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Cuba not likely to change through openness, either

Yes, a half-century of isolation has failed, but dictators seldom relinquish power or change behavior.

Dan Liljenquist: Saudia Arabia and OPEC's gamble to restrict oil production will fail for these reasons

Saudi Arabia has persuaded the other OPEC nations to maintain existing production levels, even though oil prices have been falling rapidly over the last several months. Here are several reasons why... Read more »

Dec. 4, 2014

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George F. Will: Another reason to consider amendment on Congress term limits

Congress can be bludgeoned by a public aroused on behalf of term limits. And when purged of careerism, Congress can cure its addiction to grants-in-aid and other bad habits. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: Oil crash is big news in 2014, but it may be even bigger in 2015

We don't yet know how far prices may sink or when they might rise. For many producing nations, oil revenues constitute a sizable share of government budgets. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2014

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Richard Davis: Racism will not just 'go away' — we've got to ask and act on tough questions

The protests and violence in Ferguson, Missouri, speak to a much larger problem we still face as a nation and a people — that race still matters. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Want to pay more for that online purchase?

If you find yourself having to pay local sales tax some day for something you buy on a far-away website, you may have either Salt Lake Mayor Ralph Becker or Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to thank. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2014

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My view: Values represented by TV sponsors

Is the content you see on television a reflection of your values? Probably not. But even if your answer is “no,” you may be still be responsible for shaping today’s television... Read more »

Dec. 3, 2014

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My view: ACA should allow prescription drugs

Thanks is not due to the ACA but rather to increased access to prescription drugs, which help folks manage illnesses and stay out of the hospital. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2014

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My view: All Utah schools need more support

After reading the Deseret News editorial on charter schools (“Growth of charter schools is positive sign for education,” Dec. 1), I felt compelled to write. Although I agree with parts... Read more »

Dec. 3, 2014

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Kathleen Parker: Did the media circus exacerbate Ferguson frenzy?

As the curtain closes on the latest episode of "Ferguson," the media series, it is fair to wonder whether events might not have spiraled out of control to the extent they did had the media settled... Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

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Lois M. Collins: This season of light and hope is not supposed to be about my temper

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When the clerk told me I couldn't have what I wanted, I had to fight to control my temper. And that is not what this season is all about. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

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My view: School board needs better elections

If Utah’s Legislature acts wisely, it can help solve three major problems related to the election process of the Utah Board of Education. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

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Henri Sisneros: Utah’s chance to fix justice system

How much sympathy do we muster when we hear about a person convicted of a crime and sentenced to prison? So long as we don’t know the person, it’s easy to incarcerate and ignore them. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

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Michael Gerson: Endemic prevention requires less politics and more compassion

What is needed is compassion, increased resources and data that shapes policy. And a memory of the lost — whose number still grows by nearly 30,000 each week. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014

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John Hoffmire: The power of being a follower

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Perhaps it is surprising that being a leader is not the main thing that Google seeks when hiring. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014

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Robert Bennett: What the departure of Defense Secretary Hagel really tells us

What does the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel tell us? Not much about him — but quite a bit about the Obama administration. Hagel’s departure means Obama's national... Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Mexico's real border problem, and other items

Thanksgiving weekend is a good time to take it easy and digest recent news events. In that spirit, here are some thoughts to nibble on: Read more »

Nov. 30, 2014

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David W. Pershing: Mastering civility on the field, in the stands

The trick is to couple a winning attitude with civility, sportsmanship and a strong dose of perspective. For our students, there are significant issues playing out on the field, and they have... Read more »

Nov. 30, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Expressions of gratitude from politicos on Thanksgiving weekend

Using high-tech, top-secret techniques that are outrageously invasive and personally offensive (which means they are approved by the NSA), we were able to eavesdrop on the various statements of... Read more »

Nov. 30, 2014

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Kevin J Worthen: Sportsmanship — a love of the game

A love for the game's what sportsmanship is really about. It’s a respect one athlete has for another; it’s a respect that one true fan has for another. It goes beyond winning and losing... Read more »

Nov. 30, 2014

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Drew Clark: Bonds are boring, but indispensable to modern life

Bonds are integral to enabling the infrastructure of modern life. It pays to understand the costs and benefits of different approaches to bonding, the Utah Foundation should be commended for its... Read more »

Nov. 30, 2014

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John Florez: Utah's 'lift all boats' economy drowns the poor

The governor’s "lift all boats" economic theory just doesn’t hold water these days. Public policy is supposed to express the interest of all citizens consistent with the people’s... Read more »

Nov. 29, 2014

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A. Scott Anderson: There are many blessings to living, working in Utah

As Utahns, our blessings are bountiful this Thanksgiving season. In our busy lives, we take many of these things for granted. I believe we all share the benefits of living in Utah. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2014

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David Blankenhorn: Plenty of reasons why not to legalize sports betting

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is all in for legalizing sports betting. But here are lots of reasons why commercial sports betting is a bad idea for society. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2014

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My view: Obama and Utah on the same page

The congressional answer to President Obama’s recent immigration proposal should be to adopt it. Utah did. Read more »

Nov. 27, 2014

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Dan Liljenquist: Using thankfulness to see more clearly

Given the trappings and trimmings and without a deliberate effort to be thankful, to search out and find our blessings, Thanksgiving becomes unmoored from its original purpose. Read more »

Nov. 27, 2014

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