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Donald Trump painted a dark and gloomy picture of life in the United States.

Mia Love: We are the pioneers of our day

I believe that preserving our pioneer spirit and facilitating success requires removing artificial barriers. As Utahns, we possess a boldness of spirit and a desire to determine our own fate, to... Read more »

July 24, 2016

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My view: Supporting Utah's public education means funding it

As a teacher and a legislator, nothing is scarier than sitting next to a colleague at the Capitol and listening to them explain their understanding of educators’ classroom struggles through... Read more »

July 24, 2016

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Ralph Becker: Reaching for the best of the Wasatch Mountains

The Mountain Accord is rare in today’s fractious political environment. It reflects what good governance can achieve. Read more »

July 24, 2016

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George F. Will: Adding Pence the pliable to Trump campaign

Crucial political decisions often concern which bridges to cross and which to burn. Donald Trump's dilemma is that he burns some bridges by the way he crosses others. Read more »

July 24, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: Notes from Cleveland: The two-part rebellion

The main purpose of the modern political convention is to produce four days of televised propaganda. The subsidiary function, now that nominees are invariably chosen in advance, is structural:... Read more »

July 24, 2016

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My view: More whites should practice meekness in race-relations struggle

We are struggling as a nation to make sense of the horror of innocent lives taken, the motives of killers, and the implications for race and police-community relations in America. I only wish that... Read more »

July 23, 2016

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John Florez: Justice delayed is justice denied

We expect our criminal justice system to be open, fair, transparent and accountable to the public. However, over the years it appears it has become encrusted with more regulations, procedures... Read more »

July 23, 2016

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My view: Algae blooms in Utah Lake

Scientific evidence suggests that people cause increasing intensity of algae blooms by modifying hydrology and increasing nutrient inputs to our waters. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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My view: Prison reform proponents have it backward

Far from broken, our criminal justice system is one of the most successful domestic programs in the last 50 years. Crime is half what it was a generation ago, back in the days when we followed the... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Michael Gerson: The triumph of cynicism

"The most amazing thing about the 2016 elections," Roger Porter of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government told me, "is that we are likely to elect someone who close to two-thirds of the country... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Arthur Cyr: Coup attempt underscores Turkey’s strategic roles

The military coup attempted in Turkey reinforces already strong anxiety about the Middle East. The effort by elements of the armed forces to oust the elected civilian government has failed, in part... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Why the pioneers give us hope today

People who live in the West have no right to not believe in miracles. The reality that settlements took root anywhere in the interior West and grew into large cities is a miracle, a testament to... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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My view: Racism, gun violence and the heavy cost of simplistic thinking

Throughout American history, empathy for others and integration of opinion (i.e. AND-thinking) has produced progress, while simplistic, black-or-white solutions (i.e., OR-thinking) has produced... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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George F. Will: GOP minds are at sea — but not the right one

Neither the unanimous decision by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, nor China's rejection of it, was surprising. The timing of it was, however, as serendipitous as China's rejection... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: My theory regarding Melania Trump's plagiarism

So far — at the time of this writing two days into the convention — I can’t tell if we are watching a comedy or a tragedy unfold. Leave it to Donald Trump to keep us guessing. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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NYT Opinion: Embracing evangelical Christianity, a young Mike Pence broke with his family

It was a decision that would redefine Pence, setting him on the path to becoming an evangelical Christian and one of the country’s most outwardly religious and socially conservative legislators. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Richard Davis: Lessons of Pioneer Day are highly relevant today

Remembering the genesis of Pioneer Day — and drawing lessons from this celebration — may provide some perspective on current events. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Natalie Gochnour: The convention speech Mr. Trump should give

This is the speech (or one like it) that Donald Trump should give at the convention. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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John Hoffmire: Honoring the dignity of employees includes having them own more of the companies where they work

Maybe those of us who own big companies need to acknowledge that any big success we may have had in business has come largely as a result of our employees. If this is true, we may need to reward... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Just be glad the convention isn't in Salt Lake

Some people were pushing hard to get the GOP convention here in 2016. Even the Democrats asked Salt Lake to submit a bid. You may now breathe a sigh of relief. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Hal Boyd: Why Mormons and evangelicals may diverge on Trump and what that means

What can account for the difference between Latter-day Saints and evangelicals in their support for Trump? The answer, it turns out, may have more to do with behavioral economics than policy... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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My View: The future of American conservatism

The time is ripe for conservatives to articulate what we are for and tailor a message that will resonate today. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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My view: Bears Ears: False choice vs. real solution

Characterizing a monument designation under the Antiquities Act as the savior of the archaeological and sacred sites of southeastern Utah is wrong. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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NYT Opinion: What to expect at the Republican National Convention

The Republican National Convention convenes in Cleveland this week. The outcome is not really in doubt, but the lead-up to the convention has been anything but conventional. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Lois M. Collins: Let's call bad acts what they are when it comes to black and blue

Montrell Jackson was bruised and made heart-sore by the volatility of the discussion of police vs. blacks. He was both black and blue, a 32-year-old black man who had chosen to be a police officer... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Jay's Jokes: Clinton's endorsement — from Trump

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July 19, 2016

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Jay's Jokes: The Republican convention and Nintendo

A lighthearted look at news of the day. This is the week of the Republican National Convention, when delegates are expected to meet, adopt a platform, then tear it up and nominate Donald Trump anyway. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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My view: Tuberculosis still a threat today

Since 2004, countries that receive investments from the Global Fund to Fight HIV, TB and Malaria have seen a 29 percent decrease in the death rate from TB, proving that TB can be managed and in... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: Resisting the revisionists — Finally, a first step

"The most significant reinforcement of our collective defense any time since the Cold War," President Obama called it. A bit of an exaggeration, perhaps, but it was still an achievement. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: GOP Convention, Chaffetz's future and the PLI

Trump is Trump. He cannot help himself. He will say or do something to erase any gains from the convention. So Utahns will remain suspicious of Trump into the fall. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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My View: Dear Grand Old Party — Give us a real movement to get behind

Don’t expect my support if you’re going to keep doing the same things in the same way you’ve always done them. I’m through with that. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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George F. Will: The travesty of teacher tenure

The mills of justice grind slowly, but life plunges on, leaving lives blighted when justice, by being delayed, is irremediably denied. Fortunately, California's Supreme Court might soon decide to... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Drew Clark: The conservative case for Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, not Donald Trump and Mike Pence

In 2016, our nation’s freedom and social cohesion would be better served if Utahns were to elect Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, not the presumptive nominees of either the Republican or... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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John Florez: Mayors must oversee police

The nature of crime has changed. Today, it is more violent and unpredictable, making it more dangerous for police than in the past. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Our Views: Mormon and Utah perspectives resonate with GOP pornography platform

The Republican Party is poised to adopt a platform that, among other things, declares pornography a “public health crisis.” We have solicited three informed perspectives on the issue. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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NYT Opinion: Trump selects Pence, Indiana governor, as running mate

Gov. Mike Pence, a former congressman and radio host, should help Donald Trump shore up his support with socially conservative voters and provide him with experience in how Washington operates. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Rodney K. Smith: Why Mitt Romney lost in 2012, and another tall tweet from Trump

Sadly, in the 2016 presidential election, we have two candidates who are not known for their honesty, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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My view: Coal not going away anytime soon

The reality is coal is not going away anytime soon. On the contrary, coal will continue to be part of the backbone of our energy infrastructure for a long time. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Kathleen Parker: Eye of the beholder

By now most Americans know the name of Dallas Police Chief David Brown — and quite a few wouldn't mind seeing him play a larger national role. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Pokemon Go and a nation of 'Harveys'

For the moment, we are a nation of Elwood Dowds chasing phantom creatures across fields, through churches and even into museums. This may be a harbinger of a troubling and long-lasting trend as... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: Engaging in our communities

The heartfelt pleas of Diamond Reynolds and David Brown have inspired me. They give me hope that out of such tragedies we might chart a new course forward. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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A. Scott Anderson: Six years of experience should guide regulatory reform

In the six years since Dodd-Frank was passed, banks and regulators have implemented the rules and learned how to comply with them. Banks of all sizes have made significant changes to strengthen the... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Greg Bell: 'America the Beautiful' and its words to live by

Amidst the poetic conception of our great nation, we confess we have failed to “crown our good with brotherhood." An honest appraisal of prevailing conditions among most of our... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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My view: Governors make the tough decisions

As governors, many of us are making the tough decisions that taxpayers, businesses and families expect us to make. We are balancing state budgets, reducing taxes and easing regulatory burdens. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Hal Boyd: College honor codes, BYU the next culture war?

Many conservative Christian campuses can do better at helping all community members feel safe and comfortable in the environments in which they choose to study. But protesters should be cautious... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Do police body cams help or hinder justice?

Like it or not, we live in a time when virtually any incident can be recorded and widely disseminated. The result is a greater level of accountability, but it also seems to be less patience for the... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Greg Hughes: Why not expanding Medicaid was the right choice for Utah

ACA Medicaid expansion would place the state in a precarious financial position, and the wisdom of that choice has been proven time and time again. The federal government is not a reliable partner... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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My view: Caucus/convention vs. Count My Vote

My view is that “CMV” is democracy, whereas the caucus convention system that has served our state well for many years is in line with a republic. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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My view: Should the Supreme Court have unlimited power?

The Constitution means whatever the Supreme Court says it means, making the court — not the Congress, not the executive branch, not the states, and certainly not the people of the United... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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