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Michael Gerson: Conservative success and the recovery of a conservative temperament

A party that is genuinely excited about conservative anti-poverty proposals, the child tax credit and other reforms — rather than impeachment and the abolition of modern government —... Read more »

July 11, 2014

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Taxpayers are big winners in TARP

TARP was, and still is, broadly misunderstood, and its positive outcome isn’t widely known. Most people don’t know that just this week, the largest remaining bank in TARP repaid its... Read more »

July 11, 2014

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David Blankenhorn: Legalizing casinos: Jobs have nothing to do with it

Whenever it comes to defending casinos and pushing for more of them, the theme of “jobs” is invariably front and center. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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The cost of attending college: Is it a need or a want?

Current discourse about student loan debt and the cost of a college education fail in my opinion to really help the student and their family decide how to best finance sending the student to a good... Read more »

July 10, 2014

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Charles Krauthammer: The immigration no-brainer: Come illegally, eventually be allowed to stay

The immigration nightmare will continue until the Central American exception is eliminated and the law is enforced. The only question is: How long until Obama is forced to do the obvious? Read more »

July 10, 2014

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Vote suppressors find alternative means to achieve objectives

While we no longer burn buses or torture activists, it may not be entirely because the country has changed, but rather because those who would suppress the vote have learned to achieve their... Read more »

July 10, 2014

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Dan Liljenquist: Fuel freedom: Fostering a new market for natural gas is clear win

I agree with and fully support Fuel Freedom’s efforts to foster a new market for natural-gas-based high-ethanol-blend fuel. Such a development would be a clear win for consumers, our... Read more »

July 10, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: The highway fuss: How much to spend is a judgment call

It's time for a primer on the Highway Trust Fund, which looms as the next battle in Congress' unending budget wars. Read more »

July 9, 2014

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My view: It is time for lawmakers to stop stalling with Medicaid

Can Utah’s legislature, in good conscience, continue to stall on this Medicaid? I ask that Speaker Lockhart, legislative leadership and the entire legislature address this issue in the prompt... Read more »

July 9, 2014

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Richard Davis: Is it time for another constitutional convention?

Overall, a second constitutional convention is worth serious consideration. Read more »

July 9, 2014

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My view: Veterans have to readjust to civilian life after war and service

By all accounts, veterans have the capacity and should be able to effectively retrain themselves to operate in an environment other than that which they were accustomed to being successful. Read more »

July 8, 2014

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Lois M. Collins: If what you see offends you, feel free to knock on the door

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Community no longer seems to extend next door or include a helping hand. It's too bad. Read more »

July 8, 2014

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Natalie Gochnour: Gail Miller would make a great governor

I’m confident Gov. Herbert, should he decide to run again, would continue to do a great job. I also think Gail Miller possesses many of the attributes we value in our elected leaders. Read more »

July 7, 2014

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My View: Using what we used to know to ensure healthy communities

Not one more dollar spent? A safer community? A commitment to what works means we must formally assess later whether the strategies worked. So we have to stay tuned. Read more »

July 7, 2014

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John Hoffmire: Why do countries with oil reserves often do worse than they should?

Imagine that you are online and all of the sudden you have the urge to participate in a lottery. A day later, you discover that you have won $100 million. You now have it made, right? Read more »

July 7, 2014

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Robert Bennett: Health care decisions should be left up to individuals

Change the tax law so that Hobby Lobby and every other employer can give its health care expenditures directly to its employees, tax free, empowering them to control their own money and pick their... Read more »

July 7, 2014

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My view: How the rule of law resolves differences among courts on marriage

With the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision on same-sex marriage, there is a now circuit split on this constitutional question. Eight years ago, the 8th Circuit Court upheld... Read more »

July 6, 2014

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My view: Brazilian families need to find more than protests and futbol

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In my lifetime, I've seen the family decline from the chief stabilizing influence in Brazilian society to a sad mockery of its former glory. This travesty must end if Brazil is ever to become the... Read more »

July 6, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Exploring ramifications of calling for a constitutional convention

Many state leaders are fed up with Congress and the federal government, but the only formal and binding tool they have to push back against federal encroachment is to call a constitutional convention. Read more »

July 6, 2014

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Is Utah really the best managed state? What would the poor say?

Gov. Gary Herbert and state legislative leaders tout Utah as the “best managed state” in the nation. The governor said the state’s strong economy is “the rising tide that... Read more »

July 6, 2014

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John Florez: Freedom is not a state of tranquility

What we often forget is that freedom is not a state of tranquility. The struggle for civil rights we won 50 years ago must be fought over and over again. Read more »

July 5, 2014

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Rodney K. Smith: The sacred right of religious conscience and the founding of America

In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., the Supreme Court recently upheld the right of religious conscience. Read more »

July 3, 2014

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My view: Coal plays important role in powering Utah

Powering American life and our economy with reliable and plentiful energy sources is a top priority for the state of Utah. Read more »

July 3, 2014

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Dan Liljenquist: President Obama has become a constitutional squatter

During his administration, President Obama has aggressively and unabashedly taken possession of legislative powers by refusing to enforce laws he disagrees with, by legislating through executive... Read more »

July 3, 2014

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A return to the three-fifths compromise

There are so many potential corporate entities to which we belong that by this logic it’s hard to see that the individual matters at all. Read more »

July 3, 2014

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