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In our opinion: Planned Parenthood should have chosen the right

Planned Parenthood's use of a symbol of childhood faith to advertise free condoms raises concerns.

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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My view: Are there solutions for the Salt Lake Cemetery?

With the cemetery's prime revenue source about to disappear for the first time in its existence, the question is how to keep the cemetery going in the future without it becoming an untenable... Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Hal Boyd: Toward a Christian economy in a Trumped-up world

While there is undoubtedly a place for public policy in instances of serious fraud and deception, when it comes to being duped by slick marketing we can all become more disciplined consumers and... Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Patricia Jones: Larry Pressler — impressive then and now — endorses Clinton

Larry Pressler, thank you for your service, for your authenticity and for your example of honesty. Most of all, thank you for providing a refreshingly positive story about politicians for a change. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: A theory about FBI Director James Comey

James Comey summed up Hillary Clinton's behavior as "extremely careless." How is that not gross negligence? Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Kathleen Parker: Brexit, meet Trexit

With Britain's vote to leave the European Union, did Donald Trump just win the presidential election? Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Unbinding delegates and Clinton's chances in Utah

Trump won sufficient votes, state by state, to be the “presumptive” nominee. But he has to win the vote of delegates to be the “official” nominee. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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George F. Will: The sobering evidence of social science

The report was so "seismic" — Daniel Patrick Moynihan's word — that Lyndon Johnson's administration released it on the Fourth of July weekend, 1966, hoping it would not be noticed. But... Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Letter: Political parties

It's not bad that people are not satisfied with the two major political parties. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Letter: Emphasizing Second Amendment

Emphasizing the Second Amendment Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Letter: Utah's fireworks laws

The explosive power, size, noise, and availability of fireworks authorized for private use under the new state law exceeds common sense limits. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Music studies are hard, lonely work for Juilliard-trained Utahn, 'but it's always worth it'

Sherri Jensen wanted a farm to instill work ethic and responsibility in her 8 children. She used music instead, and one of them has graduated from Juilliard with a master's degree in viola... Read more »

July 9, 2016

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My view: CCL’s promise: Congress will pass a carbon fee bill by the end of 2017

By the end of 2017, Congress will pass a bill that places a fee on carbon and returns net revenue to American households. Read more »

July 9, 2016

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John Florez: Utah Latinos bring innovation

For too long, Latinos have been ignored. It’s time the next governor appoint Latinos to his administration. To do less is to dampen the American dream. Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Letter: Trump vs. Hillary

I would rather have a president who says stupid things than does stupid things. Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Letter: Rousing endorsement?

Hillary Clinton's actions were careless. Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Letter: Honest question

How is Clinton different from Nixon? Read more »

July 9, 2016

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In our opinion: Unite lest we come undone

To paraphrase a well-known quotation: citizens sleep peacefully at night only because men and women stand ready to protect on their behalf. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Will the war on terrorism ever end?

Among Gettysburg’s many lessons is that war, while it settles some conflicts, changes the world in unpredictable, and permanent, ways. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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In our opinion: Law enforcement behaviors can undermine confidence in the rule of law

The civil order of any free nation depends heavily upon law enforcement officers at every level acting in such a way that instills public confidence in the rule of law. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Kathleen Parker: For whom Trump tolls?

Perusing the wires on a deadline morn, I was struck by a constellation of intellectuals struggling to translate the relative meanings of Brexit, Donald Trump and the West's populist surge against... Read more »

July 8, 2016

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My view: Give treatment centers access to money

The only problem I can see is the state of Utah itself and the policies already in place concerning treatment of substance abuse that aren’t being funded. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: Bring the bottom up instead of pulling the top down

It turns out the middle class isn't stagnant after all. Living standards for most income groups have improved, especially for the upper-middle class, which has more than doubled in size. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Arthur Cyr: Asia’s currents of conflict grow

Ocean commerce has generated deeply rooted and durable international law, which continues to be extremely important today — especially in conflicted Asia. Maritime law indicates the practical... Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Letter: Utah's road rage

We frankly don't understand what the road race (and rage) is all about in Utah. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Letter: Fireworks and bad air

A study by researchers monitoring more than 300 air-quality sites throughout the U.S. found that the average concentrations of fine particulate matter, the ones that cause a number of health problems, rose by 42 percent after a... Read more »

July 8, 2016

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In our opinion: The IS movement is not about religion, but is anti-religion

What we have witnessed in the past weeks definitively demonstrates to the world that the Islamic State is the fruit of a twisted interpretation of Muslim beliefs that in no way can be vindicated as... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: Clinton proves she is above the law

By arguing that there are no precedents to fit “these facts” says more about the unprecedented nature of Clinton’s gross negligence than about the legal likelihood of a conviction. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Kathleen Parker: Bill Clinton mucks it up once again in chat at Phoenix airport

No sooner is Hillary Clinton poised to win the nomination of the Democratic Party — and, quite possibly, the presidency — than big ol' goofy Bill trips all over himself to make this... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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My view: Brexit hurts the U.S.

The United Kingdom is the only country to have ever voted to leave the European Union, and the EU will suffer from this divorce. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Letter: Why no indictment?

The requirement to show specific intent to harm is legally inconsistent with the crime of negligently handling classified material. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Letter: Unenthusiastic support

This choice is not based upon party loyalty but rather pure pragmatism. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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My view: Clinton showed 'extremely careless' leadership relative to national secrets

DESERET NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Former State Department employee chides Clinton on "extremely careless" leadership relative to national secrets. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Lois M. Collins: When fear bypasses common sense, it's painful for everyone

A businessman from the Emirates was recently taken down by police at a hotel in Ohio after a clerk told her family he made her nervous. It was like a physical version of the game "Gossip," only... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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My view: It's insulting to think Trump wins by insulting

If Trump wins, it won't be through insults, but because he has offered Americans something they desperately want more: a leader who can make us great again. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Richard Davis: Real Utah election reform still awaits

Even the best of men and women become corrupt when they are given too much power for too long. That is why limits on power, including party power, are crucial to good government. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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In our opinion: Keep memory of Auschwitz survivor Elie Wiesel alive

Elie Wiesel is no longer with us, so it is up to each and every one of us “to keep memory alive.” Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Natalie Gochnour: SLC support for Vivint Arena makes economic sense

The use of tax increment financing for Vivint Arena is a similar decision. Because we value the economic contribution of the arena, the City Council has partnered with the LHM Group to benefit the... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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