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My view: Utah has already paid its price for America’s nuclear programs

Utah has done more than its fair share of paying the price for America’s nuclear programs.

George F. Will: Some states may be addicted to revenue from tobacco taxes

Proclaiming morality while practicing cupidity, states have tried to hit the sweet spot of cigarette taxes — high enough to maximize revenue without excessively discouraging smoking. Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Chris Christie leads the way in debating generational justice

Unchecked spending on the elderly threatens national priorities, including national defense. Younger generations face higher taxes, continuous deficits and reduced public services. But we also need... Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Kathleen Parker: Billionaire backers bring trouble for candidates, parties and campaigns

There's nothing free about paid-for elections — unless everybody knows where the money came from. In post-reform America, too many are still giving large donations — but in the shadows. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Richard Davis: A historic moment for social policy as U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on same-sex marriage bans

The Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding the constitutionality of state bans on same-sex marriage. Never before has the Supreme Court dealt directly with this issue of whether a state can... Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Utah plans for floods better than for droughts

When it comes to how the state incentivizes individuals to treat the “true wealth in a dry land,” the record isn’t so good. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Catherine Rampell: On trade authority, Democrats are acting like Republicans

President Obama is an undemocratic tyrant, seizing power clearly granted by our Founding Fathers to Congress. Usually you hear such accusations from the right. But lately they are, somewhat... Read more »

April 22, 2015

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My view: Current Provo/Orem Bus Rapid Transit plan has major flaws

I am not opposed to a Bus Rapid Transit system if it is well-planned, implemented effectively and found to be fiscally sustainable. The current Provo/Orem BRT plan is insufficient, out of date, and... Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Lois M. Collins: Costas says adding context is part of his job; listening is part of mine

Bob Costas has taken heat for trying to provide context during sports events. But why wouldn't I want to hear from someone who has lived and breathed that world for many years? Read more »

April 21, 2015

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My view: Small businesses looking for health insurance can SHOP around

Small firms that don't offer health benefits could be making a strategic mistake. Providing insurance is one of the most effective, economical ways for employers to support the health of their... Read more »

April 20, 2015

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John Hoffmire: The difficulty of measuring inequality

Inequality is a topic of obvious concern worldwide. Nevertheless, problems arise when we measure inequality without a standard definition. Read more »

April 20, 2015

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Jay Evensen: On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Read more »

April 20, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: The power of Moore's Law continues 50 years later

In 1965, an engineer predicted that electronic components in computer chips would double every year for a decade. His forecast, which has been slightly modified, is Moore's Law. We have been living... Read more »

April 20, 2015

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Cuba is an enduring challenge to American foreign policy, politics

Obama still has time to launch effective, sustained efforts at bipartisan cooperation with Congress. The Republican majorities in both houses make that essential for success in dealing with Cuba. Read more »

April 19, 2015

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Drew Clark: After 50 years, Moore's Law teaches the power in a grain of rice

If the fuel efficiency for cars improved at the rate of Moore's Law, you could drive it your entire life on a single tank of gas. If skyscrapers grew in height at the rate of Moore's Law, a... Read more »

April 19, 2015

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Utah’s new approach to tackling intergenerational poverty

Utah's economy is among the best in the nation, our stunning landscapes are unmatched and the way we tackle problems is fundamentally unique. This is particularly true for intergenerational poverty. Read more »

April 19, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Long-term effects of Count My Vote on Utah politics

Last week, U.S. District Judge David Nuffer denied the request for injunction filed to block implementation of SB54, the Count My Vote compromise legislation. The party has said it will continue to... Read more »

April 19, 2015

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My view: Climate change denial: Scientific skepticism or disparagement of science?

Some scientists dissent from mainstream view on climate change. There are episodes in the history of science where individuals who dissented from received scientific wisdom turned out, at least in... Read more »

April 19, 2015

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John Florez: America's strength is its liberal education

Much attention has been given of late to STEM education — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The value of a liberal arts education is that it teaches you how to write (which... Read more »

April 18, 2015

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My view: Yesterday’s public education is quickly disappearing

I feel compelled to offer some sort of a valedictory, or to act as a “canary in a coal mine.” In my opinion, public education as I know it will soon disappear. Read more »

April 18, 2015

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My view: Preparation is key with SAGE testing

Admittedly, there is quite a bit to remember when preparing for annual testing, beyond the correct answers. This op-ed offers a few tips and tricks to prepare for the SAGE assessment. Read more »

April 18, 2015

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My view: Utah has an export-import problem

As long as the federal Export-Import Bank exists, your tax dollars will be used to prop up a few lucky businesses, both here and abroad. The bank's future will be decided this summer by Congress. Read more »

April 18, 2015

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Cedric Nicholson: Have women become forgotten veterans of military service?

Sen. Dean Heller, R-NV, and Patty Murray, D-WA, have come up with the solution to the lack of gender-specific care for women veterans. They have introduced Senate Bill 471, the Women Veteran Access... Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Mike Noel: Utah leads out on win-win solution to climate controversy

HCR8, which is now signed, states that soil sequestration of atmospheric CO2 in forests and rangeland soils is Utah’s preferred approach regarding any federal efforts to deal with climate... Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Greg Bell: The problem of being a conservative

Conservatives believe the individual is pre-eminent in political society. Many liberals believe government is supreme and bestows rights on the individual. That is a completely upside-down view of... Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Michael Gerson: The Iran deal: Obama is desperate for a legacy

Why would the Obama administration claim victory in the middle of a sensitive negotiation, in a manner that prods the other side to harden its demands and encourages the unraveling of sanctions? Read more »

April 16, 2015

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