Opinion

In our opinion: Avoid blurring the line between police and military

Conflicts in Ferguson, show the reason for cautions about blurring the line between police and the military.

Letter: Court leniency

We must let our judges and elected officials know that we will not tolerate leniency for sex offenders, even when the abuser is a family member. Utah’s children must know they are safe in the... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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Letter: Protect police

Our nation’s police force has a history of over 350 years. Since then, they have sworn to put their life on the line for the safety of Americans. They have made a choice to come face to face... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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President Obama's management of border crisis is reasonable, legal

In answering “Is President Obama handling the ‘children’s border crisis’ in a reasonable and legal manner?” the writer says the administration shows a commitment to... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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Letter: Mental treatments

Imagine that you have been diagnosed with a serious illness. You discover that there is no cure for this condition but there are some treatments available. Now imagine you have to choose between... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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President Obama is playing politics rather than enforcing border security

In answering "Is President Obama handling the ‘children’s border crisis’ in a reasonable and legal manner?" the writer contends, "Try as he might, President Obama cannot escape... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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Letter: RMP should be thankful

RMP could and should be a much more responsible corporate citizen. In fact, they should set a good example themselves by phasing out coal and replacing it with clean, safe, renewable power like... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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John Florez: Let's make it one nation, indivisible

It starts with each of us renewing and committing ourselves to the pledge we once made when we were in grade school; as we did, we stood a little taller, a little prouder that we were “one... Read more »

Aug. 9, 2014

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Letter: Public versus private

The better foundation for the proper delineation of competing interests is the idea that people are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable natural rights that need to be protected. Read more »

Aug. 9, 2014

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In our opinion: 40 years after the resignation of President Nixon, impeachment should not be a political ploy

To bandy about impeachment threats today as a political ploy is an insult to that history and a disservice to the electorate. Read more »

Aug. 9, 2014

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Letter: Everyone is forgetful

More than once, I have been busy doing a task around the yard or house to suddenly remember I was supposed to pick a member of the family up from school, church or town half an hour ago. Read more »

Aug. 9, 2014

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Letter: Congress priorities

Congressional priorities have taken a back seat to their five-week vacation. Read more »

Aug. 9, 2014

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Join the discussion: Will Western jihadists in Syria be a threat to the U.S.?

A small but determined number of Americans and Western Europeans are joining forces with jihadist groups in the Middle East, raising concerns that they will bring their extremist mentalities back... Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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The problem with being a megachurch pastor

National Edition

It’s not easy being a celebrity pastor these days with that pesky Internet around. What are a megapastor and his followers to do? Remembering the biblical admonitions against idolatry would... Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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In our opinion: Obama should ignore calls for new Utah monument

Such things may play well among some in Washington, but they have profoundly negative effects on the very meaning of representative government in this end of the country. Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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My view: Subprime auto loan market headed for disaster

Car dealers catch a bad rap, and sometimes justifiably so. But in this instance it is the large lenders far away from the daily grind of selling cars who are wreaking havoc in the used car market. Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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David Blankenhorn: The best art crosses party lines

National Edition

Good art frequently deepens our political views, much to our advantage, but marshalling political zeal to create politically-themed art is a recipe for mediocrity and failure. It’s hoping to... Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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A. Scott Anderson: Education needs a unified long-range plan

While I’m glad Utah adequately funds transportation projects, I believe we need to significantly increase education funding. And we could learn an important lesson from transportation advocates. Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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Letter: What is fair?

Solar power users also sell power. Their system is a part of the infra-structure that Rocky Mountain Power is using, but not paying extra for. Who should pay whom and how much is fair? Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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Letter: Fences and new homes

With a fence, you are more protected, you have more privacy and your kids and animals will be able to run around the backyard without you worrying. I think that Utah municipalities should require fences to be built for all new homes. Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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Michael Gerson: Ebola fever — We need to trust health institutions in America

We don't often think of it, but our way of life depends on extremely effective and respected public health systems. That is the useful, universal lesson of the Ebola outbreak of 2014. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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Charles Krauthammer: Looming disastrous election — Amnesty as impeachment bait

Obama had control of both houses of Congress during his first two years in office — and did nothing about immigration. So why now? Because he's facing a disastrous midterm election. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Hillside danger — Utah's terra never has been very firma

The mayor of North Salt Lake says he wishes he knew how to fix the sliding earth. There is only one way to fix it. Quit building on hillsides. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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