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Religious liberty and the pioneers — Understanding true worth

The Utah Pioneers understood the true worth of religious liberty.

3 modern Utah heroes who exemplify pioneer attributes

Thousands of wonderful people have contributed greatly to Utah’s success. Since I can’t mention all of them, I want to note three special people who I consider to be Utah heroes. Read more »

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Stuart Reid: Translations of religious tolerance in society

Recently, there have been a number of columns admonishing those contending for religious freedom to extend tolerance and respect to all. While these are well meaning and altogether axiomatic,... Read more »

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Mary Barker: The Romney I may have voted for

Mitt Romney’s father, George, former governor of Michigan and Republican presidential candidate, represents a kind of politician that we would do well to foster today. Read more »

11 hours ago

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David Pershing: A pioneering perspective from campus

This week we celebrate the arrival 167 years ago of Brigham Young and the vanguard of Mormon pioneers in the Great Basin. Read more »

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George F. Will: Goldwater 2.0

Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, who knew... Read more »

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Border crisis presents cruelty's many sides

Cruelty comes in many different forms, and that is what Rep. Jason Chaffetz wishes people would understand. Read more »

yesterday

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Richard Davis: Remembering and recognizing America's ability to achieve

There are still moons to explore, problems to solve, challenges to meet. This is a time to remember what Americans – united, resolute, bravely facing the future – can achieve, if we... Read more »

yesterday

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My view: Main Street won't give up against patent trolls

Main Street businesses across Utah and the rest of the country are feeling the pinch from patent trolls. This year, in one single day in April, patent trolls filed 184 lawsuits across the U.S. in a... Read more »

yesterday

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The hand that rocks the ballot box

The truth is that women vote at a higher rate than men do. We have in every presidential election since 1980, and the gap has widened over time. Read more »

yesterday

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Jay Evensen: Airport expansion won't make flying any more fun

Airports have been called everything from “the most important main street in any town” to symbols of the endless hassles of modern travel. Read more »

July 23, 2014

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My view: Amnesty towards border children is not compassionate and will not solve problems

The truly sad but predictable tragedy of 60,000 unaccompanied children detained on our southern border, with another 90,000 predicted this year, should not only be a constant headline, but so... Read more »

July 22, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: Balancing the budget requires aswering questions politicos evade

The Congressional Budget Office last week issued one of its periodic long-term budget outlooks. Its themes are distressingly familiar. There is no balanced budget in sight. Read more »

July 22, 2014

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John Hoffmire: Why we must take energy poverty seriously

National Edition

Poverty has been, and continues to be, one of the major problems facing both developed and non-developed countries across the world. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Robert Bennett: Shurtleff and Swallow are 'innocent until proven guilty' in the A.G. scandal

The fact that two of Utah’s former attorneys general were arrested on the same day for a series of alleged crimes has made national news. The history behind the current travails of Mark... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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A runner's eye view: Lessons I have learned from my dad and marathons

A significant portion of my childhood was spent at one marathon finish line or another. While I’m nowhere near the runner he is, I have dabbled in this tortuous pastime myself and discovered... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Faith, family and freedom join to explain Utah exceptionalism

“American exceptionalism” is a school of thought among historians that this nation is qualitatively different from all other nations. Let us show how central faith, family and freedom... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Do arrests of Swallow, Shurtleff reflect a deeper ethical decay?

The arrests of former attorneys general John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff have fostered some deep introspection among Utah political leaders. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Richard Davis: Latter-day Saints should appreciate the president

This suggests that Utahns’ disapproval goes beyond the job Obama is doing to the person himself. Yet, let me suggest three reasons why Latter-day Saints should think better of the president... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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John Florez: Technology disrupts cultural values

Today’s world, driven by technology that is changing exponentially, makes the challenge of clinging to our old values more critical than ever before. Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Greg Bell: Defenders of religious freedom need to walk the walk

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Just because one speaks of political matters, he is not excused from living his religion, and that includes conservative talk show hosts and listeners, and liberal commentators and their fans. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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My view: NSA, Edward Snowden and Utah

Until we can destroy all this excess personal information from various organizations both public and private, keeping only that information obtained by court order, is there nothing we can do to... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Timothy R. Clark: The Internet is the great equalizer, tranquilizer

Knowing my children learn more from my example than from anything I say, I’ve been moved to serious reflection about what I’m teaching them about the Internet. The Internet is both... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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My view: Marriage and social justice go hand-in-hand when in comes to raising children

Social justice is closely linked with the concept of equality. It is no surprise then that most people assume that those in favor of social justice also support same-sex marriage. For me, that is... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Dan Liljenquist: There is a silver lining to Shurtleff and Swallow arrests

While I agree with Gov. Gary Herbert’s comment that the arrests of Swallow and Shurtleff are a “black eye for our state,” I believe we can hold our heads high that our collective... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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