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In our opinion: Flawed torture report didn't seem to serve a targeted nation

The report on the CIA's use of enhanced interrogation techniques on terror suspects generated heated rhetoric.

On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at current events. Read more »

2 hours ago

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Letter: Condoning torture

There is no way one can condone the use of torture and claim to want a constitutional government. Read more »

2 hours ago

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Letter: Student rights

I propose that all high school students receive the same constitutional rights as any other person in this country and that high schools should never be able to deny students these rights. Read more »

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Letter: Anonymous telemarketers

Message to telemarketers: strikes one, two and three happen when caller ID does not identify who you are. How can I trust you if you lie to me before I even pick up the phone? Read more »

2 hours ago

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About Utah: They're best in the world

Last month at the World Ski Awards, Park City's Stein Eriksen Lodge garnered honors as the world's best ski hotel. Read more »

7 hours ago

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John Florez: Utah's prison relocation is like a Christmas fruitcake

The idea of prison relocation is like Christmas fruitcake: no one really wants it, but it keeps making the rounds every once in a while. And each time, relocation turns out to be unfeasible and too... Read more »

9 hours ago

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W. Bradford Wilcox: Why the working-class family is really coming apart

National Edition

There is a growing marriage divide leaving millions of men, women and children in poor and working-class communities without ready access to the stability, emotional security, and financial... Read more »

11 hours ago

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My view: We deserve better than current Healthy Utah

Whatever path Utah policymakers ultimately take, Utahns — and especially vulnerable Utahns — deserve better than the current version of Healthy Utah. Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: The 3 levels of Christmas

National Edition

Christmas comes at three levels, beginning with Santa Claus and "Silent Night" levels, which don't last. A third level is the adult Christ, and accepting his invitation to follow him is how all... Read more »

yesterday

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Drew Clark: The right to be forgiven, not forgotten, online

Some see the "right to be forgotten” as the equivalent of the ability to leave one’s past indiscretions behind by picking up, move locations, and starting over. The interconnected of... Read more »

yesterday

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Cogitating on how national issues may affect Utah

Thank goodness the holiday season is not subject to "Advise and Consent" of the U.S. Senate, approval of the House or executive order. Otherwise, we would still be waiting word from Washington... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Danger of gossip

I would encourage all of us to be careful in how we talk about others. Let us ask ourselves if the words we speak are positive and encouraging to those around us. Let us be kind and respectful to all people. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Divorce hearings

There is a crushing bias against fathers in this country’s divorce court system. We need judges, not commissioners, to oversee these hearings, and hearings should be longer than a rushed 15 minutes. Read more »

yesterday

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My view: Doing away with cursive is bad idea with serious repercussions

Cursive is under attack. Typing is taking the place of this stylized handwriting, and cursive is being taken out of school curriculum, but at what cost? Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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My view: In the name of God?

The terrorists say they are committing their massacres in the name of Islam, but it is not in the name of Islam. It is hard to come up with language that can express this with enough strength to... Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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Reconnecting with Cuba is a good move — but let's do it right, not rushed

The United States's first step toward better relations with Cuba cannot be seen as condoning Cuba’s bad behavior. The overriding goal should be the establishment of a liberated Cuba where... Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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Letter: Land development value

According to the state's Prison Relocation Report, the total cost of renovation and expansion of the current Draper prison would be $783 million over the next 20 years, whereas construction of a new prison at a different site would... Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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Letter: No prison deficit

With greedy eyes, developers and our politicians keep trying to tell us that the prison is so old it must be torn down. Lies. If even a portion of the expense and effort necessary to move the prison were put into constructive and... Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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Letter: Gratitude makes life easier

Gratitude has always been a big thing in my life. A few years ago my dad lost his job; at first it was hard but it soon got easier. I only asked for things I really needed and not necessarily wanted, because I knew that I couldn't... Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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My view: The worth of one child

In our world, another child dies every 20 seconds from infections that could be prevented with immunizations — 2 million deaths per year. That all could be prevented for a few pennies per child. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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In our opinion: Utah sees improvement in graduation rates — and can still do better

Utah has seen high school graduation rates climb in recent years — among the general student population as well as with minority and low-income students. This is a welcome result — and... Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Natalie Gochnour: My holiday wish — not overindulgence or expectations, but connections and relationships

National Edition

A better approach to the holidays is to make it a time of genuine friendship and meaningful connection. We should also look to find people we can help. My holiday wish is simple: to simplify and... Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: New Christmas traditions ease stress, put focus on Christ

In the hustle and bustle of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, we somehow lose the entire purpose of Christmas: to celebrate the birth of Christ. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Letter: Patriots or sheep?

Do we have the critical thinking skills to reflect on history and analyze both sides of an issue? Or do we merely regurgitate whatever the radio or TV says? Are we patriots or are we sheep? Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Beware of counterfeit holiday deals

As consumers move online, the manufacturers and distributors of counterfeit goods follow them. But selling low-quality knock-offs isn't just a way to make a harmless buck — it actually... Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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