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John Hoffmire: What are the costs, benefits of restoring U.S.-Iran relations?

What are the pros and cons of a potential agreement between the United States and Iran?

Letter: The good ones

We get media coverage, outrage and rioting when someone gets killed by police. But if an officer gets killed in the line of duty, trying to save someone? Where is his media coverage? Where are the people who care for his death? Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Letter: Late night hosts

The other late night hosts can learn a thing or two from Letterman about focusing on the guest instead of coming up with some new game for every segment of every episode. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Letter: A constant example

I respect Lindsey Stirling for trying, and I know it can’t be easy to be in the limelight and have every single person tracking your every single move or, in this case, choice of clothing. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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In Our Opinion: Hatch-Cardin bill to make permanent a law allowing religious organizations to bring non-ministerial workers into the U.S.

A bipartisan measure before Congress deals with a small but significant component of immigration policy. The Hatch-Cardin bill will make permanent a law allowing religious organizations to bring... Read more »

May 22, 2015

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My view: Reducing benefits gradually can make Social Security sustainable

Rather than paying out unsustainable benefits until the Social Security trust fund is exhausted, we should start reducing benefits now until they are at a sustainable level. Read more »

May 22, 2015

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Letter: Put people in control

I believe there should be no government-run, or public, schools at all. It should all be private — where people have control over what happens to their children while the children gain an education. Read more »

May 22, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Low-wage job recovery is more myth than reality

Increase in low-wage jobs is not the only factor in the recovery of the job market. Middle- and high-wage jobs have also made steady increases. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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George Will: American argument is ending as capital punishment withers away

Without a definitive judicial ruling or other galvanizing event, a perennial American argument is ending. Capital punishment is withering away. Administering it behind prison walls indicates a... Read more »

May 21, 2015

3 comments

National debt not just financial issue — honor owed to those who gave us freedom

What’s our national debt? The financial one that comes to mind is subservient to a second and deeper national debt. As we enter a patriotic period of Memorial Day, Flag Day and the Fourth of... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Letter: Beware of barbecued bugs

Whatever happened to the good old days when the worst things we had to fear on Memorial Day were traffic jams and indigestion? This year, it's all about food poisoning by the nasty E. coli, salmonella and listeria bugs... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: Utah Retirement System audit shouldn't be a 'Monday morning quarterbacking' effort

With the recent audit of Utah Retirement System's management and investment practices, the media only highlighted the one subjective section of the report. Some legislators are using that section... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Letter: Special treatment

Ralph Becker is asking city residents to fight the prison move to Salt Lake City. Everyone wants it somewhere else. But they miss the bigger point. Why move it at all? As a Draper resident for over 25 years, I wonder why... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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In our opinion: Clinton Foundation's financial practices haven't been just a partisan concern

With Bill and Hillary Clinton insisting there is no proof of wrongdoing or law-breaking with questionable Clinton Foundation financial practices, the foundation has changed its policy to limit... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Why would anyone fill out an application to be a terrorist?

The startling thing about the application Navy Seals found in Osama bin Laden’s compound is that it contains vestiges of civilized society, right in the heart of something we have been... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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A. Scott Anderson: Trade promotion authority is critical for Utah and the nation

This week, Congress has been debating trade promotion authority (TPA), one of the most important issues of the year. Read more »

May 21, 2015

5 comments

In our opinion: Recent Kathmandu, Baltimore responses show need to measure social progress, not just economic growth

The Social Progress Index is on the right track to understanding and learning from the experiences of Kathmandu and Baltimore so that public policy can become increasingly effective in promoting... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Stuart Reid: Despite study results, religion in America should only fear what it does to itself

In historical context, a recent Pew survey reveals that religion in America has little to fear from the secular or irreligious, but instead, what it does to itself. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Richard Davis: The million-dollar question — are wealthy presidential candidates out of touch with middle-class America?

Is it necessary to be a millionaire to run for U.S. president — or even to serve in federal office? Are presidential candidates out of touch with middle-class Americans who live month to... Read more »

May 20, 2015

51 comments

In our opinion: New state fraud registry offers prospective investors more awareness

Cases of “affinity fraud” have become unfortunately common in Utah, and lawmakers and law enforcement officials are hopeful a database will give consumers easy access to information... Read more »

May 19, 2015

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Letter: Let the people rule

John Florez certainly hit the nail on the head in last Saturday’s column ("Looking at Utah's prison relocation efforts," May 16); we have lost control of, and communication with, the Utah Legislature. They are... Read more »

May 19, 2015

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Letter: Prison boondoggle

Why all of a sudden has it become a high priority to relocate the Utah State Prison? If the prison is in such bad shape that it needs to be relocated and rebuilt, wouldn't it make more sense and be cheaper to remodel and/or... Read more »

May 19, 2015

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Michael Saltsman: Should policymakers 'Like' Facebook's $15 minimum wage?

Facebook announced last week that it would require contractors and vendors who do "substantial" business with the company to pay a minimum wage of at least $15 an hour. Read more »

May 19, 2015

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Michael Gerson: Republicans should learn from past interventions in the Middle East

What are the lessons a president should draw from American interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq? Read more »

May 19, 2015

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Strength of families

No matter how much negative press the family receives, it still remains the cornerstone of every country in the world. Even when the minority masquerades as the majority, it's impossible to deny that most people in the world... Read more »

May 19, 2015

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Lois M. Collins: Cupboards-bare plea shines light on need that extends well beyond one man's troubles

When Clarence Blackmon asked for help, his needs were met quickly and with great generosity. But it's more than a heart-warming story; it's a reminder of the invisible who live among us and the... Read more »

May 19, 2015

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