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Drew Clark: Can the Supreme Court find compromise on same-sex marriage?

Could the Supreme Court reaffirm the rights of states to define marriage and recognize marriages?

My view: Law Day 2015: Magna Carta still a symbol of freedom under law

In a way, both the Litigation Section and the Utah State Bar were established to keep alive the spirit of Magna Carta. To that end, 70 percent of the bar is engaged in pro bono work on a weekly basis. Read more »

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John Florez: Teach our children the love of learning

If we want an education system that cultivates innovation, then we must create a culture where teachers are encouraged to be innovative and free to excite their students to be constant learners. Read more »

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In our opinion: Navajo Nation looks to combat obesity with tax on junk food

The Navajo Nation, comprising different parts of Arizona, Utah and New Mexico, has implemented a tax on junk food. The tax is a direct way to combat obesity, which affects nearly 25,000 of the... Read more »

yesterday

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Ben McAdams, Derek B. Miller: Export-Import Bank is critical to Utah jobs

Failure to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank will have one result: fewer U.S. exports, fewer U.S. jobs and higher U.S. trade deficits. Utah's economy is also largely dependent on export jobs. Read more »

yesterday

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My view: EPA energy plan bad news for Utah seniors

Economists predict that a new EPA plan will cause a huge increase in Utahn’s electricity bills — a jump of at least 24 percent and possibly as much as 55 percent. That’s a... Read more »

yesterday

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My view: General aviation, local airports crucial to economy

The truth is that general aviation and local airports are a crucial component of our national economy and infrastructure, and we need to recognize and protect this critical business tool and... Read more »

yesterday

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My view: Problems with Rep. Mike Noel’s climate-change resolution

Climate change is too profound a threat and the cost of inaction too great to leave to faith-based solutions. And worse — Rep. Mike Noel’s ineffectual resolution was this legislative... Read more »

yesterday

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David Butterfield: Utah boxing legends deserve accolades for volunteering time to teach the youth

The three Fighting Fullmers, Hall of Fame boxers from Utah, deserve to be remembered for their dedication to the sport and their selfless service in teaching the sport to the youth of Utah. Read more »

yesterday

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Michael Gerson: 'The road to character' gives hope for finding grace, love

The scales of the universe, in the end, come down decisively on the side of love. And we experience it, not like the argument in a book, but like the smile on the face of someone we love. Instead... Read more »

April 24, 2015

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Crow & Anderson: Research universities are for undergraduates, whether they know it or not

But often the most important potential beneficiaries of research universities — undergraduate students and prospective undergraduate students — misunderstand or under-appreciate the... Read more »

April 24, 2015

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A. Scott Anderson: Overregulation hurts bank customers, destroys incentives to engage in banking

In the three decades before the Dodd-Frank bank regulation law passed in 2010, an average of more than 100 new banks opened each year. In the five years since 2010, exactly one new bank has opened,... Read more »

April 24, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: U.S-Iran negotiations are showing us diplomacy in the Twitter age

In the past, political leaders could thump their chests and spin any negotiated deal in the best light possible for their varying political regimes. Now, the ubiquity of social media, particularly... Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Fredric Rolando: U.S. Postal Service still profitable, effective choice for delivery services

As the economy improves from the Great Recession, letter revenue is again rising. And, as folks in Salt Lake City and elsewhere shop online, package revenues skyrocket. The U.S. Postal Service... Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Jay Evensen: U.S. silence troubling amid worldwide trend of religious persecution

What remains to be seen is whether our collective efforts to never forget the Holocaust translate into a recognition of similar things happening today. Read more »

April 23, 2015

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George F. Will: Some states may be addicted to revenue from tobacco taxes

Proclaiming morality while practicing cupidity, states have tried to hit the sweet spot of cigarette taxes — high enough to maximize revenue without excessively discouraging smoking. Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Chris Christie leads the way in debating generational justice

Unchecked spending on the elderly threatens national priorities, including national defense. Younger generations face higher taxes, continuous deficits and reduced public services. But we also need... Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Kathleen Parker: Billionaire backers bring trouble for candidates, parties and campaigns

There's nothing free about paid-for elections — unless everybody knows where the money came from. In post-reform America, too many are still giving large donations — but in the shadows. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Richard Davis: A historic moment for social policy as U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on same-sex marriage bans

The Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding the constitutionality of state bans on same-sex marriage. Never before has the Supreme Court dealt directly with this issue of whether a state can... Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Utah plans for floods better than for droughts

When it comes to how the state incentivizes individuals to treat the “true wealth in a dry land,” the record isn’t so good. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Catherine Rampell: On trade authority, Democrats are acting like Republicans

President Obama is an undemocratic tyrant, seizing power clearly granted by our Founding Fathers to Congress. Usually you hear such accusations from the right. But lately they are, somewhat... Read more »

April 22, 2015

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My view: Current Provo/Orem Bus Rapid Transit plan has major flaws

I am not opposed to a Bus Rapid Transit system if it is well-planned, implemented effectively and found to be fiscally sustainable. The current Provo/Orem BRT plan is insufficient, out of date, and... Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Lois M. Collins: Costas says adding context is part of his job; listening is part of mine

Bob Costas has taken heat for trying to provide context during sports events. But why wouldn't I want to hear from someone who has lived and breathed that world for many years? Read more »

April 21, 2015

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My view: Small businesses looking for health insurance can SHOP around

Small firms that don't offer health benefits could be making a strategic mistake. Providing insurance is one of the most effective, economical ways for employers to support the health of their... Read more »

April 20, 2015

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John Hoffmire: The difficulty of measuring inequality

Inequality is a topic of obvious concern worldwide. Nevertheless, problems arise when we measure inequality without a standard definition. Read more »

April 20, 2015

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Jay Evensen: On Second Thought

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

April 20, 2015

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