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In our opinion: Reconnecting with Cuba is a good move, but let's do it right

The first step toward better relations with Cuba cannot be seen as condoning Cuba's bad behavior.

In our opinion: We must be vigilant and realistic about 'lone-wolf' attacks, but not paranoid

When ISIS militants urged supporters worldwide to launch attacks against the Western nations in which they reside, its footprint seemed to grow. Vigilance must be coupled with a realistic... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Letter: Wood burning an easy target

And when we have a big earthquake and lose power and gas, whose house are we going to visit to stay warm? Let’s slow the lynching party on wood burning. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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My view: Torture, morality and the laws of war

Barbarism and the law collide in war. The law is vital for mitigating the most brutal aspects of collective killing. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Letter: Bring the prison here

How many criminals have escaped the current prison in the last decade? I am quite sure that the majority of the people in prison have no desire to escape and strangle me and my family. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Kathleen Parker: Placing blame for massive 2007 California wildfire

Finding someone to blame became the obsession of state and federal investigators — the U.S. Forest Service and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) — who... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Lois M. Collins: Sometimes, only the police can make things right

National Edition

It's easy to get carried away when law enforcement interactions go wrong. But that's not what usually happens, and it's a mistake to engage in an us-or-them war. We need them and usually owe them... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Mike Lee: Change is coming to Washington

It’s true that the last few weeks of Congress have perfectly represented everything that is wrong with Washington. But change is coming. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Letter: Cameras, cameras everywhere!

The demands for every law enforcement officer to have a body camera are almost deafening. This change would protect citizens and provide indisputable evidence when an officer is trying to enforce the law. This appears to make sense. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Letter: Beware charity scammers

It is outrageous that at the time of the year when we are feeling the most charitable, scammers try to take advantage of our generosity. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Letter: Patriots or serfs?

Are the checks and balances of the Constitution working? What is to be done? Are we patriots ... or serfs? Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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John Hoffmire: Caring for others is a question of values, not income

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Who donates more: The low-income or the wealthy Americans? Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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In our opinion: Moving forward following congressional approval of $1.1 trillion spending bill

Last weekend's congressional approval of the $1.1 trillion spending bill shows that Congress can work in a sense of concession, conciliation and cooperation. Other bonuses: a funded government and... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Letter: A national treasure

Protect your God-given natural resources at all costs. They are a true national treasure, not a state moneymaking scheme. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Letter: DNA sleuthing

Societies often take decades to figure out how new and transformative technologies should be used, and ethical mistakes are made. Perhaps mistakes are being made today in identifying ethical DNA technologies versus those that aren't. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Michael Gerson: We're in need of a politics of repair

America is in desperate need of a politics of repair, not a politics of demolition and rebuilding. We need leaders who take populist discontent seriously, but direct it toward projects of practical... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Time to reset U.S. policy on international religious freedom

National Edition

By resetting our own resolve to positively encourage countries to protect international religious freedom ideals, a more nuanced national and foreign policy could advance our economies. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Drew Clark: There's no need to lament entrepreneurship in media organizations

We've seen the tiring clash between so-called traditional journalism and Silicon Valley click-bait. It presumes that the owner of a media company owes the writers and employees of the company the... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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In our opinion: Police training should include de-escalation tactics

An element of police training regarding confrontation should be an increased focus on “de-escalation” tactics, including "slowing down the situation" and giving time for others —... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at current events. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Robert Bennett: More political participation needed

I supported “Count My Vote” because I favor more political participation, not less. I hope the court lets us see how it works before we consider abandoning it. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Charles Krauthammer: Democrats use torture report to demonize Bush administration

The report by Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding CIA interrogation essentially accuses the agency under George W. Bush of war criminality. Read more »

Dec. 14, 2014

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In our opinion: Wood burning ban — it's right to fight air pollution, but is it enough?

A ban on burning wood during the inversion season is a necessary part of a larger campaign for cleaner air — one with immediate and noticeable benefits. But there are other initiatives that... Read more »

Dec. 14, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Congressional lobby developments intrigue politicos

Until now, the parties could blame each other. But in January, Republicans will fully control Congress and will be responsible for real progress on the deficit ... passing pro-growth tax reform,... Read more »

Dec. 14, 2014

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Paul Mero: Reasonable solution to Obamacare

Every sound policy has parameters, or boundaries, that define its scope. How Utah responds to Obamacare is no exception, and conservatives must face some realities. Read more »

Dec. 14, 2014

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Letter: Right in development path

If the solution is to relocate the prison from one populated area to another, let’s leave it where it is. Read more »

Dec. 14, 2014

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