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Jay's Jokes: Trump's true identity is Batman

Donald Trump painted a dark and gloomy picture of life in the United States.

Dan Liljenquist: Can Donald Trump be considered a Luddite?

Trump’s populist economic plan is reminiscent of the Luddite movement in England in the early 1900s. I’m not surprised that Trump is playing the Luddite in the general election as his... Read more »

June 30, 2016

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George F. Will: Britain's welcome revival of nationhood as it leaves the EU

The Leave campaign won the referendum on withdrawing because the arguments on which the Remain side relied made Leave's case. The Remain campaign began with a sham, was monomaniacal with its... Read more »

June 30, 2016

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George F. Will: The Great War: the hinge of modern history

World War I, the worst manmade disaster in human experience, was the hinge of modern history. The war was the incubator of Communist Russia, Nazi Germany, World War II and innumerable cultural... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Kathleen Parker: Repeat, retreat, reload

The arguments for and against gun control are so familiar by now, we might as well hit replay and skip the debate. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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My View: High-risk pools: the life jacket U.S. health care needs

When anyone can get insurance at any time, older, sicker patients sign up for coverage in droves. These consumers cost more to cover, so insurers must increase premiums for everyone else in order... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Richard Davis: Brexit wasn’t really about the EU

The EU vote was not really about the EU. It was about frustration with the "chattering class." If U.S. voters define the November election as a referendum on the establishment, Hillary Clinton may... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: How health care creates wage inequality

You can add health care to the causes of growing wage inequality in America. Companies that try to provide roughly equal health insurance plans for their workers end up making wage and salary... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Derek B. Miller: Utah speaks the world’s languages

Utah boasts a robust and expanding K-12 dual-immersion program. Every day, children in over 130 schools across the state spend part of the day learning subjects in English and part of the day... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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John Hoffmire: The Amalfi Coast lemon: tasty and creating good jobs

The Acetos have a very niche product: world-famous lemons, prized for their low acidity and delicate flavor that allow them to be eaten raw without experiencing the usual bitter taste. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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My view: End Utah taxpayers’ losing streak

Obviously it’s unfair to expect hardworking families to pay a private business’ personal benefit, yet when a sports franchise makes that argument, local officials seem to be willing to... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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My view: Taxpayers should call foul on sports-stadium subsidy handouts

Sports-stadium welfare has a negative effect on the entire city’s taxpayers, even if they’re employed in other fields. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: Hillaryism: Tired cliches and vacuous political rhetoric

Spouting emptiness is tempting when you have the impossible task of running as the de facto incumbent in a ragingly "change" year. Clinton is trapped by circumstance. Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: Are you a 'work martyr'?

We Americans have a confused and contradictory relationship with vacation. In theory; we love it; in practice, we often dread it. Nevertheless, we go forth. Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Ralph Becker: The path to healthy communities and families

I'm excited about a future with clean water and air, access to public transit and affordable housing, and local, affordable energy. We can get there through cooperative efforts among local, state,... Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Hal Boyd: Mormon discrimination diminishing on campuses

Misperceptions about Latter-day Saints in the academy have dissipated on campuses across America. This will continue as Mormons themselves increasingly become respected colleagues and productive... Read more »

June 26, 2016

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My View: Hillary’s proposed sanctions on North Korea fall short

The goal of U.S. North Korean policy should be to get Kim to give up his nukes, just as Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi did in 2003. And for that, tougher sanctions are not enough. Read more »

June 26, 2016

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My view: Policy changes in the prevention, treatment and recovery of substance use disorders

We now realize that our profound ignorance of the disease of addiction caused us to make so many mistakes in our attempts to help him in the last few years of his life. Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Primary election results and what politicos will be watching

This election signifies a new era in Utah politics. The delegate cartel has been smashed. The party machine controlling the nomination process is overturned. Read more »

June 26, 2016

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My view: Shocking Brexit vote is modern 'Dewey defeats Truman'

The lessons for the U.S. and our November referendum are not hard to find. Our media outlets, though spanning the spectrum from left to right, are staffed by the same type of affluent, highly... Read more »

June 25, 2016

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John Florez: If elephants can dance so can teachers

Little attention has been given to a finding that 40 percent of those who graduate from Utah teacher colleges never enter the profession, and that another 40 percent leave the profession after five... Read more »

June 25, 2016

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My view: Conservatives must lead the fight for welfare reform

While the "war on poverty" has seen some success in dealing with situational poverty, in many circles it is seen as an abysmal failure in dealing with intergenerational poverty. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Peter Morici: African-Americans should start voting Republican again

President Obama promised to create greater economic justice, but for African-Americans conditions have become decidedly worse. The GOP advocates for benefits that offer a hand up rather than... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Mike Lee: Commending Utah’s academy nominees

The journey on which these young men and women will soon embark requires more than mental and physical aptitude. It demands strong moral character — leadership, courage, honesty, prudence and... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: Obama's Social Security failure

What justifies increasing payments to an age group that is more satisfied financially than any other? Long-run costs of the programs ought to be reduced by higher eligibility ages and still-lower... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Be forgiving, you might live longer

A nationwide emphasis on learning to forgive may be just what we all need to regain a sense of sanity. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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My View: Protecting Moab through a Master Leasing Plan

Master Leasing Plans can help us strike a balance between all the people who use our public lands by providing a vision for how those lands are managed. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Arthur Cyr: How Harry Potter creator trumps bigotry

"His freedom to speak protects my freedom to call him a bigot. His freedom guarantees mine." – J.K. Rowling, creator of the Harry Potter novels, sums up her attitude toward Donald Trump. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Kathleen Parker: Has penitent sinner Trump been reborn?

Adding to his travails, Trump's campaign cupboard is relatively bare with just $1.3 million compared to Hillary Clinton's $42 million. Something had to change and somebody had to take the fall. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: Ignoring basic economics in Venezuela

On paper, Venezuela should be a prosperous country. It has huge oil reserves, rich agricultural land, vast mineral wealth and a literate population. So what happened? Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Can Chaffetz fix the Postal Service?

The Postal Service is one of those looming crises that dances in and out of the spotlight like a moth, depending on how many billions it fails to pay into a prefunded retirement account this year,... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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My view: Fossil fuels, hypocrisy and moral high ground

Many people believe they are standing on the moral high ground of trying to improve human life. The truth is that human life has been vastly improved in large part due to fossil fuel use. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Richard Davis: Is this election 1964 dèjá vu?

A cardinal difference between Donald Trump and Barry Goldwater is that partisanship is more intense today than it was in 1964 and the vast majority of Republicans who don’t like Trump will... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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A. Scott Anderson: Young entrepreneurs show future is in good hands

The scope and diversity of the student ideas were amazing. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Natalie Gochnour: Count My Vote victories

In 2016, many high quality candidates have accessed the ballot through signatures. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Letter: No mandate

A vote for Trump or Clinton is a vote for Trump or Clinton. A vote for someone else or a write in vote is a vote for someone else. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Peter Morici: UK should leave the EU

The U.K. would be better off voting to leave the European Union. To the extent the U.K. has thrived, it is because it has managed to opt-out of the most damaging elements of Brussels’... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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John Hoffmire: A statistical look at guns

A rational solution to mass shootings would be to recognize a citizen´s right to keep and bear arms and balance it with the part of the Declaration of Independence that recognizes the rights... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Johnson: Don't settle, Utah can do it better

I’ve traveled the state visiting thousands of Utahns. You have put me through a rigorous interview process. I’ve been tested by questions and inspired by stories and concerns. As you... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Herbert: Utah’s strong economy positions state for investments in long-term prosperity

In Utah we have proven that principled, conservative leadership and a willingness to work together create a high quality of life and true prosperity. It is my honor to serve you. I ask for your... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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On Second Thought: Hillary Clinton's deleted emails

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Hillary Clinton had a lot of embarrassing things in those emails she deleted from her days as secretary of state. At least, I have that on good authority... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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My view: Protecting and preserving breathable air

Foremost, Breathe Utah is actively interested in protecting and preserving breathable, healthy air. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Drew Clark: Net neutrality decision invites Congress to decide internet's future

A panel of appeals court judges agreed with the Obama administration that the FCC could impose net neutrality. Criticism of the decision could prod Congress into speaking more directly about... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: Trump is running as Trump, what a surprise!

Hillary Clinton is a lousy campaigner but her machine is infinitely larger and more skilled than any of Trump's 16 GOP competitors. More riskily, Trump is now going toe-to-toe with a sitting... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Michael Gerson: The party of Lincoln, RIP?

Without a passion for universal human dignity and worth — the commitment to a common good in which the powerless are valued — politics is a spoils system for the winners. It degenerates... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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My view: Dads matter – especially as they stay close to their children

My husband's nurturing instincts toward our infant daughter were so different from mine, I admit wondering what he was doing. I wasn't the only one who did not immediately recognize the value in... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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George Will: The price Paul Ryan has paid

Some say of Ryan's behavior that if he could not embrace Trump, he could not continue as speaker. But is Ryan, who was reluctant to become speaker, now more indispensable to the nation's civic... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Updating an old column to preserve print journalism

It’s time to update an old column in an effort to preserve print journalism, the First Amendment, the American Way, Utah’s oldest newspaper, lining for birdcages (with our photo as... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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John Florez: More money for education?

While money is important, the reality is public education’s governance structure has no accountability and no vision, and it's one in which no one is in charge, neither the governor, state... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Robyn Bagley: Let me introduce myself

As voters learn who I am and what I stand for, my hope is they will have confidence that I have what it takes to bring much more to the office of lieutenant governor here in our great state of Utah. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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