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John Florez: Our economy is a matter of health

A healthy workforce is healthy economy. "I don't offer free breakfast out of kindness to my employees," said CEO.

Gov. Herbert: Executing fundamentals for a better bottom line

Government’s role is to create a business-friendly environment and allow the free market to work. Free enterprise — not government — is the backbone of Utah’s economy. Read more »

18 hours ago

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My view: Eliminating the root cause of bullying

It is very important that the newly launched Anti-Bullying Coalition, school board members and legislators understand the root causes of bullying if they are to reduce or eliminate it. Read more »

yesterday

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Jay Evensen: Infatuated with his good looks, the false god of Narcissus falls victim to the 'selfie'

National Edition

The beauty of the Ten Commandments is that, while they come across as harsh, society gets in trouble the farther it strays from those 10 rules. Narcissus and Eros, on the other hand, are not happy... Read more »

yesterday

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George F. Will: Understanding our divisions: The source of liberty

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said the Constitution is "basically about" one word — "democracy" — that appears in neither that document nor the Declaration of Independence.... Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Dan Liljenquist: 'Progress indeed' in the unusually high Medicare charges cases

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in a historic move, applied the transparency disinfectant to the ailing Medicare program by publishing comprehensive physician payment... Read more »

April 17, 2014

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My view: Immigration reform just makes sense, it’s time to get it done

To address the (manufacturing) workforce shortages, we need to ensure that our companies have the workforce they need in order to stay in business. The most common-sense way to achieve that goal is... Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Michael Gerson: Where the only rule is terror: Conflict in the Central African Republic

The Central African Republic (CAR) has never been a model of good government, but now it effectively lacks one. A little more than a year ago, Muslim Seleka rebels (including some Chadian rebels... Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Drew Clark: Meaning of 'thou shalt not kill' not as clear as that of murder

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There’s nothing less controversial than the injunction, from the sixth commandment, “Thou shalt not kill.” While there may be little disagreement about what constitutes murder,... Read more »

April 16, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Why some mothers kill babies: searching for elusive answers

We care about this story not just out of morbid curiosity for its sordid details. It strikes a blow to a particularly vulnerable place in our emotions. Read more »

April 16, 2014

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Utah's elusive opportunity — excellence in education

It seems contradictory, but I believe Utah and the country could simultaneously face labor shortages and continued high unemployment. Read more »

April 16, 2014

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My view: We need Congress to fix the FOIA

The importance of open government and the dangers of excessive and unnecessary secrecy are paramount. ... For more than 40 years, people have used the FOIA to uncover evidence of government waste,... Read more »

April 16, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: Long-term unemployment is a huge national, personal tragedy

The public policy question is, "What can we do about the long-term unemployed?" And the candid answer is, "We don't know." Read more »

April 15, 2014

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David McAllister-Wilson: The joy of Christian service is fidelity in all of our relationships

National Edition

The seventh commandment turns the Éros (erotic love) of romance into the agÁpe (unconditional Christ-like love) of committed life together. That discipline yields longer, deeper rewards.... Read more »

April 15, 2014

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My view: An engaged Legislature for clean air

Let’s take a look at what the Utah state Legislature did during the 2014 legislative session to improve air quality and, importantly, what it still needs to do. This year, the Utah state... Read more »

April 15, 2014

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John Hoffmire: When is business always a force for good?

Traditional investors often put money into companies focused mainly on the returns they will see, while many nonprofits and government agencies provide funding for programs in return for measurable... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Chris Brinton: Injunction against covetousness forces us to live balanced lives

National Edition

In a business setting, some may view covetousness as the essential motivator that drives our capitalistic economy. Many in business seem to consider violation of the 10th commandment as the first... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Robert Bennett: Making our own spending decisions: The Affordable Care Act's folly

The Supreme Court recently heard arguments in the Hobby Lobby case. Plaintiffs say the key question is, “Can an employer impose his religious beliefs on employees?” The real issue is,... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Charles Krauthammer: Defend the dissenters — even if you disagree

The left is entering a new phase of ideological agitation — no longer trying to win the debate but stopping debate altogether, banishing from public discourse any and all opposition. Read more »

April 13, 2014

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Michael Gerson: In the face of genocide: The healing in Rwanda

At the 20th commemoration of the Rwandan genocide, the most moving moments were unplanned. In the audience at Amahoro Stadium, first one woman, then another, then dozens in turn, cried out in... Read more »

April 13, 2014

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Peter Rush: Simplify the U.S. tax code to grow the economy

Tax policy should be about the running the government while encouraging prosperity. Simple is better in all things — especially taxes. Then everyone could sincerely say, “Happy Birthday... Read more »

April 13, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Why the change of public opinion on same-sex marriage?

It is interesting that the Utah case may be the impetus for the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down or uphold the traditional definition of marriage. The politics of this issue have changed... Read more »

April 13, 2014

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Dean Baker: Ending tax breaks for super-rich can make tax day fun for rest of us

Four simple tax changes could raise lots of money by taking away subsidies for rich people. They all make good economic sense, but they would take Washington away from its central purpose: using... Read more »

April 13, 2014

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Rep. Frank Wolf: First Commandment shows shining example of American exceptionalism

National Edition

What is ailing our country is profoundly moral in nature and necessitates a spiritual antidote. It demands, in the words of Alexis de Tocqueville, speaking of the American church he beheld in the... Read more »

April 12, 2014

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Popular comedian takes on Common Core

Popular comedian, and newly appointed successor to David Letterman’s hosting gig at the "Late Show," Stephen Colbert took on the Common Core standards Tuesday night on his show “The... Read more »

April 11, 2014

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Mary Barker: Playing, but not to win

When my children and I play games, we often have very different objectives. My son, for example, plays to win no matter what the game. My daughter and I, however, have different criteria. Read more »

April 11, 2014

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