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In our opinion: NASA — innovative, inspirational, now partially privatized

NASA has taken a $7 billion leap and contracted with two companies to take over.

Can kids with Down syndrome have friends?

National Edition

Friendship exists outside the understood structure of families, in which siblings and parents relate to one another by default. Friends choose each other, and I always wondered whether anyone... Read more »

37 minutes ago

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My view: Space education — success on Mars

There are good reasons for continuing exploring. First, global cooperation is encouraged. … Second, space exploration advances technology. Read more »

10 hours ago

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Honoring Wilderness Act architect

A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does... Read more »

10 hours ago

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Letter: The apolitical Romney

Romney is really different from any other candidate we have seen make it that far, ever. The real Romney is a guy that tries to be apolitical. He wants to hear the best from both sides and make a non-party decision. Read more »

10 hours ago

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Letter: Eating vegetarian

Everyone who chooses healthy fruits, vegetables and whole grains over meat and dairy greatly reduces their own risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity. Read more »

10 hours ago

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George F. Will: Our trivial Congress can grow in power with new term limits

Term limits can define a conservative agenda of taming executive power by enhancing the power of Congress. Read more »

16 hours ago

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Jay Evensen: Forest Service photo rules are all about controlling the message

The Forest Service is part of the Obama administration, and the president has hardly been whispering his concerns about controlling the message. Read more »

19 hours ago

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: For my grandpa

This past week, my dear grandfather bid farewell to his beloved hat, and to us as he set out on the biggest adventure of all. Read more »

yesterday

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Richard Davis: Gather the family for a civics lesson — Watch the debates

In recent years, candidate communication with voters has been dominated by sound bites. But this year Utah voters can go beyond those brief remarks to hear candidates’ positions on a range of... Read more »

yesterday

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My view: It's time to consider Head Start 3.0

Head Start began as a key component of the War on Poverty. After nearly 50 years, however, the nature of poverty in America has changed. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Campaign disservice

It was disheartening to read that Mia Love refuses to debate Doug Owens in their bids for Congress. Apparently, she is only willing to discuss her positions when she is the only candidate in the room. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Sluggish global warming

Al Gore, I really believe in you and all of the other climate scientists who preach that the earth is warming up and prophesy of its catastrophic consequences. Read more »

yesterday

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Michael Gerson: 2 cheers for Obama’s plan against Islamic State

These are more than quibbles. But the two cheers are genuine. We need the determined, unfamiliar leader who spoke at the U.N. to succeed. Read more »

yesterday

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Doug Robinson: Making sense of retired jerseys and hall induction

Jim McMahon gets his jersey retired on Friday night, 33 years after he threw his last pass for BYU, but what about the others — what about Wilson and Bosco, for starters? A little musing on... Read more »

yesterday

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: The truth behind tall tales: Every family has at least one

Hearing the stories from my family history sometimes feels like I'm listening to a fable. It can't be true. Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: Utah looks to break cycle of intergenerational poverty

Utah cannot afford to allow children at risk of repeating the poverty of their parents to continue along that path without intervention, with the state in the third year of focusing on solving the... Read more »

Sept. 30, 2014

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Catherine Rampell: Reasons behind the bad reputation of for-profit colleges

For-profit colleges can't get no respect, at least not from employers. Which suggests that maybe they should be getting less generous taxpayer subsidies, too. Read more »

Sept. 30, 2014

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In our opinion: Let FAA, not Utah Legislature, worry about airport issues

Salt Lake International Airport's disagreement with its vendor providing fueling and ground services may hinder expansion funding. But let's let the Federal Aviation Administration oversee the... Read more »

Sept. 30, 2014

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My view: Potential drive-thru changes

The Salt Lake City Council is considering adopting a change to its drive-thru ordinance that requires facilities to serve walk-ups and bicyclists through their drive-thru windows or open up their... Read more »

Sept. 30, 2014

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Letter: Enforcing the dress code

Too many people in our society think that the rules don’t apply to them, and when they are held accountable they seek to blame those who enforce the rules for their poor choice. Read more »

Sept. 30, 2014

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Letter: The bus is coming back

I was excited to hear the news recently that streaming giant Netflix has acquired the rights to the ‘90s children’s TV show “The Magic School Bus.” The new reboot will no doubt be modernized. Read more »

Sept. 30, 2014

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Letter: Preserving wild lands

We feel a moral and social responsibility to speak up to help preserve land for future generations to enjoy as much as we do now. Read more »

Sept. 30, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: Crude oil exports forced onto the political agenda

Events are forcing the ban on crude exports onto the political agenda. The economic and strategic implications are huge. How we address them will measure our seriousness. Read more »

Sept. 29, 2014

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John Hoffmire: Save capitalism by focusing on income equality and opportunity

National Edition

A robust and relatively wealthy middle-class has long been a trademark of the United States. Read more »

Sept. 29, 2014

47 comments

On Second Thought

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

Sept. 29, 2014

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