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In our opinion: Mitt Romney was right about Russia as a top U.S. foe

It also is becoming increasingly evident that Mitt Romney was correct when, as the Republican nominee for president in 2012, he identified Russia as the No.1 geopolitical foe of the United States. Read more »

April 15, 2016

68 comments

Letter: Above the law?

I wonder if, instead of paying my state taxes, I could donate my money to a second “Count My Vote” petition drive, declare it as a charitable deduction, and, thus, ignore the law, just as these representatives intend to. Read more »

April 15, 2016

22 comments

Letter: Equal pay

What is the real intent of people pushing equal pay? Read more »

April 15, 2016

29 comments

In our opinion: Communication authority siphoning is embarrassing

We expect there will be a reckoning in the Legislature about this particular incident, but there also ought to be a broader inquiry as to whether any other extensions of state government are also... Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Jay Evensen: What if we made everyone's tax returns public?

Maybe if we could see everyone’s returns, the complexity and unfairness of the system would be so apparent we would clamor for real reform. Read more »

April 14, 2016

21 comments

Robert J. Samuelson: Trumpanomics: fantasies over facts

Trump told Washington Post reporters Robert Costa and Bob Woodward that he could eliminate the $19 trillion federal debt over "a period of eight years." He won't, even if he wins in a landslide. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Michael Gerson: Hillary Clinton's antiseptic campaign

This outpouring of support for Bernie Sanders has come for a candidate who has all but lost. At least in this universe. Read more »

April 14, 2016

9 comments

My view: $53 million should be used to build up rural Utah, not give it false hope

We strongly believe this $53 million can be much better used investing in a very different future for Utah. Put the money toward fomenting a transition from an old source of energy to a new one,... Read more »

April 14, 2016

7 comments

Letter: Education priorities

Of the $445 million new money in the education fund this year, about a third of that is to go to higher ed, about $100 million of which will go to build buildings, money that should have come out of the general fund. Read more »

April 14, 2016

24 comments

Letter: Family time

Families need to spend more time together. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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In our opinion: State officials should hit 'pause' on coal project

The California project has always seemed to be premised on shaky ground, and now, that ground is even less steady. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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John Hoffmire: Regulators must control irresponsible lending of online payday financial companies

This type of lending is infinitely more abusive of those who can least afford it and are often those already marginalized in society. Many consumers are not going to understand the problems likely... Read more »

April 13, 2016

17 comments

Richard Davis: Is Cruz really the Trump alternative?

Many voters, particularly socially conservatives, confuse stances on moral issues with personal morality. Just because a candidate, say, opposes gay marriage or abortion does not make that person... Read more »

April 13, 2016

27 comments

My view: A democratic republic? Trump and the reign of quantity

The rise of political parties among the Founders themselves, but contrary to their founding intention, was the first sign of the fragility of the idea of pairing the republican ideal with the... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Michael Gerson: Trump can be left of Harry Reid and right of Mike Huckabee on policy issues

Trump ended up hurting the pro-life cause by reviving a stereotype of harshness. And it is part of a pattern. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Can you remove an elected official for health reasons?

Only Gary Ott, his physician and others close to him know the real extent of his condition, or whether he has dementia. As long as his office workers record things properly, taxpayers may have to... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Letter: Fee on fossil fuel

If we put a revenue-neutral fee on fossil fuels and other greenhouse gas emissions at the wellhead, mines and ports-of-entry like the major petroleum corporations agree would be the most effective method to begin reducing our... Read more »

April 13, 2016

17 comments

In our opinion: TV rating systems must reflect impact of witnessing violence on children’s mental health

Current rating systems for entertainment media violence are largely based on whether content is offensive to adults, rather than whether content is harmful to children. New research highlights the... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Kathleen Parker: The people's race

Sad but true: What's bad for the republic is good for cartoonists and columnists. Read more »

April 12, 2016

23 comments

Here's how witnessing violence harms children’s mental health

Exposure to violence in everyday life has a significant impact on children’s mental health. Children who report high levels of exposure to violence (either as witness or victim) report the... Read more »

April 12, 2016

3 comments

Letter: End preventable deaths

Thanks to Senator Hatch joining Representative Chris Stewart in co-sponsoring the Reach Every Mother and Child Act of 2015. Read more »

April 12, 2016

3 comments

Letter: Ending tuberculosis threat

Dr. Leckman’s letter about tuberculosis makes it clear that we need to act now to end this threat. Read more »

April 12, 2016

2 comments

Arthur Cyr: The nuclear genie and averting Armageddon

President Barack Obama has consistently urged cuts in nuclear weapons. He made the point in Prague in the Czech Republic in April 2009, and advocated abolition of nuclear weapons in a Berlin speech... Read more »

April 11, 2016

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The FBI-Apple controversy is just the start of an important national conversation on cyber security

The next five to 10 years could change the landscape of cyber security threats around the world. Efforts to ensure law enforcement's access to "bad guy" data could substantially reduce the security... Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: The coming train wreck

The question for Trump has always been how far he could reach beyond his solid core. His problem is that those who reject him are equally immovable. Read more »

April 11, 2016

44 comments

On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Bernie Sanders last week said Hillary Clinton was not qualified to be president. He was responding to Clinton, who had said the same about him. Ted Cruz was... Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Protecting Utah's forested watersheds

We are at risk of losing the clean water that comes from them. Many do not realize the relationship between forests and water. Today, 65 percent of the public water supply in the Western United... Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Lee Benson: Finally, a chance to say 'you're welcome'

After years of being neglected, Utah's Vietnam vets get books, a documentary, and a warm welcome home. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Drew Clark: The communication needs of rural America cannot be neglected

When it comes to rural telecommunications, the news is both good and bad. Broadband Internet services enable a revival of jobs and cultural opportunities for rural residents — but the... Read more »

April 10, 2016

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My View: Medicare meddling could prove devastating for men

Despite the fact that Part D has cost 45 percent less than expected, some in Washington think the program needs to be changed. Their concerns center on the price negotiations between private... Read more »

April 10, 2016

2 comments

My View: Keep companies in the business of health care

Employers have provided quality health coverage to American workers and their families for decades. Our leaders should work to preserve this time-tested system. Read more »

April 10, 2016

13 comments

In our opinion: Education investment priorities in Utah are out of balance

The discrepancy in total wages between state-government-owned and local-government-owned education entities in Utah exposes a deep conflict in educational emphasis in the state. Utah has much to... Read more »

April 10, 2016

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My view: Transparency in medicine isn't a one-way street

The transparent truth is that the prices patients actually pay aren't set by drug manufacturers — they're determined by pharmacy benefit managers, insurers, hospitals and pharmacies. Read more »

April 10, 2016

7 comments

Pat Jones: Teachers carry more than their fair share of the burden of underfunded schools

Utah has some of the largest class sizes in the nation, lowest teacher compensation, lowest per-pupil funding, etc., due to an aversion to properly fund public schools. Many talented teachers have... Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: A contested GOP convention and Utah candidates

Not since the 1976 Republican convention has our state enjoyed such an impact on the nomination process. Read more »

April 10, 2016

3 comments

In our opinion: Disclosure of the Panama Papers continues to rattle the world's elite

The Panama Papers point out the difficulty in keeping secrets in a digital world. They raise intriguing questions about privacy and transparency, but we still have a long way to go before we find... Read more »

April 9, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: Solving the productivity mystery

In a broad sense, the election is about reviving productivity growth, which would automatically ease our economic problems. Read more »

April 9, 2016

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Michael Gerson: The 2016 election's nasty spirit

What is different this time is that the challenge to manners is coming from the right — not the "free speech movement" but from brushfire populism. Read more »

April 9, 2016

19 comments

John Florez: Education vision is DOA

The effort to overturn Gov. Gary Herbert's veto of "vendor legislation" reflects a rudderless state public education system. Read more »

April 9, 2016

6 comments

Arthur Cyr: Slowly but surely, law and justice bring stability to the Balkans

By definition, the rule of law applies uniform standards to all parties and puts weight of proof on the prosecution. The process can be slow and frustrating, as in the Balkan war cases, but... Read more »

April 9, 2016

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Letter: Two-party system

We must expand the representation of ideas and beliefs because our current system no longer works. Read more »

April 9, 2016

21 comments

Letter: Kasich represents values

There is a bit of hope that this upcoming Republican Convention may resonate some sane and responsible decisions that give hope for the “best of the worst” presidential candidates. Read more »

April 9, 2016

14 comments

My view: Just another unfair tax by the IRS on Utah small businesses

The IRS interpretation of the Affordable Care Act has dealt a devastating blow to the small business community by virtually eliminating the use of a traditionally used health care tool for millions... Read more »

April 8, 2016

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A. Scott Anderson: Why Salt Lake's fortunuate to have both basketball and symphonies

An analysis of the 63 cities surveyed clearly indicates that cities with both an NBA franchise and a 52-week symphony enjoy significantly better cap rates than other locations. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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In our opinion: Growing demand for in-home care warrants legislative emphasis

It would be good for Americans to ask their politicians what they intend to do about the growing demands on Medicaid resources for nursing care and the desires of many to remain in their homes as... Read more »

April 8, 2016

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My view: Feds should establish a schedule for raising interest rates

Despite the recent recovery in stock prices, investors remain jittery because foreign economies remain weak, and central banks in Europe, Asia and elsewhere are running out of bullets to combat... Read more »

April 8, 2016

6 comments

My view: Utah's forfeiture laws have checks and balances to ensure there's no abuse

The state law further states that an innocent owner's interest in seized property may not be forfeited, contrary to what the referenced article stated. Read more »

April 8, 2016

2 comments

Letter: Free speech

Your disagreement with someone's views does not override that person's right to free speech, nor my right to assemble and listen. Read more »

April 8, 2016

35 comments

Letter: Utah's public lands

A year ago I returned home to Utah and found that the public lands I so longed to return to are under attack. Read more »

April 8, 2016

19 comments

Jay Evensen: Utah Legislature's pornography resolution was ahead of the curve

Given the evidence we have about how watching porn changes behavior, desensitizes and dehumanizes, it’s high time everyone started demanding answers. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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