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Dean Li: Donít stop debating merits of government-funded science

We are a nation of inventors and explorers and we are at a crossroads

Michael Erickson: Lincoln saved a nation but deflected credit to a greater power

A century and a half ago, America paid its post-Civil War respects to assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, who was credited for not only saving a nation but a race as well. He in turn redirected... Read more »

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Sen. Orrin Hatch: Misrepresentation against Religious Freedom Restoration Act will not help cause of equality

RFRA is the opposite of what its critics today claim it to be. RFRA does not pick winners and losers or automatically permit anyone to do anything. Read more »

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John Hoffmire: The pathway to change in American capitalism

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It’s a pity political processes in the U.S. leave many citizens disillusioned with America’s founding ideology. Read more »

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Jay Evensen: On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at current events. Read more »

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Robert J. Samuelson: Trans-Pacific Partnership could lift U.S. economy along with China's

For the United States, the Trans-Pacific Partnership's overriding purpose is not to contain China but to create a counterweight to its rise. A collapse would leave a vacuum that China would most... Read more »

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Sean Reyes: 'One with Courage' initiative protects Utah children, families from abuse

The Attorney General's Office is honored to team with the state’s Division of Child and Family Services to launch "One with Courage" Utah. This initiative asks each of us, no matter our... Read more »

May 3, 2015

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Drew Clark: Empathy for legislators is good, but now we need Healthy Utah

The simple numbers comparing Healthy Utah to its legislative competitor make the case for the governor's plan. Healthy Utah would cost the state $25 million. The alternative would spend more state... Read more »

May 3, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: How do Baltimore riots, Supreme Court rulings impact Utah?

Utahns and Americans witnessed last week two minority groups in the midst of major societal change. One is arguing for the ultimate recognition before the U.S. Supreme Court, while others are... Read more »

May 3, 2015

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George F. Will: Anniversary of the Lusitania prompts reflection on its role in history

The hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania should prompt people to remember the role of the ship, and America, in World War II. Read more »

May 3, 2015

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John Florez: Involve the homeless on their own behalf, rather than leave them out of the public policy equation

With considering public policy for the homeless, we shouldn't discount the importance of including the key stakeholders — the taxpayers and the homeless themselves —in the discussion of... Read more »

May 2, 2015

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Michael Gerson: Optimism in the future of Baltimore requires some faith

"Romans Chapter 8 says that creation is moaning, groaning, giving birth. What we are seeing in urban neighborhoods is groaning and pain. If we stay focused, we can give birth to something positive... Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Charles Krauthammer: Men wielding power in hellish times

"Wolf Hall," the Man Booker Prize-winning historical novel about the court of Henry VIII — and most dramatically, the conflict between Thomas Cromwell and Sir Thomas More — is now a TV... Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: China returns to power through science 'leap forward'

No country can be a global power without an engineering and scientific base. China's rise to power once again confirms this truism. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Greg Bell: It's time to 'envision' Utah's future once again

Envision Utah's "Your Utah, Your Future" campaign is broader than its predecessor, which focused on the Wasatch Front. Besides development, transportation, water and air-quality issues, it looks at... Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Successful investigation into worker misclassification is victory for Utahns

Misclassification cheats every taxpayer, and it also undermines the competitiveness of employers who do the right thing and play by the rules. Unfortunately, this is one of the more pervasive and... Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: No vetting, no 'initiation fee' — in short, no litmus test for Utah Republican candidates

The proposals floated by the Utah GOP chairman — to require all prospective Republican candidates to submit to a formal vetting process by party insiders and/or to pay an "initiation fee" of... Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Will civics test help boost dismal Nation’s Report Card?

Now the law in six states, including Utah, a civics test requirement for high school graduation is designed to get schools to focus on information vital to democracy. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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George Will: What stands in Lindsey Graham's way

To reach a rendezvous with Hillary Clinton in the autumn of 2016, potential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham must play by the rules we have. Win or lose, he is too intelligent to join her in proposing... Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Magna Carta remains viable symbol of the law

Magna Carta (Latin for “the Great Charter”) turns 800 this year. In recognition of Law Day, the Utah State Bar and others are celebrating this iconic document, which has come to... Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Kathleen Parker: We're becoming a nation afraid of free speech

That's a lot of turf to cover in a column, but the unifying theme is that we are slowly becoming a nation that pays greater heed to sensitivity than truth and that prefers the comfort of... Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Jay Evensen: What will it take to put an end to hazing?

So much for the lessons society has tried to hand down through years of bitter experiences. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Richard Davis: State GOP is excluding Utah voters from presidential primary

For the 2016 primary elections, the Utah Republican Party has opted to use caucus/convention system rather than the presidential primary used by both parties in all elections but one since 1996.... Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Derek B. Miller: Utah is a trade surplus state, despite recent fluctuations in its precious metals exports

Value-added exports represent the categories where Utah companies demonstrate their competitive advantages in the global economy, such as computers and electronic products, chemicals, food products... Read more »

April 28, 2015

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Michael Gerson: Democrats realize Hillary Clinton's opening campaign weeks have been disastrous

What compels the Clintons to operate so close to the ethical line when public scrutiny is so likely? The best explanation I've heard is that they share an invincible conviction about the goodness... Read more »

April 28, 2015

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Sen. Mike Lee: Let people, not courts, define marriage

Tomorrow the Supreme Court will hear arguments dealing with the same question: does the U.S. Constitution require the redefinition of marriage? There is nothing in the Constitution that suggests... Read more »

April 27, 2015

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