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In our opinion: Gun law that canceled USU speech is an embarrassment

It’s time Utah law stood up for safety, not the empowerment of bullies.

David Blankenhorn: Don't give up on marriage now

National Edition

Contrary to what some are saying, marriage isn't disappearing in America. A new, broadly based marriage coalition is within our grasp. Read more »

Oct. 10, 2014

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My view: Moratorium can stop Internet taxes

The Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA), in place since 1998, is a moratorium on discriminatory state and local taxes on the Internet (i.e. “email taxes”). Read more »

Oct. 10, 2014

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Letter: Private train offices

People complain about UTA in its various forms, but really the idea of public transportation that functions at all is something of a miracle. What these complainers need to focus on instead is how to make using UTA better for... Read more »

Oct. 10, 2014

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Letter: Comparing energy sources

When looked at properly, it becomes even more obvious why wind and solar can’t survive without massive taxpayer subsidies. Read more »

Oct. 10, 2014

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Charles Krauthammer: To stop our allies’ double game, U.S. needs serious commitment

It took Vice President Joseph Biden to accidentally blurt out the truth when he accused our alleged allies in the region of playing a double game — supporting the jihadists in Syria and Iraq,... Read more »

Oct. 9, 2014

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Michael Gerson: A question of leadership: We should hope Obama finds his way

All presidential leadership traits, of course, are judged in light of outcomes. But the outcome we've actually seen (in the Middle East) is directly related to the reticent, insular leadership... Read more »

Oct. 9, 2014

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My view: Stop modern bullies with the RFRA

During the 2015 legislative session, Utah’s leaders have a great opportunity to throw cold water on [modern] bullies by passing a state Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). Read more »

Oct. 9, 2014

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Is it fair to judge a religion by their extremists?

National Edition

With the emergence of ISIS as a destabilizing force in the Middle East, a debate over whether or not Islam should be held accountable for fanatical violence permeates public discourse. Read more »

Oct. 9, 2014

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Dan Liljenquist: Lee has made great strides since fueling the government shutdown

Lee has championed, and is championing, a conservative reform agenda that identifies and targets perhaps the most serious issue of our time — the crisis of unequal opportunity. Read more »

Oct. 9, 2014

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In our opinion: Sports shines brightest when sportsmanship takes center stage

Instead of watching sports just to see one team beat another, it’s more fulfilling to focus on the moments of sportsmanship and selflessness that inspire. Read more »

Oct. 9, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Investing in vaccines can save the Third World

Experts are now talking about ending preventable childhood deaths completely. Read more »

Oct. 9, 2014

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Letter: Amendment abuse

It is abhorrent to think that an administrative agency of government might have veto power over the message I choose to write, whether it touches on wilderness usage or not. Read more »

Oct. 9, 2014

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Letter: HOV lanes in Arizona

In Arizona, entering and exiting an HOV lane is no different than any other lane, and they seem to be doing just fine. Read more »

Oct. 9, 2014

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Letter: Types of candidates

Do we want someone who will call a terrorist a terrorist — rather than referencing the theories of "everyone is good" multiculturalism? Read more »

Oct. 9, 2014

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Letter: Starving the beast

The Republican philosophy of "starving the beast" revolves around severe cutting of federal budgets in various government agencies. This may backfire big-time in our attempt to control the Ebola virus. Read more »

Oct. 9, 2014

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Letter: Controversial cowardice

Behold the current cowardice in the Supreme Court. Behold how they are swayed to not look at a case because of current controversy over the topic. Read more »

Oct. 9, 2014

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Kathleen Parker: Vote for those who understand what's really at stake

Not to be a party pooper for End Timers, who are doubtless giddy right now, but we can prevail over the pestilence of savages and the plague of Ebola. But government is only as good as we are, and... Read more »

Oct. 8, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Utahns should take note of why Norway dropped its Olympic bid

The IOC's list of pampering demands was endless and ridiculous. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2014

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Richard Davis: Uncertain whether to vote? Consider Hong Kong

While Hong Kong voters are fighting for full election rights — both nominating and electing — most Americans will forego their general election voting rights this year. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2014

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In our opinion: Criticizing charter schools doesn't tell the whole story

States ought to question whether underperforming charter schools should be allowed to renew their charters. But they should be equally critical of public schools that underperform. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2014

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Healthy Utah would provide stability

The (Healthy Utah) plan would provide a measure of economic stability to the poor, thereby strengthening their marriages, families and communities. That stability has immense economic value. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2014

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My view: National parks remind us of last year’s government shutdown

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the government shutdown of 2013. The occasion represents the worst and best of how our elected officials should govern. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2014

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