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Jay Evensen: Unfortunately, Canada may never be the same

As terrorism continues to grow like a cancer, freedom begins to look differently.

My View: Trees from pioneer days replaced by munchkins in Miller Park

Recently, hundreds of old trees were cut in Miller Park around Red Butte Creek to remove so-called invasive trees in the park and return the area's foliage to pre-pioneer times. Read more »

4 hours ago

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Dan Liljenquist: Rights vs. privileges — understand the difference

While enjoying many privileges in a free society, we must not fall into the trap of believing privileges are rights. Once a privilege is recast as a right, it suddenly becomes immoral to talk about... Read more »

5 hours ago

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Jay Evensen: We're becoming a nation that votes by mail, and we should think of the consequences

Election Day is morphing into “vote counting day." It behooves us to pay attention to what is happening. Read more »

yesterday

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Richard Davis: Can a Mormon not be a liberal?

Liberalism is a term having become a grab-bag for all sorts of meanings. Whittle away the incorrect definitions of the term, and I believe it is worth the trouble to be a liberal. Read more »

yesterday

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My view: New treatment can cure Hepatitis C

The price of a cure is nothing next to the cost of succumbing to a deadly disease. Read more »

yesterday

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Center that specializes in stories about children's lives to close at year's end

National Edition

The Journalism Center on Children and Family is going to close at the end of 2014. It's a huge loss for reporters and the public at large. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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My view: Congress must tackle tough issues

Taking tough votes, picking the important fights and addressing the most complex problems is the job of every member of Congress. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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Michael Gerson: A Senate takeover — No victory lap for GOP

At the presidential level, the GOP brand is offensive to many rising demographic groups. Republicans are often perceived as indifferent to working-class struggles (because they sometimes are). The... Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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John Hoffmire: What's the next step in the Ebola crisis?

National Edition

Ebola has been in the news. But much of the news has not offered background information about the disease. Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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Robert Bennett: Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's book depicts lost Obama

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has written a book in which he says that President Obama “lost his way” in policy decisions concerning the Middle East. Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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On second thought

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

Oct. 20, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Our frank opinion on Utah ballot proposals

Early voting is underway, and Utahns are deciding which candidates and which ballot propositions to support. We’re pleased to further confuse voters by offering our frank (no pun intended)... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2014

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Drew Clark: Critics of Utah's low-tax, business-friendly policies miss the mark

A state needs businesses that are willing to invest their capital to have the best climate for economic growth and opportunity. The Governor's Office of Economic Development deploys programs aimed... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2014

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Anne Loeser: Reverse trends about breast cancer

Including myself, an estimated 155,000 Americans — the population of Springfield, Massachusetts — are living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). MBC is cancer that has traveled from... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2014

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Charles Stormont: Call for ethics reform in attorney general’s office

Utah deserves a watchdog in the attorney general’s office. It is time to start rebuilding the public’s trust in the attorney general’s office — not in six months, not next... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2014

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John Florez: Let the state school board do its job

The board has appointed a new superintendent who should carry out its intent of bringing clear direction and expectations to public education. Now, the Legislature and governor should assist the... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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Why I stand with the Houston Five

National Edition

In the bare-knuckled realm of American politics, the mayor and City Council are not really interested in reading a bunch of Christian sermons to find out what they say. They are attempting to stop... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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My view: It’s time for Orem to encourage business growth

And it will be a dreadful mistake if Orem's citizens and leaders don't keep it in mind and let the University Mall's proposed expansion/reinvention slip out of their grasp. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Greg Bell: Lessons learned from the campaign for same-sex marriage

Fundamental changes in our society and culture, like same-sex marriage, should be left to the political process, unless addressed directly by the Constitution as were civil rights for racial... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: Stronger economic foundation means avoiding global debt trap

We cannot promote prosperity simply by piling new debts atop the old. We need to build a stronger economic foundation. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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Charles Krauthammer: We need to sacrifice personal liberties in order to prevent Ebola

In the face of a uniquely dangerous threat, we Americans have trouble recalibrating our traditional (and laudable) devotion to individual rights and civil liberties. That is the fundamental reason... Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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Michael Gerson: Ebola debate must be an exercise in learning lessons

The knowledge and dedication of American public health officials are unequaled. But the implementation and judgment of public health systems have sometimes been seriously flawed. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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W. Bradford Wilcox: The fortunes of faith and family tend to be linked

National Edition

Given their shared concern with meaning, solidarity and the transmission of culture from one generation to the next, and their social proximity to one another in the private sphere, religion and... Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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My view: We need to preserve Utah’s nature

As youth become increasingly more connected with their electronic gadgets, it’s downright important to conserve protected natural areas for future generations. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Government provides little confidence in Ebola fight

Is it time yet to close the borders? Is it time to ramp up production of drugs that seem to work on the few patients who have tried them? If not, why? Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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