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

We can all become more disciplined consumers and prudent purchasers.

Richard Davis: Is this election 1964 dèjá vu?

A cardinal difference between Donald Trump and Barry Goldwater is that partisanship is more intense today than it was in 1964 and the vast majority of Republicans who don’t like Trump will... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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A. Scott Anderson: Young entrepreneurs show future is in good hands

The scope and diversity of the student ideas were amazing. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Natalie Gochnour: Count My Vote victories

In 2016, many high quality candidates have accessed the ballot through signatures. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Letter: No mandate

A vote for Trump or Clinton is a vote for Trump or Clinton. A vote for someone else or a write in vote is a vote for someone else. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Letter: Consumer contracts

Don’t the consumers have the right to have a contract that doesn’t allow for unethical business practices? Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Peter Morici: UK should leave the EU

The U.K. would be better off voting to leave the European Union. To the extent the U.K. has thrived, it is because it has managed to opt-out of the most damaging elements of Brussels’... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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John Hoffmire: A statistical look at guns

A rational solution to mass shootings would be to recognize a citizen´s right to keep and bear arms and balance it with the part of the Declaration of Independence that recognizes the rights... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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In our opinion: Leaders must tolerate the scrutiny that democracy demands

Anyone seeking to lead the free world must be willing to do more than merely tolerate the scrutiny that democracy demands; they must vigorously embrace it and cheerfully champion it both at home... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Letter: Regulate guns

A big part of the solution would be to regulate guns like cars. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Letter: GOP in Utah

The GOP is using Johnson primarily to send a message to the governor — we did it before, and we can do it again. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Johnson: Don't settle, Utah can do it better

I’ve traveled the state visiting thousands of Utahns. You have put me through a rigorous interview process. I’ve been tested by questions and inspired by stories and concerns. As you... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Herbert: Utah’s strong economy positions state for investments in long-term prosperity

In Utah we have proven that principled, conservative leadership and a willingness to work together create a high quality of life and true prosperity. It is my honor to serve you. I ask for your... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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About Utah: Former Utah Jazz CEO Greg Miller is back in the briar patch

After stepping down as CEO of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, Greg Miller has returned to his roots: the car business. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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In our opinion: Utah parties should plan primary debates

Both parties understand that rigorous and unflinching primary debate is a vital part of a healthy political process, yet during each primary season there tends to be a disconcerting absence of it... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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On Second Thought: Hillary Clinton's deleted emails

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Hillary Clinton had a lot of embarrassing things in those emails she deleted from her days as secretary of state. At least, I have that on good authority... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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My view: Protecting and preserving breathable air

Foremost, Breathe Utah is actively interested in protecting and preserving breathable, healthy air. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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In our opinion: Father’s Day honors men who contribute positively to society’s future.

Father's Day is a time to recommit ourselves to promoting positive fatherhood as an answer to many of society’s ills. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Drew Clark: Net neutrality decision invites Congress to decide internet's future

A panel of appeals court judges agreed with the Obama administration that the FCC could impose net neutrality. Criticism of the decision could prod Congress into speaking more directly about... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: Trump is running as Trump, what a surprise!

Hillary Clinton is a lousy campaigner but her machine is infinitely larger and more skilled than any of Trump's 16 GOP competitors. More riskily, Trump is now going toe-to-toe with a sitting... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Michael Gerson: The party of Lincoln, RIP?

Without a passion for universal human dignity and worth — the commitment to a common good in which the powerless are valued — politics is a spoils system for the winners. It degenerates... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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My view: Dads matter – especially as they stay close to their children

My husband's nurturing instincts toward our infant daughter were so different from mine, I admit wondering what he was doing. I wasn't the only one who did not immediately recognize the value in... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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George Will: The price Paul Ryan has paid

Some say of Ryan's behavior that if he could not embrace Trump, he could not continue as speaker. But is Ryan, who was reluctant to become speaker, now more indispensable to the nation's civic... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Letter: Religious freedom commitment

Utah should not rely on California and New York and other states to reject Trump’s hate message. Read more »

June 19, 2016

47 comments

Letter: No contest

In mentioning Mrs. Clinton's "minor missteps," he glosses over the most criminally and ethically corrupt person ever to run for president. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Updating an old column to preserve print journalism

It’s time to update an old column in an effort to preserve print journalism, the First Amendment, the American Way, Utah’s oldest newspaper, lining for birdcages (with our photo as... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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John Florez: More money for education?

While money is important, the reality is public education’s governance structure has no accountability and no vision, and it's one in which no one is in charge, neither the governor, state... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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In our opinion: Benefits of net neutrality decision hinge partly on issue of 'natural monopolies'

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision on net neutrality is not likely to be the end of the story. Strong differences on how the internet should be regulated still remain unresolved and... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Letter: Climate change communication

What is clear is that climate change will put more pressure on communities where coal has been the heart of the economy. We have to fight climate change, but we can’t leave these communities behind either. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Letter: Make America safer

What my conscience cannot allow is the slaughter of any people. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Robyn Bagley: Let me introduce myself

As voters learn who I am and what I stand for, my hope is they will have confidence that I have what it takes to bring much more to the office of lieutenant governor here in our great state of Utah. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Spencer Cox: Gov. Herbert is experienced public servant Utahns want

Over the past two years I have seen Gov. Gary Herbert deal with challenge after challenge. He has spent his entire life building people, building businesses and building up the state of Utah. I... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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In our opinion: A growing challenge in education: recruiting and retaining teachers

When it comes to future teacher employment, the writing is on the blackboard. Without an emphasis on policies that will attract and retain an adequate number of teachers, the system cannot move... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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My view: We don't need BRT (Bus Rapid Transit)

The projected ridership for BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) is 12,900 per day. This number is over five times the current ridership on Route 830. This projection seems highly unlikely. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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My view: Each of us should make time to mourn and weep and grieve with the nation

A senseless act of terror has brought us to a crossroads of a vital dialogue on who we are and what we will become as Americans and as a nation. There will be a day to debate our differences and... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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My view: How to attract and keep the best teachers

If we really want to attract competent people to be long-term teachers, we will develop a system in which their knowledge and creativity can blossom and grow. People will line up to become teachers... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Letter: Light your candle

Be a voice and teacher of peace, understanding, acceptance and compassion. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Letter: I appreciate Herbert

Let's support Gov. Herbert and show him we appreciate what he has done for Utah. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Why states should resist assisted suicide

If we step away from an ethic that holds life sacred and prohibits humans from ending it, we begin the dangerous task of assigning values to different manifestations of life. Quality, not sanctity,... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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In our opinion: Giving a facelift to a neighborhood park is a small gesture, but one that can leave a large footprint.

People fleeing from terror and extremism can contribute to a sense of community and well-being. Especially if they are integrated into the larger community and exposed to the mores and values that... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: The specter hanging over Clinton — a recession

With a fearful specter of a recession, what's a Clinton adviser to do? Well, maybe take the offense and blame all the uncertainty caused by Trump for companies' reluctance to hire and invest. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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My view: Q-and-A about snakes for summer

The good news is that most of Utah's 31 snake species are completely harmless. Only rattlesnakes are potentially dangerous to humans, and the Great Basin rattlesnake is the only venomous snake... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Greg Bell: Are we watching the death of the Republican Party?

With uncompromising ideologues hobbling the party’s attempt to enlarge the tent both nationally and in Utah, we can only watch with sadness and regret as the Grand Old Party stumbles, aged... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Misty K. Snow: Utah is ready and in desperate need of a senator like me

We cannot wait for others to give us equality. We have to claim equality for ourselves. I have the courage and fortitude to fight for economic prosperity and full equality under the law, and I will... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Jonathan Swinton: Washington needs a marriage counselor, and that’s what I am

We now live in a political world where respect, compromise, cooperation and civility are not only hard to come by, but are seen as weakness, selling out, or failure to stand one’s ground.... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: The burdens of a free society

It is both natural and proper for a society — still in shock over what happened and mourning for those lost — to re-evaluate, remediate and reorient, with the hope that future tragedies... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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My view: Taxing carried interest a bad idea for Utah's Silicon Slopes

The sad irony about this call for fairness is how failed government policy itself has perpetuated unfairness. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Letter: Congress and clean energy

Temperatures in Utah have risen to almost twice that of the global average, a longer-term trend that is not encouraging. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Letter: Trump better than Hillary

As much as Donald Trump tends to offend people, I feel it would be very unwise and destructive to our country to put Hillary in the White House. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Letter: Don't demonize Trump

Like it or not I think we as Republicans have a duty to rally around and support our nominee and to let some things settle down. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Jay Evensen: In Orlando, as in Salt Lake, answers are elusive

We may never understand how some humans can be so inhumane. That doesn’t make Orlando, Salt Lake City or any of the other mass-murder sites any less horrifying. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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