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In our opinion: Leaders must do what leaders do with Social Security issues

Many politicians consider compromises necessary to enact changes to be politically difficult.

In our opinion: US v. Texas and immigration reform

We are pleased to see wise jurisprudence from the Supreme Court. The ruling, however, must now catalyze Congress to craft lasting immigration policies that balance our national values and interests. Read more »

2 hours ago

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In our opinion: Brexit and the U.K.'s new path forward

The divisive Brexit referendum in the U.K. and the presidential campaign in the U.S. have a common denominator that is changing the geo-political landscape across the globe: a broad-based increase... Read more »

3 hours ago

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Peter Morici: African-Americans should start voting Republican again

President Obama promised to create greater economic justice, but for African-Americans conditions have become decidedly worse. The GOP advocates for benefits that offer a hand up rather than... Read more »

15 hours ago

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Robert J. Samuelson: Obama's Social Security failure

What justifies increasing payments to an age group that is more satisfied financially than any other? Long-run costs of the programs ought to be reduced by higher eligibility ages and still-lower... Read more »

15 hours ago

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Letter: Register kitchen knives

Gun Regulation is not the problem, non-enforcement of the laws that we have on the books already is a big part of the problem. Read more »

15 hours ago

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Jay Evensen: Be forgiving, you might live longer

A nationwide emphasis on learning to forgive may be just what we all need to regain a sense of sanity. Read more »

yesterday

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My View: Protecting Moab through a Master Leasing Plan

Master Leasing Plans can help us strike a balance between all the people who use our public lands by providing a vision for how those lands are managed. Read more »

yesterday

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Arthur Cyr: How Harry Potter creator trumps bigotry

"His freedom to speak protects my freedom to call him a bigot. His freedom guarantees mine." – J.K. Rowling, creator of the Harry Potter novels, sums up her attitude toward Donald Trump. Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: Drone use must be regulated in order to ensure safety and privacy

Drones are beginning to fill the skies. Not all of this is bad. But their use must be regulated in order to ensure safety and privacy and to avoid a public backlash that could prohibit their use... Read more »

yesterday

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Kathleen Parker: Has penitent sinner Trump been reborn?

Adding to his travails, Trump's campaign cupboard is relatively bare with just $1.3 million compared to Hillary Clinton's $42 million. Something had to change and somebody had to take the fall. Read more »

yesterday

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Dan Liljenquist: Ignoring basic economics in Venezuela

On paper, Venezuela should be a prosperous country. It has huge oil reserves, rich agricultural land, vast mineral wealth and a literate population. So what happened? Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Founders and 2nd Amendment

The second amendment isn't about hunting at all. All the amendments were God-given rights. They were listed in the order of importance. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Climate change disagreements

We do what we can to clear the air and save water and snow but will other nations follow? I seriously doubt that. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Knowledge about guns

The lack of respect for life is the problem and terrorists will not lay down their guns until they are killed. Read more »

yesterday

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Jay Evensen: Can Chaffetz fix the Postal Service?

The Postal Service is one of those looming crises that dances in and out of the spotlight like a moth, depending on how many billions it fails to pay into a prefunded retirement account this year,... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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In our opinion: Hillary Clinton continues to struggle in conducting an open, press-friendly campaign

The last time Clinton spoke to reporters was more than two weeks ago — for a grand total of eight minutes. Evidence suggests her continuing email scandal is a product of her reluctance to... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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My view: Fossil fuels, hypocrisy and moral high ground

Many people believe they are standing on the moral high ground of trying to improve human life. The truth is that human life has been vastly improved in large part due to fossil fuel use. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Richard Davis: Is this election 1964 dèjá vu?

A cardinal difference between Donald Trump and Barry Goldwater is that partisanship is more intense today than it was in 1964 and the vast majority of Republicans who don’t like Trump will... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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A. Scott Anderson: Young entrepreneurs show future is in good hands

The scope and diversity of the student ideas were amazing. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Natalie Gochnour: Count My Vote victories

In 2016, many high quality candidates have accessed the ballot through signatures. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Letter: No mandate

A vote for Trump or Clinton is a vote for Trump or Clinton. A vote for someone else or a write in vote is a vote for someone else. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Letter: Consumer contracts

Don’t the consumers have the right to have a contract that doesn’t allow for unethical business practices? Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Peter Morici: UK should leave the EU

The U.K. would be better off voting to leave the European Union. To the extent the U.K. has thrived, it is because it has managed to opt-out of the most damaging elements of Brussels’... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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John Hoffmire: A statistical look at guns

A rational solution to mass shootings would be to recognize a citizen´s right to keep and bear arms and balance it with the part of the Declaration of Independence that recognizes the rights... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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In our opinion: Leaders must tolerate the scrutiny that democracy demands

Anyone seeking to lead the free world must be willing to do more than merely tolerate the scrutiny that democracy demands; they must vigorously embrace it and cheerfully champion it both at home... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Letter: Regulate guns

A big part of the solution would be to regulate guns like cars. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Letter: GOP in Utah

The GOP is using Johnson primarily to send a message to the governor — we did it before, and we can do it again. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Johnson: Don't settle, Utah can do it better

I’ve traveled the state visiting thousands of Utahns. You have put me through a rigorous interview process. I’ve been tested by questions and inspired by stories and concerns. As you... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Herbert: Utah’s strong economy positions state for investments in long-term prosperity

In Utah we have proven that principled, conservative leadership and a willingness to work together create a high quality of life and true prosperity. It is my honor to serve you. I ask for your... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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About Utah: Former Utah Jazz CEO Greg Miller is back in the briar patch

After stepping down as CEO of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, Greg Miller has returned to his roots: the car business. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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In our opinion: Utah parties should plan primary debates

Both parties understand that rigorous and unflinching primary debate is a vital part of a healthy political process, yet during each primary season there tends to be a disconcerting absence of it... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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On Second Thought: Hillary Clinton's deleted emails

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Hillary Clinton had a lot of embarrassing things in those emails she deleted from her days as secretary of state. At least, I have that on good authority... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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My view: Protecting and preserving breathable air

Foremost, Breathe Utah is actively interested in protecting and preserving breathable, healthy air. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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In our opinion: Father’s Day honors men who contribute positively to society’s future.

Father's Day is a time to recommit ourselves to promoting positive fatherhood as an answer to many of society’s ills. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Drew Clark: Net neutrality decision invites Congress to decide internet's future

A panel of appeals court judges agreed with the Obama administration that the FCC could impose net neutrality. Criticism of the decision could prod Congress into speaking more directly about... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: Trump is running as Trump, what a surprise!

Hillary Clinton is a lousy campaigner but her machine is infinitely larger and more skilled than any of Trump's 16 GOP competitors. More riskily, Trump is now going toe-to-toe with a sitting... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Michael Gerson: The party of Lincoln, RIP?

Without a passion for universal human dignity and worth — the commitment to a common good in which the powerless are valued — politics is a spoils system for the winners. It degenerates... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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My view: Dads matter – especially as they stay close to their children

My husband's nurturing instincts toward our infant daughter were so different from mine, I admit wondering what he was doing. I wasn't the only one who did not immediately recognize the value in... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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George Will: The price Paul Ryan has paid

Some say of Ryan's behavior that if he could not embrace Trump, he could not continue as speaker. But is Ryan, who was reluctant to become speaker, now more indispensable to the nation's civic... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Letter: Religious freedom commitment

Utah should not rely on California and New York and other states to reject Trump’s hate message. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Letter: No contest

In mentioning Mrs. Clinton's "minor missteps," he glosses over the most criminally and ethically corrupt person ever to run for president. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Updating an old column to preserve print journalism

It’s time to update an old column in an effort to preserve print journalism, the First Amendment, the American Way, Utah’s oldest newspaper, lining for birdcages (with our photo as... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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John Florez: More money for education?

While money is important, the reality is public education’s governance structure has no accountability and no vision, and it's one in which no one is in charge, neither the governor, state... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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In our opinion: Benefits of net neutrality decision hinge partly on issue of 'natural monopolies'

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision on net neutrality is not likely to be the end of the story. Strong differences on how the internet should be regulated still remain unresolved and... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Letter: Climate change communication

What is clear is that climate change will put more pressure on communities where coal has been the heart of the economy. We have to fight climate change, but we can’t leave these communities behind either. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Letter: Make America safer

What my conscience cannot allow is the slaughter of any people. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Robyn Bagley: Let me introduce myself

As voters learn who I am and what I stand for, my hope is they will have confidence that I have what it takes to bring much more to the office of lieutenant governor here in our great state of Utah. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Spencer Cox: Gov. Herbert is experienced public servant Utahns want

Over the past two years I have seen Gov. Gary Herbert deal with challenge after challenge. He has spent his entire life building people, building businesses and building up the state of Utah. I... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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In our opinion: A growing challenge in education: recruiting and retaining teachers

When it comes to future teacher employment, the writing is on the blackboard. Without an emphasis on policies that will attract and retain an adequate number of teachers, the system cannot move... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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My view: We don't need BRT (Bus Rapid Transit)

The projected ridership for BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) is 12,900 per day. This number is over five times the current ridership on Route 830. This projection seems highly unlikely. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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