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Alon Ben-Meir: Syrian catastrophe and the world's deafening silence

The word tragic has often been used to describe the civil war in Syria, but it is a pale description of the raging madness on the ground. The bloodletting and massive destruction that has swept the... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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John Florez: Summer school taught patriotism, love, faith

To this day, when I hear a John Philip Sousa march, my patriotism comes alive. It brings back fond memories I learned during my childhood summers at Salt Lake City's Catholic Guadalupe Mission School. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2015

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Charles Krauthammer: It's time to analyze Presidential Racing Form, third edition

Both presidential nomination contests having been scrambled by recent events — the FBI taking control of Hillary Clinton's private email server and a raucous, roiling GOP debate — the... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2015

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Michael Gerson: Government still hunting for miracle on global warming

If the goal — as some scientists urge — is an 80 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2050, then it will be necessary "to reduce emissions from transportation and electrical... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2015

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A. Scott Anderson: Herbert takes on ambitious NGA agenda on federalism

In becoming chairman of the National Governors Association, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert selected as his initiative the bold, important and ambitious topic of federalism, which concerns the very nature... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2015

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My view: EPA has outgrown its original purpose

The release from the Colorado mine was caused by EPA employees; have they been fired? Or is EPA director Gina McCarthy’s acceptance of responsibility covering them also? Read more »

Aug. 14, 2015

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Jay Evensen: New prison site scuttles years of dreams by SLC leaders

Wetlands and shifting soils kept Salt Lake City from attracting development west of the airport. Now those things will become the state's problems. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2015

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My view: Rural hospitals depend on 340B drug pricing program

There are state and federal programs established to assist our centers, such as the Medicare 340B drug pricing program that allows our hospitals to purchase certain drugs at a substantially... Read more »

Aug. 13, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: Anticipated result of Obama's Iran nuclear deal seems to be war and no peace

With this one-sided nuclear deal with Iran, Obama is not trying to prevent war with Iran or even prevent its acquisition of a nuclear weapon; he is washing his hands of the Middle East. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Voting by mail — when did we decide democracy should be low-tech?

The future is all about pencils and paper. What in the name of hanging chads is going on here? Read more »

Aug. 12, 2015

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Richard Davis: What it means to me to be pro-life

I believe 'pro-life' means that when we balance a woman’s right to choose with human life, we tip the scales more towards life. But pro-life to me includes far more — it also means... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2015

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My view: Chapter 9: Bipartisan effort to give Puerto Rico a fair shot

While efforts to bring structural reforms to Puerto Rico can be fruitful, they will fall short if Puerto Rico is not able to reorganize its public corporations under the orderly process of Chapter 9. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2015

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Ralph Hancock: The funny thing about Jon Stewart's politics

Jon Stewart once said he saw himself more in the line of comedians like Jerry Seinfeld than of news commentators. To this I would respond: "I knew Jerry Seinfeld. And Mr. Stewart, you're no Jerry... Read more »

Aug. 11, 2015

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My view: ‘Just say no’ not best response to EPA climate rules

Suggesting that innovation without market reform will solve climate change is more wishful thinking than a serious policy proposal. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2015

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My view: Profanity-laced productions demonstrate society’s moral decline

Profanity is an issue, and it can ruin an otherwise promising event. Of particular note on the topic is the vulgar "The Book of Mormon" musical, which is now running in Utah. Read more »

Aug. 9, 2015

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Drew Clark: It makes sense to relocate the prison away from Draper

Other states have an approach to prison development that is exactly backward: A prison should not be a magnet for correctional jobs. Instead, state economic development should follow human... Read more »

Aug. 9, 2015

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Jones: Life is clearly better after rubbing shoulders with Hispanic neighbors

Americans can learn a great deal from the culture of our Hispanic and Latino neighbors. They are hardworking individuals who love life. Read more »

Aug. 9, 2015

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My view: Illegal immigration has constant impact on modern America

While I much prefer other candidates to Donald Trump, his bluntness has certainly struck a chord. It’s sad that a billionaire understands the middle-class, mainstream America and legal... Read more »

Aug. 9, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: National, local elections offer chance for predictions

After Thursday night's GOP debates, Pignanelli and Webb weigh in on which candidate made the most of the spotlight. Also, they discuss the ongoing Salt Lake mayoral race. Read more »

Aug. 9, 2015

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John Florez: When credit was done on a handshake

When I was young and our family needed groceries and had no cash, we’d go to Chris’ Greek grocery store on Third South and the old Second West. For my dad and Chris, business was done... Read more »

Aug. 8, 2015

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My view: School boards raising property taxes have no one to blame but themselves

Over the past few months several school boards proposing property tax hikes have blamed charter schools for forcing them to raise taxes. While there is a superficial appeal to that claim, it simply... Read more »

Aug. 7, 2015

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Greg Bell: Good-faith communication helps us transcend contention, partisanship

When people bring moral absolutes to a political debate, they cast issues in terms of right and wrong, black or white, making compromise impossible. If we will engage with opponents constructively,... Read more »

Aug. 7, 2015

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Natalie Gochnour: Too much ego in politics detracts from seriousness of noble callings

Something is wrong with the trend of politicians with egos. We are forgetting what American government is supposed to be. Personal ambition too often trumps the people’s business and hurts... Read more »

Aug. 7, 2015

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My view: It could be the beginning of solar boom in Utah

Utah is just beginning to tap into its solar energy potential, ranking No. 5 in installed solar capacity out of all the mountain states of the West. It now has enough solar energy installed to... Read more »

Aug. 6, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: The realities of pension reform for Utah's public sector employees

The Pension Research Council analyzed the effects of Utah's 2010 public service pension reforms. While relatively pleased with the report's objective, I'm disappointed that some use it to argue... Read more »

Aug. 6, 2015

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