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Jay Evensen: Prayer can solve many of the world's problems

Eliminate the kind of gnawing hunger that saps hope and you strengthen nations.

My view: Guns and a Facebook alert

I look forward to the day when we can fix the system — I don’t want to wake up to Facebook alerting me that my friend’s are safe from being victims of a mass shooting. Read more »

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Michael Gerson: For the GOP, a time for resistance

In the Republican Party today, resistance is the evidence of principle. Read more »

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Dan Liljenquist: Can Donald Trump be considered a Luddite?

Trump’s populist economic plan is reminiscent of the Luddite movement in England in the early 1900s. I’m not surprised that Trump is playing the Luddite in the general election as his... Read more »

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George F. Will: Britain's welcome revival of nationhood as it leaves the EU

The Leave campaign won the referendum on withdrawing because the arguments on which the Remain side relied made Leave's case. The Remain campaign began with a sham, was monomaniacal with its... Read more »

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Letter: Supporting teachers

In regards to the teacher shortfall, one suggestion to encourage teachers to return to the profession is to give scholarships to offset costs of education to renew licenses. Read more »

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Letter: UK and EU

This was a vote to take back their nation from the hands of globalists, whose interests are for money and power. Read more »

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Guest editorial: 2016 Rio Olympics deserve our courageous support

There is increasing opposition to holding this year's Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Scientific experts raise serious health issues involving the Zika virus. Read more »

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George F. Will: The Great War: the hinge of modern history

World War I, the worst manmade disaster in human experience, was the hinge of modern history. The war was the incubator of Communist Russia, Nazi Germany, World War II and innumerable cultural... Read more »

yesterday

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Kathleen Parker: Repeat, retreat, reload

The arguments for and against gun control are so familiar by now, we might as well hit replay and skip the debate. Read more »

yesterday

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Hal Boyd: Toward a Christian economy in a Trumped-up world

While there is undoubtedly a place for public policy in instances of serious fraud and deception, when it comes to being duped by slick marketing we can all become more disciplined consumers and... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Brexit shortsighted?

While many are lauding the Brexit as a victory, their response to this outcome may be shortsighted. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Rest in peace

It is small-minded and unethical for anyone, for any reason, to attack those who are dead and not in a position to defend themselves. Read more »

yesterday

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High-risk pools: the life jacket U.S. health care needs

When anyone can get insurance at any time, older, sicker patients sign up for coverage in droves. These consumers cost more to cover, so insurers must increase premiums for everyone else in order... Read more »

yesterday

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Richard Davis: Brexit wasn’t really about the EU

The EU vote was not really about the EU. It was about frustration with the "chattering class." If U.S. voters define the November election as a referendum on the establishment, Hillary Clinton may... Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: 2 competing views of the hikes in grazing fees on federal land

Drastic hikes in grazing fees are sure to put a dent in ranchers' business, which means the land they’re using is much more likely to be gobbled up by developers. Read more »

yesterday

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Robert J. Samuelson: How health care creates wage inequality

You can add health care to the causes of growing wage inequality in America. Companies that try to provide roughly equal health insurance plans for their workers end up making wage and salary... Read more »

yesterday

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Derek B. Miller: Utah speaks the world’s languages

Utah boasts a robust and expanding K-12 dual-immersion program. Every day, children in over 130 schools across the state spend part of the day learning subjects in English and part of the day... Read more »

yesterday

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John Hoffmire: The Amalfi Coast lemon: tasty and creating good jobs

The Acetos have a very niche product: world-famous lemons, prized for their low acidity and delicate flavor that allow them to be eaten raw without experiencing the usual bitter taste. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Letter: Panhandlers in Sandy

In Sandy, the freeway and surrounding businesses are being plagued by panhandlers, many standing on the 2 foot wide cement islands on 6-8 lane highways. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Letter: Metal detectors

I, for one, wonder but what we should have metal detectors at most public buildings and learn to live with the inconvenience. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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In our opinion: Public financial support for Vivint Arena raises legitimate questions

There are good reasons why a city should support a landmark facility that serves as a major entertainment and meeting venue. But any such support must be measured, analyzed and graced with public... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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My view: End Utah taxpayers’ losing streak

Obviously it’s unfair to expect hardworking families to pay a private business’ personal benefit, yet when a sports franchise makes that argument, local officials seem to be willing to... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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My view: Taxpayers should call foul on sports-stadium subsidy handouts

Sports-stadium welfare has a negative effect on the entire city’s taxpayers, even if they’re employed in other fields. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Letter: Shooter's motives

It appears that the Obama administration is substituting its own motives behind the mass killings and ignoring the evidence at hand Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Letter: Carbon emissions fee

A fee on carbon emissions would level the field by taking into account the adverse cost of carbon emissions on climate change. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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About Utah: Miracle Bowl BYU receiver Ryan Tibbitts had the unmistakable gift of helping people connect

Ryan Tibbitts remembered as a man who "lived life about as well as it can be lived." Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: Hillaryism: Tired cliches and vacuous political rhetoric

Spouting emptiness is tempting when you have the impossible task of running as the de facto incumbent in a ragingly "change" year. Clinton is trapped by circumstance. Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: Are you a 'work martyr'?

We Americans have a confused and contradictory relationship with vacation. In theory; we love it; in practice, we often dread it. Nevertheless, we go forth. Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Ralph Becker: The path to healthy communities and families

I'm excited about a future with clean water and air, access to public transit and affordable housing, and local, affordable energy. We can get there through cooperative efforts among local, state,... Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Hal Boyd: Mormon discrimination diminishing on campuses

Misperceptions about Latter-day Saints in the academy have dissipated on campuses across America. This will continue as Mormons themselves increasingly become respected colleagues and productive... Read more »

June 26, 2016

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My View: Hillary’s proposed sanctions on North Korea fall short

The goal of U.S. North Korean policy should be to get Kim to give up his nukes, just as Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi did in 2003. And for that, tougher sanctions are not enough. Read more »

June 26, 2016

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My view: Policy changes in the prevention, treatment and recovery of substance use disorders

We now realize that our profound ignorance of the disease of addiction caused us to make so many mistakes in our attempts to help him in the last few years of his life. Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Primary election results and what politicos will be watching

This election signifies a new era in Utah politics. The delegate cartel has been smashed. The party machine controlling the nomination process is overturned. Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Shocking Brexit vote is modern 'Dewey defeats Truman'

The lessons for the U.S. and our November referendum are not hard to find. Our media outlets, though spanning the spectrum from left to right, are staffed by the same type of affluent, highly... Read more »

June 25, 2016

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John Florez: If elephants can dance so can teachers

Little attention has been given to a finding that 40 percent of those who graduate from Utah teacher colleges never enter the profession, and that another 40 percent leave the profession after five... Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Letter: Come together

We can’t allow ourselves to be divided. We must come together and get along, worldwide, like people were doing that night at the Utah Arts Festival. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Letter: Reducing teacher load

I am frustrated constantly by all the studies on why Utah — and other states — cannot retain qualified teachers. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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In our opinion: Brexit and the U.K.'s new path forward

The divisive Brexit referendum in the U.K. and the presidential campaign in the U.S. have a common denominator that is changing the geo-political landscape across the globe: a broad-based increase... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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In our opinion: California considering bold restrictions for religiously affiliated schools

If religious institutions like Biola University are forced to materially change their identity and closet their Christianity, it will not diminish the level of discrimination in California but... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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In our opinion: US v. Texas and immigration reform

We are pleased to see wise jurisprudence from the Supreme Court. The ruling, however, must now catalyze Congress to craft lasting immigration policies that balance our national values and interests. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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My view: Conservatives must lead the fight for welfare reform

While the "war on poverty" has seen some success in dealing with situational poverty, in many circles it is seen as an abysmal failure in dealing with intergenerational poverty. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Peter Morici: African-Americans should start voting Republican again

President Obama promised to create greater economic justice, but for African-Americans conditions have become decidedly worse. The GOP advocates for benefits that offer a hand up rather than... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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In our opinion: Leaders must do what leaders do when it comes to Social Security, Medicare issues

Many politicians consider the compromises necessary to enact major changes to Social Security and Medicare to be politically difficult, if not impossible. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Mike Lee: Commending Utah’s academy nominees

The journey on which these young men and women will soon embark requires more than mental and physical aptitude. It demands strong moral character — leadership, courage, honesty, prudence and... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: Obama's Social Security failure

What justifies increasing payments to an age group that is more satisfied financially than any other? Long-run costs of the programs ought to be reduced by higher eligibility ages and still-lower... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Letter: Register kitchen knives

Gun Regulation is not the problem, non-enforcement of the laws that we have on the books already is a big part of the problem. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Be forgiving, you might live longer

A nationwide emphasis on learning to forgive may be just what we all need to regain a sense of sanity. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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My View: Protecting Moab through a Master Leasing Plan

Master Leasing Plans can help us strike a balance between all the people who use our public lands by providing a vision for how those lands are managed. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Arthur Cyr: How Harry Potter creator trumps bigotry

"His freedom to speak protects my freedom to call him a bigot. His freedom guarantees mine." – J.K. Rowling, creator of the Harry Potter novels, sums up her attitude toward Donald Trump. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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