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Editorial: Fairness in religious liberty protections, anti-discrimination laws

Human flourishing is best accomplished when society protects self-conceptions of identity from persecution.

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Charles Krauthammer: Today, anti-Semitism has returned to Europe

On the 70th anniversary of Auschwitz, mourning dead Jews is easy. ... Want to truly honor the dead? Show solidarity with the living — Israel and its 6 million Jews. Make "never again" more... Read more »

13 hours ago

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Patrick Mason: Utah should avoid secular thinking that comes with firing-squad bill

It is time for Utah to renounce its secular doctrine of blood atonement — first by rejecting the firing squad bill, then by joining the 18 other states that have already abolished the death... Read more »

13 hours ago

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Letter: Gymnastics scoring

The scoring of gymnastics performances has always intrigued me, especially when I read a recent Deseret News headline ("Utah gymnasts blow past UCLA," Jan. 23). Utah won by the slimmest of margins: 196.725 to 194.725. Utah... Read more »

13 hours ago

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Letter: Slap to our history

Although I have not seen and most likely will never see "American Sniper," I wish to let my opinion be known to those who listen to the likes of Michael Moore and Bill Maher. These two, along with other like-minded... Read more »

13 hours ago

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Letter: Focus on bigger problem

Concerning the wood-burning ban, I would like to know if common sense ever entered the minds of those making the decision? Why would you concern yourself with 5 percent of the perceived problem? Both the pellets and the late-model... Read more »

13 hours ago

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Letter: Education investments

Paul Smith has it right when he states in his letter: "Merely upping the financial ante is likely to have little or no effect on educational quality" ("Flawed education tax," Jan. 28). Appropriate target expenditures,... Read more »

13 hours ago

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Letter: Dirty energy fee

Pollution matters to me; burning gasoline damages our health, environment and future. However, more electric vehicles aren’t enough. A recent University of Minnesota study stated that electric vehicles are only clean when... Read more »

13 hours ago

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John Florez: Businesses can become schools by linking workplace learning with classwork learning

Businesses should take the initiative and get together with educators and share how businesses can tie in workplace learning with classwork learning. That investment may yield the greatest return... Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: House bill would expedite liquid natural gas exports

We applaud a bill expediting American exports by requiring the Department of Energy to make a decision about liquid natural gas export applications within 30 days. Historically, these permits... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Pessimism over politics

I am glad that our governor and members of our Legislature are finally, seemingly, looking at ways to increase funding to public education in Utah. I really like the governor’s proposal, but my pessimistic side wonders if his... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Make taxes fair

Our Legislature is foolishly considering an increase in the gasoline tax. Our federal government has decreed that in the near future, all automobiles must get 45 mpg. Car manufacturers are building cars that use less gas every year.... Read more »

yesterday

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Why LDS Church's anti-discrimination stance should be welcomed by LGBT community

Gay-rights advocates should view the compromise proposed Tuesday by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints “as an olive branch, not a trick,” according to Jonathan Rauch of the... Read more »

yesterday

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My view: Prison Relocation Committee needs to see why prison should stay in Draper

The citizens of Utah should have an opportunity to voice their opinion at the ballot box about the prison relocation. Those whose property and locations may be impacted certainly need to be heard,... Read more »

yesterday

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Politics are heating up in Utah and Washington

The Utah Legislature begins its 45-day session tomorrow. Will this session have an overriding theme? And anything in President Obama’s State of the Union speech last Tuesday of particular... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2015

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What one word best describes Barack Obama?

President Obama's public perception has undergone its share of ebbs and flows. From the clarion call of hope to the accusations of dictatorial leadership, opinions about the president have landed... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2015

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Joanne Seghini: Unified Plan would make air cleaner, transportation easier

Implementing Utah's 2040 Unified Transportation Plan, developed by local and state leaders and transportation officials, is key to reducing vehicle emissions. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2015

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In our opinion: Fix, don't repeal, Affordable Care Act

Since a repeal of Obamacare isn’t possible while President Obama remains in office, Congress should look to do what it can to improve health care and stop pursuing empty gestures that only... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2015

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Letter: Antelope Island prison

The majority of Utahns prefer leaving the state prison where it is currently located. That should send a clear message to our lawmakers. The problem seems to be that the prison needs to be close enough for employee access and... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2015

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Letter: Yes to modest gas tax

Utahns will readily admit that our state leaders have been and will continue to be fiscally conservative; I, for one, am happy for that fact. This is a major factor for our overall glowing economy report cards. However, there comes a... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2015

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Greek turmoil impacts reaches beyond Europe and U.S.

Chancellor Merkel so far has established a remarkable track record of success in building on these positive dimensions of Germany’s complex history. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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Michael Gerson: America has enough problems without artificial outrage invasion

In our politics, ideological assertions tend to gain an immediate, massive velocity. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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My view: For many reasons, Eagle Mountain not right for a prison

Eagle Mountain currently has one of the top economic development projects in the state eyeing its city. The stigma of a prison could devastate that opportunity. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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W. Bradford Wilcox: Yes, women and children are safer within intact marriages

Last June, the progressive blogosphere erupted in outrage over an article I published in the Washington Post on marriage and domestic violence. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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What The New York Times gets wrong about religious liberty

New York Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal was quick to criticize LDS Church leaders for using "fake 'war on religion' speak" in the Church's rare news conference held Tuesday about... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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Jay Evensen: In fight over school funding, don't eliminate choices

The need for more money should not come at the expense of things that are improving education in Utah. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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