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Letter: Nothing is 'free'

Bernie Sanders will be the death of the American workforce if he is elected. Read more »

8 hours ago

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Letter: Citizens have a duty

I urge my fellow Americans to think clearly and perform their civic duty Read more »

8 hours ago

7 comments

In our opinion: Finding – not forcing – a balance for transgender rights

We believe in fairness for all. We believe if people of goodwill come together in the crucible of democratic processes, they will forge thoughtfully tailored and lasting solutions for the dignity... Read more »

16 hours ago

60 comments

On Second Thought: A lighthearted look at the news of the day

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Clinton’s campaign has turned into the political version of The Biggest Loser. Whatever she loses now, she’s sure to gain back in a few months. Read more »

yesterday

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My view: Biggest reason for physician shortage

Most primary care physicians have been spending far more time looking at computer screens after seeing patients than in direct patient care. Read more »

yesterday

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Those intolerable TSA security lines

Some are clamoring for duties of the TSA to be turned over to private contractors instead of government employees. The irony of that is that, prior to 9/11, most of these services were, in fact,... Read more »

yesterday

19 comments

Michael Gerson: The Dalai Lama's path to peace

The uniqueness of the Dalai Lama's voice in global debates is his emphasis on the inner life. He roots the pursuit of peace in a "calm mind" — and displays it. Read more »

yesterday

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Robert J. Samuelson: The Olympic sinkhole

Once upon a time, hosting the Summer or Winter Olympics was considered a national trophy and global status symbol. Sure, costs were high, but with rapid economic growth, they seemed bearable. No more. Read more »

yesterday

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Doug Robinson: Leonardo chief's doing a job she believes in

Even before the Leonardo was open and before anyone knew what it would become, Alexandra Hesse knew she would work there. Now she is leading the museum and taking it in a new direction. Read more »

yesterday

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About Utah: Others opened the door, but she did the walking

Through a combination of her own pluck and plenty of help from others, African immigrant and college graduate Leah Tsiame Thacker is living the American dream. Read more »

yesterday

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Drew Clark: Will 2016 be the breakout year for the Libertarian Party?

This combination of two widely regarded former Republican governors — Gary Johnson of New Mexico and William Weld of Massachusetts — could elevate the Libertarian Party to an entirely... Read more »

May 22, 2016

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My view: The supergentrification of Sugar House

Many think the new high-rise buildings and proposed projects in the Sugar House area are leading to the destruction of the Sugar House village character. Read more »

May 22, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: The 'bathroom issue' and others affecting Utah elections

Spring seems to have finally arrived, bringing flowers, bright clothing … and new issues for politicos. We tiptoe through the political tulips. Read more »

May 22, 2016

7 comments

My view: Patriotic Millionaires urges Hatch to repeal the carried interest loophole

The Patriotic Millionaires believe we need a fairer tax system where those in positions of power cannot dictate policies for their benefit at the expense of most Americans. Read more »

May 22, 2016

16 comments

Charles Krauthammer: Donald, Hillary and the Bernie factor

Among the abundant ironies of this election cycle, there is this: We are now in the eighth year of the most liberal administration since Lyndon Johnson's. Read more »

May 22, 2016

8 comments

In our opinion: Divided 8-judge Supreme Court not in America's best interest

Hobbling the Supreme Court for up to a year with an unfilled vacancy is not in America's best interest. Read more »

May 21, 2016

47 comments

John Florez: A father's heartbreaking letter

Take the time to celebrate the uniqueness of who you are, because it is only you who can define who you are, nobody else. Read more »

May 21, 2016

2 comments

In our opinion: The special session supports education and opposes a national monument

In the special session this week, lawmakers agree to restore education funding and to oppose the creation of a new Bears Ears national monument. Read more »

May 20, 2016

9 comments

My view: Has Utah's new election law created a culture for corruption?

The new law allows candidates to appear on the Republican primary election ballot, if they collect, or pay signature gatherers to collect, enough signatures to satisfy the law. Read more »

May 20, 2016

22 comments

My view: History of abolitionists teach us an important lesson

I found Sharon Haddock's May 13 review of the film "The Abolitionists" both discouraging and revealing. The reason this is both revealing and discouraging is that it rests on a false assumption of... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: Let us praise GDP

There is talk of making major revisions to the Gross National Product (GDP) calculation. Granted, GDP is not a good measure of economic well-being. But doing so has high risks. Let the GDP be the GDP. Read more »

May 20, 2016

12 comments

Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Goodbye, Rickey Smith

As we stood in the graveyard saying our goodbyes “for now, until we meet again,” I had the feeling that if he were here, he would be telling us to continue to live, to continue to love,... Read more »

May 19, 2016

4 comments

My View: What I learned about air pollution growing up in coal country

Due to recent lawsuits pointing fingers at coal-burning power plants for poor air quality, I reflected on what I learned about air pollution growing up with two coal-burning power plants nearby. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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In our opinion: Disappointing results in Utah “Zero Fatalities” campaign

Utah's Highway Safety Office reports that 276 people died in crashes last year, the most in seven years. Between 2002 and 2012, fatalities trended downward, but that has now been reversed for three... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Why another Utah Olympics would be a loser

Despite its obvious advantages, I doubt a future Utah bid would be free from huge expenditures forced on it by the IOC. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Michael Gerson: The cycle of dehumanization

This is a vicious and dangerous cycle: Dehumanizing rhetoric, leading to distrust of government and law enforcement, contributing to tragedies that feed dehumanizing rhetoric. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Kathleen Parker: Rules are for breaking

The GOP might better expend its energies considering alternative voting methods that might have prevented Trump's ascendancy and likely would prevent future demagogues. Read more »

May 19, 2016

19 comments

Greg Bell: Why conservativatism is on the decline

Liberals are dancing on the Republican Party’s grave — not just because they see an electoral bloodbath coming, but also because they assert conservatism is an outdated philosophy that... Read more »

May 19, 2016

62 comments

Letter: Super PAC propaganda

Citizens United has allowed super PACs to thrive. They have no transparency or accountability to Utah voters or any other voters. Read more »

May 19, 2016

17 comments

Letter: Political fundraising

Show me a politician who does not trade access for contributions and I’ll show you a bankrupt dinosaur. Read more »

May 19, 2016

8 comments

My view: It’s time for coal to pay its fair share

Coal pollution is a big contributor to haze in many of southern Utah’s national parks, where views are diminished throughout the year. Let’s create new jobs for the coal miners, using... Read more »

May 18, 2016

17 comments

Dan Liljenquist: How Donald Trump can unify Republicans

Over the next couple of months, leading up to the Republican National Convention, Trump can make significant progress in cementing his credibility as a leader and in unifying the Republican Party... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Natalie Gochnour: A plea for a more policy-oriented governor's race

I worked for three Utah governors. They operate in a high-stakes environment. Sometimes it’s a matter of life and death and other times it’s our future prosperity. Read more »

May 18, 2016

6 comments

In our opinion: Obama signs trade secrets act with bipartisan support

Historically, theft required thieves to be physically present in order to pilfer their ill-gotten gains. But today, a thief can be sitting on the other side of the world and hack into a server to... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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My view: Trump's debate hypocrisy

Despite a lack of political experience and low expectations, Donald Trump proved to be a formidable debater during the primary process. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Watching Utah's farms get plowed under

Lawmakers favor spending $14 million to sue the federal government to obtain title to federal land in Utah, but will give zero to help preserve the open spaces already in private hands. Read more »

May 18, 2016

12 comments

Richard Davis: The vice presidential choice: A barometer of presidential thinking

The vice president holds specific responsibilities, including meeting regularly with the president, serving on the National Security Council, taking on campaigns such as reforming government or... Read more »

May 18, 2016

7 comments

Letter: Debate 16th Amendment

Countries that enjoy the highest standard of living are those that enjoy Freedom, Liberty and Civil Rights Read more »

May 18, 2016

41 comments

Letter: Thanks to veterans

Thank you to veterans and their families. Read more »

May 18, 2016

5 comments

Letter: Tax bicyclists

Bring bicyclists into the registration and license system. Read more »

May 18, 2016

25 comments

Letter: Run, Mitt, run

Mitt Romney should run for president to stop Trump. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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My view: Keep life-changing arthritis drugs in reach

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies can no longer discriminate against patients with chronic illnesses like RA by denying coverage or charging higher premiums. Read more »

May 17, 2016

7 comments

In our opinion: UTA can take a hard lesson from Washington

We applaud the leadership of UTA for recognizing the need to rebuild the public’s trust. With the coming airport expansion, this region has the potential to be a national model for integrated... Read more »

May 17, 2016

7 comments

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

31 comments

Letter: Governor works hard

I believe that he is one of the best governors we have ever had. Read more »

May 17, 2016

19 comments

Letter: Immigrants in America

There is something better that should happen like helping immigrants instead of using the money for the wall. Read more »

May 17, 2016

43 comments

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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In our opinion: The problem of rising rents

Despite an increased supply of 20,000 new housing units in just the past five years, increased demand has resulted in rents continuing to rise at a rate that is creating an affordable housing... Read more »

May 16, 2016

17 comments

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

34 comments

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