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Drew Clark: 'Least dangerous branch' must follow principle, not pragmatism

A lack of articulation of constitutional principles makes it harder for judges to make decisions.

Drew Clark: Religious freedom is more than a right to speak and assemble

The defenders of religious freedom must confront the attitude, pervasive within the Obama administration, that religion takes place only within the walls of a church or synagogue. Read more »

Aug. 31, 2014

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In our opinion: Trouble on tap? Colleges turning to beer sales at football games

Cash-strapped colleges looking for increased revenues are turning to public beer sales at home football games. But it's a risky mix, with potential increases in disorderly conduct, underage... Read more »

Aug. 31, 2014

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Gabriel Roth: Get the government out of the road business altogether

The writer is addressing the question, “Should Congress allow states to use tolls rather than gas taxes to pay for interstate highway funding?” Read more »

Aug. 31, 2014

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Marc Scribner: Allow states to use tolls to fund highways

The writer is addressing the question, “Should Congress allow states to use tolls rather than gas taxes to pay for interstate highway funding?” Read more »

Aug. 31, 2014

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Thomas Perez: For a modern Labor Day — American apprenticeships

When you hear the word “apprenticeship” what comes to mind? Blacksmiths and candlestick makers? Ben Franklin apprenticed as a printer before opening a print shop of his own, and we are... Read more »

Aug. 31, 2014

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John Florez: School board — Take a deep breath, create a vision

The state school board needs to have a vision established before — not after — selecting a new superintendent. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Get the names right — or suffer Bridezilla's wrath

Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell begs, pleads and demands that women's first and last names get equal billings on invitations and other mailings. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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Equality in family life does not mean sameness

Equality in family life does not mean or demand sameness. And neither does happiness. Nowhere is that more clear than in research on women’s happiness in marriage. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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My view: Policy issues and strategies for Israeli-Palistinian peace

In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, three key policy angles are currently not being touched upon by decision-makers: military disproportionality, religion and peacemaking and political inclusion... Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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Charles Krauthammer: Solution to inversion is to lower corporate tax rates

The Obama administration is highly exercised about "inversion," the practice by which an American corporation acquires a foreign company and moves its headquarters out of the U.S. to benefit from... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Michael Gerson: State of Israel: History matters, or at least it should

Detached from its story, Israel is a quarrelsome, flawed democracy on the edge of the Mediterranean. But Israel is its story — the story of slavery, statehood, expulsion, scattering,... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Utahns support Common Core, even though they oppose it

Gov. Gary Herbert has ordered a review of Common Core. But if Utah does away with it, how will it accomplish all those things nearly everyone seems to want from the education system? Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Mary Barker: Our economic discourse tends to suffer from non sequiturs

Two common challenges stem from confusing the “level of analysis” in a conversation and mistaking arguments about policies with ones about people. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Dan Liljenquist: Islamic State terrorists and our national security

We must be determined, along with the other peoples of the world, to keep the Islamic State group from spreading, isolate it and eradicate it. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Constitutional commitments trump tribal mentality

Can Utah sustain a constitutional-based government, or revert to a tribal mentality of governing people? Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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George F. Will: Navy with a mission — Do Americans want U.S. power projected?

The Navy, with embarked Marines, is the primary instrument for the use of military power. The question, however, is: Do Americans, demoralized by squandered valor in Iraq and Afghanistan, want U.S.... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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School fees: Is Utah really family friendly?

I recognize the family values that so many Utahns uphold, and I’m grateful for the good people who provide education here. However, please don’t laud yourself as “family... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Lyft and Uber — The free market at work

Americans talk a lot about freedom, and many of them profess a healthy regard for the free market. But when the rubber meets the road, so to speak, it’s clear many of them really don’t... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Richard Davis: The State Board can do better than Lockhart, and should

In a state where the majority of the legislature is divided between those who are satisfied to neglect public education’s acute needs and those who would like to kill off public education... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Lois M. Collins: School start times are designed for everything but the kids we're trying to educate

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The American Academy of Pediatrics says we're starting school too early for teenagers to thrive. It's a simple fix, it says, but one that policymakers seem reluctant to take for a lot of reasons,... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: Do Democrats do it better? Nope

It's a Democratic campaign consultant's dream: a study from two respected academic economists concluding that, since the late 1940s, the economy has consistently performed better under Democratic... Read more »

Aug. 25, 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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