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In our opinion: Utah looks to break cycle of intergenerational poverty

Utah cannot afford to allow children at risk of repeating the poverty of their parents to continue along that path.

In our opinion: Islamic State's brand of religious persecution: cruel, deadly, ambitious

The threat of the Islamic State's militants is the group's wholesale slaughter of religious believers — primarily Christians — in the region and its goal to take that persecution global. Read more »

Sept. 28, 2014

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Monica Bellenger: Parents deserve full disclosure

One seasonal ritual in Utah is in full bloom: the parent-teacher conference. This year, Utah parents may want to begin their conference session by asking their child’s teacher a new question:... Read more »

Sept. 28, 2014

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Lawrence J. Haas: Putin's aggression won't be stopped by sanctions

Writer is addressing the question, "Should U.S. grant Ukrainian President Poroshenko's appeal for military aid?" Read more »

Sept. 28, 2014

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John B. Quigley: Providing lethal aid to Ukraine would add to mayhem

Writer is addressing the question, "Should U.S. grant Ukrainian President Poroshenko's appeal for military aid?" Read more »

Sept. 28, 2014

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Janna Darnelle: Redefining marriage hurts women, children

The push to present a positive image of same-sex families has hidden the devastation on which many are built. My children and I suffered great losses because of my former husband’s decision... Read more »

Sept. 28, 2014

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Letter: Majors matter

As a college professor, those who counsel students into majors where there are no jobs frequently disappoint me. In a recent article (“Why your college major doesn’t always matter,” Sept. 23), Rutgers professor Hal... Read more »

Sept. 28, 2014

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Letter: Cautious Congress

According to recent news articles, congressional Republicans are unconvinced that Obama is taking the Islamic State (ISIS) threat seriously enough. Many think the president’s plan should include U.S. ground forces to combat the... Read more »

Sept. 28, 2014

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Letter: Health nut

“I care about what I put in my body.” These words were spoken by a man I know in his early forties. He went on to discuss why he avoids high fructose corn syrup, limits red meat, and generally stays away from all... Read more »

Sept. 28, 2014

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Letter: Dance dress code

My daughter is a junior at Bingham High and was recently turned away from the homecoming dance, although she was modestly dressed. Her top was covered and her dress skimmed the top of her knees, but because the dress exposed her... Read more »

Sept. 28, 2014

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Letter: Greatest generation

Thank you for the recent article about World War II veteran Colin Delahunty (“A World War II veteran’s story,” Sept. 20). Delahunty and his comrades of the greatest generation are more of a national treasure than... Read more »

Sept. 28, 2014

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Respect the 'Captain': Jeter's no-ejection streak is perfect

Derek Jeter's "perfect record" of no game ejections during his two-decade career is a model of respect and civility. Read more »

Sept. 27, 2014

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John Florez: Let local folks control a new education system

How about parents and teachers running their own schools? Schools where local people have actual control that prepare students to thrive in a new world. Read more »

Sept. 27, 2014

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Letter: Tax code

In a recent article about tax codes (“Mike Lee proposes fixes,” Sept. 23), Royce Van Tassell, outgoing vice president of the Utah Taxpayers Association, joined the ranks of supposed tax... Read more »

Sept. 27, 2014

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Letter: Curriculum changes

I read with interest in a recent article (“Lawmakers, business leaders back bill requiring civics test,” Sept. 17) that the Utah Legislature is considering a bill to have students pass a U.S. civics test before they... Read more »

Sept. 27, 2014

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A. Scott Anderson: Energy development can heal economic woes

The fastest course to a clean environment and reduced carbon emissions is widespread economic security. Traditional energy development is the pathway to get there. Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

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My view: Don't make women optional in marriage

Women and men are not fungible; they’re not interchangeable in the family nor in other social institutions. Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

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In our opinion: On Holder's heels — What we hope from a new attorney general

With Thursday's resignation of Eric Holder Jr., we look for a U.S. attorney general who will take his or her duty to uphold and defend the Constitution and laws of the land with gravity and probity. Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

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David Blankenhorn: Think tanks should think, not act as fundraisers

National Edition

It’s also worth remembering that there's no such thing as a donation without expectations. As long as we have think tanks, we're going to have donors with motives. Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

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Letter: Trashed campground

As I was hiking, I came to three camping grounds that were littered with broken bottles, whole bottles, beer cans, trash and garbage all around the fire pits. Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

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Letter: A better Provo

The traffic situation in Provo needs to be dealt with. Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

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Letter: Lateralist logic

Most media outlets continue to chide Bush as a go-it-alone unilateralist and laud Obama as a nuanced multilateralist. Really? It’s sad they have chosen style and politics over substance and truth. Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

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Michael Gerson: Now is important introspection time for evangelicals

It is fair to say that some cultural views traditionally held by evangelicals are in retreat. Read more »

Sept. 25, 2014

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Charles Krauthammer: Our real Islamic State strategy: containment-plus

Today, jihadism is global, religious and financial institutions ubiquitous and its roots deeply sunk in a world religion of over a billion people. We are on a path — long, difficult,... Read more »

Sept. 25, 2014

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My view: Clearing the haze on what should be Utah's pristine vistas

The officials at the Utah Division of Air Quality need to present a far stronger regional haze plan; one befitting the majesty of the state they are charged with protecting. Read more »

Sept. 25, 2014

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In our opinion: Religion in public life is not a zero-sum game

National Edition

A recent Pew survey shows a sizable number of Americans recognize that we live under a system of law executed by majority will, and that the presence of religious conviction in no way denigrates... Read more »

Sept. 25, 2014

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