Opinion

In our opinion: Obama appoints ambassador for religious freedom

The nomination of an ambassador for international religious freedom couldn't have come at a better time.

National Edition

Dan Liljenquist: Religious liberty and the pioneers — Understanding true worth

The Utah Pioneers understood the true worth of religious liberty. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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In our opinion: History will remember our response to the current Central American refugee crisis

Most Central American children streaming across the United States’ southwestern borders are teens, but many are under the age of 10. Collectively, they’re seen as poster children for... Read more »

July 24, 2014

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Letter: Energy use

Our very civilization depends on a reliable supply of electrical energy, including the use of cell phones, computers and all the other modern "necessities.” Read more »

July 24, 2014

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Letter: Breeding hate

It doesn't matter what presidents do. Families will be the most influential on their children. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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George F. Will: Goldwater 2.0

Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, who knew... Read more »

July 24, 2014

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5 stories the Russian media is telling about the MH17 disaster that you won't hear at home

The global spotlight has fallen on Russia once again as the country fields blame for the Malaysian passenger plane that was shot down over Ukraine and the 298 people killed as a result, according... Read more »

July 23, 2014

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Richard Davis: Remembering and recognizing America's ability to achieve

There are still moons to explore, problems to solve, challenges to meet. This is a time to remember what Americans – united, resolute, bravely facing the future – can achieve, if we... Read more »

July 23, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Border crisis presents cruelty's many sides

Cruelty comes in many different forms, and that is what Rep. Jason Chaffetz wishes people would understand. Read more »

July 23, 2014

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Letter: Understanding differences

I realized I was observing a metaphor for life, namely that fear breeds conflict, whereas understanding promotes peace. Read more »

July 23, 2014

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Letter: Disappearing farmland

I don’t like the way our politicians and developers have continued to encourage more and more people and businesses to locate in our little desert valleys. I am not alone in those feelings. Read more »

July 23, 2014

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My view: Main Street won't give up against patent trolls

Main Street businesses across Utah and the rest of the country are feeling the pinch from patent trolls. This year, in one single day in April, patent trolls filed 184 lawsuits across the U.S. in a... Read more »

July 23, 2014

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The hand that rocks the ballot box

The truth is that women vote at a higher rate than men do. We have in every presidential election since 1980, and the gap has widened over time. Read more »

July 23, 2014

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In our opinion: Federal Reserve shouldn't be chained with a congressional formula for interest rates

Business leaders face considerable uncertainty in today’s world, much of it caused by the government. So it is understandable that some in Congress would want to impose a bit of certainty on... Read more »

July 23, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Airport expansion won't make flying any more fun

Airports have been called everything from “the most important main street in any town” to symbols of the endless hassles of modern travel. Read more »

July 23, 2014

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My view: Amnesty towards border children is not compassionate and will not solve problems

The truly sad but predictable tragedy of 60,000 unaccompanied children detained on our southern border, with another 90,000 predicted this year, should not only be a constant headline, but so... Read more »

July 22, 2014

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In our opinion: U.S. Supreme Court delivers second message, for Utah, on same-sex marriage requirement

For the second time in seven months, the Supreme Court of the United States has been forced to weigh in, procedurally, on the legal contest surrounding the definition of marriage. In both cases,... Read more »

July 22, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: Balancing the budget requires aswering questions politicos evade

The Congressional Budget Office last week issued one of its periodic long-term budget outlooks. Its themes are distressingly familiar. There is no balanced budget in sight. Read more »

July 22, 2014

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Letter: Society values

The character of a nation is determined by the character of its people. Read more »

July 22, 2014

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Letter: Politics and criminals

I continue to be saddened and appalled at the criminal behaviors that exist in some of our policing agencies, governmental institutions, and among those who have sworn to "serve and protect.” Read more »

July 22, 2014

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John Hoffmire: Why we must take energy poverty seriously

National Edition

Poverty has been, and continues to be, one of the major problems facing both developed and non-developed countries across the world. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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About Utah: Q&A with former Kearns, Cottonwood principal Reed Wahlquist

In an 11-year stretch as principal at Kearns High School and then Cottonwood High School, Reed Wahlquist cut a memorable swath. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Robert Bennett: Shurtleff and Swallow are 'innocent until proven guilty' in the A.G. scandal

The fact that two of Utah’s former attorneys general were arrested on the same day for a series of alleged crimes has made national news. The history behind the current travails of Mark... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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In our opinion: It's time to scrutinize Common Core standards through rigorous review process

Gov. Gary Herbert has requested a careful review process of the Common Core education standards. It's important that the process delve into specifics, not general feelings. This is so because this... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Letter: House demolition

A home was recently torn down near my home. When the original owner built the home in the 1950s, he had marble imported from Italy for all the windowsills in the house. When the home was demolished, all of this marble was smashed and... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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