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Mike Lee: Commending Utah’s academy nominees

The journey demands strong moral character — leadership, courage and self-discipline.

Lois M. Collins: Daughter's dilemma: The other woman's mom abused mine, but what was she supposed to do?

In the Alzheimer's unit, families face a lot of challenges -- and not all of them can be solved very well, despite good intentions and lots of love. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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John Hoffmire: The wealthiest 1,000: How they made their money and why can't we do the same?

How did these people get to be so wealthy? It is clear that there was a huge amount of hard work, discipline, clear goals, ambition and guts. But is that enough to get into the billion-dollar club? Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Orrin Hatch: A tribute to Sen. Bob Bennett

In Congress, Senator Bennett was widely revered as a wise and thoughtful leader committed to finding innovative solutions to the most difficult challenges of the day. Read more »

May 16, 2016

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My view: Trump and the lack of manners

If voters become polarized, then politicians will too. And if citizens themselves are crass, political figures will be crass as well. Read more »

May 16, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: Yes we can work longer

"Can Americans work longer?" is a needed debate, but one we are not having. Changing the eligibility age for retirement relates to the larger issue of how much the government should support... Read more »

May 15, 2016

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Drew Clark: Protecting Klingon language by copyright creates a philosophical puzzle

The fan film Axanar builds off the infrastructure of another's creativity. Yet it boldly goes beyond the original author's storyline. The parable of Axanar shows the need to restore balance to the... Read more »

May 15, 2016

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Lane Beattie: Pro-business legislature allows our business community to thrive

I am unabashed in my admiration for those who serve and sacrifice to make our state a better place to live, work and play. Read more »

May 15, 2016

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Arthur Cyr: New evidence regarding Ukraine air tragedy

Sloppy treatment of both the human remains and the aircraft wreckage confirm that committed thugs and killers cannot be trusted to carry out either humane or forensic tasks. We already knew that. Read more »

May 15, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Bears Ears, Donald Trump and a rocky start

Trump is going to win the Republican nomination fair and square. He got the votes and won the delegates. But, personally, I feel no need to jump on the Trump bandwagon just because he’s the... Read more »

May 15, 2016

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Boyd Matheson: Don't miss the moment trying to capture it

Before we attempt to focus the lens of a camera or phone we should ask ourselves if our focus and attention should be on something more significant. Read more »

May 15, 2016

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John Florez: The U’s silent spring

Has the University of Utah's handling of the Terry Tempest Williams controversy lost it the moral high ground it once held? Read more »

May 14, 2016

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My view: Millennials shouldn't gamble their wealth on their health

Gambling with one's financial health by remaining uninsured is almost always a losing bet. An unexpected, uninsured trip to the hospital can result in financial ruin. Read more »

May 13, 2016

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My view: Immigrants vs. natives: the ultimate competition?

The advantages to allowing immigrants are many, and the problems often associated with them are blown out of proportion. Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Arthur Cyr: Petroleum power is shifting our way

The days when global oil production was symbolized by Arab states are gone, and important contemporary events confirm a new reality. Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: The stubborn tax gap

The difference between what Americans pay in taxes and what they actually owed for the years 2008 to 2010 (the IRS's latest data), amounts to a huge annual gap averaging $458 billion per year. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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George F. Will: The misadventures of Fannie and Freddie

The two federally chartered but privately owned GSEs, which guarantee 80 percent of American mortgages, were created because Washington wanted to engineer — what could go wrong? — more... Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Americans embrace marijuana blindly

The least we can do is encourage the kinds of rigorous scientific studies to tell us what we are unleashing. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: The pathway forward for Puerto Rico

I am pleased to see that Congress has refused to bail out Puerto Rico. A bailout is not the answer. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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A. Scott Anderson: Utah's rich history of innovation and entrepreneurship

Thankfully, Utah has a long tradition of innovation and entrepreneurship, and the focus continues. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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My view: Am I the GOP's worst nightmare?

Over 50 years, I have never voted for a Democrat for president, but this year I will not vote Republican, and I will not waste my vote on a wish-upon-a-star write-in. I will vote for Hillary... Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Utah rains can be deceiving, and did you leave the GOP to protest Trump?

You may be interested in scanning some of the issues Utah’s currents are carrying downstream this spring. Here’s a sampling from my files: Read more »

May 11, 2016

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Ralph Hancock: After the culture wars

The moral authority that the Supreme Court gained a half century ago through its role in advancing racial justice seems to have given it carte blanche to dictate “progress” in whatever... Read more »

May 11, 2016

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My view: Reggie Miller and a strengths-based approach to education reform

Every parent knows no two children’s strengths and personalities are alike. It’s time our education system more fully reflected this reality by adopting a truly balanced approach to... Read more »

May 11, 2016

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Richard Davis: Judge Garland deserves the Senate's respect and action

The mantra of many Senate Republicans is that the next president should choose the nominee. But the president has done his job by nominating Garland. Read more »

May 11, 2016

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John Hoffmire: Why do customer service reps often make you feel as if they have been taught to say sorry and do nothing else?

When a caller feels the customer service representative doesn’t care, this feeling often becomes more important than the original problem. The harsh reality is that the customer service... Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Drew Clark: The 10 problems with electing a presidential candidate like Trump or Clinton

In 2012, with the choice between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama for president, America couldn't go wrong. In 2016, it looks as if America can't go right. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Ted Cruz was forced to drop out of the presidential race last week after his running mate, Carly Fiorina, apparently fell through a wormhole into another... Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Patients need safe and legal access

I know personally and from scientific research that cannabis can be effective in treating a host of illnesses, from multiple sclerosis, to cancer, to PTSD. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Our incivility comes with a price

Mother’s Day should be a reminder of what many of our mothers taught us, which is to be polite, high-minded and slow to anger. As with a lot of the wisdom from our elders, that one was more... Read more »

May 8, 2016

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Paul Edwards: In an election with the most disliked candidates: Miranda for president?

Whenever America has faced a national identity crisis, we have been best served by those who sought inspiration from our founding in order to recapture for a confused and troubled generation the... Read more »

May 8, 2016

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My view: Good women and the 'grandmother hypothesis'

On this Mother’s Day, I would like to toast good women: “May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” And, may we appreciate them. Read more »

May 8, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: The earthquake and the aftermath

If insufficient resistance to Obama's liberalism created this sense of betrayal, why in a field of 17 did Republican voters choose the least conservative candidate? Read more »

May 8, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Unpopular politicians and Clinton's chances in Utah

I think the Trump groupies seeking a political savior will likewise be disappointed, either because Clinton thumps him in November or because he turns out to be a really terrible president. Read more »

May 8, 2016

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My view: The federal coal moratorium — Politics masquerading as policy

A moratorium on federal coal would deprive U.S. taxpayers of billions of dollars in revenue. Read more »

May 7, 2016

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John Florez: Mother taught me how to live

When we moved into a “real house,” there was no heating or indoor toilet, and the kitchen sink had only cold water. My mother, however, was in heaven because she had a yard where she... Read more »

May 7, 2016

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Peter Morici: The Fed should focus on inflation

The Fed has done all it can to stimulate economic recovery, and normalizing rates by gradually raising the bench market federal funds rate is the best policy course. Read more »

May 6, 2016

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My view: The cost-cutting scheme that moved Medicare backward

The government claims the current reimbursement formula encourages doctors to use expensive medications even when cheaper ones will be just as effective. Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Greg Bell: The conservative philosophy is under attack everywhere

Conservatism is not dead, though a hundred columnists pronounce it so. True conservatism cannot die, though the multitudes forsake it. Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Natalie Gochnour: Engagement is the right path for US-Cuba relations

I’m no fan of Cuban human rights violations, limited freedoms and other flaws. But 60 years of U.S. economic and demographic isolation is enough. Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: Britain flirts with economic insanity

Having Britain stay in the EU would be better for the United States, which doesn't need a major ally — Britain — to go delusional. Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: Puerto Rico is bankrupt

Puerto Rico has at least a $2 billion budget deficit this year that it cannot close. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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My view: The Youth PROMISE Act shifts focus to proactive

The growing costs of juvenile incarceration rates in recent years has prompted policymakers evaluate other means to combat crime than imprisonment. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Morici: Stagnant Wages: Americans Can’t or Won’t Compete?

Whether due to workers in Asia or ever smarter machines, Americans must up their game — in terms of employment we are willing to accept and what we expect from schools and students — if... Read more »

May 5, 2016

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George F. Will: What happens in Puerto Rico won't stay there

Puerto Rico's troubles will benefit America if the bond market, sobered by a demonstration that government bonds can be risky, becomes a restraint on state legislatures by raising the cost of... Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Utah's air pollution problems defy simple solutions from Washington

We need a law that takes a more holistic approach to the problem. We need more studies to determine all the factors that pollute the air. We probably should bring other nations to the table, as well. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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My view: Good riddance to Obama's failing co-ops

Lawmakers should shut down the remaining co-ops and cut taxpayers' losses before they get any worse. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Richard Davis: Our campaign finance system promotes the wrong values

Whether we have candidates who must beg others for cash or candidates who are woefully distant from the average American, our system is reinforcing the wrong values. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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My view: Bringing education freedom to Native Americans

Native American students are being left behind in great numbers. This minority population is at the highest risk of any group in the nation of not receiving a proper education. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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John Hoffmire: Closing the gap between indigenous people and other in Australia

For one of the first times, there appears to be a real desire to engage with the indigenous people to collaboratively look at addressing these problems. But history suggests rhetoric is easy,... Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: What's the real gender pay gap?

Rather than the oft-quoted 79 percent, a more accurate gender pay gap ratio is closer to 92 percent. Even the remaining gap of eight percentage points may not stem fully from discrimination. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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