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Jay Evensen: Former Gov. Norm Bangerter was Utah's Harry Truman

Tough times bring leadership into high relief, and Norm Bangerter rose to the challenge.

Cedric Nicholson: Have women become forgotten veterans of military service?

Sen. Dean Heller, R-NV, and Patty Murray, D-WA, have come up with the solution to the lack of gender-specific care for women veterans. They have introduced Senate Bill 471, the Women Veteran Access... Read more »

15 hours ago

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Mike Noel: Utah leads out on win-win solution to climate controversy

HCR8, which is now signed, states that soil sequestration of atmospheric CO2 in forests and rangeland soils is Utah’s preferred approach regarding any federal efforts to deal with climate... Read more »

21 hours ago

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Greg Bell: The problem of being a conservative

Conservatives believe the individual is pre-eminent in political society. Many liberals believe government is supreme and bestows rights on the individual. That is a completely upside-down view of... Read more »

21 hours ago

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Michael Gerson: The Iran deal: Obama is desperate for a legacy

Why would the Obama administration claim victory in the middle of a sensitive negotiation, in a manner that prods the other side to harden its demands and encourages the unraveling of sanctions? Read more »

22 hours ago

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Henri Sisneros: Underserved communities reap returns from educational investments

The wonderful thing about investing in education, planting seeds of hope, is what can grow. In the mid-1980s, a University of Utah initiative brought promising high school students of color over... Read more »

yesterday

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Dan Liljenquist: Will Hillary Clinton benefit from new campaign finance tactics?

Money is, and has always been, the “mother’s milk” of politics. Those candidates who raise the most money, whether directly into their campaigns or through surrogates into Super... Read more »

yesterday

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Laura Polacheck: Con artists are devising new, devious ways to scam Utahns

Con artists continue devising new ways to scam Utahns out of their hard-earned money. That's why AARP Utah is glad to offer the Fraud Watch Network, which gives free access to information about how... Read more »

yesterday

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George Will: 'Sustainability mania' only bloats rates, cuts savings

Hundreds of millions could be saved, with no cost to any institution's core educational mission, by eliminating every position whose title contains the word "sustainability" — and, while we... Read more »

yesterday

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Utah's 'grand bargain' stands in sharp contrast to Cliven Bundy's vigilantes

We’ve got our own “take back the land” movement here, but cooler heads are hard at work getting all sides together on compromises that might actually lead to a solution. Read more »

yesterday

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Kathleen Parker: Hillary Clinton's voters will have to overlook her past to elect her for the future

Hillary Clinton's video to announce her candidacy borders on many themes, but she fails to adequately address what she is going to do for America, especially considering her amount of excessive... Read more »

April 15, 2015

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My view: 'Live free' or lashings — struggles continue in support of religious liberty

Recent poll numbers reveal a country sharply divided over current religious freedom proposals in Indiana and Arkansas. Progressive communities such as Yale should lead the charge in supporting... Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Richard Davis: Any good cops patrolling the streets? Recent new stories make us wonder — and that's not good for public safety

Is there a sudden rash of shootings by police officers or have these just become newsworthy, particularly because of police cams and video from cellphones? Race is a predominant issue, but are... Read more »

April 15, 2015

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My view: Energy exports are good for Utah’s small businesses

The right policy on energy exports is as straightforward as it is with all other products: let businesses, entrepreneurs and workers capitalize on all available economic opportunities. Read more »

April 14, 2015

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Letter: Disaster communication

The recent article on a potential massive earthquake in Utah was spot on news article ("The Great Utah ShakeOut: Readying Utahns for a 7.0 quake," April 12). I fear that most people in our community are ill-prepared for what... Read more »

April 14, 2015

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My view: Don’t substitute pop culture for American history

Today, not even one in five colleges requires students to take a single foundational course in American history or government. The American people and boards of trustees must demand that students... Read more »

April 14, 2015

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Michael Gerson: Reform conservatism could bring debate, or productivity, to GOP

There is a sense in which reform conservatism can be defined as an update and overhaul of American institutions that were created in the 1930s and the 1960s and are now creaky and fiscally... Read more »

April 13, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Have we seen the end of the tax revolt?

It's mid-April, and Karlyn Bowman — the astute public opinion analyst at the American Enterprise Institute — has noticed something significant. Tax Day "comes and goes without a... Read more »

April 13, 2015

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My view: Responsible payday loans are valuable credit option

We encourage everyone to visit utahconsumers.org to learn more about why payday loans are a valued credit option and hear directly from Utah customers who have successfully used payday loans to... Read more »

April 13, 2015

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John Hoffmire: Turning the Ebola tragedy into a triumph

National Edition

A natural disaster like a deadly epidemic inflicts tremendous loss of life but does not damage roads, buildings or the country’s material infrastructure. Read more »

April 13, 2015

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On Second Thought: Easter Egg Roll, the IRS and NCAA brackets

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

April 13, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: America's middle-aged capitalism boosted by mergers and acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions have become a staple of modern capitalism. American capitalism is middle-aged. The M&A surge is one way older firms strive to overcome internal stagnation. Read more »

April 13, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Can Republicans ever win the presidency?

Karl Rove created a stir recently with a Wall Street Journal column punching holes in the conservative theory that a GOP presidential candidate can win simply by turning out the Republican base. Read more »

April 12, 2015

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Mike Lee: Congress, not taxpayers, should pay for 'doc fix'

Good news from Washington is that bipartisanship has temporarily broken out in Congress. The bad news is it will cost American taxpayers an extra $141 billion over the next 10 years. This is... Read more »

April 12, 2015

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My view: Congress should avoid bumpy road ahead for federal transportation dollars

On May 31, 2015, the authorization for the federal highway, transit and highway safety programs that keep our nation’s economy moving will expire. Congress is looking toward a short-term fix... Read more »

April 12, 2015

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My view: EPA's impossible ozone standard needs touch of reality

Utah power companies produce and purchase it to meet customer needs. But reality dictates that we also recognize its limitations. At best, wind power is expensive and inconsistent and can only be... Read more »

April 12, 2015

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