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In our opinion: Safe haven support is a proper response to PG tragedy

Utah has an ongoing effort underway to save as many babies as possible who might otherwise be abandoned.

On Second Thought

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

April 7, 2014

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Robert Bennett: More, rather than less, political speech is a good thing

Last week the Supreme Court overturned existing limits on the total amount of money an individual can donate to political campaigns ... Liberal commentators claim this decision undermines... Read more »

April 7, 2014

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Letter: Throw your hat in the ring!

I was interested in a recent interview that Mitt Romney had with Bob Schaeffer on “Face the Nation.” In the interview, in response to a question asked by Bob whether or not Mitt would run again, Mitt states that the... Read more »

April 7, 2014

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Letter: A fair warning

A fair warning to Democrats who are preening over the "success" of Obamacare: Do not assume purchasing health insurance through the exchanges is the same thing as being happy with the law or supporting of those who passed it.... Read more »

April 7, 2014

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Letter: A is for average

In 2013, Mountain Crest High School honored 36 valedictorians, 7 percent of the class. Schools all over are experiencing high rates of 4.0 students. Too many are receiving grades they didn't earn. Students have not grown... Read more »

April 7, 2014

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John Hoffmire: Society today should remember lessons from Midas

One of the most recognizable myths from ancient Greece is the tale of King Midas. Its lesson on moderation in consumption and desires is one our society today should keep in mind. Read more »

April 7, 2014

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Why some liberals are uneasy about Brendan Eich's resignation from Mozilla

The announcement that recently appointed Mozilla Firefox CEO Brendan Eich had resigned due to mounting criticisms of contributions he made in support of California’s Proposition 8 in 2008 has... Read more »

April 6, 2014

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Michael Gerson: Our dysfunctional Senate has lost its deliberative function

Many senators I talk to, Republican and Democrat, are frustrated by this multifronted attack on the possibility of deliberation. Both partisans and ideologues are impatient with institutional... Read more »

April 6, 2014

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In our opinion: A mom and a dad

Large-sample social science examining family structure finds that children raised by their biological parents, on average, fare better. That’s one reason state policies promoting traditional... Read more »

April 6, 2014

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My view: The Utah insurance gap: Why we can’t wait anymore

2014’s legislative session ended with no fix to the coverage gap. As a result, many of Utah’s part-time workers, young parents, temporarily unemployed and working students remain... Read more »

April 6, 2014

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Charles Krauthammer: Chapter 3: Kerry carries on regardless in the Israel peace attempts

Kerry has given up trying to get a final agreement. He's given up on even getting a "framework agreement." He's reduced to simply trying to keep the moribund [peace] talks going. Read more »

April 6, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Harbingers of spring — cherry blossoms and political wrangling

Utahns are witnessing the traditional harbingers of spring — beautiful cherry blossoms and nasty wrangling leading up to county and state conventions. The lineup of candidates shows plenty of... Read more »

April 6, 2014

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Letter: ISP competition

The proposed transaction between Comcast and Time Warner highlights the vast gap between the world the broadband industry’s critics imagine and the real world in which these companies compete. Device, app and content... Read more »

April 6, 2014

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Letter: Head Start vs. UPSTART

I understand that many children are disadvantaged because of language barriers and working parents, etc., but wasn't Head Start begun for that very reason, to help these children? Many other children are brought up in homes with... Read more »

April 6, 2014

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Letter: Thanks to Stuart Reid

I want to publicly thank our State Sen. Stuart Reid for all his tireless work, both written and spoken, in holding up the banner of liberty for people here in Utah. Both privately and legislatively he has defended religion, marriage,... Read more »

April 6, 2014

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Lawrence J. Haas: Boycott of Israeli institutions is academically dishonest

U.S. scholars’ mounting boycotts of Israeli academic and cultural institutions are ironic for they contradict everything that higher education is supposed to stand for — they are wholly... Read more »

April 6, 2014

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Letter: Shrinking the Bloated IRS

It’s tax time — time to renew our hatred of the Internal Revenue Service. How would you feel if no one ever had to pay income taxes again? There is a plan to change the IRS from an income tax agency to a sales tax... Read more »

April 6, 2014

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George Bisharat: Israeli boycott mirrors attitude of United Nations

The 5,000-member American Studies Association voted last December to join the academic boycott of Israel, the third scholarly group in the United States to do so in 2013. Its decision was both... Read more »

April 6, 2014

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In our opinion: Afghanistan's election is a big test

It could be a resounding affirmation of the decision by then-president George W. Bush, more than a decade ago, to lead an international coalition that invaded the country and ousted its Taliban... Read more »

April 5, 2014

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Letter: A furious invective

Recently I read a blog post about a recent animated film in which the author pens a furious invective about how the movie promotes gay rights. The endpoint is that all morally oriented parents should avoid the film to save their... Read more »

April 5, 2014

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Letter: Planned obsolescence

Planned obsolescence, or the production of goods with the intent for them to fail, generally has a negative connotation, but it is not always a bad thing. Let’s take technology, for example. The easiest way a company will... Read more »

April 5, 2014

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John Florez: There are solutions to intergenerational poverty

There are solutions to intergenerational poverty. As with any government entity in our system of government, nothing will change until the citizens demand it. Read more »

April 5, 2014

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