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Evensen: Utah's air pollution problems defy simple solutions

We need a law that takes a more holistic approach to the problem.

Jay Evensen: Utah Legislature's pornography resolution was ahead of the curve

Given the evidence we have about how watching porn changes behavior, desensitizes and dehumanizes, it’s high time everyone started demanding answers. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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My view: Unfair practices at the Salt Lake County Spelling Bee

The Salt Lake County Spelling Bee this year did not go according to tradition. The new format they used was unfair to the students who participated. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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My view: State Board of Education does serve a useful purpose

As designated in the state Constitution, the Utah State Board of Education oversees the “general control and supervision of public education.” Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: The lessons from losing

Losing stings. There is no way around it. And the more you care, the more it hurts. Should we be less willing to emotionally invest — in a team, in a cause, in an idea, in a campaign... Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Utah GOP wants to keep online voting, despite worries

The hope is that online voting won’t be any more vulnerable than other voting methods. GOP Chairman James Evans thinks that can be so; others disagree. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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My view: 4 blindfolds and the GOP establishment implosion

Some Republican leaders remain confident that a brokered convention is nothing to worry about. One party official suggested that the process of selecting the GOP nominee will be orderly,... Read more »

April 6, 2016

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George F. Will: Libya debacle undermines Clinton's foreign policy credentials

Hillary Clinton's supposedly supreme presidential qualification is not her public prominence, which is derivative from her marriage, or her unremarkable tenure in a similarly derivative Senate... Read more »

April 6, 2016

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John Hoffmire: Dramatic rise in child abductions by the Lord's Resistance Army signals terrorist group's resurgence and resilience

The LRA is directly responsible for over 100,000 deaths, and UNICEF estimated that the group is to blame for the abduction of upwards of 25,000 children since the organization’s inception. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Lois M. Collins: U.S. leaders could learn a thing or two from Idaho high school rivals

America's political landscape is biting, home of a bitter divide between people with different ideologies and goals. Average citizens who have grown weary of it can look to a pair of Idaho high... Read more »

April 5, 2016

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My view: Why America is not safe from Islamic terrorism

The Islamic State in Syria and Iraq provides essential support for the global terrorist movement and if not absolutely crushed, then its sinister designs to paralyze and destabilize Western... Read more »

April 5, 2016

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On Second Thought: Microsoft's artificial intelligence bot, Tay

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Microsoft came up with the great idea of creating an artificial intelligence bot on Twitter, in the image of a teenage girl named Tay, and making her capable... Read more »

April 4, 2016

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Orrin Hatch: Congress' intellectual property breakthrough: A bipartisan victory for Utah innovators and job creators

I have introduced the Defend Trade Secrets Act — a bipartisan bill that will help Utah’s businesses safeguard their most valuable information by allowing them to protect trade secrets... Read more »

April 4, 2016

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My view: Medicare "Test" would accelerate cancer clinic closings

While the administration is presenting the change as a public-policy experiment, the CMS proposal amounts to a backdoor strategy to dramatically slash Medicare reimbursements for physicians. Read more »

April 3, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Discussing the race for president, Utah's governor and legislative candidates

All predictions and conventional wisdom have been upended in this race, so no one really knows how a Trump nomination might affect down-ballot races. Read more »

April 3, 2016

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Drew Clark: Against the FBI, Apple shows the heart and soul of a corporation

Apple’s battle with the FBI has demonstrated just how much of a heart and a soul a corporation can have in standing up for its own freedom of conscience. Read more »

April 3, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: The 4 foreign policies of the remaining presidential candidates

After dozens of contests featuring cliffhangers, buzzer-beaters and a ton of flagrant fouls, we're down to the Final Four: Sanders, Clinton, Cruz and Trump. (If Kasich pulls a miracle, he'll get... Read more »

April 3, 2016

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My view: In support of the Public Land Initiative

The Public Lands Initiative gains my support because it preserves Utah’s treasures and allows for our energy sector to grow in a responsible manner. Read more »

April 3, 2016

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John Florez: Trash state school board

Without leaders with the political will to change the structure of our public education system and provide a vision for the 21st century, Utah’s public education will remain rudderless in a... Read more »

April 2, 2016

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Natalie Gochnour: Welcoming refugees: Come break bread with us

This week the light in the world got a little brighter because of renewed efforts to serve the world’s refugee population. The source of that light came from Utah. The world is a brighter... Read more »

April 1, 2016

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My view: Postal Service 'profits' are nothing to write home about

Since 2007, the agency has posted more than $56 billion in net operating losses — despite the fact that revenue has actually been rising for the last three years. Read more »

April 1, 2016

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Greg Bell: Live longer and better through good diet and exercise

There is a scientific consensus that at least 60 percent (and some say as high as 80 percent) of medical costs arise out of unhealthy lifestyle choices. Read more »

April 1, 2016

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My view: Private property at risk in Utah

Under Utah’s statutes, law enforcement agencies are allowed to keep, for their own use, up to 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of forfeited property. Read more »

March 31, 2016

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Jay Evensen: While we talk about security vs. freedom, government keeps expanding data-gathering

National dialogues are fine, but in the absence of any real consensus, government spying isn’t going to disappear. Read more »

March 31, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: Capitalism vs. socialism

Capitalism and socialism have a host vs. disease relationship — the one will always attempt to kill the other. The real philosophical question is — which is the host and which is the... Read more »

March 31, 2016

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Arthur Cyr: The special case of Cuba

Slowly but also surely, the ruthless dictatorship that controls Cuba has been forced to face the reality of economic failure of communism. Read more »

March 31, 2016

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Michael Gerson: Trump benefits from Limbaugh's blessing

Limbaugh has also consistently defended Trump as a legitimate choice for those whose dominating factor is the humiliation of "the establishment. Read more »

March 31, 2016

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My view: Trump's indictment of neoconservatism

At its core, neoconservatism is an interventionist faith in which democracy serves as a golden calf. It holds that America’s foreign policy pursuits must be tied to democratist proselytizing,... Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Smoking at the airport -- just curb it

Soon you can judge for yourself whether smokers are more of a nuisance on the curb outside the airport or in the glass-enclosed rooms where they currently are on display. Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Richard Davis: Republicans should take a lesson from the Democrats

The candidate who might be inclined to engage in Republican-type tactics — the underdog Bernie Sanders— has remained, on the whole, positive. His primary message has been to publicize... Read more »

March 30, 2016

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My view: Highway death tolls will skyrocket as 54.5 mpg takes effect

The main problem with the mandated fuel economy standards is that the least expensive way for automakers to comply is by making vehicles lighter. Read more »

March 30, 2016

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George F. Will: Why the future will disappoint

The progress from 1870 to 1970 was unusual and is not likely to recur in the future. America's entitlement state is buckling under the pressure of an aging population retiring into Social Security... Read more »

March 30, 2016

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My view: The 'Grand Old Party' is no longer grand

Republican leaders allowed the privileged to manipulate the banking system to the point that it nearly brought down the economy, forcing the nation to go further into debt to save it from complete... Read more »

March 29, 2016

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Derek B. Miller: Terrorism in Brussels is a reminder of evil and good in the world

Twenty-five years ago, I was one of those missionaries in Belgium. It is difficult to see the photographs of the two young men injured in the bombings and not see my own reflection. Read more »

March 29, 2016

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John Hoffmire: What can be done to convince pharmaceutical firms to lower prescription drug prices?

The pharmaceutical industry points out that the high prices of its products are mainly due to the high cost of research and development. Read more »

March 29, 2016

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On Second Thought: Utah's political caucuses last week

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Hundreds of thousands of people showed up for Utah’s political caucuses last week. Somewhere in the state, a clueless person who was elected a state... Read more »

March 28, 2016

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The evolution of Utah's sex crime laws

In making the decision whether or not to prosecute an individual, prosecutors are bound by the law as it existed at the time the offense is alleged to have occurred; not the law as it stands during... Read more »

March 28, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: Obama's ideological holiday in Havana

Cuba wasn't so much a legacy trip as a vanity trip, vindicating the dorm-room enthusiasms of one's student days when the Sandinistas were cool, revolution was king and every other friend had a dog... Read more »

March 27, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Utah precinct caucuses cause for national attention

Utah's 2016 political party precinct caucuses, which incorporated presidential nomination contests, were remarkable events. The caucuses generated unprecedented attention from Utah voters, the... Read more »

March 27, 2016

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My view: An American in Europe after Brussels

We are sharing cultures and ideas and bonding as we ask strangers from other countries to take our picture in front of a castle or on a beach. We are becoming more peaceful. The world is becoming... Read more »

March 27, 2016

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Drew Clark: Reforming Lifeline will provide needed opportunities for low-income Americans

Cost isn’t the only barrier to the adoption of broadband service. It’s also about helping low-income Americans understand the job and economic prospects that are now only available... Read more »

March 27, 2016

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John Florez: Cut lawmakers' allowance

Ronald Reagan: “Well, if you've got a kid that's extravagant, you can lecture him all you want to about his extravagance. Or you can cut his allowance and achieve the same end much... Read more »

March 26, 2016

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My view: Kasich beats Trump and Cruz on deficit

Both Trump and Cruz propose huge tax cuts that would add $10 trillion to $12 trillion to the deficit. By contrast, Kasich proposes to virtually eliminate the federal deficit! Read more »

March 25, 2016

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A. Scott Anderson: Excellent legislative results but with more to do

I want to thank Utah’s 104 citizen legislators for their good work and wish them well as they return to jobs and normal routines. One of the strengths of Utah’s lawmaking body is that... Read more »

March 25, 2016

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Jay Evensen: What made Utah voters finally get involved?

It was good to know voters in Utah were not dead, after all, but merely sleeping. Read more »

March 24, 2016

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My view: Amidst Rio Grande shooting investigation, police should be commended

I will await the footage to make my final judgment; but meanwhile, I would like to suggest that in this situation, our city has done our police force wrong. Read more »

March 24, 2016

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My view: Legalized theft needs statewide reform

The Legislature has on several occasions eroded the legal protections enacted into law by Utah voters, making forfeitures easier for the government. Read more »

March 24, 2016

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Peter Morici: Blind to facts, GOP headed for a disaster of its own design

GOP leaders, much like President Obama and his heir apparent Hillary Clinton, dismiss these men’s appeals for fairness as the musings of Neanderthals, only further driving them to embrace... Read more »

March 24, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: Utah presidential caucuses brought voters

Would the Utah GOP be able to pull off such a high-profile event when the neighborhood caucuses were already under public pressure? It seemed like a high-stakes gamble at the time. Read more »

March 24, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Trump and protesters alike are cheapening America's place in the world

Obscenities are meant to hurt without the soothing benefit of any constructive offering. Often, they turn the sacred into a profane weapon. They degrade, belittle and demean, while giving the one... Read more »

March 23, 2016

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Richard Davis: Would Utah really go Democratic this November?

Now, the two parties’ candidates are fighting one another. This is particularly true on the Republican side. By the fall, the nominees will turn their attention to the opposite party’s... Read more »

March 23, 2016

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