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My view: Breastfeeding bill good for children and working women

As a family-friendly state, Utah should take the lead on implementing policies that support breastfeeding mothers. HB242 is good for babies and good for women. Read more »

3 hours ago

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My view: Priorities in politics need to change

Politics is about power. The authors of our Constitution seemed not so concerned about details, but very concerned about the way power would be used in their new nation. Read more »

3 hours ago

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My view: Common Core tests take away from parental rights

In Utah, a 15-parent panel was established by our Legislature to review SAGE test questions. But most parents do not have the scientific background to evaluate what can actually be assessed through... Read more »

3 hours ago

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Robert J. Samuelson: Changes to American electorate illuminate political impasse

Power may derive from the people, but it must be tempered in ways that allow for the future. This is a challenge every generation faces — and one that we are arguably failing. Read more »

19 hours ago

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My view: Medicaid expansion via Healthy Utah: It's hardly risky business for Utahns

Gov. Gary Herbert has secured remarkable concessions from the federal government to cover Utah’s uninsured the Utah way. The resulting Healthy Utah plan is as close to a risk-free proposal as... Read more »

yesterday

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John Hoffmire: Examining President Obama’s education plan

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Part of the American Dream has been the possibility of social mobility and the creation of wealth for every individual. Read more »

yesterday

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Bob Bennett: Climate change question should change from 'Is it real?' to 'How bad is it?'

We should not begin to dismantle our current energy economy in an effort to solve climate change until we have a much better answer to the question, “How bad is it?” Read more »

yesterday

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Mia Love: Big government needs to get out of the way, give Americans chance to rise

The experiences of my life have shown me again and again that opportunity is where you find it. But these days it can be harder to find because there is something in the way: big government. Read more »

March 1, 2015

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My view: Herbert is helping Utah stay on right track

A reminder of why Utah is and remains such a good place to live, work and raise a family — both its people and its elected officials are conservative leaders who genuinely seek to do what is... Read more »

March 1, 2015

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My view: Choice plays big part in debate of Utah's marijuana legalization

Choice is a strange god. At the Utah Legislature, it has led the push to incrementally legalize marijuana. Read more »

March 1, 2015

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My view: Opportunities abound for Utah businesses

As Utah’s business leader, the Salt Lake Chamber believes now is the time to focus on fundamentals, to invest, to go beyond the politically expedient and to do more than what is expected. Read more »

March 1, 2015

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My View: State correctional facilities make push to treat mental illness

This legislative session, our Utah Legislature is considering a bill (HB348) that would implement a new assessment process for the causes of a person’s criminal behavior and increase funding... Read more »

March 1, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Lessons learned from political gaffes

Words — certainly in politics — do matter. This axiom is illustrated by recent controversial statements on the national stage. Since we stumble over our own words often enough, your... Read more »

March 1, 2015

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Drew Clark: Threats to cloud computing require a solution from the 18th century

The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution articulates the right of Americans’ sources of private informational documents to be secure "against unreasonable searches and seizures." We need this... Read more »

March 1, 2015

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John Florez: Lawmakers broke the state's public education system — they should own it

What state lawmakers fail to see is they are the ones who created Utah's public education system as it exists today — without a vision and in chaos. They broke it, they own it. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2015

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A. Scott Anderson: Healthy Utah is the state's most practical solution for now

The Healthy Utah program, while not perfect, takes important steps forward, replacing Medicaid with private-sector health insurance and placing recipients automatically in the state’s work... Read more »

Feb. 27, 2015

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Michael Gerson: Christianity, grace shouldn’t be disputed in political context

It is simply not the role of a Christian layman to publicly dispute the self-identification of other Christians, especially in a political context. It is a practice that can lead down ugly alleys... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Don't turn prison relocation decision over to a small group

The people’s representatives must decide prison relocation squarely and convincingly, and perhaps to their own political peril. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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My view: Legislature should invest in effective transportation infrastructure

The trucking industry supports an increase to the gas tax or other taxation methods provided it is converted to a unit tax for reporting purposes. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: In order to confront Islamic State group, we need to understand and confront 'radical' Islam

We won’t be successful in fighting the Islamic State group by pretending that radical Islam doesn’t really exist and that we can break its catastrophic momentum by focusing on new... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Henri Sisneros: Discussions of insanity defense play an important role in justice system

Humans’ innate sense of right and wrong is so acute it can survive severe mental illness. Sometimes a subject will hide what’s been done, evade detection or lie to protect himself; this... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Making the workplace more family friendly will be major 2016 campaign issue

If you're wondering what the 2016 presidential election will be about, here's one dark-horse possibility: the family friendly workplace. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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George F. Will: Republican governor hopes to reverse course in Illinois

An Illinois governor (Adlai Stevenson) once said, "Cleanliness is next to godliness, except in the Illinois Legislature, where it is next to impossible." Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Mark Reynolds: Pipeline alternatives exist to creating jobs

The Keystone XL would reportedly create roughly 42,000 jobs, most of them construction jobs lasting about 19 weeks. This sounds like a lot of jobs, but 257,000 were added in January alone. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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