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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Primary election results

This election signifies a new era in Utah politics. The delegate cartel has been smashed.

My view: Full Medicaid expansion is the only reasonable solution

Although we are appreciative of new coverage options for low-income families and single adults, we need to recognize the pitfalls this plan maintains and creates. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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Arthur Cyr: Taiwan reconfirms equality as well as democracy

The new president of Taiwan is the first woman to hold this top government position. At the pinnacle of Taiwan politics, she symbolizes equality, fairness and progress. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: PROMESA might be the only viable path forward for Puerto Rico

For years, the Puerto Rican government used the plain language of its constitution and its favorable tax status to lure investors into buying its bonds. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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Jay Evensen: One Utah lawmaker's crusade against porn

He is planning to sponsor bills that would go after pornography in Utah a little harder, perhaps requiring Internet providers to require people to opt in, or perhaps establishing some sort of... Read more »

June 1, 2016

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My view: A divided Supreme Court hurts America

Final review of constitutional questions by the Supreme Court is essential, because for the Constitution to be effectively relied upon, it must have only one current interpretation. Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Lois M. Collins: Great or grate: The American people always get to decide

I don't care who you vote for: Neither candidate holds much appeal to me. But I think the concept of what makes America great is worth exploring. Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Richard Davis: The future is bright for college students

Young people, don’t hold a gloomy view of your own future. Your future is bright. Let me tell you why. Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Michael Gerson: The Trump train is fueled by conspiracy

As a leader, Trump has succeeded by appealing to stereotypes and ugly hatreds that most American leaders have struggled to repress and contain. Read more »

May 31, 2016

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John Hoffmire: IDEA labs and the changing face of medicine

This year, Demo Day brought together top teams, investors and strategic companies from around the country to showcase accomplishments and work toward investments and commercialization deals. Read more »

May 31, 2016

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Mia Love: America's soldiers are examples of exceptionalism

I can’t help but catch myself when I see stories about our troops leaving the homeland to deploy overseas. They’re heading into danger, uncertainty; into an uncomfortable lifestyle; and... Read more »

May 30, 2016

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Jay Evensen: On Second Thought

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

May 30, 2016

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Boyd Matheson: The true pursuit of happiness

Jefferson's and other early Americans' vision of the pursuit of happiness could only be achieved through virtue, discipline and service. But virtue, discipline and service are hardly the words we... Read more »

May 29, 2016

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Ralph Becker: Success in Salt Lake City and other cities — keys to our future

Gatherings of city officials, in my experience, feel exciting and hopeful, unlike the partisan rancor that is so prevalent in today’s national and state political scene. Read more »

May 29, 2016

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My view: Mitt Romney's Harry Potter moment: Holding out for a statesman

From George Washington’s denial to seek a third term of office onward, statesmen have properly denied the presidency when offered. Read more »

May 29, 2016

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My view: Character still matters in politics

For the first time in nearly 40 years of voting, I’m not choosing one of the party candidates for president. I will be writing in my vote for the person who best represents the character and... Read more »

May 29, 2016

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Michael Gerson: The Syrian fire will continue to burn

Over the last four years, America has largely been a bystander in the largest strategic and humanitarian disaster of our time: the collapse of sovereignty in Syria. Read more »

May 29, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: A dose of coldhearted realism is always welcome

How do you distinguish a foreign policy "idealist" from a "realist," an optimist from a pessimist? Ask one question: Do you believe in the arrow of history? Or to put it another way, do you think... Read more »

May 29, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Suggested statements for political warriors to bring buzz

Memorial Day weekend is the traditional kickoff for candidates in primary elections to focus with intensity on targeted voters, and for other campaigns to finalize their general election strategies... Read more »

May 29, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: The online lending scare

Could online lending cause the next financial crisis? While the odds seem overwhelmingly against it, the recent turmoil at LendingClub — a leading online lender — makes it hard not to... Read more »

May 29, 2016

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My view: The one thing that could solve America's problem with weight

Solving the weight-loss epidemic comes down to one thing: responsibility for self. Read more »

May 28, 2016

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John Florez: Have students become pawns for politicians?

Until parents and taxpayers elect leaders who understand our world, have a vision and provide a new organizational structure for public education, our children will continue to have a second-class... Read more »

May 28, 2016

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Arthur Cyr: North Korea’s leaders struggle to resist change

In March, the United Nations Security Council passed significantly strengthened sanctions against North Korea. Current dictator Kim Jong-un has publicly acknowledged economic challenges, a... Read more »

May 27, 2016

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George F. Will: Britain at the crossroads

Britain's June 23 vote regarding exit from the EU is the most important European vote since 1945. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Orrin Hatch: My meeting with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland

Especially given my personal affection for Judge Garland, I remain committed to thoughtful consideration of a nominee without the particular divisiveness of this campaign season further... Read more »

May 26, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Utah's election is clear as mud

Elections are among the most important functions a government performs. They must be fair and reliable, but they also should be easy to navigate. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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My view: A de-sexed society is a de-humanized society

Laws have no power to make reality go away, but they can change how people behave in response to reality. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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A. Scott Anderson: Sen. Bennett: Selfless service characterized his life

Sen. Bob Bennett’s passing truly does diminish us all. We should honor his legacy by following his example of service, of walking humbly, of loving mercy, of doing justly. That surely is... Read more »

May 26, 2016

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Michael Gerson: Conservatives' deal with the devil

Donald Trump attacked the Republican establishment as low-energy, cowering weaklings. Now Republican leaders are lining up to surrender to him — like low-energy, cowering weaklings. The... Read more »

May 26, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: Collective neurosis in Puerto Rico

“Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.” — Carl Jung. Puerto Rico is suffering from a collective neurosis. Government leaders everywhere must embrace the... Read more »

May 26, 2016

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My view: Waste, fraud in education hammering wages, economic growth

Fraud and wasted resources at America’s schools and universities are a big reason wages are sinking and growth is so slow. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Like it or not, politics and money go together

We all seem to hate the connection of money and politics, which is like hating the connection between fish and water. Try winning an election without money and you’ll end up flopping and... Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Richard Davis: Who needs to go to the bathroom

The Obama administration's draconian bathroom and locker room edict was wrong. But North Carolina state officials' reaction was also wrong. We need to find a balance rather than stand in partisan... Read more »

May 25, 2016

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John Hoffmire: Does aid work? Markets, big goals or both?

Efforts to aid the poor should become less of a public relations affair and take on a more scientific approach. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Derek B. Miller: Utah's economic development workhorse

Those on the EDCUtah team act as ambassadors for the state and its citizens, and no one is better at making that important first impression. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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On Second Thought: A lighthearted look at the news of the day

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Clinton’s campaign has turned into the political version of The Biggest Loser. Whatever she loses now, she’s sure to gain back in a few months. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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My view: Biggest reason for physician shortage

Most primary care physicians have been spending far more time looking at computer screens after seeing patients than in direct patient care. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Michael Gerson: The Dalai Lama's path to peace

The uniqueness of the Dalai Lama's voice in global debates is his emphasis on the inner life. He roots the pursuit of peace in a "calm mind" — and displays it. Read more »

May 22, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: The Olympic sinkhole

Once upon a time, hosting the Summer or Winter Olympics was considered a national trophy and global status symbol. Sure, costs were high, but with rapid economic growth, they seemed bearable. No more. Read more »

May 22, 2016

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Drew Clark: Will 2016 be the breakout year for the Libertarian Party?

This combination of two widely regarded former Republican governors — Gary Johnson of New Mexico and William Weld of Massachusetts — could elevate the Libertarian Party to an entirely... Read more »

May 22, 2016

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My view: The supergentrification of Sugar House

Many think the new high-rise buildings and proposed projects in the Sugar House area are leading to the destruction of the Sugar House village character. Read more »

May 22, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: The 'bathroom issue' and others affecting Utah elections

Spring seems to have finally arrived, bringing flowers, bright clothing … and new issues for politicos. We tiptoe through the political tulips. Read more »

May 22, 2016

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My view: Patriotic Millionaires urges Hatch to repeal the carried interest loophole

The Patriotic Millionaires believe we need a fairer tax system where those in positions of power cannot dictate policies for their benefit at the expense of most Americans. Read more »

May 22, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: Donald, Hillary and the Bernie factor

Among the abundant ironies of this election cycle, there is this: We are now in the eighth year of the most liberal administration since Lyndon Johnson's. Read more »

May 22, 2016

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John Florez: A father's heartbreaking letter

Take the time to celebrate the uniqueness of who you are, because it is only you who can define who you are, nobody else. Read more »

May 21, 2016

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My view: Has Utah's new election law created a culture for corruption?

The new law allows candidates to appear on the Republican primary election ballot, if they collect, or pay signature gatherers to collect, enough signatures to satisfy the law. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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My view: History of abolitionists teach us an important lesson

I found Sharon Haddock's May 13 review of the film "The Abolitionists" both discouraging and revealing. The reason this is both revealing and discouraging is that it rests on a false assumption of... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: Let us praise GDP

There is talk of making major revisions to the Gross National Product (GDP) calculation. Granted, GDP is not a good measure of economic well-being. But doing so has high risks. Let the GDP be the GDP. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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My View: What I learned about air pollution growing up in coal country

Due to recent lawsuits pointing fingers at coal-burning power plants for poor air quality, I reflected on what I learned about air pollution growing up with two coal-burning power plants nearby. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Why another Utah Olympics would be a loser

Despite its obvious advantages, I doubt a future Utah bid would be free from huge expenditures forced on it by the IOC. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Michael Gerson: The cycle of dehumanization

This is a vicious and dangerous cycle: Dehumanizing rhetoric, leading to distrust of government and law enforcement, contributing to tragedies that feed dehumanizing rhetoric. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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