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In our opinion: A Utah perspective on the DNC convention

Some will find Clinton's “stronger together” slogan appealing while others will point out less desirable elements.

Richard Davis: Is this election 1964 dèjá vu?

A cardinal difference between Donald Trump and Barry Goldwater is that partisanship is more intense today than it was in 1964 and the vast majority of Republicans who don’t like Trump will... Read more »

June 22, 2016

19 comments

A. Scott Anderson: Young entrepreneurs show future is in good hands

The scope and diversity of the student ideas were amazing. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Natalie Gochnour: Count My Vote victories

In 2016, many high quality candidates have accessed the ballot through signatures. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Letter: No mandate

A vote for Trump or Clinton is a vote for Trump or Clinton. A vote for someone else or a write in vote is a vote for someone else. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Peter Morici: UK should leave the EU

The U.K. would be better off voting to leave the European Union. To the extent the U.K. has thrived, it is because it has managed to opt-out of the most damaging elements of Brussels’... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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John Hoffmire: A statistical look at guns

A rational solution to mass shootings would be to recognize a citizen´s right to keep and bear arms and balance it with the part of the Declaration of Independence that recognizes the rights... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Johnson: Don't settle, Utah can do it better

I’ve traveled the state visiting thousands of Utahns. You have put me through a rigorous interview process. I’ve been tested by questions and inspired by stories and concerns. As you... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Herbert: Utah’s strong economy positions state for investments in long-term prosperity

In Utah we have proven that principled, conservative leadership and a willingness to work together create a high quality of life and true prosperity. It is my honor to serve you. I ask for your... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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On Second Thought: Hillary Clinton's deleted emails

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Hillary Clinton had a lot of embarrassing things in those emails she deleted from her days as secretary of state. At least, I have that on good authority... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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My view: Protecting and preserving breathable air

Foremost, Breathe Utah is actively interested in protecting and preserving breathable, healthy air. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Drew Clark: Net neutrality decision invites Congress to decide internet's future

A panel of appeals court judges agreed with the Obama administration that the FCC could impose net neutrality. Criticism of the decision could prod Congress into speaking more directly about... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: Trump is running as Trump, what a surprise!

Hillary Clinton is a lousy campaigner but her machine is infinitely larger and more skilled than any of Trump's 16 GOP competitors. More riskily, Trump is now going toe-to-toe with a sitting... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Michael Gerson: The party of Lincoln, RIP?

Without a passion for universal human dignity and worth — the commitment to a common good in which the powerless are valued — politics is a spoils system for the winners. It degenerates... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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My view: Dads matter – especially as they stay close to their children

My husband's nurturing instincts toward our infant daughter were so different from mine, I admit wondering what he was doing. I wasn't the only one who did not immediately recognize the value in... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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George Will: The price Paul Ryan has paid

Some say of Ryan's behavior that if he could not embrace Trump, he could not continue as speaker. But is Ryan, who was reluctant to become speaker, now more indispensable to the nation's civic... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Updating an old column to preserve print journalism

It’s time to update an old column in an effort to preserve print journalism, the First Amendment, the American Way, Utah’s oldest newspaper, lining for birdcages (with our photo as... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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John Florez: More money for education?

While money is important, the reality is public education’s governance structure has no accountability and no vision, and it's one in which no one is in charge, neither the governor, state... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Robyn Bagley: Let me introduce myself

As voters learn who I am and what I stand for, my hope is they will have confidence that I have what it takes to bring much more to the office of lieutenant governor here in our great state of Utah. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Spencer Cox: Gov. Herbert is experienced public servant Utahns want

Over the past two years I have seen Gov. Gary Herbert deal with challenge after challenge. He has spent his entire life building people, building businesses and building up the state of Utah. I... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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My view: We don't need BRT (Bus Rapid Transit)

The projected ridership for BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) is 12,900 per day. This number is over five times the current ridership on Route 830. This projection seems highly unlikely. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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My view: Each of us should make time to mourn and weep and grieve with the nation

A senseless act of terror has brought us to a crossroads of a vital dialogue on who we are and what we will become as Americans and as a nation. There will be a day to debate our differences and... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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My view: How to attract and keep the best teachers

If we really want to attract competent people to be long-term teachers, we will develop a system in which their knowledge and creativity can blossom and grow. People will line up to become teachers... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Why states should resist assisted suicide

If we step away from an ethic that holds life sacred and prohibits humans from ending it, we begin the dangerous task of assigning values to different manifestations of life. Quality, not sanctity,... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: The specter hanging over Clinton — a recession

With a fearful specter of a recession, what's a Clinton adviser to do? Well, maybe take the offense and blame all the uncertainty caused by Trump for companies' reluctance to hire and invest. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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My view: Q-and-A about snakes for summer

The good news is that most of Utah's 31 snake species are completely harmless. Only rattlesnakes are potentially dangerous to humans, and the Great Basin rattlesnake is the only venomous snake... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Greg Bell: Are we watching the death of the Republican Party?

With uncompromising ideologues hobbling the party’s attempt to enlarge the tent both nationally and in Utah, we can only watch with sadness and regret as the Grand Old Party stumbles, aged... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Misty K. Snow: Utah is ready and in desperate need of a senator like me

We cannot wait for others to give us equality. We have to claim equality for ourselves. I have the courage and fortitude to fight for economic prosperity and full equality under the law, and I will... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Jonathan Swinton: Washington needs a marriage counselor, and that’s what I am

We now live in a political world where respect, compromise, cooperation and civility are not only hard to come by, but are seen as weakness, selling out, or failure to stand one’s ground.... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: The burdens of a free society

It is both natural and proper for a society — still in shock over what happened and mourning for those lost — to re-evaluate, remediate and reorient, with the hope that future tragedies... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Jay Evensen: In Orlando, as in Salt Lake, answers are elusive

We may never understand how some humans can be so inhumane. That doesn’t make Orlando, Salt Lake City or any of the other mass-murder sites any less horrifying. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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My view: Ethical compensation: Executive salaries and minimum wage

Our best hope for a culture in which fair compensation is the norm is most likely to occur when we as individuals and organizations stop arguing about pay and start focusing on value. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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My view: SB54 makes politicians think they don't need rural Utah

Thanks to Senate Bill 54 (the Count My Vote pathway onto primary ballots) we will see fewer and fewer elected officials and candidates for office in our small towns. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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My view: Debt side story: Corruption and a big labor agenda define Obama's response to Puerto Rican debt crisis

The not-so Rich Port has accumulated debt of $73 billion — a crushing 70 percent of its annual GDP — much of it owed to bondholders who, curiously, want their money back. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Richard Davis: It’s about time for a woman to be a major party presidential nominee

Hillary Clinton’s victory reflects on how far we have come as a nation. It is a time to be grateful that women are beginning to receive the “voice and representation” they have... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Patricia Jones: A nursery song as a metaphor of life

A familiar nursery song provides a powerful metaphor of life for new graduates. As one prepares to row, gently downstream, do it merrily and with a forward vision. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Lois M. Collins: Lessons from a good dad: The subject he taught was 'heart'

My dad knew all about STEM subjects, but the lessons he taught were the "heart" subjects: responsibility, caring, hard work, kindness and fun. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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My view: May it forever wave, I'm your American flag

I’ve been to the moon. I’ve been burned. But more often I’m honored. I’m your American flag. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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John Hoffmire: Human trafficking: The economics and the disgust

Human trafficking happens when a person is coerced to move from one place to another in order to work for nothing (or close to it). The conditions are often dangerous and exploitive and many... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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On Second Thought: The Whopperito may make America great again

A lighthearted look at news of the day. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Donald Trump’s verbal attack on a judge of Hispanic descent was a “textbook definition” of racism. I’m... Read more »

June 13, 2016

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My View: Unified Native support for Bears Ears National Monument

For the first time in U.S. history, we as Native American people are invoking the Antiquities Act to protect our sacred sites for future generations. We are asking President Obama to create the... Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Orrin Hatch: Muhammad Ali had many facets of greatness

The close friendship Ali and I developed over the course of three decades was puzzling to some, especially those who saw only our differences. But where others perceived difference, Ali and I found... Read more »

June 12, 2016

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Chia-Chi Teng: Government is too big and spends too much

I am the candidate who will always hold the line on spending and fight for fewer laws and less regulation. I’m pro-life and pro-second amendment. I’ll vote to repeal Obamacare and fight... Read more »

June 12, 2016

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Jason Chaffetz: Fighting for what is right

It has been an honor and a privilege to serve in the United States Congress. I am more fired up now than ever. We have great things ahead of us if we can continue to fight tirelessly. I ask for... Read more »

June 12, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: In the matter of Paul Ryan

So whom do the Republicans put up? They had 17 candidates. Any of a dozen could have taken down the near-fatally weak Clinton, unloved, untrusted, living under the shadow of an FBI investigation. Read more »

June 12, 2016

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Drew Clark: Modeling the internet's future through private use of open networks

Disaggregating the government and competitive functions of services like high-speed broadband internet services can help us think more clearly about the pros and cons of sometimes controversial... Read more »

June 12, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Wrestling with old and familiar topics in politics

Daydreaming aside, the two terribly flawed candidates at the top of the ticket are simply going to cancel each other out as far as any impact on Utah races. Read more »

June 12, 2016

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John Florez: A loss of confidence in our institutions

Keeping our governmental institutions responsive to current needs is a difficult challenge. This year we have the opportunity to elect leaders who will renew our governmental institutions and... Read more »

June 11, 2016

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My view: Why Utahns shouldn't sit out on voting in this election

Faced with the prospect of voting for Clinton or Trump, many Utah voters are considering either sitting this one out or voting for a third-party candidate. Read more »

June 10, 2016

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My view: Herbert vs. Johnson: Substance over sound bites

I have seen this administration work, and know that Gov. Gary Herbert and Lt. Governor Cox are doing a remarkable job and that they have a strong vision for Utah’s future. Read more »

June 10, 2016

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Jake Garn: Sen. Hatch continues to serve Utah well

Hatch and his office have recently been the target of a smear campaign void of facts. Resorting to underhanded, demonstrably false attacks on one of Utah’s outstanding public servants is... Read more »

June 10, 2016

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