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Jay Evensen: Birthright citizenship — will we learn from our history?

While the nation must protect its borders against threats, it is important to ask what immigrants can offer us.

Kathleen Parker: The end of summer provides much needed time to think

August, often viewed as the end of things — summer, vacation, camp and children underfoot — marks for Washingtonians the arrival of peace. The usual, rapid chatter becomes a low, slow hum. Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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John Hoffmire: Winning war on poverty demands shifting focus to fighting unemployment

In his first State of the Union address, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared “unconditional war on poverty in America.” That was over 50 years ago and this war is not over. The... Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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David Blankenhorn: Maimed economic structures use scholarly research to induce social blindness

We should be ashamed to live in a society where public expertise is largely shaped by and for private interests. We should refuse to grant the people who help to cause the problem the nearly... Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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Letter: Limited truth

I’m afraid, Mr. President, that no matter your demeanor, it’s as difficult for us to know when you are telling the truth as it was when the villagers came rushing each time the boy cried “wolf!” Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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Letter: ‘Medical research’

It was fascinating to read all of the justifications in a recent Associated Press article regarding the use of “fetal tissue” in medical research. Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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George F. Will: A nation encrusted with unspoken federal subsidies

To understand why a whaling museum subsidy doesn't exist anymore and a mohair subsidy continues is to understand how American government functions. And why James Madison, whose flinty realism is... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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In our opinion: 'Back to school' wishes for students, teachers, parents and community members

It’s mid-August, and the collective community mind is “back to school.” Classes at most traditional-calendar schools will begin this week or next. And so, at the start of a new... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Plenty of politics popping in the dog days of summer

We’re in the dog days of summer, but plenty of politics are popping. Our insights are worth what you pay, so here’s about a nickel’s worth. Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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My view: It takes a special type of school to get invited into Pac-12

It is common knowledge that the University of Utah was invited a few years ago to be a member of the Pac-12 athletic conference. My purpose is to explain what this means beyond the obvious ramp-up... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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Michael & Jenet Erickson: Organ harvesting controversy deserves our attention, discussion

Abortion is a topic we would all prefer to avoid. But if we do not talk about it now, then when? Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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Alon Ben-Meir: Syrian catastrophe and the world's deafening silence

The word tragic has often been used to describe the civil war in Syria, but it is a pale description of the raging madness on the ground. The bloodletting and massive destruction that has swept the... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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Letter: Teacher tax breaks

Give the teachers a tax break and other groups will soon be knocking on the door for theirs. Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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Letter: Entertaining debates

The presidential debates should give us some insight into what the candidates think would be some solutions to our problems and challenges in the future. Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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Letter: Right to know

What is more important in a federal court case? Protecting human rights or protecting something else? Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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Letter: Front-page headlines

I don't know who it is that selects the front-page headlines that are supposed to inflame interest and sell newspapers, but they are failing miserably if that is what these headlines are supposed to accomplish. Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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Letter: Olympic bid

The recent editorial about Beijing winning the bid by default for the 2022 Olympic Games reminds me how much the Olympics are not about the actual sports, but about the host city or country getting recognition for hosting the games.... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2015

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In our opinion: Animas River pollution emphasizes lack of environmental foresight

The Environmental Protection Agency is scrambling to undo the damage caused by its unwitting release of 3 million gallons of toxic waste into the Animas River. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2015

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Letter: Good Samaritans

On Monday, I slipped and fell in the vicinity of 300 South and 500 East. I had been in the sun far too long, became dizzy and fell onto a cement walkway. I have crippling rheumatoid arthritis and was in considerable pain. Two very... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2015

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Letter: Clean up the streets

After attending a great Outdoor Retailers show this last weekend, I felt I had to write and express my embarrassment for the city of Salt Lake and apologize to the visitors from out of town because of what the mayor and Salt Lake... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2015

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John Florez: Summer school taught patriotism, love, faith

To this day, when I hear a John Philip Sousa march, my patriotism comes alive. It brings back fond memories I learned during my childhood summers at Salt Lake City's Catholic Guadalupe Mission School. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2015

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Charles Krauthammer: It's time to analyze Presidential Racing Form, third edition

Both presidential nomination contests having been scrambled by recent events — the FBI taking control of Hillary Clinton's private email server and a raucous, roiling GOP debate — the... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2015

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Michael Gerson: Government still hunting for miracle on global warming

If the goal — as some scientists urge — is an 80 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2050, then it will be necessary "to reduce emissions from transportation and electrical... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2015

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