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Richard Davis: Planned Parenthood scandal shows need for policy reform

Two executives recently spoke about unborn children with the callousness of someone talking about a mosquito

John Florez: Remembering the summers and going to 'the park' — Pioneer Park

Pioneer Park was my wonderland. It was all any kid would want. It was the international playground where Mexicans, Greeks, Italians, blacks, Anglos, etc., showed up to play, learn how to get along... Read more »

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My view: Utah leaders, don't let EPA fool you twice

The Supreme Court’s ruling last month against the Environmental Protection Agency’s costly mercury regulation was a sharp rebuke to President Barack Obama’s environmental agenda. Read more »

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My view: Medicare marks golden anniversary, deserves many more

As we commemorate Medicare’s 50th anniversary, it’s essential that we celebrate the legacy of the program and recommit ourselves to fighting to keep it strong for current and future... Read more »

July 30, 2015

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My view: USOE employees achieve despite few resources

As a member of the Utah State Board of Education for 12 years and chairwoman of that board for five years, I am in a unique position to express my gratitude for the individuals who have worked and... Read more »

July 29, 2015

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Derek B. Miller: The personal side of business — for better and not just for worse

"Business" is made up of people — for better or for worse. While there are enough examples showing the "worse" side of business, I recently observed one of the "better" interactions — a... Read more »

July 28, 2015

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My view: Differences should not foster intolerance

Ideally, laws should respect all people, all races and all walks of life to the fullest extent possible. Sometimes it seems as if the message we send is “I have absolutely no tolerance for... Read more »

July 28, 2015

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John Hoffmire: Transforming noble ideas into novel solutions

The beacon of development often conjures up images of radical innovations, disruptive models and leapfrog technologies. Read more »

July 27, 2015

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My view: Obama has you cornered with K-12 test data

The Race to the Top Initiative created an opportunity for President Barack Obama’s administration to wrest control over K-12 testing — from the international level to the classroom... Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Five principles to help guide public dialogue over what marriage means

Unless overruled, divisive decisions like Obergefell v. Hodges should be followed out of respect for rule of law. But as a matter of moral opinion, it is just that, opinion. Read more »

July 26, 2015

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John Florez: Prison move calls for humility — and revisiting what the prison system should be now and in the future

It is now in the taxpayers’ interest to take a second look at what Utah’s prison system should be, given the new information and social change. It would be prudent — and it would... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: The trouble with Hillary Clinton's profit-sharing

Profit-sharing is not a bad idea. For starters, it emphasizes the mutual interest of workers, managers and investors in a firm's welfare. Profit-sharing makes companies more flexible. Read more »

July 24, 2015

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A. Scott Anderson: A tribute to Roy Simmons, a Utah business pioneer

Real pioneers share five key attributes: hard work, innovation/creativity, integrity, vision and service. A Utah business pioneer who I believe epitomized those pioneering traits is Roy Simmons, my... Read more »

July 24, 2015

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My view: Pioneering our own future: Let Utah voters decide

Utah's history is rich with pioneer heritage. That heritage is being threatened by out-of-state special interest groups who seem to think Utah voters can't make their own decisions on... Read more »

July 24, 2015

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Arthur Cyr: 2 women approach pinnacle of Taiwan's politics

A woman will be the next president of Taiwan, whichever party wins the election next January. Doors for women at the top are opening, and opening as well in China-Taiwan cooperation. Read more »

July 24, 2015

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My view: Why Republicans should not support Healthy Utah

The sad fact is that the federal money Utah would be using for Healthy Utah is entirely funded by debt. In other words, the plan is to expect future generations to pay for today’s Medicaid... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: Reforming the Highway Transportation Fund — Lee's TEA plan can help do that

It is time once and for all to fix the oft-extended and bloated Highway Trust Fund, now billions of dollars underwater. The best way to do it is for Congress to pass Sen. Mike Lee’s... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Catherine Rampell: Doubling minimum wage in one fell swoop could have many downsides

At just $7.25 an hour, today's federal minimum wage is absurdly low. This Friday marks exactly six years since it was last lifted, and it looks especially paltry compared with its peak value in... Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Kathleen Parker: Trump's lack of inhibition will make him trump himself

The "worse" he gets, it seems, the better we like it. Watching Trump is so deliciously awful, we don't hang on every word. We hang on the edge of our seats waiting for the next word. Whatever will... Read more »

July 22, 2015

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A. Scott Anderson: ‘Tulip bubble’ won’t repeat, but low euro value challenges European economies

During Gov. Gary Herbert’s recent trade mission to Europe, a stop in the Netherlands reminded us of one of history’s most famous cases of economic bubbles — the “tulip... Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Richard Davis: Does state school board election proposal show how politics operates in Utah?

Utah voters should make it clear we want state school board elections that we get to participate in and between candidates of our choosing. As long as there's one-party dominance in Utah, that can... Read more »

July 22, 2015

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My view: Cutting methane waste provides chance to purify air, boost economy

What’s still surprising for us in Utah is that our air pollution challenges are more than just an urban problem. In fact, only two counties outside of California and Texas made the top 15... Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Michael Gerson: In opposition to Trumpism, Rick Perry emerges as responsible voice

In the early days of the 2016 Republican campaign — an unusually important period, some of the clearest leadership has emerged from an unexpected source: former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Lois M. Collins: Legacy of Eliza Williams includes rippling pool of good deeds and a lesson in patience

Eliza Williams never volunteered her time, never read a book on her own, never got to finish her childhood. But others are providing thousands of hours of service, building small libraries and... Read more »

July 21, 2015

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My view: In the spirit of humanity, let’s adopt Healthy Utah

In the spirit of humanity for all, and recognizing that each of us or our loved ones could at some time find ourselves in need of the support Medicaid can provide, I encourage the Legislature to... Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Is Puerto Rico in a similar state of economic turmoil as Greece?

We're told that Puerto Rico is our Greece, and sometimes it seems so. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla recently told The New York Times that its $72 billion debt is "not payable." But Puerto Rico's... Read more »

July 20, 2015

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