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Mediocre favorability ratings hint at Utah's varied attitudes toward Congress

A UtahPolicy.com poll showed mediocre “favorability” ratings for Utah’s House members. We weigh in.

Robert J. Samuelson: Economic turmoil in China could tip world back into recession

On any list of calamities threatening the world economy, a China crash ranks at or near the top. Already, China's sizzling rate of economic growth has declined. The question is whether the... Read more »

21 hours ago

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My View: Trade promotion authority would expand Utah’s economy

Global trade is a key driver for Utah’s economy. Overall, more than one in five jobs in Utah depends on international trade, and medical technology is just one of the sectors that can grow... Read more »

21 hours ago

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John Florez: Politicans who disregard public interest can try snack-machine lawmaking

A high-tech voting system for a high-tech world might be to just set up a vending machine in the lobbyists' lounge, where the politicians could silently pick and choose the bills they want passed... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Late night hosts

The other late night hosts can learn a thing or two from Letterman about focusing on the guest instead of coming up with some new game for every segment of every episode. Read more »

yesterday

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My view: Reducing benefits gradually can make Social Security sustainable

Rather than paying out unsustainable benefits until the Social Security trust fund is exhausted, we should start reducing benefits now until they are at a sustainable level. Read more »

May 22, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Low-wage job recovery is more myth than reality

Increase in low-wage jobs is not the only factor in the recovery of the job market. Middle- and high-wage jobs have also made steady increases. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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George Will: American argument is ending as capital punishment withers away

Without a definitive judicial ruling or other galvanizing event, a perennial American argument is ending. Capital punishment is withering away. Administering it behind prison walls indicates a... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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National debt not just financial issue — honor owed to those who gave us freedom

What’s our national debt? The financial one that comes to mind is subservient to a second and deeper national debt. As we enter a patriotic period of Memorial Day, Flag Day and the Fourth of... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: Utah Retirement System audit shouldn't be a 'Monday morning quarterbacking' effort

With the recent audit of Utah Retirement System's management and investment practices, the media only highlighted the one subjective section of the report. Some legislators are using that section... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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A. Scott Anderson: Trade promotion authority is critical for Utah and the nation

This week, Congress has been debating trade promotion authority (TPA), one of the most important issues of the year. Read more »

May 21, 2015

5 comments

Michael Saltsman: Should policymakers 'Like' Facebook's $15 minimum wage?

Facebook announced last week that it would require contractors and vendors who do "substantial" business with the company to pay a minimum wage of at least $15 an hour. Read more »

May 19, 2015

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Michael Gerson: Republicans should learn from past interventions in the Middle East

What are the lessons a president should draw from American interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq? Read more »

May 19, 2015

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Lois M. Collins: Cupboards-bare plea shines light on need that extends well beyond one man's troubles

When Clarence Blackmon asked for help, his needs were met quickly and with great generosity. But it's more than a heart-warming story; it's a reminder of the invisible who live among us and the... Read more »

May 19, 2015

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John Hoffmire: The winners and losers of the shared economy

Uber cars, Craigslist, eBay, Airbnb; you know them, you may use them. What you may not know is that they go by other names in the economic world: the sharing economy, collaborative consumption and... Read more »

May 18, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: No easy exit from global dollar dilemma

All of Asia — the fastest growing part of the world economy — is watching the debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership. If Congress derails Obama's trade policies, these countries will... Read more »

May 18, 2015

7 comments

My view: I-Squared Act good for tech companies, Utah economy

The I-Squared Act is good for the economy, for tech workers and for Utah. At its core, the bill is focused on updating decades-old immigration laws to meet the needs of the 21st century economy. Read more »

May 18, 2015

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Drew Clark: Utah Ignite exists to find new light bulbs for the Internet age

Utah Ignite is the westernmost gigabit hub. Even though Seattle, Portland and San Francisco were interested in joining, "they don't have the same kind of penetration [of gigabit fiber] that exists... Read more »

May 17, 2015

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Natalie Gochnour: Utah is a model of constructive Republicanism

Public policy is informed by ideology, but should not be controlled by it. The best public policy occurs when we draw the best ideas from the left and the right to avoid or solve complex problems.... Read more »

May 17, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Count My Vote compromise seems to provoke contradicting reactions

Utah’s confusing weather — rain and high mountain snow interspersed with summer-like heat — is a perfect backdrop to the turmoil in Utah politics. We offer our... Read more »

May 17, 2015

14 comments

My view: Credibility gap exists between supporters, opposers of Healthy Utah

There’s an enormous credibility gap between those who support Healthy Utah and those who oppose it. The credible consensus tells us Healthy Utah is our best option. Read more »

May 17, 2015

17 comments

John Florez: Looking at Utah's prison relocation efforts by revisiting my grade-school civics lessons

The state prison relocation efforts appear to be more like how we used to play sandlot baseball. There we made the rules as we went along, and the kid that brought the bat and ball usually ended up... Read more »

May 16, 2015

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Michael Gerson: Advertisements, brands against GMOs are examples of corporate irresponsibility

Embracing pseudoscience as the centerpiece of an advertising and branding effort is an act of corporate irresponsibility. Read more »

May 15, 2015

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Greg Bell: Despite improved progress, Utah still has education challenges to overcome

Utah's graduation-rate improvements are significant. Yet, there's still much work to be done. What accounts for impressive progress? And what are ongoing barriers? And are we reaching our breaking... Read more »

May 15, 2015

7 comments

David Brown: Politics have exaggerated how much human behavior affects environment

I do agree that man’s behavior and the use of fossil fuels do have an impact on the environment; however, man’s impact has been grossly exaggerated to achieve desired political results.... Read more »

May 14, 2015

65 comments

Jay Evensen: Airports that want to regulate ride sharing face a tough task

For some consumers, Salt Lake International Airport has turned into a Baghdad bazaar, where weary travelers find themselves haggling for the best price into the city. Or at least that’s what... Read more »

May 14, 2015

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