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Jay Evensen: Will President Obama ever visit Utah? Do we even care?

With Idaho checked off the list, the president now is only three states shy of visiting all 50 while in office.

Robert Bennett: Republicans are on party probation

If Republican Congress members are seen as grownups in the next two years and pass meaningful bills, their brand will help their nominee. If they are seen as squabbling children who fight with each... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015

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On second thought

A lighthearted look at current events. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015

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Drew Clark: At electronics show, humans and their technologies continue to evolve

The increasing size of smart phone screens has led to a world in which more people now read news, shop and engage with the Internet through a handheld device than through a computer. Soon we may... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Will this Congress be productive or dysfunctional?

Well, Congress is back in action, so keep a firm grip on your wallets. With Utah members in key leadership positions, will this Congress be productive or dysfunctional? Utahns apparently want... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2015

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John Florez: Our paths seldom cross in a nation divided by many factors

Our nation is becoming divided by income inequality between the 1 percent "haves" and the rest of us, and divided by zip codes. Our paths seldom cross. And our key "value" institutions have been... Read more »

Jan. 10, 2015

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My View: In Islam, the actions of terrorists are spiritually soul-destroying

Imam Muhammed S. Mehtar, the senior religious leader for Salt Lake City's largest Muslim organization, says the Islamic community utterly repudiates any type of violence. He invites all to come... Read more »

Jan. 9, 2015

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Michael Gerson: Freedoms of religion, expression include legal use of blasphemy

It is important … to separate this violent political ideology from the faith of Islam, which an overwhelming majority of adherents find to be a source of comfort and compassion. Read more »

Jan. 9, 2015

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David Blankenhorn: Avoid 'selective empathy' and 'feel into' both sides

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A common belief is society is divided into two mutually incompatible groups — the group of me and those like me who stand for truth and justice, and those not like me who stand for the... Read more »

Jan. 9, 2015

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A. Scott Anderson: 2015 — Trends to watch in the year ahead

Watch these in ’15: the economy, interest rates, consumer optimism, inflation, the Utah Legislature, the U.S. Congress. With a more responsible government and Utahns’ hard work and... Read more »

Jan. 9, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Could cable TV be coming unbundled?

Dish Network, HBO, CBS and others are showing how the Internet age, that disruptor that can’t be bargained with, might put an end to the way we pay for TV. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: No double-dipping return for state retirees

A proposed House bill could cost Utah taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars should a few thousand state retirees be allowed to "double dip" — to retire early and draw a pension while... Read more »

Jan. 8, 2015

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My view: Find joy in setting challenging goals

As you set goals for 2015, determine what you really want, then, make those goals your own. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2015

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George F. Will: History shows how human behavior changes along with climate

Human behavior did not cause this climate change. Instead, climate warming caused behavioral change (10 million mouths to feed became 30 million). Read more »

Jan. 7, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Europe’s faltering economy a result of high debts and low growth

With aging populations and generous welfare states, Europe is caught in a trap of high debts and low growth. The ultimate specter is of a write-down of some debts — default. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2015

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Jay Evensen: As another inversion creeps in, let's look for real solutions

The good news is you can fill up your car with pocket change. The bad news is cheap gas couldn't have come at a worse time in northern Utah. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2015

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Richard Davis: Take partisan politics out of AG's office

Attorney General Sean Reyes has announced he will wall himself off from defense of SB54 since he's a member of the governing committee of the state's Republican Party. It brings partisan politics... Read more »

Jan. 7, 2015

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My view: Utah students need better overall preparation for job future

The Utah public education system is broken. An 83 percent graduation rate is meaningless if the majority of graduates is not ready for a career or college. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2015

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My view: Scholars needed for climate debate

At stake are billions of dollars, countless jobs and, if activists are right, the fate of the global environment itself. Intellectuals have a moral duty to tackle this serious problem. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2015

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Lois M. Collins: New Congress, new opportunity to behave like statesmen, serve America

The seating of any new Congress provides an opportunity to change the tone of the national discussion and promote the wellbeing of the entire country. Too often, party politics on both sides dilute... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015

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My view: Threat of wood-burning regulations

I believe most people burn responsibly when weather conditions permit and do so with the certified clean burning (EPA-approved) equipment. For those who don’t have upgraded equipment or... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015

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Time to reset U.S. policy on international religious freedom

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By resetting our own resolve to positively encourage countries to protect international religious freedom ideals, a more nuanced national and foreign policy could advance our economies. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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DOMA, other landmark US Supreme Court rulings throughout history

In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court decided today that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, was unconstitutional. Because of this ruling, married same-sex couples should get the same... Read more »

June 24, 2013

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