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Involve Utahns in national monument designations

News of another national monument by presidential fiat should send shivers down Utahns’ spines.

Capitalism and the common good: Fairness, opportunity and protection for all

Protecting capitalism from the rapacious, however, turns out to be surprisingly pro-business. Without fair rules, opportunity for all and a strong middle-class, we’ve found that capitalism... Read more »

yesterday

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My view: Utah's Constitution requires state board to exit federal waiver

National standards ensure the loss of local control over curricula and testing, and provide the means for centralized data collection. The State Board can no longer honor their constitutional... Read more »

yesterday

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After a century of violence, maybe kindness should be on the table

Many of us have ancestors who gave us an emotional claim to those who are suffering around the world, and therefore an obligation to their memory. Read more »

yesterday

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Richard Davis: Citizens and society need investigative journalism

It is the task of journalists to uncover illegal or unethical actions by government officials. Without this role, the public is ill-served and ultimately unable to make intelligent judgments about... Read more »

July 30, 2014

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Improving voter turnout still a tough nut to crack

Norway's failed experiment with Internet voting puts Utah's efforts in an interesting light. Read more »

July 30, 2014

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My view: Powdr Corp and Park City Mountain Resort against solar fees

We all have a role to play in encouraging more renewable energy for Utah’s future; every little bit helps and every small step makes the next step easier. Read more »

July 30, 2014

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My view: A global warming solution to grow the economy

Isn’t it time for some good news on addressing global warming? A carbon fee and dividend policy can lead to increased jobs, a growing economy, better health and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Helping kids master what matters: Emotions, relationships and a good dose of skepticism

National Edition

Experts on family often express a wishlist for what children should learn. It includes topics like media literacy, relationship IQ and emotional intelligence. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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John Hoffmire: High levels of student debt affect many parts of economy

National Edition

Graduation from college with massive amounts of debt may delay large purchases, such as homes and cars; it can delay savings and investment for retirement; it can steer potential entrepreneurs away... Read more »

July 28, 2014

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Robert Bennett: Hamas and its financial priorities

A good test of an organization’s priorities is what it spends its money on, particularly when money is scarce. That applies to what is currently unfolding in Gaza, where hard financial times... Read more »

July 28, 2014

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On Second Thought

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

July 28, 2014

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Lawrence and Windsor won't trump Utah marriage laws

Many cling to the widespread presumption that nationally imposed gay marriage is somehow inevitable. It would be far more productive if elite opinion would instead seriously consider what happens... Read more »

July 27, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Re-enactment of 'This is the place' using modern technology

In the spirit of Pioneer Day and reflecting on our heritage, we update an old column and provide a “re-enactment” of Brother Brigham’s entry into the valley using modern... Read more »

July 27, 2014

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My view: Balancing personal conviction and compassion for same-sex couples

As the issue of same-sex marriage makes its way through the federal courts, its opponents face a dilemma: Their attitude toward same-sex couples who may be neighbors, coworkers, or family members. Read more »

July 27, 2014

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David Blankenhorn: Polarized thinking is no way to run a democracy

Why is our public discussion so dominated by rancor and divisiveness? Why do our politicians increasingly resemble silly children throwing food at each other? Why do our “news” programs so often consist of people dealing... Read more »

July 26, 2014

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John Florez: Utah leaders lack confidence, lose public trust

Now the governor wants another committee to study academic standards — and that is not his responsibility. It makes Utah’s leaders appear to lack confidence and explains why public... Read more »

July 26, 2014

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Stuart Reid: Translations of religious tolerance in society

Recently, there have been a number of columns admonishing those contending for religious freedom to extend tolerance and respect to all. While these are well meaning and altogether axiomatic,... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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3 modern Utah heroes who exemplify pioneer attributes

Thousands of wonderful people have contributed greatly to Utah’s success. Since I can’t mention all of them, I want to note three special people who I consider to be Utah heroes. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Mary Barker: The Romney I may have voted for

Mitt Romney’s father, George, former governor of Michigan and Republican presidential candidate, represents a kind of politician that we would do well to foster today. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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David Pershing: A pioneering perspective from campus

This week we celebrate the arrival 167 years ago of Brigham Young and the vanguard of Mormon pioneers in the Great Basin. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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Dan Liljenquist: Religious liberty and the pioneers — Understanding true worth

The Utah Pioneers understood the true worth of religious liberty. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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George F. Will: Goldwater 2.0

Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, who knew... Read more »

July 24, 2014

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Richard Davis: Remembering and recognizing America's ability to achieve

There are still moons to explore, problems to solve, challenges to meet. This is a time to remember what Americans – united, resolute, bravely facing the future – can achieve, if we... Read more »

July 23, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Border crisis presents cruelty's many sides

Cruelty comes in many different forms, and that is what Rep. Jason Chaffetz wishes people would understand. Read more »

July 23, 2014

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My view: Main Street won't give up against patent trolls

Main Street businesses across Utah and the rest of the country are feeling the pinch from patent trolls. This year, in one single day in April, patent trolls filed 184 lawsuits across the U.S. in a... Read more »

July 23, 2014

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