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Kenlee Hess: Immigrants help improve American economy

For many years, immigration has played a huge part in the building of our country.

My view: I-Squared Act is a job-exporting machine

Green cards don’t outsource American jobs, while guest-worker visas do. Sen. Orrin Hatch's I-Squared Act should include provisions to keep STEM graduates in America and not outsource them. Read more »

March 16, 2015

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John Hoffmire: How the poor view the rich and relate to the American Dream

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The core of the American Dream — equality of opportunity and rewards commensurate with efforts and abilities — has enchanted millions of people across the globe. Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Who's afraid of robots? With greater tech comes uncertainty about jobs

If the new skills demanded by robots cannot be easily supplied by America's workers, then there will be a fateful break from history. The question is, can we adapt? The past gives cause for... Read more »

March 16, 2015

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St. Patrick's Day is a time to remember ancestors, particularly the Scotch-Irish

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the invisible Irish, the Scotch-Irish. These are Scots who moved to Ireland four centuries ago, their offspring later immigrating to this country during the... Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Drew Clark: A Utah compromise reconciling gay rights and religious freedom?

The passage of a bill barring discrimination in employment and housing with a measure about same-sex marriage sends the message that people of widely different views on these issues can work... Read more »

March 16, 2015

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On Second Thought

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

March 16, 2015

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In our opinion: Could Utah's air quality benefit by learning from results of USC's Children Health Study?

A USC study of Los Angeles children over two decades showed correlation between long-term improvements in local air quality with positive effects on lung-function growth. This study has clear... Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Letter: Category for theater arts

Last year I wrote about how I was disappointed at the Sterling Scholars combining theater arts with speech and forensics. Speech is an entirely different discipline than theater. Please bring back a separate category where... Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Letter: Iranian discussions

It is disappointing that some of Utah's congressional delegation were participants in the initiative to undermine the efforts of our nation, and many others, to negotiate an agreement with Iran to prevent a nuclear bomb... Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Utah's Super Bowl/World Series of legislative sessions

Considering we’re amidst March Madness, NBA basketball, professional soccer and hockey, college spring football practice and Major League Baseball training camp, we thought it appropriate to... Read more »

March 15, 2015

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My view: Congress can get tough on Iran by channeling Reagan's tactics

Congress can get tougher on Iran by channeling Reagan, not Netanyahu. It correctly senses that it needs to be tough with Iran but misses an opportunity to take a principled stand that would really... Read more »

March 15, 2015

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Letter: Utah's ideology

In a recent letter to the editor (“Political extremes,” Feb. 28), Andrew McDonald berates Utah's national political leaders for being "strongly skewed to the right," particularly Sen. Mike Lee, whose... Read more »

March 15, 2015

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Letter: Serious about tax rates

The Deseret News recently editorialized about tax reform and inequality (“Talking of tax reform,” March 3). I found it fascinating that the staff writers didn’t mention the only idea that has ever had any real... Read more »

March 15, 2015

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Letter: Compensation coming?

I agree with Stephen Johnsen (“Imposing prison effects,” March 1) when he asserts that having the prison in Draper comes with many ill effects. It stands to reason that those ill effects will move right along with the... Read more »

March 15, 2015

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Letter: The democracy question

Although we Americans have been conditioned to view "democracy" as the political answer for any and all situations, history contradicts that premise. Communism was a populist uprising; the Germans elected Hitler; Zimbabwe... Read more »

March 15, 2015

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David Blankenhorn: Time for a new pro-family coalition in America

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Despite its numerous victories and impressive leaders, the size and shape of our current pro-family coalition are inadequate to the task before us. We have an opportunity to think about marriage in... Read more »

March 14, 2015

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John Florez: The Deedee Corradini I knew

The late former Salt Lake City Mayor Deedee Corradini showed us great things can get done by leaders who lead with values learned early in life and by putting community and public service over self. Read more »

March 14, 2015

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In our opinion: Legislative wrap — anti-discrimination, religious liberty bills overshadow other successes, disappointments

The 2015 Legislature left much on the table, but what it accomplished — particularly in anti-discrimination and religious liberty — was more than enough to vindicate the wisdom of... Read more »

March 14, 2015

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Letter: Not so transparent

A study from the Columbia Journalism Review found that the White House’s relationship with the media is the least open it has ever been. This is interesting, given that President Obama pledged to be more transparent than his... Read more »

March 14, 2015

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Letter: Wrong label

I think most sensible people would agree that Sen. Mike Lee is painted with an extremist brush by the liberal national media, and though his voting record, according to the recent BYU study, shows he has sided with conservative views... Read more »

March 14, 2015

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In our opinion: Utah's presidential caucus is a bad idea, limiting participating in the most public of elections

The Utah Republican Party has decided to select presidential candidates in neighborhood caucuses, rather than through a state presidential primary. This is a bad decision resulting in tens of... Read more »

March 13, 2015

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My view: State representatives need to actually represent

Do we really want to allow a precedent to be set allowing future state-level decisions — which would affect our cities, counties or the entire state of Utah — to be made by only a small... Read more »

March 13, 2015

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A. Scott Anderson: Utah senators should support Landon for Fed Board

Utah resident Allan R. Landon has been nominated to serve on the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors. Landon can provide a seasoned, thoughtful voice in monetary policy, and his... Read more »

March 13, 2015

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