates, whether they know it or not

But often the most important potential beneficiaries of research universities — undergraduate students and prospective undergraduate students — misunderstand or under-appreciate the... Read more »

yesterday

5 comments

Letter: No experts needed

A potentially significant impact on the valley's water and taxes is currently being discussed among a wide range of influential people who want our input but are not getting it. Valley residents stand to maintain access to clean... Read more »

yesterday

1 comment

A. Scott Anderson: Overregulation hurts bank customers, destroys incentives to engage in banking

In the three decades before the Dodd-Frank bank regulation law passed in 2010, an average of more than 100 new banks opened each year. In the five years since 2010, exactly one new bank has opened,... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Fiscal class warfare

If the standard applied by Christine Harbin-Hanson (“Utah has an export-import problem,” April 18) to the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) were applied to all government programs, she would advocate complete government... Read more »

yesterday

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Dan Liljenquist: U.S-Iran negotiations are showing us diplomacy in the Twitter age

In the past, political leaders could thump their chests and spin any negotiated deal in the best light possible for their varying political regimes. Now, the ubiquity of social media, particularly... Read more »

April 23, 2015

8 comments

Fredric Rolando: U.S. Postal Service still profitable, effective choice for delivery services

As the economy improves from the Great Recession, letter revenue is again rising. And, as folks in Salt Lake City and elsewhere shop online, package revenues skyrocket. The U.S. Postal Service... Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Jay Evensen: U.S. silence troubling amid worldwide trend of religious persecution

What remains to be seen is whether our collective efforts to never forget the Holocaust translate into a recognition of similar things happening today. Read more »

April 23, 2015

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George F. Will: Some states may be addicted to revenue from tobacco taxes

Proclaiming morality while practicing cupidity, states have tried to hit the sweet spot of cigarette taxes — high enough to maximize revenue without excessively discouraging smoking. Read more »

April 23, 2015

6 comments

Robert J. Samuelson: Chris Christie leads the way in debating generational justice

Unchecked spending on the elderly threatens national priorities, including national defense. Younger generations face higher taxes, continuous deficits and reduced public services. But we also need... Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Letter: Cosmetic lawn chemicals

As lawn “care” companies descend upon neighborhoods everywhere this spring, it is worth reflecting on the fact that the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer recently released a... Read more »

April 23, 2015

10 comments

Letter: Make healthy choices

I have noticed that unhealthy food is often cheaper than healthy foods. For example, soda is cheaper than bottled water. Those who are trying to make healthy choices are being punished. Having healthy foods cost more than unhealthy... Read more »

April 23, 2015

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In our opinion: In wake of layoffs, IRS workers union shouldn't threaten what it can't do because of cutbacks

The IRS workers union is bemoaning the layoffs of thousands and predicting a severe decline in the ability to assist taxpayers. But it should speak to what it plans to do in spite of the cutbacks,... Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Kathleen Parker: Billionaire backers bring trouble for candidates, parties and campaigns

There's nothing free about paid-for elections — unless everybody knows where the money came from. In post-reform America, too many are still giving large donations — but in the shadows. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Richard Davis: A historic moment for social policy as U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on same-sex marriage bans

The Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding the constitutionality of state bans on same-sex marriage. Never before has the Supreme Court dealt directly with this issue of whether a state can... Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Utah plans for floods better than for droughts

When it comes to how the state incentivizes individuals to treat the “true wealth in a dry land,” the record isn’t so good. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Letter: Pledge for respect

One thing that has come to my attention over the past few months is the blatant disrespect that people show during the Pledge of Allegiance. Whether it is at school or during a sporting event, it seems that there is always someone... Read more »

April 22, 2015

24 comments

In our opinion: U.S. prison populations have dropped, but we still have lessons to learn from other countries

The United States' prison population dropped last year for the first time in decades. But our rates are inordinately high, particularly compared to European countries, where there are much lower... Read more »

April 22, 2015

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