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Jay Evensen: In predicting the future, we seem to miss most obvious trends

It’s the other trends, the ones we’re not paying attention to, that will surprise us.

Dan Liljenquist: Higher education reform

When state Sen. Steve Urquhart took the reins of higher education appropriations and announced his intention to reform higher education funding, paying for outcomes rather than prestige or history,... Read more »

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Michael Gerson: Why the theological resistance to science that's intuitively consistent with Christian theology?

These are some of the most regularly confirmed, noncontroversial findings of modern science. Yet a recent poll found that a majority of Americans is "not too" or "not at all" confident that "the... Read more »

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Jay Evensen: No more rent for inmates — a decision that makes good sense

There are good reasons why taxpayers ought to pay the full cost of enforcing the laws their representatives pass. Read more »

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Kathleen Parker: Putin knows in geopolitical chess it helps to be feared

To Putin's mind, he has emerged from these "diplomatic negotiations" — translated in Russian to mean "I did it my way" — as a tough statesman, generous in his restraint yet just scary... Read more »

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My view: Utah's agriculture industry needs immigration reform

The need for immigration reform has united individuals from various sectors, including business, education and religion. But one group — our nation’s farmers — feels particularly... Read more »

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Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Defamation, libel and gossip show the harm of the tongue

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The Bible precludes us from the evils of defamation, slander, libel and harmful gossip. A man or woman can be stripped of every possession save one: their good name. It is not the hands that can do... Read more »

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Rob Wilson-Black: Commandment against stealing has roots in injunction against kidnapping

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Commandments give us insight into what was actually happening in human communities millennia ago. The Hebrews were just leaving a long period of enslavement themselves, so it’s noteworthy... Read more »

April 22, 2014

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Raising the NBA age limit for a better league

The National Basketball Association recently changed commissioners to Adam Silver. At the recent Sloan Conference, Silver was quoted by ESPN saying, “Raising the age limit for the NBA draft... Read more »

April 22, 2014

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Lois M. Collins: Ukraine hoax fuels anger, revulsion that's heartening to see

The bogus claim that Jews in the Ukraine must register with the government sparked a passion that's heartening. Maybe we do, indeed, sometimes learn from history so that the worst of the past will... Read more »

April 22, 2014

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John Hoffmire: Why shouldn’t employees own more of the companies they work for?

Dr. Steven Freeman of the University of Pennsylvania describes that granting ownership rights in corporations to employees has a profound effect on the employees´ commitment to the firms. Read more »

April 21, 2014

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John Florez: Our economy is a matter of health

A healthy workforce is a healthy economy. “I don’t offer free breakfast out of kindness to my employees, I do so because I know they are more productive when I do. It’s a business... Read more »

April 19, 2014

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There are no Frodos without Sams: The reality of interdependence

The idea is that there are no Frodos without Sams; there are no great individual achievements without a great community behind them. Sometimes it means even more. Sometimes the Sams are the real... Read more »

April 18, 2014

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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 »

April 18, 2014

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Brad Stine: Words created everything, so we should use them carefully

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Taking God’s name in vain indicates we no longer believe there are sacred, immutable ideas that transcend cultural conventions and ultimately we embrace the rule of man, not the rule of God.... Read more »

April 18, 2014

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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 »

April 18, 2014

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

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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 »

April 17, 2014

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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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