Opinion

In our opinion: Par for the president of the United States

Recent presidents have been criticized either way, but Obama needs to be mindful of timing and perception.

Why religious organizations should be cautious of government 'help'

When government comes bearing gifts, religious organizations should proceed with caution, according to the founder of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Read more »

7 hours ago

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Letter: Our great nation?

While we acknowledge the great weight of the presidency and appreciate the efforts of many, we observe that President Barack Obama has filled the seats of government with the most radical, anti-religion, unjust, misguided group ever. Read more »

7 hours ago

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Letter: Support research

This is the time to ask congressional candidates in Utah and across the country where they stand on medical research. Read more »

7 hours ago

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Letter: Attention diverted

Is Rome burning while Nero fiddles? Read more »

7 hours ago

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Americans are changing their tune on foreign policy

As instability continues to grow in Iraq and Ukraine, Americans are once again becoming comfortable with foreign intervention. Read more »

13 hours ago

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In our opinion: A slippery 'immoral' Tweet

Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins tweets that a woman pregnant with a Down syndrome fetus should "abort it and try again," adding it would be "immoral to bring it into the world given a... Read more »

17 hours ago

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Equality in family life does not mean sameness

Equality in family life does not mean or demand sameness. And neither does happiness. Nowhere is that more clear than in research on women’s happiness in marriage. Read more »

yesterday

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My view: Policy issues and strategies for Israeli-Palistinian peace

In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, three key policy angles are currently not being touched upon by decision-makers: military disproportionality, religion and peacemaking and political inclusion... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Society puzzles

We must be the first ones to start respecting our president, not necessarily because we like him, but because he is the only choice we have right now. Read more »

yesterday

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Charles Krauthammer: Solution to inversion is to lower corporate tax rates

The Obama administration is highly exercised about "inversion," the practice by which an American corporation acquires a foreign company and moves its headquarters out of the U.S. to benefit from... Read more »

yesterday

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Michael Gerson: State of Israel: History matters, or at least it should

Detached from its story, Israel is a quarrelsome, flawed democracy on the edge of the Mediterranean. But Israel is its story — the story of slavery, statehood, expulsion, scattering,... Read more »

yesterday

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Jay Evensen: Utahns support Common Core, even though they oppose it

Gov. Gary Herbert has ordered a review of Common Core. But if Utah does away with it, how will it accomplish all those things nearly everyone seems to want from the education system? Read more »

yesterday

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Mary Barker: Our economic discourse tends to suffer from non sequiturs

Two common challenges stem from confusing the “level of analysis” in a conversation and mistaking arguments about policies with ones about people. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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In our opinion: Park City's slippery slopes

The way the embattled negotiations between Talisker Holdings and Park City Mountain Resort have stalled begs the question: Where on the list of corporate values do the two companies place service... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Dan Liljenquist: Islamic State terrorists and our national security

We must be determined, along with the other peoples of the world, to keep the Islamic State group from spreading, isolate it and eradicate it. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Letter: Daylight saving time

We don't have to adjust school start time to give our children a healthy circadian rhythm; just use solar time. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Letter: Criminalizing marijuana

Public policies regulating alcohol and tobacco — two substances that are objectively more harmful than marijuana — have proven to be far more effective at reducing teens’ access. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Letter: Sleep deprivation

The solution for teenagers to get more sleep is not necessarily to start school later, but for teenagers to go to bed earlier. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Constitutional commitments trump tribal mentality

Can Utah sustain a constitutional-based government, or revert to a tribal mentality of governing people? Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Join the discussion: Is Common Core just misunderstood?

A recent poll suggests that many Utahns not only dislike Common Core, but they also don't seem to fully understand it. That's a trend that seems to be worrying potential presidential candidate Mike... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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George F. Will: Navy with a mission — Do Americans want U.S. power projected?

The Navy, with embarked Marines, is the primary instrument for the use of military power. The question, however, is: Do Americans, demoralized by squandered valor in Iraq and Afghanistan, want U.S.... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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School fees: Is Utah really family friendly?

I recognize the family values that so many Utahns uphold, and I’m grateful for the good people who provide education here. However, please don’t laud yourself as “family... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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In our opinion: Recent Napa Valley earthquake reminds Utahns to be prepared

Are those who live in northern Utah's earthquake zone prepared to face a quake similar to the recent one in Napa Valley? Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Lyft and Uber — The free market at work

Americans talk a lot about freedom, and many of them profess a healthy regard for the free market. But when the rubber meets the road, so to speak, it’s clear many of them really don’t... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Richard Davis: The State Board can do better than Lockhart, and should

In a state where the majority of the legislature is divided between those who are satisfied to neglect public education’s acute needs and those who would like to kill off public education... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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