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In our opinion: Despite alarming shift against free trade, free trade is proven

The truth about trade, however, goes beyond popular slogans. It has been proven through decades of experience.

Letters: Brexit means Brexit

Just in case the Brexit situation wasn't uncertain enough, British leaders have been dragging their heels on triggering Article 50, a step that is required for the nation to leave the European Union. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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About Utah: Company founder has come a long way from living in a snow cave

KÜhl outdoor clothing is a Utah original that hasn't forgotten its roots. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: Resisting the revisionists — Finally, a first step

"The most significant reinforcement of our collective defense any time since the Cold War," President Obama called it. A bit of an exaggeration, perhaps, but it was still an achievement. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: GOP Convention, Chaffetz's future and the PLI

Trump is Trump. He cannot help himself. He will say or do something to erase any gains from the convention. So Utahns will remain suspicious of Trump into the fall. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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In our opinion: Bold policy step for GOP rules committee — pornography is a public health crisis

Without minimizing the other troubles facing the nation, the mainstreaming of pornography and its tightening grip on the nation’s youths deserves a prominent place on the list of national... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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My View: Dear Grand Old Party — Give us a real movement to get behind

Don’t expect my support if you’re going to keep doing the same things in the same way you’ve always done them. I’m through with that. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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George F. Will: The travesty of teacher tenure

The mills of justice grind slowly, but life plunges on, leaving lives blighted when justice, by being delayed, is irremediably denied. Fortunately, California's Supreme Court might soon decide to... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Letter: Clinton exonerated

After numerous congressional committees have fully exonerated her of the terrible accusations against her relative to Bengazi, many still insist she is still a wicked and deceptive person. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Letter: Drones and wildfires

With the firefighters having so much trouble with drones stopping the firefighting airplanes, I have an easy solution. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Letter: BLM hypocrisy

Every year, hundreds of black men, women and children are killed in cities like Chicago, New York and Baltimore, by other blacks, and not a sound is raised by the Black Lives Matter movement. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Letter: Liberty and justice

People should live together as children of God. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Drew Clark: The conservative case for Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, not Donald Trump and Mike Pence

In 2016, our nation’s freedom and social cohesion would be better served if Utahns were to elect Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, not the presumptive nominees of either the Republican or... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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In our opinion: We are at war with the Islamic State and terror

President Obama’s current strategy against IS is showing signs of progress. Terrorists' malicious attacks abroad seem to belie evidence that the Islamic State is losing ground. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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John Florez: Mayors must oversee police

The nature of crime has changed. Today, it is more violent and unpredictable, making it more dangerous for police than in the past. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Our Views: Mormon and Utah perspectives resonate with GOP pornography platform

The Republican Party is poised to adopt a platform that, among other things, declares pornography a “public health crisis.” We have solicited three informed perspectives on the issue. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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NYT Opinion: Trump selects Pence, Indiana governor, as running mate

Gov. Mike Pence, a former congressman and radio host, should help Donald Trump shore up his support with socially conservative voters and provide him with experience in how Washington operates. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Rodney K. Smith: Why Mitt Romney lost in 2012, and another tall tweet from Trump

Sadly, in the 2016 presidential election, we have two candidates who are not known for their honesty, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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My view: Coal not going away anytime soon

The reality is coal is not going away anytime soon. On the contrary, coal will continue to be part of the backbone of our energy infrastructure for a long time. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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In our opinion: Bridging the gap between foster care and family preservation

In an age of partisanship, it may come as a surprise to many that this measure has both bipartisan and bicameral support. This legislation is intended to protect vulnerable youths as well as foster... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Kathleen Parker: Eye of the beholder

By now most Americans know the name of Dallas Police Chief David Brown — and quite a few wouldn't mind seeing him play a larger national role. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Letter: Racial tensions

While some would have us believe this is due to the effects of segregation, the truth of the matter has more to do with the moral degeneration of our society as a whole. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Letter: Expand Medicaid

Expanding Medicaid is the right choice for Utah for both economic and moral reasons. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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In our opinion: Conflict between perception of Trump and actual votes cast

The perception of Donald Trump as a fatally flawed candidate is in conflict with the reality that he earned record-breaking support in the primaries — even with a deeply fragmented Republican... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Pokemon Go and a nation of 'Harveys'

For the moment, we are a nation of Elwood Dowds chasing phantom creatures across fields, through churches and even into museums. This may be a harbinger of a troubling and long-lasting trend as... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: Engaging in our communities

The heartfelt pleas of Diamond Reynolds and David Brown have inspired me. They give me hope that out of such tragedies we might chart a new course forward. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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A. Scott Anderson: Six years of experience should guide regulatory reform

In the six years since Dodd-Frank was passed, banks and regulators have implemented the rules and learned how to comply with them. Banks of all sizes have made significant changes to strengthen the... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Greg Bell: 'America the Beautiful' and its words to live by

Amidst the poetic conception of our great nation, we confess we have failed to “crown our good with brotherhood." An honest appraisal of prevailing conditions among most of our... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Letter: Taxed into poverty

Currently, single people are the only demographic being taxed into poverty! A woman earning wages at the federal poverty line of $12,494 will pay $1,170 in payroll and income tax — being taxed much deeper into poverty! Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Letter: Romney and Trump

Our country needs Gov. Romney as well as the entire Republican leadership to support the GOP nominee. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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My view: Governors make the tough decisions

As governors, many of us are making the tough decisions that taxpayers, businesses and families expect us to make. We are balancing state budgets, reducing taxes and easing regulatory burdens. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Hal Boyd: College honor codes, BYU the next culture war?

Many conservative Christian campuses can do better at helping all community members feel safe and comfortable in the environments in which they choose to study. But protesters should be cautious... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Do police body cams help or hinder justice?

Like it or not, we live in a time when virtually any incident can be recorded and widely disseminated. The result is a greater level of accountability, but it also seems to be less patience for the... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: Amid tragedy, making time to get to know others

I am aware, every day, that I live in a bubble. We are only a short drive from Falcon Heights, Minnesota, where Philando Castile was shot last week. But we might as well live in a different... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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In our opinion: Quality air conversation

While troubling, the recent study's results suggest that lawmakers and leaders are transparently investigating the state's air problems in order to find permanent solutions. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Greg Hughes: Why not expanding Medicaid was the right choice for Utah

ACA Medicaid expansion would place the state in a precarious financial position, and the wisdom of that choice has been proven time and time again. The federal government is not a reliable partner... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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My view: Caucus/convention vs. Count My Vote

My view is that “CMV” is democracy, whereas the caucus convention system that has served our state well for many years is in line with a republic. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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My view: Should the Supreme Court have unlimited power?

The Constitution means whatever the Supreme Court says it means, making the court — not the Congress, not the executive branch, not the states, and certainly not the people of the United... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Ralph Hancock: Black Stories Matter

The little story of each person’s life must bend to fit the big story he or she embraces, knowingly or not. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Richard Davis: The effects of past racial discrimination still influence Americans today

The Civil Rights Movement did not suddenly make everything OK. You cannot discriminate against a race for centuries and then, even if you suddenly stopped, say that everything is all right now.... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Letter: We are Americans

Why can't we all be Americans? Why can't we all be on the same team, regardless of our origin? Read more »

July 13, 2016

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In our opinion: Hopeful expectations for Utah's new superintendent of public instruction

The future success of Utah's public schools will require relentless attacks on those obstacles, large and small, that hinder our ability to achieve a level of excellence in a system that now serves... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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My view: Rampant tribalism: The world degenerates

With the demise of both the European empires and the Soviet Union, the cork popped out of the bottle. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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John Hoffmire: We want solar to succeed so why are solar firms going belly-up?

There is a need for a greater focus on home-grown technology and innovations instead of wild, debt-fueled, investor-vexing acquisitions. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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George F. Will: Republicans: Save your party, don't give to Trump

Trump's campaign has less cash ($1.3 million) than some congressional candidates have, so Republican donors have never been more important than they are at this moment. They can save their party by... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Kathleen Parker: America's killing fields

Horror. Shock. Disbelief. Numbness. Grief. Anger. And terrible sadness. These fractured thoughts were all I could muster upon waking Friday to news of the ambush on Dallas police. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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In our opinion: Demoted female fire marshal’s claims a legitimate public concern

There is certainly a legitimate public interest in what’s going on in the capital city’s fire department. It’s in the city’s best interests to make sure the concerns about... Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Chris Stewart: Land management is not a zero-sum game

There are long-term consequences when government decides that one use of land should exclude any other use. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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On Second Thought: Hillary Clinton's slogan seems to have changed

A lighthearted look at news of the day. The presidential campaigns took an unusual turn last week. Hillary Clinton seems to have changed her slogan to, “Not a criminal, just extremely... Read more »

July 11, 2016

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About Utah: Welcome to Wallsburg's Woodstock

Hundreds of antique vehicles alongside 27 bluegrass bands — that's the third annual Wallsburg Music Festival/Richard Erickson Antique Power Show. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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In our opinion: Utah should prepare for population growth and economic uncertainty

Utah’s financial boon is a welcomed occurrence across the state, but just as Egypt of old, during years of plenty it never hurts to prepare. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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