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Arthur Cyr: US presidential politics reflects wider society for better, worse

Every presidential election begins to reflect the values and attitude of the American people.

John Hoffmire: Uber and the growing sharing ecomony

Uber’s takeover of the “I need a ride” industry can be compared to Amazon’s takeover of the “I want to buy something” industry. Some love it, some hate it, but... Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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George F. Will: Creationists of the secular kind and the mystery of the pencil

Behind a pencil stand millions of cooperating people, but no mastermind. Which is why worshipers in the church of government, the source of top-down authority, disparage a free society's genius for... Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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My view: A professor’s message for Christmas and the new year

It’s time to put aside your troubles and celebrate. By this century’s end, continued progress could put much of economics — the study of scarcity — out of business. And... Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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Kirk Jowers: Hail to the chiefs

Millions of gallons of ink are spilled each day covering our elected officials, but barely a drop is allotted to their respective chiefs of staff. Nevertheless, chiefs play a vital role in the... Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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Racial preferences and productive debate

Last week, the Supreme Court again heard oral arguments about racial considerations in university admissions. Read more »

Dec. 27, 2015

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Sen. Orrin Hatch and Brad Smith: The Every Student Succeeds Act: Leaving the old law behind

No Child Left Behind was a setback for Utah. That’s why we supported the opportunity to scrap No Child Left Behind and give Utahns a fresh start with the Every Student Succeeds Act. Read more »

Dec. 27, 2015

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Drew Clark: Top 10 newsiest stories in 2015

In some ways, Utah has never been more integrated into the United States than it is right now. But in other key respects, Utah stands apart from the crowd. This dual perspective frames my "top 10"... Read more »

Dec. 27, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Santa discloses the wish-lists of some prominent politicos

Poor Santa. Every year he is inundated by billions of requests for Christmas largesse. He tries to accommodate everyone, but is getting irritated with politicians and their demands. Read more »

Dec. 27, 2015

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Syrian refugees: The children deserve better

The Syrian refugees are in need of our help, especially the children. Think of the children and what you can do to help them. Read more »

Dec. 27, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Time for another assault on America's stubborn poverty

Should we fight the "war on poverty" all over again? Well, yes. That's the recommendation of a group of liberal and conservative poverty scholars, who spent months discussing and arguing to see if... Read more »

Dec. 26, 2015

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A conservative party jeopardized by Trump

In 2016, a Trump nomination would not just mean another Democratic presidency. It would mean the loss of what Taft and then Goldwater made possible — a conservative party as a constant... Read more »

Dec. 26, 2015

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My view: Article V movement is a product of government overreach, not people’s ignorance

Americans are well-represented by those attempting to implement an Article V convention. Read more »

Dec. 26, 2015

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A. Scott Anderson: Christmas values are society's foundation

As we celebrate Christmas today, it’s worth contemplating how the basic values taught by Jesus and found in every world religion are essential for our country to flourish. Read more »

Dec. 26, 2015

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John Florez: New Year's, time to count blessings

New Year's is a good time to reflect and count our blessings. The traditions our parents may have passed on to us make us realize the blessings we have. Read more »

Dec. 25, 2015

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Michael Gerson: A God, secretly revealed as love, is on our side

This, despite all our fears and doubts, is Christmas: a God secretly revealed as love. Read more »

Dec. 25, 2015

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Looking for St. Nick and finding him

Adult Christmases, I have found, are more complex. We find ourselves stressing over … well … everything. We stress over finding the perfect gifts. We stress over squeezing everything in... Read more »

Dec. 25, 2015

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David Blankenhorn: The life of A.J. Muste and trying to be a better Christian

I’m not a very good Christian, but I wish I was a better one, and toward that end I’ve been studying the life of A.J. Muste. Read more »

Dec. 25, 2015

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U.S. must lead climate efforts by pricing carbon

After the Paris climate talks, the U.S. must lead when it comes to climate change. One of the best ways to do this is with carbon pricing. Read more »

Dec. 24, 2015

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Kathleen Parker: What we can't have here is a failure to communicate

We aren't at war against Islam, both President Obama and President Bush have said, but against an ideology built on distortions (or medieval-minded interpretations) of the Islamic religion. Read more »

Dec. 24, 2015

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Peace and war at Christmas

This Christmas season is also the anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, the largest land battle in the history of the United States. On Dec. 16, 1944, Nazi Germany launched an offensive through... Read more »

Dec. 24, 2015

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Richard Davis: The message of Christmas today

Jesus doesn't fit the profile of the famous people whose birthdays we commonly celebrate. So why do we celebrate his birth over 2,000 years ago? It is because the things he taught can potentially... Read more »

Dec. 23, 2015

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Refugees need our kindness, not our fear

A refugee mother recently asked if she was going to have to leave her new home in Utah and return to the land she fled. When this was shared with me, I was saddened for a number of reasons. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: How Trump does it: the politics of self-esteem

Welcome to "the politics of self-esteem." By this, I mean that increasing numbers of people, on both the right and left and most with good intentions, have become politically engaged because it... Read more »

Dec. 23, 2015

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Derek B. Miller: Syrian refugees need to be integrated, not isolated

Refugees need to be integrated, not isolated, and Utahns have the compassion and capacity to make it happen. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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John Hoffmire: Aiding the last mile — a good bet on health for Africa

Last Mile Health has sought to bridge the gap between health facilities and remote communities by bringing critical services to the doorsteps of people living in places that are more than five... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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Winter weather critical time for community support

The Road Home and its community partners serve as a lifeline for the children and adults who are experiencing homelessness during the sometimes life-threatening winter along the Wasatch Front. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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Jay Evensen: On Second Thought

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

Dec. 21, 2015

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My view: Clean power plan means prosperity for Utahns

The historic COP21 agreement is great for the planet, and it is important to remember that having clean power does not mean that the economy has to suffer. On the contrary, we can have a robust... Read more »

Dec. 21, 2015

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My view: Utah needs to use new technologies to get cleaner buildings and air

Utah buildings should include the newest and most efficient technologies to minimize energy use and limit pollution. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2015

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My view: New Harvard study is wrong: The American dream is far from dead

The American dream is more alive than it’s ever been, and it’s not going to die anytime soon. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2015

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Charles Krauthammer: Legacy or bust

Last Saturday, Barack Obama gained the second jewel in his foreign policy triple crown: the Paris climate accord. It follows his Iran nuclear deal and awaits but the closing of Guantanamo to... Read more »

Dec. 20, 2015

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George Will: Another false 'turning point' on climate change

History, on the "right side" of which Barack Obama endeavors to keep us, has a sense of whimsy. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Pontificating on the possibility of running out of party ice

It’s the last days of Christmas shopping. But instead of fighting the crowds, we’re spending time pontificating on politics. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2015

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Michael Gerson: Options for conservatives have never been so clearly defined: reaction or reform

Donald Trump — who knows something about crude and offensive imitations — has now taken to calling himself an "evangelical." Read more »

Dec. 20, 2015

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Kathleen Parker: When Hillary's about, the Donald comes out

Gee, wonder what Hillary Clinton has been up to? If you haven't heard much about her lately, it's because Clinton news has been as scarce as winter weather on the Eastern seaboard. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2015

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John Florez: Las Posadas — room at the inn

Rather than turning inward, Americans have always reached out to those in need. And while Americans may not re-enact Las Posadas at this time of the year, our feelings are seen in our love and... Read more »

Dec. 19, 2015

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My view: Where have all the conscious consumers gone?

Be a conscious consumer when the time comes to purchase a vehicle to help clean the air for you, your family and those around you. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2015

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Greg Bell: Lighten your load: Rid yourself of grudges

To some degree most of us carry grudges, big or little. Here’s the thing about bearing grudges: “Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die,”... Read more »

Dec. 18, 2015

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Natalie Gochnour: Celebrate and sing praise for a better future

Next week the Christian world will celebrate Christmas. I write this column from a Christian perspective with the hope that people from all faith traditions will benefit. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Utah's unskilled workforce looms as a problem

One lesson in all this is that real progress takes hard work and innovation. Another is that no one should expect Utah’s impressive economic performance to continue without considerable effort. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Startup slump shows companies may be reluctant to invest in future

Studies have shown that, despite the success of firms like Facebook, the number of startups has dropped sharply, from about 13 percent of all firms in the late 1980s to about 8 percent in 2011. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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Trump’s fear-mongering threatens Republican Party

Trump gets away with what he says precisely because he is not sincere. It isn’t accidental. We are being played. And what he is selling is fear, not security. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: Trump the chaos candidate

I, like many other Republicans, am frustrated with the political establishment in Washington. This country is heading in the wrong direction, and we need a president who can lead us in an entirely... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Sometimes, the Christmas spirit makes us uncomfortable

We’re good at recognizing rationalizations when they involve big things. But where along the spectrum of price does rationalization go from trivial to dishonest and finally to absurd? Read more »

Dec. 16, 2015

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Richard Davis: The attorney general's office has something to hide?

The arrogance of power rears its ugly head once again. This is not an uncommon occurrence when power is concentrated in a small group of hands. And it is happening in Utah government right now. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2015

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Kathleen Parker: Women in combat put fellow male soldiers at risk

Crickets. This was the sound of America reacting to news earlier this month that all military positions, including ground combat, will be opened to women. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Another view on generational conflict: Do the elderly shortchange the young?

Comes now economist Gary Burtless of the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank, with another view of government spending on the elderly. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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Strong economy means diversity

The state of Utah, particularly eastern Utah, is best served by striking a balance between protecting public lands and facilitating development. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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Lois M. Collins: Too old for Santa, but not ready to be left out of Christmas giving

Santa ignores them. Programs typically don't include them. So when the adults in their lives don't have the resources to give, they simply get left out during the holidays. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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What Will Your Kids Study on Bill of Rights Day?

The Bill of Rights was ratified on Dec. 15, 1791 and it is important that students understand the importance of the rights Americans receive from these first 10 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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