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Mary Barker: Calling the privileged to a greater good

Being privileged is a social position, one that is important in the pursuit of justice and the greater good. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Extremism in defense of re-election

Forty-eight members of the Democratic caucus attempted to amend the Bill of Rights. They tried to shrink First Amendment protection of political speech. They evidently think extremism in defense of... Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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Mary Barker: The Romney I may have voted for

Mitt Romney’s father, George, former governor of Michigan and Republican presidential candidate, represents a kind of politician that we would do well to foster today. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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Richard Davis: Income inequality personified: The case of George and Mitt

Tax cuts have been most beneficial to the rich and have contributed to a greater inequality in the U.S. today than existed 50 years ago. No wonder many in the middle class feel further and further... Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Despite deficits, Postmaster General an 'eternal optimist'

In a visit to my office Tuesday, Patrick Donahoe said he sees his operation being debt-free by 2017 or ’18, with a completely new fleet and an updated “sorting infrastructure.” Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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My view: Baseball comparison for economics strikes out

A recent op-ed piece by columnist Mary Barker comparing baseball's economic changes to that of the public's is wrong on the facts and wrong on the economics. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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The top of my do-over list includes showing my ears a little love — or at least some respect

Sitting on an old stump in a canyon recently, I listened with joy to the warble of a bird and the babble of the creek. There are worse remnants of hearing to have left, but I miss the unamplified... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Randy Shumway: Setting our sights on education

Investing in America’s future workforce is the most viable long-term strategy for helping us emerge from financial crisis and for laying the long-term foundation for a strong, competitive... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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My view: How Hollywood got it wrong and its effect on Ferguson

The prosecuting attorney in the Ferguson shooting case has an apparent conflict of interest with extensive family ties to the St. Louis Police Department. A recent TV drama showed the same conflict... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Catherine Rampell: Congress' whopper of a mess

A byzantine, loophole-riddled, high-statutory-rate tax code encourages companies to construct byzantine, Rube-Goldberg-like tax strategies to minimize their tax burdens. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Michael Gerson: It's time to carry the fight to the enemy

I don't really care what Obama calls the global campaign against this enemy, as long as he is truly determined to "defeat 'em." Though it would be helpful to remind Americans: We fight 'em there,... Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Robert Bennett: Will Republicans hold House, regain Senate this fall?

The strong consensus is that Republicans will hold the House and narrowly take control of the Senate, for the following reasons offered by former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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John Hoffmire: Understanding the harsh realities of child slavery in Africa

We all know poverty wreaks havoc on families, but rarely do we see the corrosive effects extreme poverty has on even the strongest of bonds, such as those between parents and children. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Henri Sisneros: Ferguson incident: It is unwise to draw hasty conclusions

We should question those who have already decided what happened in Ferguson. They know what we know — and that is only what has been reported. It usually takes investigation by agents,... Read more »

Sept. 7, 2014

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Drew Clark: Lesson learned from the mountaintop of Timpanogos

The way mountains are like sacred spaces is the way that seeing things from such a high vantage point enables one to better comprehend the terrain below. Read more »

Sept. 7, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: A potpourri of political questions as summer ends

As summer ends, a potpourri of political questions are rattling around in our heads. Read more »

Sept. 7, 2014

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John Florez: UTA suffers oversight fatigue

The main problem is that politicians seem to have now compromised UTA’s original mission — moving people — and allowed it to become more of a private developer’s... Read more »

Sept. 6, 2014

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Derek B. Miller: Economic growth, despite the recession, put Utah on the map

Utah has made a name for itself on the national economic stage because of our successful navigation of the Great Recession. Now it’s time to do the same on a global scale. Read more »

Sept. 5, 2014

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Natalie Gochnour: Elevating the stature of a woman's voice

We should all — men and women alike — be asking ourselves, what is it going to take to elevate the stature of a woman’s voice in this state? What do we need to do right now to... Read more »

Sept. 5, 2014

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Michael Gerson: Nature's out to kill us

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa demands directness: We are about to witness a human catastrophe that could destroy large portions of a continent and pose a global threat. And the response of the... Read more »

Sept. 5, 2014

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Greg Bell: Utahns revere the Constitution — except in zoning

While Utahns revere the Constitution, individuals, entities and municipalities often ignore or violate property rights. Read more »

Sept. 5, 2014

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Orrin Hatch: It's time to fix the United States Senate

Most observers agree: the United States Senate has become dysfunctional — and the public’s perception matches the political reality. The Senate’s essential role in our... Read more »

Sept. 3, 2014

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Henri Sisneros: Prosecution process: Why district attorneys are prosecuting state officials

With attention focused on charges filed by Salt Lake D.A. Sim Gill and Davis County D.A. Troy Rawlings against Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow, understanding how prosecutors make charging decisions... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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