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

We can all become more disciplined consumers and prudent purchasers.

Richard Davis: Bernie Sanders has won: What now?

In many ways, Hillary Clinton has lost and Bernie Sanders has won. How has that happened? Read more »

June 8, 2016

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Letter: Trump and the media

The media has a unique voice and opportunity to expose corruption in government and business. Read more »

June 8, 2016

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Letter: The modern Frankenstein

The Republican Party has no one to blame but themselves for the creation of the monster called Donald Trump. Read more »

June 8, 2016

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Letter: The solar industry

The solar industry should work on its own to create products that people want. Read more »

June 8, 2016

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John Hoffmire: Modern slavery in your life whether you know it or not

Forced labor is thought to be prevalent in India’s brick kilns, quarries and textile industries, while bonded labor is known to be common in China, Pakistan and Russia. Read more »

June 7, 2016

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In our opinion: Beware of increasingly hard-to-spot scammers

Even though scammers are becoming increasingly sophisticated, a healthy dose of skepticism is always advised whenever people you don’t know are demanding access to your bank account. Read more »

June 7, 2016

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Letter: Stop coal port project

Coal power is dwindling as a viable energy resource. Read more »

June 7, 2016

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Letter: Romney not helping

Mitt Romney should support Trump instead of inadvertently helping Hillary or Bernie. Read more »

June 7, 2016

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Ralph Hancock: Trump and the crisis of conservative liberalism

American “fairness” is in fact now defined, at least in the academic and media mainstream, not by the ideal of the impartial rule of law, but by the clamor for representation by an... Read more »

June 7, 2016

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Letter: Medicaid expansion

The reality is that the Congressional Budget Office has reported that new revenue created by Obamacare is insufficient to cover both health care subsidies and Medicaid expansion. Read more »

June 7, 2016

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My view: Friday's jobs report: good news for some; disappointing for most

The latest jobs report is sobering. Consumers are spending and second-quarter GDP growth appears to be strong, but businesses have good reason to make do with the workers they have. Read more »

June 7, 2016

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About Utah: Meet the master chef who executed a hostile takeover of his own restaurant

In record time, chef Matt Lake transformed one restaurant into another, with spectacular results. Read more »

June 6, 2016

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In our opinion: Rural Fast Track grants make a real difference in rural communities

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development recently awarded what are called Rural Fast Track grants to eight businesses to help boost local employment, at wages higher than average in the... Read more »

June 6, 2016

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My view: Remembering D-Day: then and now

Imagine if an operation like the Normandy landing were to occur today in 2016, in the age of social media! Interactive polls would ask: “Which beach do you prefer, Normandy or Pas de... Read more »

June 6, 2016

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Arthur Cyr: D-Day lessons for today

Eisenhower's executive ability and brilliant imagination were all key factors in the success of D-Day. Read more »

June 6, 2016

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On Second Thought: Scripps National Spelling Bee to be harder

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Next year, to make the Scripps National Spelling Bee harder, they should expand into other languages. Read more »

June 6, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: Have U.S. wages stagnated? Probably not

While annual gains in the median wage seemed stuck, many workers are actually receiving wage increases as younger workers with lower wages enter the labor market and older workers with higher wages... Read more »

June 5, 2016

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Letter: GOP an embarrassment

Evans unwittingly but symbolically made the case for the "Count My Vote" movement he has fought so hard against. Read more »

June 5, 2016

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Letter: Dismantle nuclear weapons?

We know that other countries are amassing weapons of mass destruction, no matter what agreements they have made with the U.S. Read more »

June 5, 2016

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Letter: The Supreme Court and checks and balances

Our constitutional framers took care of most of my concerns when they created the checks and balances in our government. Read more »

June 5, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: The (false) robot invasion coming to America

The robots are coming — but not in numbers that would imperil most Americans' jobs. Here's why you should be skeptical, at least in the near term. Read more »

June 5, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: Most successful Jewish presidential candidate ever pushing anti-Israel case

Part of Bernie Sanders' charm is that for all of his arm-waving jeremiads, he appears unthreatening. He's the weird old uncle in the attic, Larry David's crazy Bernie. Who can be afraid of a... Read more »

June 5, 2016

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In our opinion: The chances of a legislative solution for Puerto Rico are growing slimmer

Bernie Sanders has become an ardent foe of the House rescue plan for Puerto Rico. His opposition could stall legislative efforts to provide relief before a large July 1 bond payment comes due. Read more »

June 5, 2016

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Drew Clark: Drew Clark: Libertarian Party comes to election 2016 with a 2-governor ticket

A rising tide of realism, and sense of disappointment and outrage over the choice between the likely nominees of the Republican and Democratic parties, led the Libertarian Party to select Gov. Gary... Read more »

June 5, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Pignanelli and Webb: Rigged election system, governor's race and Libertarians

Republicans got rid of superdelegates some time ago. That gives the party base and political activists extra influence, especially in caucus states. If Republicans still had a large number of... Read more »

June 5, 2016

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My view: School choice can equalize disadvantaged students' odds

The combination of school autonomy and accountability has provided choice for low-income parents, who could not access it due to economic circumstances. Read more »

June 5, 2016

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Michael and Jenet Erickson: Transgender policy is about much more than bathrooms

There are other alternatives that could better protect the privacy of all, including individual-user facilities. Such decisions are best made by local authorities. Read more »

June 5, 2016

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Kathleen Parker: Kathleen Parker: Obama's legacy of a pre-post-racial era

Many expected Barack Obama to usher in a post-racial society. Eight years after being elected as the first black president of a white-majority nation, Obama is shrugging off any responsibility for... Read more »

June 5, 2016

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My view: U.N. drug panel squanders a global-healthy opportunity

Any effective solution to this urgent global challenge must address the full range of barriers that can limit access to critical technologies — from lack of infrastructure and weak supply... Read more »

June 5, 2016

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In our opinion: A life and death decision at the zoo

While we hope that circumstances never arise that would require a similar decision in the future, we stand with zoo director Maynard and agree that, in this instance, he made the right call. Read more »

June 4, 2016

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My view: Utah's gubernatorial race is frustrating

Undeniably, the best way to widen the voters’ field of vision, get things in the open and settled, is to get the governor to the debate dance and let us have the opportunity to judge. Read more »

June 4, 2016

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John Florez: We need leaders who act with confidence

Neither of the Republican candidates for governor seem to articulate the broader problems facing our state: how technology, globalization and demographics have disrupted our institutions, such as... Read more »

June 4, 2016

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Letter: Conservative issues

I am convinced that the far right of the Republican Party, which Mr. Johnson represents, is completely out of touch with the majority of Utah voters. Read more »

June 4, 2016

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Letter: Elect Jonathan Johnson

I’m excited to see what our great state will become if we elect Jonathan Johnson for governor. Read more »

June 4, 2016

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Letter: Better than Hillary

Donald Trump would be a better president than Hillary Clinton. Read more »

June 4, 2016

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In our opinion: New shelter, resources offer help to homeless youths

Many homeless youths find themselves in circumstances most often beyond their control. But with the proper intervention and guidance, they can hope for a better future. New facilities are providing... Read more »

June 3, 2016

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My view: Tusher Dam diversion project keeps the green in Green River

If water is the life blood of the West, then the recently rehabilitated Green River Diversion Dam is a major artery that helps distribute that blood to the Green River community that heavily relies... Read more »

June 3, 2016

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George F. Will: The British will choose their destiny

Lord Nigel Lawson explained that the June 23 referendum, which he hopes will withdraw Britain from the European Union, was never supposed to happen. It's the fulfillment of a promise Prime Minister... Read more »

June 3, 2016

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Greg Bell: Political conservatism lives and will prevail if …

Conservatives really are at a disadvantage in this ongoing tango because their core beliefs are not easily translated into the public parlance. Read more »

June 3, 2016

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Kathleen Parker: Once a great notion

It was such a marvelous idea: The United States of America. Obviously, we've never really pulled it all together under one hat, but it has always seemed that at least we were striving for a more... Read more »

June 3, 2016

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Letter: Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a time to celebrate veterans and family members. Read more »

June 3, 2016

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Letter: Climate-change fear

This voter appreciates Congresswoman Mia Love for showing leadership by holding a town hall to discuss climate solutions for our country. Read more »

June 3, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Can self-driving cars navigate around politicians?

If politicians and government regulators don’t get out of the way, the future may take a lot longer to get here than anyone expects, and I could be forced to navigate parking lots in my old... Read more »

June 2, 2016

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George F. Will: An independence day for Britain?

Leaders of the campaign to end Britain's membership in the European Union hope that next month's referendum will make June 23, 2016, a date as luminous in modern British history as May 3, 1979,... Read more »

June 2, 2016

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My view: Full Medicaid expansion is the only reasonable solution

Although we are appreciative of new coverage options for low-income families and single adults, we need to recognize the pitfalls this plan maintains and creates. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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In our opinion: How best to address canyon congestion?

One idea for addressing increasing congestion in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons is to begin charging a nominal fee. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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Arthur Cyr: Taiwan reconfirms equality as well as democracy

The new president of Taiwan is the first woman to hold this top government position. At the pinnacle of Taiwan politics, she symbolizes equality, fairness and progress. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: PROMESA might be the only viable path forward for Puerto Rico

For years, the Puerto Rican government used the plain language of its constitution and its favorable tax status to lure investors into buying its bonds. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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Letter: Handicapped parking

The problem I have is people who park in handicap parking who do not belong there, or do not have a placard in their window. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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Letter: Checking baggage

TSA lines have become longer because of the number of passengers who carry on bags to avoid the bag surcharge. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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