Opinion

In our opinion: History will remember our response to current refugee crisis

Most Central American children streaming across the United States’ southwestern borders are teens.

Sarah Torre: Hobby Lobby does want bosses out of the bedroom; why are these liberal senators against that?

Last week’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case prevented Obamacare’s Department of Health and Human Services mandate from careening into the religious freedom of family business owners,... Read more »

July 13, 2014

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In our opinion: Pathway to 'Silicon Slopes' leads through relocation of state prison in Draper

This newspaper has long advocated ensuring that the needs and rehabilitation of inmates is uppermost in the public’s mind as prison relocation is debated. We continue to support those... Read more »

July 13, 2014

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Andrew Biggs: Is World Cup soccer next major U.S. sport?

Soccer is easy to mock. In what other sport can we compile a scorecard of the number of ersatz “injuries” or the time the supposedly injured players spent writhing on the ground. Read more »

July 13, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: What Gov. Herbert's 'non-announcement' means for Utah politics

Last month, Gov. Gary Herbert invited a number of business leaders and politicos to breakfast and revealed he intends to seek re-election in 2016. The governor, along with Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox,... Read more »

July 13, 2014

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Philosopher kings: Transformative decisions best left to people's representatives

As society’s “bedrock” institution, marriage unites children to their fathers and mothers, making marriage, across culture and time, universally a gendered institution. Read more »

July 13, 2014

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Letter: Campaign volunteers

Americans love competition. In Utah, we volunteer time and donate to churches, youth sports, scouting and the environment. These worthy endeavors need dedicated volunteers and financial donations to achieve their goals. Another... Read more »

July 13, 2014

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Letter: Looking at disasters

Rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels is warming our air and acidifying our oceans at an alarming rate. It's driven not just by pursuit of comforts and faster travel, but more importantly by the fossil fuel corporation's... Read more »

July 13, 2014

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My view: Coal and nuclear power belong in Utah's energy policy portfolio

Now is the time for Utah to recognize the environmental benefits of using advanced coal-burning technologies and nuclear power to generate electricity. Both are essential in any serious effort to... Read more »

July 13, 2014

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Letter: Immigration reform

It doesn't surprise me that such a high percentage say they want immigration reform, especially when one considers the recent invasion of illegals that keep coming across our southern border. Most people who are paying attention... Read more »

July 13, 2014

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Tim Wendel: Americans gave the 'beautiful game' a look and loved what they saw

In answering the question, "Is World Cup soccer the next major sport in America?" the writer contends, "Yet this time around more Americans checked out the World Cup than ever before and they often... Read more »

July 13, 2014

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John Florez: Get legislators out of running schools

Until a vision for Utah education is created, along with structural changes, Utah legislators will continue to interfere in the management of public education. And our students will be denied a... Read more »

July 12, 2014

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In our opinion: Important breakthrough on rapid transit bus route between Davis and Salt Lake counties

The decision to move forward on plans to create a rapid transit bus route between Davis County and downtown Salt Lake City marks an important breakthrough in transportation planning along the... Read more »

July 12, 2014

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Letter: Climate doubts

When I check out a story that raises doubt about human-caused climate change, I consistently find the source tied to an ideologically driven organization focused on spreading doubt on the reality of what is happening. Read more »

July 12, 2014

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Letter: Determining rights

If our government feels free to move into such personal areas, I ask, where will it stop? Read more »

July 12, 2014

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Letter: Solar understanding

I do not have solar panels at my house, but I fully support those that are blazing the trail that many will be able to follow. Read more »

July 12, 2014

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In our opinion: Because higher education helps to enhance the stability of marriage, we should encourage both

Education, not race, provides the clearest indicator of whether a woman will have children before getting married. Because higher education helps to enhance the stability of marriage, we should do... Read more »

July 11, 2014

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Join the discussion: Should Americans be worried about the newest NSA revelations?

Ordinary Internet users far outnumbered terror suspects in the NSA surveillance operation, according to The Washington Post. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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My view: The most famous person born in Utah

As you can see, it is a tough call to name the most famous person in Utah, but if I had to choose “the most famous” one: Butch Cassidy. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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Michael Gerson: Conservative success and the recovery of a conservative temperament

A party that is genuinely excited about conservative anti-poverty proposals, the child tax credit and other reforms — rather than impeachment and the abolition of modern government —... Read more »

July 11, 2014

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Taxpayers are big winners in TARP

TARP was, and still is, broadly misunderstood, and its positive outcome isn’t widely known. Most people don’t know that just this week, the largest remaining bank in TARP repaid its... Read more »

July 11, 2014

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Letter: Spreading energy

We must create incentives for businesses to use and research alternative energy. A carbon tax in America can help stop global warming around the world without the difficulties of international politics. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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David Blankenhorn: Legalizing casinos: Jobs have nothing to do with it

Whenever it comes to defending casinos and pushing for more of them, the theme of “jobs” is invariably front and center. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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