Opinion

In our opinion: Paul Ryan's promising anti-poverty plan should be welcomed

Representative Paul Ryan’s new anti-poverty plan is being hailed as an innovative approach.

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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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Letter: Gun control

Common-sense solutions to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and other dangerous people are sitting on desks in Congress. It’s time to ensure that our federal laws apply to all domestic abusers, making it more... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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A runner's eye view: Lessons I have learned from my dad and marathons

A significant portion of my childhood was spent at one marathon finish line or another. While I’m nowhere near the runner he is, I have dabbled in this tortuous pastime myself and discovered... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Faith, family and freedom join to explain Utah exceptionalism

“American exceptionalism” is a school of thought among historians that this nation is qualitatively different from all other nations. Let us show how central faith, family and freedom... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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In our opinion: Religious freedom requires each of us to accord equal dignity for all

National Edition

Laws can be framed in such a way that they balance the free exercise of religion with respectful coexistence of those with differing values. We believe that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act,... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Do arrests of Swallow, Shurtleff reflect a deeper ethical decay?

The arrests of former attorneys general John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff have fostered some deep introspection among Utah political leaders. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Letter: Until proven guilty

I wonder if the people who are accusing Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow of criminal actions have considered that all people in this country are innocent until proven guilty. Shurtleff and Swallow would have gone there on their own.... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Letter: Waiting veterans

Without our veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice, where would America be today? We have ownership, jobs, health care, cars and opportunities because they fought for freedom over centuries. There are those who would take... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Letter: Obama fans?

I don't know what Richard Davis thought he was proving in his article "Latter-day Saints should appreciate the president," but he missed the mark. The reason why many do not support the President is the direction he is... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Letter: Police protection

I know our police are called to serve and protect us. But when I hear about high-speed chases injuring innocent bystanders when it was not the result of a life being at stake, I don’t feel protected. Kim Grant Kaysville Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Letter: Hope and change

I voted for Mitt Romney primarily because I felt he would be a better president. Once he lost, I believe most of us were truly praying for "Hope and Change" and the most "transparent" administration ever. After five... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Letter: Political investigating

As I have been watching the drama surrounding the Shurtleff and Swallow investigation, I have wondered how many politicians could survive two years of intense digging by the press and at least $4 million of investigation by motivated... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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In our opinion: Trademarking the 'I believe …' cheer reveals the slippery slope of protecting words and phrases

A California university seeks to trademark "I believe that we will win," a much-used sports cheer associated of late with U.S. soccer. Utah State University holds the state trademark. Who wins... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Richard Davis: Latter-day Saints should appreciate the president

This suggests that Utahns’ disapproval goes beyond the job Obama is doing to the person himself. Yet, let me suggest three reasons why Latter-day Saints should think better of the president... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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John Florez: Technology disrupts cultural values

Today’s world, driven by technology that is changing exponentially, makes the challenge of clinging to our old values more critical than ever before. Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Greg Bell: Defenders of religious freedom need to walk the walk

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Just because one speaks of political matters, he is not excused from living his religion, and that includes conservative talk show hosts and listeners, and liberal commentators and their fans. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Join the discussion: Should North Korea's threats be taken seriously?

“This fall,” reads the trailer for the upcoming film "The Interview," “James Franco and Seth Rogan will try to assassinate Kim Jong Un.” Un, the ruler of North Korea, is... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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My view: NSA, Edward Snowden and Utah

Until we can destroy all this excess personal information from various organizations both public and private, keeping only that information obtained by court order, is there nothing we can do to... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Global opinion of U.S. still positive, despite surveillance

Despite global disapproval of U.S. spying and a drop in worldwide belief that the U.S. protects its citizens’ personal freedoms, the U.S. still enjoys a high public approval rating, according... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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In our opinion: Citigroup fine

The agreement by investment bank Citigroup to pay a $7 billion fine for its role in the subprime mortgage crisis has been touted by federal prosecutors as a victory in holding the company... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Timothy R. Clark: The Internet is the great equalizer, tranquilizer

Knowing my children learn more from my example than from anything I say, I’ve been moved to serious reflection about what I’m teaching them about the Internet. The Internet is both... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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