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Robert Bennett: Obama's SOTU address had plenty of style, little stage-setting

As a campaign speech, President Obama's State of the Union did its job. However, as a stage-setter, not so much

John Hoffmire: How has China moved toward economic reform?

National Edition

With the release of economic data from China, it is a good time to reflect on the basic direction of China’s reforms over the last 38 years. Read more »

10 hours ago

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On Second Thought

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

17 hours ago

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Letter: Repeating past mistakes

Relocating the prison to Eagle Mountain will repeat mistakes of the past. Eagle Mountain is expected to grow 435 percent by the year 2050. The city anticipates a population of over 100,000 people within a 3-mile radius of the prison... Read more »

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Drew Clark: What President Obama does well: Tinkering with technology

President Obama's technophile ways are generally seen as an afterthought. I believe Obama's perceptive use of technological tools is among our president's greatest strengths. Obama is willing to... Read more »

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John Florez: Education is 'app' to change — will Utah follow?

Can you imagine students, with their parents, planning their educations with apps and taking their plans to school to help them become a reality? There is nothing more empowering than taking... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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A. Scott Anderson: Taking Utah into Top 10 states for education will take leadership, funding

We pride ourselves in being in the Top 10, or higher, in many areas of economic performance. Should we not also aspire to Top 10 status in education? This should be the Legislature’s top... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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My view: Utah Legislature needs to make changes about criminal justice reform

The Utah Legislature needs to spend time this legislative session on how to make changes with criminal justice reform. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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David Blankenhorn: Looking back at how today's 'sustainability' is really yesteryear's 'thrift'

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The American thrift movement of nearly a century ago had ideas that sound strikingly modern. Using resources wisely — what many call "sustainability" — was celebrated for decades each... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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My view: Utah needs legislation to clean up ‘smoggy day’ recesses

This legislative session, clean air advocates and citizens mean to change this dangerous bit of Utah law, thereby returning to the local population the power to craft air quality regulations... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Obama must make religious freedom a priority

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As France has seen, religious intolerance does not confine itself abroad. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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My view: Inmates deserve better mental health treatment

What we do care about is that Utah takes advantage of these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to rethink the way the criminal justice system delivers treatment and support to offenders with... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Revisiting the 1980s inflation purge

The premise of my book ("The Great Inflation and Its Aftermath") is that inflation's rise and fall are underrated events in post-World War II history. But it matters how high inflation was overcome. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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George F. Will: America’s welfare state continues to mushroom

As a growing portion of the population succumbs to the entitlement state's ever-expanding menu of temptations weakens the national fabric. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: Gratitude for Lockhart's well-lived life and service

Those of us who knew former Speaker of the House Becky Lockhart appreciated her quick wit, enjoyed her ready laugh and witnessed firsthand her abundant kinetic energy. She was a skilled politician... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Leave free tuition programs to the states

As usual, states are ahead of Washington on this one. Obama’s inspiration for the community college plan came from Tennessee, with some important differences. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Kathleen Parker: When the pope talks, people listen

Forget E.F. Hutton. It's P.F. (Pope Francis) these days who, when he talks, people listen. ... Each time Francis speaks, his words are as shiny objects on a desert floor. We scramble to examine... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Utah’s fiscal condition improves despite hidden retirement debt

Utah’s financial condition has improved drastically since 2013, but Truth in Accounting (TIA) has discovered the state’s financial condition is not as positive as it may seem. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Richard Davis: Will 2015 Legislature listen to the voters for a change?

The Utah State Legislature convenes next Monday. Will the legislators sworn in that day be as responsive to the voters’ wishes as their predecessors were? If they are, this is what they... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Susan Roylance: NGOs call for sexual rights in UN post-2015 agenda

U.K. Ambassador Peter Wilson spoke out in favor of "sexual and reproductive health and rights" at the Stakeholder Forum on the U.N. post-2015 development agenda. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Henri Sisneros: Help RISE project shows true compassion from Utah lawyers

Utah should be proud of the Help RISE project that helped drug addicts and former criminals who had no way of paying for legal representation. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Natural rate of unemployment has dropped, but for how long?

The unemployment rate has dropped from a peak of 10 percent in October 2009 to 5.6 percent at the end of 2014. But hourly wage gains haven't accelerated. Economists are baffled. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Michael Gerson: America and its allies need Obama to display leadership against terrorism

President Obama needs to display his own core of leadership — if only to justify his stated strategy of regime elimination. His stance against terrorism has never been more needed. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Robert Bennett: Obama's Paris snub jilted a key ally

European suspicions are not true following the president's recent failings in France. The marriage of common interests and values between America and Europe is not going to break up over this. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015

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On Second Thought

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

Jan. 19, 2015

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John Hoffmire: Understanding the different types of entrepreneurs

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How can the U.S. help the billions of micro-business men and women in the world find real prosperity? Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015

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