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Mike Lee: Commending Utah’s academy nominees

The journey demands strong moral character — leadership, courage and self-discipline.

Peter Morici: African-Americans should start voting Republican again

President Obama promised to create greater economic justice, but for African-Americans conditions have become decidedly worse. The GOP advocates for benefits that offer a hand up rather than... Read more »

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Jay Evensen: Be forgiving, you might live longer

A nationwide emphasis on learning to forgive may be just what we all need to regain a sense of sanity. Read more »

yesterday

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My View: Protecting Moab through a Master Leasing Plan

Master Leasing Plans can help us strike a balance between all the people who use our public lands by providing a vision for how those lands are managed. Read more »

yesterday

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Arthur Cyr: How Harry Potter creator trumps bigotry

"His freedom to speak protects my freedom to call him a bigot. His freedom guarantees mine." – J.K. Rowling, creator of the Harry Potter novels, sums up her attitude toward Donald Trump. Read more »

yesterday

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Kathleen Parker: Has penitent sinner Trump been reborn?

Adding to his travails, Trump's campaign cupboard is relatively bare with just $1.3 million compared to Hillary Clinton's $42 million. Something had to change and somebody had to take the fall. Read more »

yesterday

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Dan Liljenquist: Ignoring basic economics in Venezuela

On paper, Venezuela should be a prosperous country. It has huge oil reserves, rich agricultural land, vast mineral wealth and a literate population. So what happened? Read more »

yesterday

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Jay Evensen: Can Chaffetz fix the Postal Service?

The Postal Service is one of those looming crises that dances in and out of the spotlight like a moth, depending on how many billions it fails to pay into a prefunded retirement account this year,... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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My view: Fossil fuels, hypocrisy and moral high ground

Many people believe they are standing on the moral high ground of trying to improve human life. The truth is that human life has been vastly improved in large part due to fossil fuel use. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Richard Davis: Is this election 1964 dèjá vu?

A cardinal difference between Donald Trump and Barry Goldwater is that partisanship is more intense today than it was in 1964 and the vast majority of Republicans who don’t like Trump will... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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A. Scott Anderson: Young entrepreneurs show future is in good hands

The scope and diversity of the student ideas were amazing. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Natalie Gochnour: Count My Vote victories

In 2016, many high quality candidates have accessed the ballot through signatures. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Letter: No mandate

A vote for Trump or Clinton is a vote for Trump or Clinton. A vote for someone else or a write in vote is a vote for someone else. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Peter Morici: UK should leave the EU

The U.K. would be better off voting to leave the European Union. To the extent the U.K. has thrived, it is because it has managed to opt-out of the most damaging elements of Brussels’... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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John Hoffmire: A statistical look at guns

A rational solution to mass shootings would be to recognize a citizen´s right to keep and bear arms and balance it with the part of the Declaration of Independence that recognizes the rights... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Johnson: Don't settle, Utah can do it better

I’ve traveled the state visiting thousands of Utahns. You have put me through a rigorous interview process. I’ve been tested by questions and inspired by stories and concerns. As you... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Herbert: Utah’s strong economy positions state for investments in long-term prosperity

In Utah we have proven that principled, conservative leadership and a willingness to work together create a high quality of life and true prosperity. It is my honor to serve you. I ask for your... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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On Second Thought: Hillary Clinton's deleted emails

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Hillary Clinton had a lot of embarrassing things in those emails she deleted from her days as secretary of state. At least, I have that on good authority... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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My view: Protecting and preserving breathable air

Foremost, Breathe Utah is actively interested in protecting and preserving breathable, healthy air. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Drew Clark: Net neutrality decision invites Congress to decide internet's future

A panel of appeals court judges agreed with the Obama administration that the FCC could impose net neutrality. Criticism of the decision could prod Congress into speaking more directly about... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: Trump is running as Trump, what a surprise!

Hillary Clinton is a lousy campaigner but her machine is infinitely larger and more skilled than any of Trump's 16 GOP competitors. More riskily, Trump is now going toe-to-toe with a sitting... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Michael Gerson: The party of Lincoln, RIP?

Without a passion for universal human dignity and worth — the commitment to a common good in which the powerless are valued — politics is a spoils system for the winners. It degenerates... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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My view: Dads matter – especially as they stay close to their children

My husband's nurturing instincts toward our infant daughter were so different from mine, I admit wondering what he was doing. I wasn't the only one who did not immediately recognize the value in... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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George Will: The price Paul Ryan has paid

Some say of Ryan's behavior that if he could not embrace Trump, he could not continue as speaker. But is Ryan, who was reluctant to become speaker, now more indispensable to the nation's civic... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Updating an old column to preserve print journalism

It’s time to update an old column in an effort to preserve print journalism, the First Amendment, the American Way, Utah’s oldest newspaper, lining for birdcages (with our photo as... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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John Florez: More money for education?

While money is important, the reality is public education’s governance structure has no accountability and no vision, and it's one in which no one is in charge, neither the governor, state... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Robyn Bagley: Let me introduce myself

As voters learn who I am and what I stand for, my hope is they will have confidence that I have what it takes to bring much more to the office of lieutenant governor here in our great state of Utah. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Spencer Cox: Gov. Herbert is experienced public servant Utahns want

Over the past two years I have seen Gov. Gary Herbert deal with challenge after challenge. He has spent his entire life building people, building businesses and building up the state of Utah. I... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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My view: We don't need BRT (Bus Rapid Transit)

The projected ridership for BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) is 12,900 per day. This number is over five times the current ridership on Route 830. This projection seems highly unlikely. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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My view: Each of us should make time to mourn and weep and grieve with the nation

A senseless act of terror has brought us to a crossroads of a vital dialogue on who we are and what we will become as Americans and as a nation. There will be a day to debate our differences and... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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My view: How to attract and keep the best teachers

If we really want to attract competent people to be long-term teachers, we will develop a system in which their knowledge and creativity can blossom and grow. People will line up to become teachers... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Why states should resist assisted suicide

If we step away from an ethic that holds life sacred and prohibits humans from ending it, we begin the dangerous task of assigning values to different manifestations of life. Quality, not sanctity,... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: The specter hanging over Clinton — a recession

With a fearful specter of a recession, what's a Clinton adviser to do? Well, maybe take the offense and blame all the uncertainty caused by Trump for companies' reluctance to hire and invest. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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My view: Q-and-A about snakes for summer

The good news is that most of Utah's 31 snake species are completely harmless. Only rattlesnakes are potentially dangerous to humans, and the Great Basin rattlesnake is the only venomous snake... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Greg Bell: Are we watching the death of the Republican Party?

With uncompromising ideologues hobbling the party’s attempt to enlarge the tent both nationally and in Utah, we can only watch with sadness and regret as the Grand Old Party stumbles, aged... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Misty K. Snow: Utah is ready and in desperate need of a senator like me

We cannot wait for others to give us equality. We have to claim equality for ourselves. I have the courage and fortitude to fight for economic prosperity and full equality under the law, and I will... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Jonathan Swinton: Washington needs a marriage counselor, and that’s what I am

We now live in a political world where respect, compromise, cooperation and civility are not only hard to come by, but are seen as weakness, selling out, or failure to stand one’s ground.... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: The burdens of a free society

It is both natural and proper for a society — still in shock over what happened and mourning for those lost — to re-evaluate, remediate and reorient, with the hope that future tragedies... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Jay Evensen: In Orlando, as in Salt Lake, answers are elusive

We may never understand how some humans can be so inhumane. That doesn’t make Orlando, Salt Lake City or any of the other mass-murder sites any less horrifying. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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My view: Ethical compensation: Executive salaries and minimum wage

Our best hope for a culture in which fair compensation is the norm is most likely to occur when we as individuals and organizations stop arguing about pay and start focusing on value. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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My view: SB54 makes politicians think they don't need rural Utah

Thanks to Senate Bill 54 (the Count My Vote pathway onto primary ballots) we will see fewer and fewer elected officials and candidates for office in our small towns. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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My view: Debt side story: Corruption and a big labor agenda define Obama's response to Puerto Rican debt crisis

The not-so Rich Port has accumulated debt of $73 billion — a crushing 70 percent of its annual GDP — much of it owed to bondholders who, curiously, want their money back. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Richard Davis: It’s about time for a woman to be a major party presidential nominee

Hillary Clinton’s victory reflects on how far we have come as a nation. It is a time to be grateful that women are beginning to receive the “voice and representation” they have... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Patricia Jones: A nursery song as a metaphor of life

A familiar nursery song provides a powerful metaphor of life for new graduates. As one prepares to row, gently downstream, do it merrily and with a forward vision. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Lois M. Collins: Lessons from a good dad: The subject he taught was 'heart'

My dad knew all about STEM subjects, but the lessons he taught were the "heart" subjects: responsibility, caring, hard work, kindness and fun. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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My view: May it forever wave, I'm your American flag

I’ve been to the moon. I’ve been burned. But more often I’m honored. I’m your American flag. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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John Hoffmire: Human trafficking: The economics and the disgust

Human trafficking happens when a person is coerced to move from one place to another in order to work for nothing (or close to it). The conditions are often dangerous and exploitive and many... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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On Second Thought: The Whopperito may make America great again

A lighthearted look at news of the day. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Donald Trump’s verbal attack on a judge of Hispanic descent was a “textbook definition” of racism. I’m... Read more »

June 13, 2016

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My View: Unified Native support for Bears Ears National Monument

For the first time in U.S. history, we as Native American people are invoking the Antiquities Act to protect our sacred sites for future generations. We are asking President Obama to create the... Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Orrin Hatch: Muhammad Ali had many facets of greatness

The close friendship Ali and I developed over the course of three decades was puzzling to some, especially those who saw only our differences. But where others perceived difference, Ali and I found... Read more »

June 12, 2016

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Chia-Chi Teng: Government is too big and spends too much

I am the candidate who will always hold the line on spending and fight for fewer laws and less regulation. I’m pro-life and pro-second amendment. I’ll vote to repeal Obamacare and fight... Read more »

June 12, 2016

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