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John Florez: Utah's prison relocation is like a Christmas fruitcake

The idea of prison relocation is like Christmas fruitcake: no one really wants it, but it keeps making the rounds

Drew Clark: The right to be forgiven, not forgotten, online

Some see the "right to be forgotten” as the equivalent of the ability to leave one’s past indiscretions behind by picking up, move locations, and starting over. The interconnected of... Read more »

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Cogitating on how national issues may affect Utah

Thank goodness the holiday season is not subject to "Advise and Consent" of the U.S. Senate, approval of the House or executive order. Otherwise, we would still be waiting word from Washington... Read more »

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My view: Doing away with cursive is bad idea with serious repercussions

Cursive is under attack. Typing is taking the place of this stylized handwriting, and cursive is being taken out of school curriculum, but at what cost? Read more »

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My view: In the name of God?

The terrorists say they are committing their massacres in the name of Islam, but it is not in the name of Islam. It is hard to come up with language that can express this with enough strength to... Read more »

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Natalie Gochnour: My holiday wish — not overindulgence or expectations, but connections and relationships

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A better approach to the holidays is to make it a time of genuine friendship and meaningful connection. We should also look to find people we can help. My holiday wish is simple: to simplify and... Read more »

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Beware of counterfeit holiday deals

As consumers move online, the manufacturers and distributors of counterfeit goods follow them. But selling low-quality knock-offs isn't just a way to make a harmless buck — it actually... Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Charles Krauthammer: Battle must be fought abroad to lessen lone-wolf threat at home

The lone wolf is the new national nightmare, dramatized and amplified this week by the hostage-taking attack in Sydney, Australia. But there are two kinds of lone wolves — the crazy and the... Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: Congress has done little to fix political stalemate on federal debt

The publicly held federal debt will increase from $12 trillion in 2013 to nearly $21 trillion in 2024, projects the CBO. The hard choices remain, as does the political stalemate. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Cuba not likely to change through openness, either

Yes, a half-century of isolation has failed, but dictators seldom relinquish power or change behavior because of U.S. policies. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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Dan Liljenquist: Being good for goodness sake

A Canadian professor says pushing Santa and the more recent "Elf on the Shelf" ultimately leads children to accepting a surveillance state. Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I'm not giving up on Santa... Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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Disputes over specialized license plates reach Supreme Court

The Texas Transportation Code says the state may refuse to create a plate "if the design might be offensive to any member of the public." Yes, any. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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My view: Chaffetz named ‘politician of year’

The Hinckley Institute’s 2014 Politician of the Year goes to U.S. Congressman Jason Chaffetz for his remarkable ascension to chairman of the United States House of Representatives Oversight... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Richard Davis: 2014's 'most important' could be personal benefits in employment, health care and education

If you're looking at the "top stories" of 2014, you might consider the ones that really had an impact in individual and family lives — in the areas of employment, health care and education.... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Should Utah raise its gas tax? No, look for alternatives

Raising taxes, especially one that doesn’t work, would be nutty in a year of surpluses. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Susan Roylance: Definition of the family put on hold at United Nations

“Our action or inaction on the family in the United Nations will be one of the rare occasions when the world will be really watching,” stated Ambassador Dapkiunas of Belarus. So why... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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My view: Torture, morality and the laws of war

Barbarism and the law collide in war. The law is vital for mitigating the most brutal aspects of collective killing. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Kathleen Parker: Placing blame for massive 2007 California wildfire

Finding someone to blame became the obsession of state and federal investigators — the U.S. Forest Service and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) — who... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Lois M. Collins: Sometimes, only the police can make things right

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It's easy to get carried away when law enforcement interactions go wrong. But that's not what usually happens, and it's a mistake to engage in an us-or-them war. We need them and usually owe them... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Mike Lee: Change is coming to Washington

It’s true that the last few weeks of Congress have perfectly represented everything that is wrong with Washington. But change is coming. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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John Hoffmire: Caring for others is a question of values, not income

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Who donates more: The low-income or the wealthy Americans? Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Michael Gerson: We're in need of a politics of repair

America is in desperate need of a politics of repair, not a politics of demolition and rebuilding. We need leaders who take populist discontent seriously, but direct it toward projects of practical... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Time to reset U.S. policy on international religious freedom

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By resetting our own resolve to positively encourage countries to protect international religious freedom ideals, a more nuanced national and foreign policy could advance our economies. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Drew Clark: There's no need to lament entrepreneurship in media organizations

We've seen the tiring clash between so-called traditional journalism and Silicon Valley click-bait. It presumes that the owner of a media company owes the writers and employees of the company the... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Robert Bennett: More political participation needed

I supported “Count My Vote” because I favor more political participation, not less. I hope the court lets us see how it works before we consider abandoning it. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Charles Krauthammer: Democrats use torture report to demonize Bush administration

The report by Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding CIA interrogation essentially accuses the agency under George W. Bush of war criminality. Read more »

Dec. 14, 2014

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