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My view: Religion in America should only fear what it does to itself

A recent Pew survey reveals that religion in America has little to fear from the secular or irreligious.

Letter: No global thermostat

It's difficult to measure climate change, and it's immoral to treat climate change like something we can control with a global thermostat. Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Letter: Big family blessings

Many in today's world try to put fear into family-centered life. Adhering to tenets of fear only brings missed opportunities and not reaching one's potential. Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Ben Aldana: Prison Relocation Commission should consider humane rehab, not just monetary incentives

Will the new state prison be another cage, which creates dismal offender outcomes, or will we build something based on modern-day best practices: something that rehabilitates rather than abuses and... Read more »

May 14, 2015

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In Our Opinion: Lessons to be learned from Baltimore are more than racial

It is difficult to identify racism as a primary motivator for what happened to Freddie Gray in Baltimore and the unrest in the aftermath of his death. We need to look at the issue of police... Read more »

May 14, 2015

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George F. Will: In childhood, risk is inherent

Today's saturating media tug children beyond childhood prematurely, but not to maturity. Children are cosseted by intensive parenting that encourages passivity and dependency and stunts their... Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Jay Evensen: How many laws do we really need, and should we support the NSA to save local jobs?

Just imagine how many laws we would have if the Utah Legislature were in session more than 45 days a year. Read more »

May 13, 2015

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Richard Davis: Considering data from recent Pew study, what is the future of organized religion?

Organized religion is losing ground in the United States. Atheists and agnostics now constitute over 7 percent of Americans, while those who say they have no religion in particular are at 15.8... Read more »

May 13, 2015

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In Our Opinion: We welcome an audit showing the true costs, benefits and projections for the Draper prison site

We welcome an independent audit of consultant projections that the Draper prison site is more financially beneficial for high-tech development than to house a prison, despite the benefits the... Read more »

May 13, 2015

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Letter: Honoring veterans

Having just seen my 93-year-old father return from his Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., to see the World War II memorial, I give kudos to the people who arranged it. What a wonderful thing to do... Read more »

May 13, 2015

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Letter: Present site is right

For months, the news has been that the present prison location is on valuable development land, and that the prison should be moved to another location. Many studies have been made and locations... Read more »

May 13, 2015

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Letter: Moral, economic logic

I believe public opinion polls resoundingly demonstrate that the majority of Utahns understand that this is because all logically, moral and economic sense supports Healthy Utah. Read more »

May 13, 2015

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Marti Money: Responsible zoning is needed for Centerville

Zone Centerville Right is a group that seeks to preserve a more natural progression of housing density and to urge city administrators to zone responsibly. Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Mark Pfeifle: Corporate welfare leads to crazy claims

When the Export-Import Bank’s charter comes up for debate, Congress should remember that it’s anything but a “critical element” of America’s national security. Read more »

May 12, 2015

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After Hobby Lobby: What is Caesar's, what is God's?

Rep. Frank Wolf speaks at an annual Harvard Law School conference about the value of faith, religious freedom and tolerance in law, education and elsewhere in the world. Read more »

May 12, 2015

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In Our Opinion: Upward mobility study ranks Salt Lake City in top 3 metro areas

The Equality of Opportunity Project involved the tracking of millions of families over a period of years and uncovered a direct link between a child’s future earnings and the specific place... Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Ralph Hancock: Reason, dignity and the Supreme Court

At the core of the same-sex marriage debate is the understanding of human dignity, one that embeds individual dignity within shared communal goods and responsibilities. It's a more traditional... Read more »

May 12, 2015

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My View: Seniors, don’t be fooled — Clean Power Plan is great deal for all Utahns

The truth is that the EPA's Clean Power Plan is a win-win for all Utahns, from our grandkids to seniors by helping to clean our air, ensure energy independence and improve our economy for the years... Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Michael Gerson: Major global faiths seek mutual respect amid conflict

Both Judaism and Christianity have made progress over the centuries in weeding out dualism — reinterpreting their violent scriptural texts and finding resources of "respect for the other." Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Letter: Test-driven instruction

Test-driven instruction, to borrow a line from Shakespeare, "is a tale. Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury. Signifying nothing." Test-driven instruction is a hoax perpetrated on the public by the testing establishment,... Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Letter: Fairfield eyesore

As a Fairfield resident, I would like to thank Woneva Myers of Lehi for her letter concerning our town’s plight (“Tarnished town,” May 3). All year long our town is filled with busloads of schoolchildren on... Read more »

May 12, 2015

11 comments

On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at current events. Read more »

May 11, 2015

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John Hoffmire: What Staples understands about being a good employer

National Edition

Stress imposes a corrosive burden in the lives of employees and is a significant cost to employers. Read more »

May 11, 2015

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Future of NSA's 'metadata' collecting lies squarely at Congress' feet

Thanks to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the question of whether the federal government may continue collecting “metadata” from nearly every phone call made in the United States... Read more »

May 11, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Tradeoff difficult to predict when it comes to inequality, economic growth

Is the convergence of rising inequality and falling economic growth simply a coincidence? Or is more inequality a cause of weaker growth, a consequence of it — perhaps both? We lack... Read more »

May 11, 2015

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Letter: Prison traffic

To the Prison Relocation Commission: Within the last week, there have been multiple traffic jams along I-80 at or near the stretch of highway from Lake Point to Saltair. I-80 is the only practical traffic artery connecting the Salt... Read more »

May 11, 2015

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