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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.

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Review of questions surrounding 2015 SLC mayoral race

Politicos are ruminating about the next big election — the 2015 Salt Lake City mayoral race. We review the questions surrounding the inscrutable Mayor Ralph Becker. Read more »

Aug. 17, 2014

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John Florez: Corporate or public interest, which is it?

The governor and legislators take pride in touting Utah as the best-managed state in the union, at least when it comes to promoting business development; but it may be at the expense of the general... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

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Greg Bell: New minimum-wage laws — Government as provider

It’s one thing to conclude that the government owes people a living. It’s quite another for the laws to mandate employers to pay workers what the government has generously decided they... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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My view: A comic controversy in Salt Lake? Not really

The good news for geeks like me is that Salt Lake City will, in all likelihood, have a massively successful, well-run comic book convention for years to come. Whether that event is called... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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Michael Gerson: The paradox of American diversity

Events in Ferguson demonstrate the paradox of American diversity: An increasingly multicultural nation remains deeply divided by race and class. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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Charles Krauthammer: Strategic thinking – Why Hillary got it right

Leave it to Barack Obama's own former secretary of state to acknowledge the fatal flaw of his foreign policy: a total absence of strategic thinking. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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Dan Liljenquist: Those who confront death — ISIS and arming the Peshmerga

The ISIS scourge continues as Islamic militants, surging with primeval bloodlust, are torturing, slaughtering and then mutilating the corpses of men, women and children in northern Iraq. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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Mary Barker: What crony capitalism really looks like

A contributor to Forbes recently wrote, “The largest, wealthiest, most powerful organizations in the world [American corporations] are on the public dole. Where is the outrage?” Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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George F. Will: Into a new void?

This far into the human story, only the historically uninstructed are startled by what they think are new permutations of evil. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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My view: Learning from Robin Williams' death

When I read about Robin Williams' recent bouts with severe depression that likely led to his death, I thought, “It could’ve been me!” While I have never attempted suicide,... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: Where have all the entrepreneurs gone (cont.) ?

American businesses are aging, I wrote last week, and a sharp decline in startup companies is a big reason. As the share of young firms shrinks, the surviving companies are naturally older —... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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Richard Davis: Despite leaders, Utah needs a comprehensive education plan

Just as the state adopted and implemented a comprehensive transportation plan, so Utah needs a similar education plan that will reform education and increase currently inadequate funding. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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My view: Staying safe during the 100 deadliest days of summer

All partners in Zero Fatalities have greatly stepped up efforts to help everyone using Utah’s roadways to travel safe and avoid tragedy during this busy time of year. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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It only takes one person to make a difference in the world. Is it you?

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Lots of people bemoan the state of the world — the problems feel a bit overwhelming. War. Terrorism. Ebola. Homelessness. Poverty. Unemployment. Bullying. Sagging grades. Family dysfunction.... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: The Fed's great 'slack' debate

Call it the great "slack" debate. For nearly six years, the Federal Reserve has held short-term interest rates near zero to boost the economy. Is it now time to consider raising rates to pre-empt... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Impeachment, the border crisis and other issues creating political crazy talk

The high temperatures across the country seem to be frazzling many political brains. In other words, we’re hearing lots of crazy talk. But what seems crazy to some people is a heartfelt... Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Robert Bennett: The Green Lantern Theory of Presidency

Some political scientists have created “The Green Lantern Theory of the Presidency.” The theory is that the President is equally powerful in the political arena, capable of achieving... Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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John Hoffmire: Is international trade good or bad for communities?

The human instinct for trade has deep historical roots, but its economic, social and political importance has risen in recent times due to industrialization, technological advance and globalization. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Bishop John C. Wester: Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act does not match up with Utah ideals

Utahns display a level of understanding for the poor and the needy that is a model for the nation. This is one reason I find it so difficult to understand why Rep. Jason Chaffetz would propose HR... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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Drew Clark: A century's reflections on how to mark generational change

Anniversaries force us to take a moment to consider what is truly extraordinary even while being utterly routine. “I’m so appreciative of all of you being here on this occasion," said... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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Prosecution process: Why district attorneys are prosecuting state officials

With attention focused on charges filed by Salt Lake D.A. Sim Gill and Davis County D.A. Troy Rawlings against Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow, understanding how prosecutors make charging decisions... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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President Obama's management of border crisis is reasonable, legal

In answering “Is President Obama handling the ‘children’s border crisis’ in a reasonable and legal manner?” the writer says the administration shows a commitment to... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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President Obama is playing politics rather than enforcing border security

In answering "Is President Obama handling the ‘children’s border crisis’ in a reasonable and legal manner?" the writer contends, "Try as he might, President Obama cannot escape... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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John Florez: Let's make it one nation, indivisible

It starts with each of us renewing and committing ourselves to the pledge we once made when we were in grade school; as we did, we stood a little taller, a little prouder that we were “one... Read more »

Aug. 9, 2014

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The problem with being a megachurch pastor

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It’s not easy being a celebrity pastor these days with that pesky Internet around. What are a megapastor and his followers to do? Remembering the biblical admonitions against idolatry would... Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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