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In our opinion: Reconnecting with Cuba is a good move, but let's do it right

The first step toward better relations with Cuba cannot be seen as condoning Cuba's bad behavior.

Richard Davis: SB54-opposing Republicans wrong to oppose open electoral system

The Republican Party is suing the state to overturn SB54, which it helped pass to compromise the Count My Vote initiative and the caucus/convention system. Republicans are wrong to oppose Utahns... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Letter: Adopt metric system

Totally adopting metrics would be difficult and we might struggle for a few decades. But it would also be a great gift to our grandchildren and those that follow. The problems surrounding STEM subjects would greatly diminish. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Letter: Extra UTA money

If UTA has all this extra money, I would just as soon see them return it to us, as opposed to spending millions of dollars in the housing development business. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Kathleen Parker: A conservative feminist is not an oxymoron

Can a woman be both feminist and conservative? Why, yes! But the question deserves a more serious answer so women can stop fussing over labels and litmus tests to determine whether a woman who... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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The mixed messages of Mitt Romney

As Mitt Romney continues to dance around whether or not he will once again run for the presidency in 2016, Republican politicos and donors alike are starting to get antsy. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: The happiness curve — If you're glum, just wait

We all want to be happy, don't we? Well, if you're dissatisfied or downright miserable, cheer up. There's apparently a cure for you. Just sit and wait; the very anticipation of its arrival might... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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My view: Lawsuit against SB54 constitutional

The legal challenge recently filed by the Utah Republican Party seeks constitutional clarity on a very important issue: Can the state tell a political party who its candidates are, or should it... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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In our opinion: With oil prices dropping, Utah's taking control of federal lands isn't the best option available

With the prices of oil falling, the financial feasibility of Utah benefiting from taking control of federal lands is uncertain at best and potentially costly to taxpayers. There are other options... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Sublime spiritual principle: Christian origins of ethics of equality

Just how this sublime spiritual principle can be soundly applied to our mortal existence, where natural and social inequalities continue to intermingle profoundly, as they always have, remains a... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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My view: Vaccines cure many Utah diseases

Influenza (the flu) is starting to appear and kills over 30,000 in the U.S. every year. Vaccination can prevent or lessen the severity of this disease. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Letter: Public land jeopardy

We have every right to be proud of all our state offers; does it make sense to jeopardize it for self-satisfaction and short-term gain? Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Letter: Unaffiliated voters

The critical missing piece that needs to be addressed is what mechanism can be developed that encourages all voters to participate in the initial candidate selection process without the pressure to join a specific party. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Michael Gerson: Release of the Feinstein report: An act of exceptional recklessness

With the apparently imminent release of the Feinstein report on CIA interrogations of high-value terrorists a decade ago, let's consider the situation of intelligence personnel who have been involved. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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On Second Thought

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

Dec. 8, 2014

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Robert Bennett: Dependent on high oil prices, Russia is now in trouble

Falling oil prices are putting a economic squeeze on Russia, while the drop brings prosperity in America, leaving consumers with more money to spend on other things. Putin is now paying a steep... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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John Hoffmire: We must work together to fight neglected diseases

National Edition

Imagine you are in a business course and are given the following scenario: Your marketing department has found an opportunity for your business. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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In our opinion: Legislature needs to address transportation needs now

The Utah Legislature should seize the opportunity to make at least some investment in transportation upgrades and expansion, even though it may require increases in taxing levels. A viable... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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Letter: Prison relocation funds

The current situation with moving the prison was brought about by the Republican caucus; it was a bad decision that was never supported by the majority of Utahns. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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Letter: Benghazi apologies

Now that the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee has released its report on the Benghazi incident, which clears the Obama administration of all wrongdoing, how soon can we expect... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz: Oversight must go beyond outrage

The Oversight Committee’s mission is to report to hard-working taxpayers to ensure their investment in government is spent effectively, efficiently and transparently. Read more »

Dec. 7, 2014

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Lane Beattie: Healthy Utah has business support

As the voice of business in Utah, we ask Utah’s Legislature to consider and support this flexible, innovative, Utah-specific solution (Healthy Utah plan) that keeps taxpayer dollars in Utah. Read more »

Dec. 7, 2014

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In our opinion: Malala and family — how parents defied Pakistani culture to foster a Nobel Peace Prize-winning daughter

National Edition

At 17, Malala Yousafzai is the youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient. But her parents also deserve recognition in countering Pakistani culture to promote gender equality and education. Read more »

Dec. 7, 2014

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