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Overpopulation of prisons

The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (S. 2123) will give judges discretion in passing sentences that better fit the crime. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Doug Robinson: Why the outgoing president of the UEA won't return to teaching

After spending six years as president of the UEA and trying to slow the exodus of teachers from the profession, Fishbaugh says even she can't return to the classroom because of the state of affairs... Read more »

May 8, 2016

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About Utah: Cathy has a cause

Cathy King, founder of Canines With a Cause, is in the business of rescuing veterans, dogs and inmates. Read more »

May 8, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Our incivility comes with a price

Mother’s Day should be a reminder of what many of our mothers taught us, which is to be polite, high-minded and slow to anger. As with a lot of the wisdom from our elders, that one was more... Read more »

May 8, 2016

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In our opinion: A foreshadowing of women and children's role in Utah's legacy and future

Utah's unique historical narrative reminds us of the influence of good women who create healthy and vibrant societies and communities in sometimes inhospitable places. Read more »

May 8, 2016

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Paul Edwards: In an election with the most disliked candidates: Miranda for president?

Whenever America has faced a national identity crisis, we have been best served by those who sought inspiration from our founding in order to recapture for a confused and troubled generation the... Read more »

May 8, 2016

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My view: Good women and the 'grandmother hypothesis'

On this Mother’s Day, I would like to toast good women: “May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” And, may we appreciate them. Read more »

May 8, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: The earthquake and the aftermath

If insufficient resistance to Obama's liberalism created this sense of betrayal, why in a field of 17 did Republican voters choose the least conservative candidate? Read more »

May 8, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Unpopular politicians and Clinton's chances in Utah

I think the Trump groupies seeking a political savior will likewise be disappointed, either because Clinton thumps him in November or because he turns out to be a really terrible president. Read more »

May 8, 2016

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My view: Climate mitigation — just what the doctor ordered

Actions to mitigate climate change have been taken at most levels of society, including personal, municipal, county, state, business, nonprofit and international. Absent from the list are our... Read more »

May 8, 2016

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Letter: Draft registration for women is not right

Forcing all women into the military, whether they want to or not, is not right. Read more »

May 8, 2016

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Letter: Massive federal spending?

Federal spending last year was slightly higher than in 1975, and slightly lower than in 1985. Read more »

May 8, 2016

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Letter: Utah Republicans

I find it dismaying that Utah, which prides itself on being "the reddest state in the union" according to Republican majority party rule, has stubbornly refused to throw support behind Mr. Trump, even as the presumptive nominee. Read more »

May 8, 2016

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My view: The federal coal moratorium — Politics masquerading as policy

A moratorium on federal coal would deprive U.S. taxpayers of billions of dollars in revenue. Read more »

May 7, 2016

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Eric Benson: Deflategate has no place in the courts

The Deflategate controversy should not have clogged up the court system like it did. The NFL itself is in a far better position to handle contract issues with its players and determine appropriate... Read more »

May 7, 2016

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In our opinion: Effects of spanking

When considering the scriptural justification for corporal punishment, it would also be wise to consider whether or not this punishment method produces its desired results. Read more »

May 7, 2016

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John Florez: Mother taught me how to live

When we moved into a “real house,” there was no heating or indoor toilet, and the kitchen sink had only cold water. My mother, however, was in heaven because she had a yard where she... Read more »

May 7, 2016

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Letter: Sen. Bob Bennett

Senator Bennett will be greatly missed by many. Read more »

May 7, 2016

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Letter: Trump won

I haven't supported Donald Trump, but he has had millions of people who voted overwhelmingly for him, across many states. Read more »

May 7, 2016

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In our opinion: Senator Bob Bennett's lack of ego left an impression

Bennett, who died Wednesday at age 82, was exactly the type of politician so many people say they long for, and exactly the type so many in today’s polarized political atmosphere love to... Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Peter Morici: The Fed should focus on inflation

The Fed has done all it can to stimulate economic recovery, and normalizing rates by gradually raising the bench market federal funds rate is the best policy course. Read more »

May 6, 2016

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My view: The cost-cutting scheme that moved Medicare backward

The government claims the current reimbursement formula encourages doctors to use expensive medications even when cheaper ones will be just as effective. Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Greg Bell: The conservative philosophy is under attack everywhere

Conservatism is not dead, though a hundred columnists pronounce it so. True conservatism cannot die, though the multitudes forsake it. Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Natalie Gochnour: Engagement is the right path for US-Cuba relations

I’m no fan of Cuban human rights violations, limited freedoms and other flaws. But 60 years of U.S. economic and demographic isolation is enough. Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: Britain flirts with economic insanity

Having Britain stay in the EU would be better for the United States, which doesn't need a major ally — Britain — to go delusional. Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Letter: Praise for Bennett

With Senator Bennett's passing we have lost a great statesman who represented Utah with honor and dignity. Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Letter: Disappointed in Jon Huntsman

I am disappointed in Jon Huntsman. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: Puerto Rico is bankrupt

Puerto Rico has at least a $2 billion budget deficit this year that it cannot close. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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My view: The Youth PROMISE Act shifts focus to proactive

The growing costs of juvenile incarceration rates in recent years has prompted policymakers evaluate other means to combat crime than imprisonment. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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In our opinion: Immigration debate yields no meaningful policy reform

The recent hearing by a House oversight committee on the perceived failure of the Obama administration to deport tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants with criminal records evoked... Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Morici: Stagnant Wages: Americans Can’t or Won’t Compete?

Whether due to workers in Asia or ever smarter machines, Americans must up their game — in terms of employment we are willing to accept and what we expect from schools and students — if... Read more »

May 5, 2016

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George F. Will: What happens in Puerto Rico won't stay there

Puerto Rico's troubles will benefit America if the bond market, sobered by a demonstration that government bonds can be risky, becomes a restraint on state legislatures by raising the cost of... Read more »

May 5, 2016

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In our opinion: Clear-headed thinking needed on trade policy

What tends to be lost in the political debate over trade is that the U.S. economy, for better or worse, is inextricably linked to the global economy. On balance, the economic advantages of... Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Utah's air pollution problems defy simple solutions from Washington

We need a law that takes a more holistic approach to the problem. We need more studies to determine all the factors that pollute the air. We probably should bring other nations to the table, as well. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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My view: Good riddance to Obama's failing co-ops

Lawmakers should shut down the remaining co-ops and cut taxpayers' losses before they get any worse. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Richard Davis: Our campaign finance system promotes the wrong values

Whether we have candidates who must beg others for cash or candidates who are woefully distant from the average American, our system is reinforcing the wrong values. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Letter: Drafting women?

If we create a legal framework to draft women to the military, it is an attempt at civilizational suicide and shows that our values have gone where destruction awaits. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Letter: Socialism not the answer

I see nothing wrong with people being able to gain great wealth in America. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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In our opinion: A social take on the economics of income inequality answers questions

Not all the causes of income inequality are economic in nature. New research is helping us understand and deal with some of the social factors that can help reduce the equality gap. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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My view: Bringing education freedom to Native Americans

Native American students are being left behind in great numbers. This minority population is at the highest risk of any group in the nation of not receiving a proper education. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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John Hoffmire: Closing the gap between indigenous people and other in Australia

For one of the first times, there appears to be a real desire to engage with the indigenous people to collaboratively look at addressing these problems. But history suggests rhetoric is easy,... Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: What's the real gender pay gap?

Rather than the oft-quoted 79 percent, a more accurate gender pay gap ratio is closer to 92 percent. Even the remaining gap of eight percentage points may not stem fully from discrimination. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Lois M. Collins: Food for thought: How hunger and social policy sometimes get tangled, misunderstood

You can view individuals with certain really difficult but largely unseen challenges as starfish on a beach; it turns out that tossing them back into the ocean so they can thrive may not be such a... Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Letter: World War II

I feel that the curriculum for today's schools does not focus on World War II as much as I think the students would like to. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Letter: Careful with information

Chances are your missionary is snug in bed or out proselyting. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Letter: Comic pages

Thanks for the comic pages. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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On Second Thought: Bernie lays off campaign workers

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Bernie Sanders laid off hundreds of campaign workers last week. The good news is now he can focus his campaign on complaining about rising unemployment rates. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Improved board meetings at UTA mean better access for everyone

With the new culture of better accountability and transparency at UTA, I want to assure you that the Board of Trustees will continue to do its best to formulate policies that benefit the traveling... Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Signature-gathering process means more diverse candidate selection

The results of the recent caucus and convention system raise a legitimate question about whether this system will remain relevant as time goes on. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Letter: Utah's water

Considering what a precious resource water is in Utah, maybe it is time to impose a fine for wasting water. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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