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In our opinion: Despite alarming shift against free trade, free trade is proven

The truth about trade, however, goes beyond popular slogans. It has been proven through decades of experience.

My view: Doctors, patients need to talk about end-of-life care planning

Efforts are being made on several fronts to foster conversations between doctors and patients on end-of-life care. Read more »

July 3, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: Brexit: sovereign kingdom or little England?

Talk about a great idea executed badly. In seeking a newly sovereign United Kingdom, the Brits might well find themselves having produced a little England. Read more »

July 3, 2016

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George F. Will: The corrupting crusade against 'corruption'

The progressive drive to broadly define and thoroughly eradicate political "corruption" has corrupted politics. But discord is not altogether pandemic in Washington. Read more »

July 3, 2016

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In our opinion: The primary election confirms benefits of SB54

The experience of the 2016 primary election argues in favor of SB54's dual methods of getting on the ballot, which in the big picture serves the larger interests of granting voice to more... Read more »

July 3, 2016

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Letter: Exiting EU

In the long run, I think Britain could become STRONGER and regain its vibrancy by being independent of the maneuverings that usually take place with the EU. Read more »

July 3, 2016

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Letter: Vote by mail

I love vote by mail! I have used it for several years, and I believe that it makes me a more informed voter. Read more »

July 3, 2016

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Letter: Someone else's money

Being generous with other people's money. Read more »

July 3, 2016

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In our opinion: News media can improve coverage of mass shootings, suicides

Whether news media are covering a mass shooting or a local suicide, they must recognize the role they often inadvertently play in causing copycat contagion. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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John Florez: Globalization: one nation indivisible

We must not let fearmongers exploit our moment of agony; rather, we must remember we are Americans, who pull together in tough times. What we need now are leaders who will call upon the best of us... Read more »

July 2, 2016

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In our opinion: Skeptics may dismiss poverty discussions, but the effort is laudable

Collaborative discussions by Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Missouri, to reduce poverty are dismissed by skeptics. But bipartisan efforts to address the needs of the poor are... Read more »

July 1, 2016

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My view: Utah's monument obstruction is the real 'government overreach'

The PLI is many things, but it is no compromise. It is critically unbalanced white noise to run down the clock on any meaningful means of preservation. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Kathleen Parker: Clinton, Warren make double-trouble for Trump

Watching Hillary Clinton beaming sidewise on stage as Elizabeth Warren taunted Donald Trump brought the Wrigley twin ditty to mind: Double your pleasure, double your fun, with double good, double... Read more »

July 1, 2016

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My view: Helping Utahns begin to move beyond coal

In a time when the coal industry seems to be in a perpetual state of bust, maybe our leaders could put these millions of dollars towards helping our fellow Utahns begin to move permanently beyond... Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Greg Bell: The anguish and politics of mental illness

Although it has taken many years, society has finally acknowledged that mental illness has a physical connection, often in both cause and effect. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: Some projected long-term Brexit consequences

Whatever the long-term consequences of Brexit — Britain's decision to leave the European Union — the immediate effects are adverse. So are the channels by which they operate. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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What it means to be an American: Son of immigrants serves as Utah judge for three decades

Judge David Sam, who has served on the U.S. District Court for three decades, is a kindly, beloved figure with a demeanor that is part military chaplain and part Andy of Mayberry Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Hal Boyd: Why Mitt Romney's family, supporters still want him to run

Mitt Romney divulged Wednesday that he “got an email” this week from his son saying: “You gotta get in, Dad. You gotta get in.” Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Prayer can solve many of the world's problems

Eliminate the kind of gnawing hunger that saps hope and you strengthen nations and make a strong case for freedom and liberty.You also strengthen this country at the same time. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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In our opinion: 2 initiatives mark Utah's energy upheaval

Utah's coal industry is declining rapidly while alternative energy sources are on the rise. The state’s interests would be well served finding ways to manage the transition rather than... Read more »

June 30, 2016

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My view: Guns and a Facebook alert

I look forward to the day when we can fix the system — I don’t want to wake up to Facebook alerting me that my friend’s are safe from being victims of a mass shooting. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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My view: We can pay for Zika response, and more, with corporate tax reform

Congress showed no concern for fiscal prudence just six months ago, when it passed a $400 billion corporate tax cut without paying for any of it. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Michael Gerson: For the GOP, a time for resistance

In the Republican Party today, resistance is the evidence of principle. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: Can Donald Trump be considered a Luddite?

Trump’s populist economic plan is reminiscent of the Luddite movement in England in the early 1900s. I’m not surprised that Trump is playing the Luddite in the general election as his... Read more »

June 30, 2016

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George F. Will: Britain's welcome revival of nationhood as it leaves the EU

The Leave campaign won the referendum on withdrawing because the arguments on which the Remain side relied made Leave's case. The Remain campaign began with a sham, was monomaniacal with its... Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Letter: Supporting teachers

In regards to the teacher shortfall, one suggestion to encourage teachers to return to the profession is to give scholarships to offset costs of education to renew licenses. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Letter: UK and EU

This was a vote to take back their nation from the hands of globalists, whose interests are for money and power. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Guest editorial: 2016 Rio Olympics deserve our courageous support

There is increasing opposition to holding this year's Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Scientific experts raise serious health issues involving the Zika virus. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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George F. Will: The Great War: the hinge of modern history

World War I, the worst manmade disaster in human experience, was the hinge of modern history. The war was the incubator of Communist Russia, Nazi Germany, World War II and innumerable cultural... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Kathleen Parker: Repeat, retreat, reload

The arguments for and against gun control are so familiar by now, we might as well hit replay and skip the debate. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Letter: Brexit shortsighted?

While many are lauding the Brexit as a victory, their response to this outcome may be shortsighted. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Letter: Rest in peace

It is small-minded and unethical for anyone, for any reason, to attack those who are dead and not in a position to defend themselves. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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My View: High-risk pools: the life jacket U.S. health care needs

When anyone can get insurance at any time, older, sicker patients sign up for coverage in droves. These consumers cost more to cover, so insurers must increase premiums for everyone else in order... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Richard Davis: Brexit wasn’t really about the EU

The EU vote was not really about the EU. It was about frustration with the "chattering class." If U.S. voters define the November election as a referendum on the establishment, Hillary Clinton may... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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In our opinion: 2 competing views of the hikes in grazing fees on federal land

Drastic hikes in grazing fees are sure to put a dent in ranchers' business, which means the land they’re using is much more likely to be gobbled up by developers. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: How health care creates wage inequality

You can add health care to the causes of growing wage inequality in America. Companies that try to provide roughly equal health insurance plans for their workers end up making wage and salary... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Derek B. Miller: Utah speaks the world’s languages

Utah boasts a robust and expanding K-12 dual-immersion program. Every day, children in over 130 schools across the state spend part of the day learning subjects in English and part of the day... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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John Hoffmire: The Amalfi Coast lemon: tasty and creating good jobs

The Acetos have a very niche product: world-famous lemons, prized for their low acidity and delicate flavor that allow them to be eaten raw without experiencing the usual bitter taste. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Letter: Panhandlers in Sandy

In Sandy, the freeway and surrounding businesses are being plagued by panhandlers, many standing on the 2 foot wide cement islands on 6-8 lane highways. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Letter: Metal detectors

I, for one, wonder but what we should have metal detectors at most public buildings and learn to live with the inconvenience. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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In our opinion: Public financial support for Vivint Arena raises legitimate questions

There are good reasons why a city should support a landmark facility that serves as a major entertainment and meeting venue. But any such support must be measured, analyzed and graced with public... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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My view: End Utah taxpayers’ losing streak

Obviously it’s unfair to expect hardworking families to pay a private business’ personal benefit, yet when a sports franchise makes that argument, local officials seem to be willing to... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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My view: Taxpayers should call foul on sports-stadium subsidy handouts

Sports-stadium welfare has a negative effect on the entire city’s taxpayers, even if they’re employed in other fields. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Letter: Shooter's motives

It appears that the Obama administration is substituting its own motives behind the mass killings and ignoring the evidence at hand Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Letter: Carbon emissions fee

A fee on carbon emissions would level the field by taking into account the adverse cost of carbon emissions on climate change. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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About Utah: Miracle Bowl BYU receiver Ryan Tibbitts had the unmistakable gift of helping people connect

Ryan Tibbitts remembered as a man who "lived life about as well as it can be lived." Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: Hillaryism: Tired cliches and vacuous political rhetoric

Spouting emptiness is tempting when you have the impossible task of running as the de facto incumbent in a ragingly "change" year. Clinton is trapped by circumstance. Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: Are you a 'work martyr'?

We Americans have a confused and contradictory relationship with vacation. In theory; we love it; in practice, we often dread it. Nevertheless, we go forth. Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Ralph Becker: The path to healthy communities and families

I'm excited about a future with clean water and air, access to public transit and affordable housing, and local, affordable energy. We can get there through cooperative efforts among local, state,... Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Hal Boyd: Mormon discrimination diminishing on campuses

Misperceptions about Latter-day Saints in the academy have dissipated on campuses across America. This will continue as Mormons themselves increasingly become respected colleagues and productive... Read more »

June 26, 2016

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