Opinion

In our opinion: Reserve chained to congressional formula for interest rates

Business leaders face considerable uncertainty in today’s world, much of it caused by the government.

Join the discussion: Should North Korea's threats be taken seriously?

“This fall,” reads the trailer for the upcoming film "The Interview," “James Franco and Seth Rogan will try to assassinate Kim Jong Un.” Un, the ruler of North Korea, is... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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My view: NSA, Edward Snowden and Utah

Until we can destroy all this excess personal information from various organizations both public and private, keeping only that information obtained by court order, is there nothing we can do to... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Global opinion of U.S. still positive, despite surveillance

Despite global disapproval of U.S. spying and a drop in worldwide belief that the U.S. protects its citizens’ personal freedoms, the U.S. still enjoys a high public approval rating, according... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Letter: Consider late light

Count me as favoring daylight saving time. For anyone else who prefers that we do away with it, I invite them to first visit Phoenix in the summer. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Letter: Stabilizing economies

How can we as a state help America's economy? I think we should put more money and time into small businesses. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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In our opinion: Citigroup fine

The agreement by investment bank Citigroup to pay a $7 billion fine for its role in the subprime mortgage crisis has been touted by federal prosecutors as a victory in holding the company... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Timothy R. Clark: The Internet is the great equalizer, tranquilizer

Knowing my children learn more from my example than from anything I say, I’ve been moved to serious reflection about what I’m teaching them about the Internet. The Internet is both... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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My view: Marriage and social justice go hand-in-hand when in comes to raising children

Social justice is closely linked with the concept of equality. It is no surprise then that most people assume that those in favor of social justice also support same-sex marriage. For me, that is... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Dan Liljenquist: There is a silver lining to Shurtleff and Swallow arrests

While I agree with Gov. Gary Herbert’s comment that the arrests of Swallow and Shurtleff are a “black eye for our state,” I believe we can hold our heads high that our collective... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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In our opinion: Children immigrants entering U.S. may end up as refugees — and Utah should be ready to help

The influx of Central American children crossing into the U.S. begs for a long-term solution to a broader immigration problem — but more importantly, it needs to be viewed as a humanitarian... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Be careful when changing Utah's attorney general system

Changing the attorney general to an appointed, rather than elected, office may sound alluring, but change for its own sake is useless. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Mary Barker: How do we assess value?

We tend to assume that success at the economic game is synonymous with producing value for society. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Letter: Corporations as people

Apparently, a corporation is a person when you want it to be, and not a person when you don't. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Letter: America in crisis

Everywhere we look there are crises at home and abroad that need the immediate action of our government. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Join the discussion: Is the media too biased on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

The relationship between the U.S. and Israel has been reintroduced into the public eye in the wake of the recent violence. As the U.S. reports on the events, some have argued that the mainstream... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: A part-timer boom – Or is it a blip?

There may be a dark lining to the sunny June employment report, which recorded an increase of 288,000 payroll jobs for the month. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Join the discussion: Does the lawsuit against Obama have any value?

Speaker John Boehner is in the process of filing a lawsuit against President Obama for failing to uphold the law, according to Politico. The decision to press charges has been met with a wide range... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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A quick guide to gun ownership in America

Just over a third of Americans with children under the age of 12 have a gun in the household, according to a new Pew poll, which is “nearly identical to the share of childless adults or those... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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In our opinion: With arrest of Shurtleff and Swallow, it's time to consider an appointed attorney general for Utah

The indictment of two former attorneys general raises serious questions about political corruption in Utah. We have a “perfect storm” here: the confluence of single-party dominance, no... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Letter: Ending daylight saving

Daylight saving time is merely a somewhat harsh and arbitrary adjustment of our clocks, and a twice-yearly shock to our systems. Please end daylight saving time. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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My view: Sexual orientation is no one's fault, it is an opportunity

As a life-long member of the LDS Church, and as a mental health professional who also happens to be romantically and physically attracted to women, I take a very keen interest in the ongoing... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: Medicaid paralysis: spare states the swamp of escalating costs

The White House recently put out a report arguing that the 24 states that have not expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act are hurting their poor and themselves. It's an easy case... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Student-centered education is best chance to rise from bottom of the list in education funding

A diverse group of educators and parents may have found a way to get Utah off the bottom of the list in funding for public education. They suggest this simple concept: Switch from subject-centered... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Letter: Approaching solar

Rocky Mountain Power should be doing everything it can to assist its rooftop solar customers, not coming up with new disincentives to put in their way. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Letter: Pioneer Day is about religious freedom for all Americans

Pioneer Day is not just about Mormons but about religious freedom for all Americans. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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