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School board — Take a deep breath, create a vision

The state school board needs to have a vision established before, not after, selecting a new superintendent.

My view: Policy issues and strategies for Israeli-Palistinian peace

In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, three key policy angles are currently not being touched upon by decision-makers: military disproportionality, religion and peacemaking and political inclusion... Read more »

yesterday

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Charles Krauthammer: Solution to inversion is to lower corporate tax rates

The Obama administration is highly exercised about "inversion," the practice by which an American corporation acquires a foreign company and moves its headquarters out of the U.S. to benefit from... Read more »

yesterday

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Michael Gerson: State of Israel: History matters, or at least it should

Detached from its story, Israel is a quarrelsome, flawed democracy on the edge of the Mediterranean. But Israel is its story — the story of slavery, statehood, expulsion, scattering,... Read more »

yesterday

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Jay Evensen: Utahns support Common Core, even though they oppose it

Gov. Gary Herbert has ordered a review of Common Core. But if Utah does away with it, how will it accomplish all those things nearly everyone seems to want from the education system? Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Mary Barker: Our economic discourse tends to suffer from non sequiturs

Two common challenges stem from confusing the “level of analysis” in a conversation and mistaking arguments about policies with ones about people. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Dan Liljenquist: Islamic State terrorists and our national security

We must be determined, along with the other peoples of the world, to keep the Islamic State group from spreading, isolate it and eradicate it. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Constitutional commitments trump tribal mentality

Can Utah sustain a constitutional-based government, or revert to a tribal mentality of governing people? Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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George F. Will: Navy with a mission — Do Americans want U.S. power projected?

The Navy, with embarked Marines, is the primary instrument for the use of military power. The question, however, is: Do Americans, demoralized by squandered valor in Iraq and Afghanistan, want U.S.... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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School fees: Is Utah really family friendly?

I recognize the family values that so many Utahns uphold, and I’m grateful for the good people who provide education here. However, please don’t laud yourself as “family... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Lyft and Uber — The free market at work

Americans talk a lot about freedom, and many of them profess a healthy regard for the free market. But when the rubber meets the road, so to speak, it’s clear many of them really don’t... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Richard Davis: The State Board can do better than Lockhart, and should

In a state where the majority of the legislature is divided between those who are satisfied to neglect public education’s acute needs and those who would like to kill off public education... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Lois M. Collins: School start times are designed for everything but the kids we're trying to educate

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The American Academy of Pediatrics says we're starting school too early for teenagers to thrive. It's a simple fix, it says, but one that policymakers seem reluctant to take for a lot of reasons,... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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My view: Now is the time to invest in NIH

Now is the time to make up for the past decade of stagnant funding for NIH. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Michael Gerson: Too detached to lead? President needs a strategy

For years, Obama has reacted to events in the Middle East, and lately been at their mercy. Now he must provide some assurance that he is shaping events with a strategy that culminates in the end of... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: Do Democrats do it better? Nope

It's a Democratic campaign consultant's dream: a study from two respected academic economists concluding that, since the late 1940s, the economy has consistently performed better under Democratic... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Corporate tax returns should be public

Tax inversions. Double Irish with a Dutch sandwich. Spinning off tangible assets into real estate investment trusts. Son-of-BOSS shelters. These are among the eye-glazingly complicated tax... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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John Hoffmire: Black markets are bigger and closer to home

The words “black market” usually refer to illegal business activity. The biggest and most notorious markets relate to illegal drugs, human trafficking and piracy-counterfeiting. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Same-sex marriage survey results raise questions

A new poll shows 61 percent of Utah likely voters oppose same-sex marriage, 58 percent believe the U.S. Supreme Court will strike down Utah's gay/lesbian marriage prohibition, and nearly 60 percent... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Robert Bennett: WGU helping 'STEM' education slippage

Utah's innovative Western Governors University is helping keep the state ahead of slippage in science, technology, engineering and math education. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Whitt Flora: It's time to put U.S. boots on the ground in Iraq

The writer is addressing the question, "Should the U.S. send in ground troops to end Islamic State terror?” Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Drew Clark: Rick Perry on clear line between politics and crime

The Swallow-Shurtleff matter has led to soul-searching in Utah about curbing political corruption. The matter involving Gov. Rick Perry should lead to reforms of the Public Integrity Unit in Texas.... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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John Florez: How safe is your school?

It’s parents' right to know their child is safe at school, and it’s the school board's responsibility to take safety seriously as well as the reporting of incidents and protections. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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A. Scott Anderson: The world needs America to stay engaged

With military and terrorist battles occurring in several places around the world, the question of America’s role in global conflicts is a matter of hot debate. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Scandals hiding in plain sight

A rash of relatively convoluted, thoroughly unsexy political scandals involving governors is moving through the country. Most of the scandals are pretty hard to follow unless you're paying really... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Attacking Ex-Im now, and SBA next

As I watch some members of Congress attack the U.S. Export-Import Bank, I wonder why they ignore the high price we all would pay for its loss — especially small American businesses. What’s the next target, the Small... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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