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My view: Rawlings made the right call in dismissing Shurtleff case

Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings' motion to dismiss the Shurtleff case was sound.

Jay Evensen: Despite what candidates say, free trade is good

Trade allows partners to make deals that are mutually beneficial while spreading goodwill and a sense of interdependence. That’s good for the economy and national security. Read more »

10 hours ago

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Robert J. Samuelson: Is the car culture crashing?

Few technological breakthroughs have had the social and economic impact of the automobile. It changed America's geography, spawning suburbs, shopping malls and sprawl as far as the eye could see. Read more »

21 hours ago

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Dan Liljenquist: Presidential politics and radical Islam

For years, Republicans, like myself, have argued that the fight against terrorism is really a fight against radical Islam, and to not name it as such is to misunderstand both its allure and its... Read more »

21 hours ago

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A. Scott Anderson: How to maintain Utah’s nation-leading economic performance

We want a strong economy so that Utah families and individuals can flourish. So that Utahns can find great jobs that support families. So that families can comfortably take care of their financial... Read more »

21 hours ago

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In our opinion: Planned Parenthood should have chosen the right

Planned Parenthood’s use of an innocent symbol of childhood faith to advertise free condoms raises serious concerns about the organization’s judgment. Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: Politics and ISIS

A large number of voters find themselves increasingly dispirited by the choices offered to them in this election season, and this issue provides a microcosm as to why. Read more »

yesterday

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My view: Drafting women a threat to religious liberty

I completely support equal opportunities for women to choose their own destinies, including following career paths and advancing in the armed forces. Yet I am advocating for the rights and... Read more »

yesterday

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Jay Evensen: The IOC demonstrates again why Utah should avoid another Olympic bid

This is a question of whether the International Olympic Committee has properly purged itself since the Salt Lake bidding scandal. The evidence isn’t good. Read more »

yesterday

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Richard Davis: What will Americans sacrifice for Donald Trump's 'law and order'?

The repetition of the message made it clear — Trump as president would be preoccupied with making sure there was law and order in the nation. However, the speech was short on any explanation... Read more »

yesterday

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Derek B. Miller: It's my party and I'll decry if I want to

Surely there can be room for disagreement within a vibrant political party. Is it really such a novel concept that not every Republican has to revere his party’s nominee? Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Cruz took a stand

I am not a Cruz admirer, but he was being the adult in the room. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Acting presidential

Donald Trump needs to start acting more presidential. Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: Despite alarming shift against free trade, free trade has proven benefits

The truth about trade, however, goes beyond popular slogans. It has been proven through decades of experience. Free trade raises incomes, creates jobs, fosters innovation and reduces the price of... Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Jay's Jokes: Trump's true identity is Batman

A lighthearted look at news of the day. In his acceptance speech last week, Donald Trump painted a dark and gloomy picture of life in the United States. Everything started to seem hopeless until he... Read more »

July 25, 2016

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In our opinion: Fred Adams' Shakespeare Festival vision arrives

It's especially gratifying to know that Fred C. Adams, now 85 years old, has been able to live to see the full scope of his vision fulfilled. The Utah Shakespeare Festival is part of a grand... Read more »

July 25, 2016

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My view: Reform coal leasing policies and ditch the state rock

Coal operations on federal lands enjoy handouts, loopholes and subsidies that cost the U.S. treasury and state coffers about a billion dollars per year, according to some studies. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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About Utah: How this Utahn turned a chance encounter with his hero into a best-selling book

Freelance writer Scott Schulte asked his boyhood hero Dan Gable if he could write his life story. Gable said yes, and a dream job was born. Read more »

July 24, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Shurtleff, GOP convention and a DNC convention preview

The Republican Convention offered interesting speakers, especially the Trump family. But Utahns are still far from embracing the brash billionaire. Read more »

July 24, 2016

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Mia Love: We are the pioneers of our day

I believe that preserving our pioneer spirit and facilitating success requires removing artificial barriers. As Utahns, we possess a boldness of spirit and a desire to determine our own fate, to... Read more »

July 24, 2016

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My view: Supporting Utah's public education means funding it

As a teacher and a legislator, nothing is scarier than sitting next to a colleague at the Capitol and listening to them explain their understanding of educators’ classroom struggles through... Read more »

July 24, 2016

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Ralph Becker: Reaching for the best of the Wasatch Mountains

The Mountain Accord is rare in today’s fractious political environment. It reflects what good governance can achieve. Read more »

July 24, 2016

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George F. Will: Adding Pence the pliable to Trump campaign

Crucial political decisions often concern which bridges to cross and which to burn. Donald Trump's dilemma is that he burns some bridges by the way he crosses others. Read more »

July 24, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: Notes from Cleveland: The two-part rebellion

The main purpose of the modern political convention is to produce four days of televised propaganda. The subsidiary function, now that nominees are invariably chosen in advance, is structural:... Read more »

July 24, 2016

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Letter: Unpleasant campaign season

The four months until the election will clearly be unpleasant and probably not like any political campaign we have ever seen. Read more »

July 24, 2016

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Letter: Vote Gary Johnson

Honest Gary may not have the same ring to it as “Honest Abe,” but you have to respect a man who holds to his convictions even if it relegates him to a relatively unknown party. Read more »

July 24, 2016

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In our opinion: Utah's unique response to the refugee crisis comes about because of its past

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert noted history as being part of the reason for Utah’s uniquely empathetic response to the current refugee crisis. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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In our opinion: The GOP convention — a Utah perspective

It remains to be seen whether Donald Trump carries the Beehive State, but delegates from what arguably has been the most loyally Republican state for many years were right to push back against... Read more »

July 23, 2016

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My view: More whites should practice meekness in race-relations struggle

We are struggling as a nation to make sense of the horror of innocent lives taken, the motives of killers, and the implications for race and police-community relations in America. I only wish that... Read more »

July 23, 2016

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John Florez: Justice delayed is justice denied

We expect our criminal justice system to be open, fair, transparent and accountable to the public. However, over the years it appears it has become encrusted with more regulations, procedures... Read more »

July 23, 2016

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In our opinion: Disgusting algae bloom deserves investigation

Although the algae blooms occur naturally from a mix of high temperatures, calm bodies of water and abundant sunshine, elevated levels of phosphorous feed the size and severity. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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My view: Algae blooms in Utah Lake

Scientific evidence suggests that people cause increasing intensity of algae blooms by modifying hydrology and increasing nutrient inputs to our waters. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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My view: Prison reform proponents have it backward

Far from broken, our criminal justice system is one of the most successful domestic programs in the last 50 years. Crime is half what it was a generation ago, back in the days when we followed the... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Michael Gerson: The triumph of cynicism

"The most amazing thing about the 2016 elections," Roger Porter of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government told me, "is that we are likely to elect someone who close to two-thirds of the country... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Arthur Cyr: Coup attempt underscores Turkey’s strategic roles

The military coup attempted in Turkey reinforces already strong anxiety about the Middle East. The effort by elements of the armed forces to oust the elected civilian government has failed, in part... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Letter: Carbon fee legislation

The nonpartisan Citizens’ Climate Lobby believes that putting a fee on carbon sources and returning net revenues to households gives us a fighting chance of staying within our carbon budget. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Letter: Drones or privacy

We need a discussion about drones and privacy. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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In our opinion: An unsatisfying resolution to a high-profile case

What is very clear, however, is that the labyrinthine web of suspicion orbiting around the two former Attorneys General and others brought into their sphere is a matter of high public interest. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Why the pioneers give us hope today

People who live in the West have no right to not believe in miracles. The reality that settlements took root anywhere in the interior West and grew into large cities is a miracle, a testament to... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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My view: Racism, gun violence and the heavy cost of simplistic thinking

Throughout American history, empathy for others and integration of opinion (i.e. AND-thinking) has produced progress, while simplistic, black-or-white solutions (i.e., OR-thinking) has produced... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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George F. Will: GOP minds are at sea — but not the right one

Neither the unanimous decision by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, nor China's rejection of it, was surprising. The timing of it was, however, as serendipitous as China's rejection... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: My theory regarding Melania Trump's plagiarism

So far — at the time of this writing two days into the convention — I can’t tell if we are watching a comedy or a tragedy unfold. Leave it to Donald Trump to keep us guessing. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Letter: Lead on Social Security

One way to demonstrate they have what it takes to be president is to tell voters how they’ll keep Social Security strong for our children, grandchildren and family members with disabilities. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Letter: Delegates are dividing

I want to state that the Utah GOP has a problem with its delegates that is further dividing our party instead of uniting it. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Letter: Let feds take over

Why does Utah even bother trying to be a state? Read more »

July 21, 2016

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NYT Opinion: Embracing evangelical Christianity, a young Mike Pence broke with his family

It was a decision that would redefine Pence, setting him on the path to becoming an evangelical Christian and one of the country’s most outwardly religious and socially conservative legislators. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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In our opinion: Rep. Chaffetz' Mountain Accord legislation represents a positive breakthrough

Rep. Chaffetz' Mountain Accord marks a turning point from where much debate and discussion can now translate into action, and ensure that future generations may benefit from lands of incomparable... Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Richard Davis: Lessons of Pioneer Day are highly relevant today

Remembering the genesis of Pioneer Day — and drawing lessons from this celebration — may provide some perspective on current events. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Natalie Gochnour: The convention speech Mr. Trump should give

This is the speech (or one like it) that Donald Trump should give at the convention. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Letter: Prison move

Utahns are just getting a glimpse of the difficulties and expense involved in the prison move. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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