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If Utah’s Sen. Mike Lee has a soft spot, it may be for drug criminals. He is the hardliner willing to shut down the government (again) to make a political statement over Planned Parenthood, but he is also the compromiser …

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  • Letter: Put all gun owners in a well-regulated militia
    Here’s a completely constitutional gun-control measure Congress should consider: Establish a robust national militia, mandating that every gun owner b...
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  • Letter: We can’t just throw up our hands over climate
    Climate changes here on Earth are nothing new. During the age of the dinosaurs, the Earth was much warmer. Several ice ages and other changes have fol...
    Updated Oct 05 2015 06:09 am   |     |   Share
  • Letter: Chaffetz, McCarthy not the better person Obama is
    When asked if there is to be an eighth Benghazi panel, when the first seven concluded no wrongdoing, Jason Chaffetz responded, “Yes, there are four de...
    Updated Oct 05 2015 06:09 am   |     |   Share
  • Letters: Voters who let shootings persist are co-murderers
    How can anyone hold back tears knowing this wonderful country of ours refuses to pass legislation to put a stop to school students being killed? It is...
    Updated Oct 05 2015 06:06 am   |     |   Share
  • Washington Post: The one-sided relationship with Cuba
    Since Dec. 17, President Barack Obama has been engaged in a sweeping overhaul of U.S.- Cuba relations at the heart of which are conciliatory gestures ...
    Updated Oct 05 2015 06:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Bloomberg View: EPA should have heeded its own experts on smog
    The world’s focus on global warming can make it easy to forget that the stuff that belches from smokestacks and exhaust pipes hurts more than just the...
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  • Dionne: The conservative evasion on guns
    WASHINGTON • President Obama spoke some of the most important words of his tenure last week in response to the mass shooting at Umpqua Community Colle...
    Updated Oct 04 2015 06:00 pm   |     |   Share
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Esther Cepeda Cepeda: Spare the talk of an ‘Asian invasion’
    CHICAGO • Have you heard the news? Asians will displace Hispanics as the largest foreign-born group in the U.S. by 2055. I, for one, am thrilled — the...
    Updated Oct 04 2015 09:15 am   |     |   Share
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George Will Will: Finding our place in the universe
    BALTIMORE • Twinkling stars are pretty but, for astronomers, problematic. Twinkles are caused by the interference of Earth’s atmosphere with light rad...
    Updated Oct 04 2015 08:33 am   |     |   Share
  • Washington Post: Another infuriating, but unsurprising, gun tragedy
    “OMG there’s someone shooting on campus.” That was the first in a series of awful reports on social media Thursday that only got worse as the day went...
    Updated Oct 04 2015 08:21 am   |     |   Share
  • Milbank: Trump will lose, or I will eat this column
    WASHINGTON • I never expected to write these words, but I miss Mitt Romney. Last Wednesday, the day the front-runner for the 2016 Republican pres...
    Updated Oct 05 2015 04:13 pm   |     |   Share
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Gov. Gary Herbert, left, stands with Sen. Brian Shiozawa, Speaker of the House Greg Hughes and Rep. Jim Dunnigan in announcing a joint resolution to be passed in the Legislature to get a Mediciaid expansion bill done by summer 2015. Editorial: Utah Republicans want to avoid responsibility for killing health care access
    When the state of Utah assembles a squad of riflemen to execute a condemned convict at its prison, the names of those individuals are a closely held s...
    Updated Oct 04 2015 08:09 am   |     |   Share
  • Pitts: We need cops with people skills
    What can I do? Not quite six months ago, a reader named Tracy posed that question to me and I, in turn, posed it to you. Tracy, a 55-year-old white wo...
    Updated Oct 04 2015 06:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Letter: Mass shootings leave us literally dying for change
    As a college student, I am deeply disheartened by news of mass shootings like the recent one in Oregon. Often I feel unsafe going to school, especiall...
    Updated Oct 04 2015 05:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Letter: Progress in child-death prevention
    Could UNICEF’s report of last month that there are 16,000 preventable child deaths daily worldwide be good news? We tend to think that things are gett...
    Updated Oct 04 2015 05:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Letter: Guns are the problem, not the solution
    Tonight on the news, the top stories included 10 students dead and seven injured at the hands of an Oregon gunman and three tenants killed by a landlo...
    Updated Oct 04 2015 05:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Letter: We must recapture our moral compass
    The Children’s Center provides mental-health care to families with young children. Every single day we work to repair young lives that have been shatt...
    Updated Oct 04 2015 05:00 am   |     |   Share
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Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker speaks in front of supporters gathered on the steps of City Hall as he kicks off the second phase of his re-election campaign, in Salt Lake City, Tuesday September 8, 2015. Op-ed: Becker legacy is failed leadership and broken promises
    In 1996, when Rocky Anderson ran for Congress and advocated for same-sex marriage, many Utah Democrats ran from the issue, including many of those now...
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  • Op-ed: Technology demands a new approach to managing the power grid
    It wasn’t all that long ago that you had to find a pay phone to make a call while travelling. Or buy a guide book to find a good restaurant. Or pay a ...
    Updated Oct 03 2015 03:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • The Commentariat: A sampling of reader comments posted on sltrib.com
    “Let’s not ignore the fact that this editorial is from the same board that endorsed the budding statesman’s re-election campaign. I guess they’d like ...
    Updated Oct 03 2015 03:00 pm   |     |   Share
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A supporter of Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker looks on as Becker kicks off the second phase of his re-election campaign, at City Hall, Tuesday September 8, 2015. Op-ed: Mayor Becker has brought prosperity to Salt Lake City
    Whether measured by national rankings, retail sales receipts, building permits, cranes dotting the horizon or simple vibrancy on city streets, it is i...
    Updated Oct 05 2015 12:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • Op-ed: The government collects data on our children, and we never signed off
    Utah law affirms that “the state’s role is secondary and supportive to the primary role of a parent.” If you’re a parent of a child in public school, ...
    Updated Oct 05 2015 02:56 pm   |     |   Share
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Donna McAleer Op-ed: Marines’ resistance to women in combat undermines the nation
    In 2013, then Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey lifted the Direct Ground Combat and Assignmen...
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  • Scott Dalgarno Op-ed: The Bible can be taken seriously without being taken literally
    In his Sept. 26 op-ed, “Even moderate Christianity enables intolerance,” Gregory Clark says, “the Bible contradicts itself,” and goes on to dismiss th...
    Updated Oct 03 2015 03:00 pm   |     |   Share