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A lighthearted look at news of the day.

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Our frank opinion on Utah ballot proposals

Early voting is underway, and Utahns are deciding which candidates and which ballot propositions to support. We’re pleased to further confuse voters by offering our frank (no pun intended)... Read more »

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Drew Clark: Critics of Utah's low-tax, business-friendly policies miss the mark

A state needs businesses that are willing to invest their capital to have the best climate for economic growth and opportunity. The Governor's Office of Economic Development deploys programs aimed... Read more »

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Charles Stormont: Call for ethics reform in attorney general’s office

Utah deserves a watchdog in the attorney general’s office. It is time to start rebuilding the public’s trust in the attorney general’s office — not in six months, not next... Read more »

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John Florez: Let the state school board do its job

The board has appointed a new superintendent who should carry out its intent of bringing clear direction and expectations to public education. Now, the Legislature and governor should assist the... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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Greg Bell: Lessons learned form the campaign for same-sex marriage

Fundamental changes in our society and culture, like same-sex marriage, should be left to the political process, unless addressed directly by the Constitution as were civil rights for racial... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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My view: It’s time for Orem to encourage business growth

And it will be a dreadful mistake if Orem's citizens and leaders don't keep it in mind and let the University Mall's proposed expansion/reinvention slip out of their grasp. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: Stronger economic foundation means avoiding global debt trap

We cannot promote prosperity simply by piling new debts atop the old. We need to build a stronger economic foundation. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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Charles Krauthammer: We need to sacrifice personal liberties in order to prevent Ebola

In the face of a uniquely dangerous threat, we Americans have trouble recalibrating our traditional (and laudable) devotion to individual rights and civil liberties. That is the fundamental reason... Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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Michael Gerson: Ebola debate must be an exercise in learning lessons

The knowledge and dedication of American public health officials are unequaled. But the implementation and judgment of public health systems have sometimes been seriously flawed. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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W. Bradford Wilcox: The fortunes of faith and family tend to be linked

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Given their shared concern with meaning, solidarity and the transmission of culture from one generation to the next, and their social proximity to one another in the private sphere, religion and... Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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My view: We need to preserve Utah’s nature

As youth become increasingly more connected with their electronic gadgets, it’s downright important to conserve protected natural areas for future generations. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Government provides little confidence in Ebola fight

Is it time yet to close the borders? Is it time to ramp up production of drugs that seem to work on the few patients who have tried them? If not, why? Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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Dan Liljenquist: Ebola virus has launched humanity into uncharted waters

The Ebola virus has launched humanity into uncharted waters. While plagues have raged throughout history, our modern, interconnected world magnifies the stakes associated with each viral outbreak. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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Caution is the best response to North Korea’s positive gestures

“Small but meaningful step,” is how a senior official described the surprise visit of top North Korean officials on Oct. 4. Hwang Pyong So headed the delegation that crossed the... Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: Economic inequality is at least becoming more gender neutral

We now have a study from three economists that broadens what we know about these top earners. The study's biggest news: economic inequality is becoming more gender neutral. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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George F. Will: The list of derogatory terms continues to grow

The FCC petition argues that broadcasting during prime time of the word "Redskins" has "an adverse impact on impressionable young Indian as well as non-Indian children." Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Kathleen Parker: Some Ebola panic is healthy if it means solutions

We know that symptoms present within 21 days, so why not quarantine every traveler who has visited or lived in an infected country (Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone) in the past 30 days for three... Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Richard Davis: It's time for a new progressive movement

In wake of the progressive movement of 100 years ago, a series of laws regulated monopolies, limited corporate profits and instituted the protection of labor. Many of those laws have been weakened... Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Jay Evensen: If FCC bans Redskins' name, it also should ban other harmful content

There is more than enough evidence for the FCC to come down hard on networks for the good of the public. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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My view: The justice system should be the same for everyone

Whatever one’s opinion of the Danielle Willard shooting or of the dismissal of charges against former West Valley City detective Shawn Cowley, the case does present a useful opportunity to... Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Kathleen Parker: Unanswered questions are also an answer in politics

This bitter episode — or teachable moment, if you prefer — may yet prove less than fatal, but we are reminded nonetheless that the unanswered question often reveals more than the... Read more »

Oct. 14, 2014

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Catherine Rampell: Women can close gender pay gap by negotiating more for raises

Closing the gender pay gap requires not only encouraging more women to step up and ask for more — but also, among other things, training bosses to not hold it against women for asking. Read more »

Oct. 14, 2014

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Ralph Hancock: Can a Mormon be a liberal?

Can a Mormon be a liberal? Richard Davis, my colleague at Brigham Young University, in The Liberal Soul, has just answered “yes.” Last Friday he was good enough to join me, along with a... Read more »

Oct. 14, 2014

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Michael Gerson: National problems must be confronted, not isolated

America has problems that can't be isolated, only confronted. And the longer it takes to realize it, the harder our tasks become. Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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Robert Bennett: How computer programs change politics

These programs are capable of going through a huge mass of data to determine what an individual person within a database might be thinking. Knocking on doors to get out the vote (GOTV) has been... Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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