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In our opinion: What the Islamic State group has done to 'us,' and who is 'us'?

Some are critical of U.S. actions against the Islamic State group, asking, "What have they done to us?"

Letter: How does Chaffetz lean?

I wish to know exactly how Rep. Jason Chaffetz would have voted on the exercise of our military in Iraq and Syria. Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Gossip topics for diehard politicos before election 2014

With the World Series underway, it’s time for some “inside baseball” analysis that only the most diehard followers of politics will care about. So here are some of the gossip... Read more »

Oct. 26, 2014

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Drew Clark: Journalists and lawyers both build advocacy upon a factual infrastructure

There are significant similarities between the role of the journalist and the role of an attorney. These include a respect for words, an appreciation for specialization and being a generalist, and... Read more »

Oct. 26, 2014

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Loren Israelsen: Hatch rescued supplement industry

With 11 percent growth per annum, Utah’s largest industry — the dietary supplement industry — currently contributes more than $7 billion annually to our economy. Read more »

Oct. 26, 2014

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Letter: Constitutional restrictions

It has been reported that the mayor in Houston wants to prosecute ministers for their sermons. The mayor demands the ministers submit their sermons in advance or face legal action. Elsewhere, those who perform wedding services were... Read more »

Oct. 26, 2014

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In our opinion: Protecting the church from the state

National Edition

For years, the focus on the separation of church and state has been on how to keep the church out of the state, not the other way around. Here are three startling examples of the need to keep the... Read more »

Oct. 26, 2014

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Letter: Jekyll and Hyde

I just finished watching the masterful and mesmerizing performance of Danny Inkley as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at the Centerpoint Legacy Theatre. Why doesn't Utah have an Emmy Award, Tony Award, Academy Award, Golden Globe or... Read more »

Oct. 26, 2014

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Letter: Neighborhood prison

Friday's article (“Saratoga Springs one of four potential prison sites,” Oct. 17) was the first time I had any idea that any populated area was being considered for a relocated prison. The area I believe to be the... Read more »

Oct. 26, 2014

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In our opinion: 'Lost Boy of Sudan' shows how to help change the world

After spending years in refugee camps as one of the 27,000 "Lost Boys of Sudan," Dut Bior came to the U.S., got a degree in Utah, helped a friend in Africa and has started a nonprofit to help... Read more »

Oct. 25, 2014

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Letter: Rebuilding in Provo

Providing a safe learning environment for our children is reason enough to vote yes on the Provo school bond issue. But let us also remember that these buildings are landmark institutions that serve our entire community. Schools are... Read more »

Oct. 25, 2014

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John Florez: Audit reveals politicians' double standards

It appears the governor and legislators have different standards when it comes to programs for the poor and show what groups and policies they favor. Read more »

Oct. 25, 2014

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Letter: Trust Jani Iwamoto

I first met Jani Iwamoto, the Democratic candidate for Utah Senate District 4, in July. She was looking for volunteers and I was seeking a candidate. Jani asked me to dissect her campaign, written policies and voting record on the... Read more »

Oct. 25, 2014

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Letter: More informed decisions

I believe that citizens of Utah are less informed about politics than ever before. The state's religious identity often prevents citizens from wanting to follow politics and make an informed decision on who to vote for.... Read more »

Oct. 25, 2014

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David Blankenhorn: America is as beautiful as its many anthems

National Edition

If you want to know America, study the words of our national anthems. In his terrific book “This Land That I Love,” John Shaw offers at least eight songs that qualify as true American... Read more »

Oct. 24, 2014

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My view: The best legislation meets all sides

We need both, and both sides need each other. It's a symbiotic relationship which will always exist, whether liberals and conservatives like it or not. Read more »

Oct. 24, 2014

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A. Scott Anderson: Give students skills that employers need

Recent in-depth research by pollster Dan Jones & Associates for the Sandy Chamber of Commerce found disconnects between the skill levels of graduating college students and the skills employers want... Read more »

Oct. 24, 2014

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In our opinion: Overcome 'election disconnect' and cast an informed ballot

In less than a generation's time, Utah has gone from first to near last in the nation in highest rate of voter turnout. Citizens have an obligation to vote, and voters have an obligation to cast an... Read more »

Oct. 24, 2014

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My view: Deeper look at Utah’s homelessness

Beginning Nov. 7, the Leonardo will feature an exhibit called “No Fixed Address” that will provide a deeper understanding of homelessness in Utah. It is important that we see... Read more »

Oct. 24, 2014

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Letter: Program without tablets

I support a computer programming curriculum being taught in our schools. Students should be exposed to basic computer concepts such as bit, bytes and boolean logic, but this can be done with existing software and systems. Read more »

Oct. 24, 2014

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Letter: Legal weapons on campus

One only needs to look to other on-campus shootings in recent years to see that the only people kept safe on gun-free campuses are the shooters who are intent on mass murder. Read more »

Oct. 24, 2014

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Letter: Give her time

Mia Love has once again failed to attend a debate she committed to attend. Read more »

Oct. 24, 2014

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Charles Krauthammer: The nation expects competence, not miracles, from White House

Obama's principal job is to administer the government and to get the right people to do it. That's called management. Obama had never managed anything before running for the biggest management job... Read more »

Oct. 23, 2014

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Michael Gerson: The new impression of Ebola under control is dangerous illusion

Is Ebola containable? Will we see disease-related hunger? How will rice crops be harvested and transported? What effect will spiking food prices have on civil order? Might there be large-scale,... Read more »

Oct. 23, 2014

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My View: Trees from pioneer days replaced by munchkins in Miller Park

Recently, hundreds of old trees were cut in Miller Park around Red Butte Creek to remove so-called invasive trees in the park and return the area's foliage to pre-pioneer times. Read more »

Oct. 23, 2014

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Dan Liljenquist: Rights vs. privileges — understand the difference

While enjoying many privileges in a free society, we must not fall into the trap of believing privileges are rights. Once a privilege is recast as a right, it suddenly becomes immoral to talk about... Read more »

Oct. 23, 2014

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