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    FILE-This photo taken May 3, 2013, shows a long time exposure showing the stars in the sky over a cross of Debate: Nones on the run
    Now, isn’t that special. A lot of church chat in the punditsphere over the last few days... — Utah religion numbers turn out not to be so odd — George...
    Updated May 18 2015 01:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    Debate: All free speech, all the time ...
    No shortage of freely speaking about free speech. — Speak up and get called out — George Pyle | The Salt Lake Tribune “... Free speech deserves no pro...
    Updated May 12 2015 12:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
President Matthew S. Holland, Mitt Romney and Gov. Gary R. Herbert talk before Utah Valley University's Commencement Ceremonies at the UCCU Events Center Thursday April 30, 2015. Debate: A story about a same-sex marriage brief develops a long life ...
    First there was this: — Brief of 100 Scholars of Marriage — Gene Schaerr “ ... The mechanism is simple and intuitive: Fewer opposite-sex marriages mea...
    Updated May 05 2015 05:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2014, file photo, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert speaks during a news conference unveiling details about his alternative to expanding eligibility for Medicaid in Utah, in Salt Lake City. Herbert, state House Speaker Greg Hughes and state Senate President Wayne Niederhauser are meeting in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, April 29, 2015,  to seek a deal with federal officials that limits the costs of expanding Medicaid and earns support from conservative state lawmakers. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) Debate: Utah is ‘Young, tolerant and surprising.’ Except ...
    — Young, tolerant and surprising : Some lessons in practical conservatism from the desert West — The Economist In order to get away with saying this: ...
    Updated May 04 2015 01:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    Ryan Aquilina, 24, of Washington holds a sign in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. The Supreme Court is set to hear historic arguments in cases that could make same-sex marriage the law of the land. The justices are meeting Tuesday to offer the first public indication of where they stand in the dispute over whether states can continue defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman, or whether the Constitution gives gay and lesbian couples the right to marry. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) Debate: On same-sex marriage, ‘Resolution’ or ‘Chaos’ ...
    Before you can have Judgment Day, you have to have Argument Day. Utah is not officially a party to the same-sex marriage cases that were argued Tuesda...
    Updated Apr 29 2015 01:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Crews move coal at the Levan transfer facility along Interstate 15 south of Nephi where a steady flow of trucks unload it before it is transferred to train cars. Utah's Community Impact Board has awarded a $53 million loan to four coal-producing counties to invest in a deep-water port in Oakland, Calif. hoping to connect central Utah commodities with export markets. Bowie Resource Partners already exports about 1 to 3 million tons of coal from its Utah mines. Debate: Utah coal port in California?
    A quiz: What does the video above have to do with the editorial below? — Coal port looks like a risky venture — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “Here’s th...
    Updated Apr 28 2015 03:49 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sean Varsho, 28, of Chicago, left, and Brandon Dawson, 26, of Warrantor, Va., have been waiting in line for the past three days for a seat for Tuesday's Supreme Court hearing on gay marriage, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Washington. The opponents of same-sex marriage are urging the court to resist embracing what they see as a radical change in society's view of what constitutes marriage. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) Debate: On marriage equality, negotiating terms of surrender ...
    Can’t get into the U.S. Supreme Court building to hear tomorrow’s arguments on the same-sex marriage case? We’ve got some pretty good arguments going ...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 04:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Keith Johnson | The Salt Lake Tribune)  

A woman seeking a same-sex marriage fills out the application for a marriage license outside the Salt Lake County clerks office, Friday, December 20, 2013. A federal judge in Utah Friday struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, saying the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantees of equal protection and due process. Debate: Ridiculed lawyer once worked for Utah. Does that move the crazy meter?
    Last week we were tracking how Utah had apparently dropped on the national crazy meter, what with Idaho lawmakers fearing the imposition of Sharia law...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 02:05 pm   |     |   Share
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    Debate: For Earth Day: Water, climate, science, priorities ...
    — Earth Day is a reminder of what we can do collectively — Dean McGovern | For The Salt Lake Tribune “The American public awakening to environmental h...
    Updated Apr 20 2015 01:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, gestures at Rep. Jerry Sexton, R-Bean Station, in the House chamber in Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Harwell opposes a measure sponsored by Sexton to make the Bible the official state book of Tennessee. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig) Debate: ... and Tennessee joins the weird state race.
    This probably doesn’t top what’s going on in Idaho, at least in terms of having a negative effect on struggling single parents. Still. — Tennessee Hou...
    Updated Apr 15 2015 03:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    Debate: Utah is not the weirdest state today. Thanks, Idaho ...
    OK. Maybe, weatherwise, Utah is still pretty weird today. How many inches of snow fell in the middle of April? But, in terms of politics, our friends ...
    Updated Apr 15 2015 11:56 am   |     |   Share
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    Debate: Utah pundits to Utah GOP: Cool it on SB54
    Both Salt Lake City newspapers today had basically the same message to the state Republican Party. Count My Vote and SB54 are done deals. You’ve been ...
    Updated Apr 14 2015 03:18 pm   |     |   Share
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Cedar Mesa - Comb Ridge Debate: Hey, Utah, they’re talking about you ...
    A spate of national coverage of what’s news in Utah. It makes us look bad. No, good. No, bad. Aaaaargh! In The New York Times: — Saving What’s Left of...
    Updated Apr 13 2015 02:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    California State Climatologist Michael Anderson gestures to a pair of charts showing the increase state's maximum Temperature ratings between 2013-14 and 2014-2015 during drought briefing in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, April 9, 2015. Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered sweeping measures to save water as California deals with fourth year of a drought.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) Debate: Some of you may remember the latest Profiles in Courage Award winner ...
    The latest recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award isn’t as well known as some past winners. (George H.W. Bush. John McCain.) — Ex-U...
    Updated Apr 13 2015 12:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    Debate: The anniversary of the biggest laugh Robert Redford ever got ...
    [Above: The trailer for ‘All the President’s Men.’ Wouldn’t work so well today. Computer keystrokes don’t have the same drama as typewriters.] I’d s...
    Updated Apr 09 2015 11:00 am   |     |   Share
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    Debate: Sunshine, water and Obama in Utah ...
    It was apparently such a big deal to see President Obama in Utah last week that everyone was going, “Look! It’s President Obama!” And not paying much ...
    Updated Apr 08 2015 02:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    Debate: About those ‘counterfeit’ families ...
    Like a lot of you, I was eager to say something about the very suggestion that anybody’s families or relationships could be “counterfeit,” as was alle...
    Updated Apr 06 2015 03:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    Debate: A brave new world of religious diversity ...
    Last weekend was Easter, Passover and LDS General Conference. A good time to contemplate the influence of religion — good, bad and shifting, on our li...
    Updated Apr 06 2015 12:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
The Utah Health Policy Project, hundreds of citizens and advocates of the governor's plan to expand Medicaid, Healthy Utah rally at noon Thursday March 5 inside the capitol rotunda. Debate: After-action report on 2015 Utah Legislature ...
    Check out this discussion with lawmakers and SLT senior political reporter Robert Gehrke tonight at the Salt Lake City Main Library: — Tribune town ha...
    Updated Mar 16 2015 03:47 pm   |     |   Share
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    Debate: Trib editorial board shot heard round the world. Or at least on MSNBC ...
    Hey, lookie. We made the Maddow show. With this: — Utah senators increase risk of war — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “ ... By seeking to undermine not ...
    Updated Mar 12 2015 12:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    Debate: Imploring the Utah Legislature as time winds down ...
    The 2015 Regular Session of the Utah Legislature ends tomorrow. Whether they are finished with their work or not. Some last-minute advice for lawmaker...
    Updated Mar 11 2015 12:32 pm   |     |   Share
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    Debate: Lee, Hatch sign letter that everybody else thinks is stupid ...
    The letter to the Leadership of the Islamic Republic of Iran, signed by Utah’s Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch and 45 other Republican senators, is lighting ...
    Updated Mar 10 2015 03:10 pm   |     |   Share
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    Debate: A healthy debate over Healthy Utah ...
    — To have Healthy Utah, we need a healthy electorate — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “ ... If Healthy Utah is to be a bellwether, if it is to rally main...
    Updated Mar 09 2015 01:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    An order of McDonald's Chicken McNuggets is displayed for a photo in Olmsted Falls, Ohio Wednesday, March 4, 2015. McDonald's says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine and milk from cows that are not treated with the artificial growth hormone rbST.. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) Debate: Rampell vs McDonald’s ...
    The day after Washington Post economic opinion writer Catherine Rampell said this: — McDonald’s suffers from being a poor corporate citizen — Catherin...
    Updated Mar 04 2015 01:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    President Barack Obama, left, reacts after National Governors Association Vice Chairman, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, right, was hit with a microphone during a meeting with the executive committee of the National Governors Association in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. At center is National Governors Association Chairman, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Debate: Sutherland vs Sutherland, Herbert vs Herbert ...
    This is interesting, and probably reflects some kind of political calculus that I am not quite grasping. Derek Monson, public policy director of the c...
    Updated Mar 03 2015 12:03 pm   |     |   Share
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 Sen. Orrin Hatch got a new title, a raise and round-the-clock security as the Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. Debate: Orrin vs Ezra: Republicans have a health care plan. No, they don’t...
    — Our plan for fixing health care — Orrin Hatch, Lamar Alexander, & John Barrasso | For The Washington Post (on sltrib.com ) “Wednesday, the Supreme ...
    Updated Mar 02 2015 12:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    Debate: House should vote on Healthy Utah already ...
    It’s darn near unanimous: — Not voting on Healthy Utah is secret government in action — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “Two words describe House Speaker ...
    Updated Mar 02 2015 09:48 am   |     |   Share
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    Debate: Will vs Bloomberg, on Arizona gerrymandering case ...
    — Two reading lessons from the Supreme Court — George F. Will | The Washington Post “Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) supposedly i...
    Updated Mar 02 2015 08:57 am   |     |   Share
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    Debate: Utah House becomes a Death Panel ...
    Healthy Utah gets through the Senate. Is said to be DPOA (that’s Death Panel on Arrival) in the Utah House. How to make progress? Gov. Gary Herbert m...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 02:10 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan (right) high-fives Rep. Kevin Stratton, R-Orem (left) after Ivory's resolution to demand the federal government transfer control of oil-, timber -and mineral-rich lands to western states
passed at the Utah Republican Party 2014 Nominating Convention at the South Towne Expo Center, Saturday, April 26, 2014. Debate: We said, Give up public lands grab. Colorado says, Way ahead of you, dude ...
    — Utah prolongs lost battle over public lands — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “The chances of success for the Utah politicians who want to privatize mil...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 12:48 pm   |     |   Share