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My view: Climate predictions — Doomsday pollution cuts

When it comes to programs that promise to clean our air, there’s one thing you can count on: Every time safeguards are announced, industry screams that they will doom the American economy and... Read more »

July 2, 2014

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Hannah C. Smith: Beyond Hobby Lobby, the government's war on nuns rages

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Last Monday, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby in favor of arts-and-crafts chain Hobby Lobby in its challenge to a government rule under the Religious Freedom... Read more »

July 2, 2014

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Richard Davis: The struggle for promoting civil rights continues

Today is a day to remember how far the nation has advanced in promoting the civil rights of all. The Civil Rights Acts of 1964 was a major cause. But we also need to realize that the struggle for... Read more »

July 2, 2014

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My view: Firework celebrations should be encouraged as they bring together Americans

Fireworks are a very visible and great audible reminder that we are Americans and that we got to where we are by reducing divisiveness, polarization and lowering the barriers to working together... Read more »

July 1, 2014

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Michael Gerson: Global aggression — American leadership is irreplaceable

President Obama is now likely to face some very difficult choices, even if an Iraqi unity government takes shape. There is little doubt that delay has weakened America's overall position (and the... Read more »

June 30, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: As a tool for influencing the economy, is business cycle outdated?

The story sketched by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is rich in irony: Governments' past success in stabilizing the economy in the short run created, by encouraging too much debt,... Read more »

June 30, 2014

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John Hoffmire: How do we think about poverty?

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Is it possible to eradicate poverty? The answer to this question seems to have become more and more optimistic over the past several decades. Read more »

June 30, 2014

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Robert Bennett: 'You never really know what's going to happen in politics'

Thad Cochran's victory in Mississippi has shown us that you never really know what's going to happen in politics. That is doubly true when the game starts to be played with a new set of rules. Read more »

June 30, 2014

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On second thought

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

June 30, 2014

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Drew Clark: Utah is an urban oasis that helps build value for middle class

Of all the states in the country, Utah is the eighth-most urban. About nine percent of the population lives in open country or in cities of less than 2,500. That puts us in the company of... Read more »

June 29, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Is America in decline or are her best days ahead?

We celebrate America’s 238th birthday this Friday — facing a sluggish economy, dysfunction at the highest levels of government, and numerous foreign policy challenges. Some say America... Read more »

June 29, 2014

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Thomas Perez: We need to lead on paid leave throughout the nation

A great country shouldn’t force people into wrenching choices between the job they need and the family they love. Read more »

June 29, 2014

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10th Circuit Court ruling: Reasonable people can have good-faith disagreements

As Utah prepares to appeal the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision invalidating Utah’s Amendment 3, there are important aspects of Wednesday’s ruling worth considering... Read more »

June 29, 2014

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James Jay Carafano: Americans will be personae non gratae in Middle East for decades

In answering the question "Has U.S. influence in the Middle East been hurt?", the writer contends, "The administration’s insistence on pursuing the same, failed strategies makes it difficult... Read more »

June 29, 2014

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George Bisharat: Ending costly bloodletting will earn Obama kudos from Arabs

In answering the question "Has U.S. influence in the Mideast been hurt?" writer says we must realize that shifts that have been convulsing the Arab world reflect forces beyond our control and... Read more »

June 29, 2014

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Letter: Smart climate

A market-based, revenue-neutral carbon tax that returns all proceeds to households would effect the needed reductions in emissions and move us to a clean-energy economy with minimum disruption. Read more »

June 28, 2014

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John Florez: School boards don't do takeaways

The late U.S. Sen. S.I. Hayakawa had it right when he said that in government you don't need to know how to do takeaways, because you only do addition. It seems the same holds true for Utah state... Read more »

June 28, 2014

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Celebrate nation's birth by engaging in political process

The best way to honor our Founding Fathers is to participate in our political process, learn about candidates, attend neighborhood caucus meetings, volunteer in campaigns, vote in all elections,... Read more »

June 27, 2014

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David Blankenhorn: Where to start with Iraq: We need to find our grounding

The current crisis in Iraq is so messy, and all of its likely outcomes so tragic, that it’s hard to know what or even how to think about it. So let’s start with first principles, to get... Read more »

June 27, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Could Massachusetts lead nation away from gambling?

Perhaps the biggest issue facing Massachusetts’ voters this November will be a citizens’ initiative to repeal the state’s 2011 casino gambling law before it has a chance to lay... Read more »

June 26, 2014

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My view: Seeing a snake is often a good thing

Snakes have been the victims of malice and misinformation for centuries, so when rattlesnakes appear in residential areas, people are naturally concerned. Read more »

Aug. 9, 2013

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Hannah C. Smith: High court set to hear religious liberty case

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During its opening week of the term, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in what some deem the most important religious liberty case in decades — Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Church... Read more »

Sept. 29, 2011

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