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European leaders tend to have one of two responses to undocumented migrants: disdain or indifference. Neither attitude is helpful, as the grim crisis on the French side of the Chunnel makes clear, and...

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  • Mercury News: How can we feel safe?
    Crime is down. We know this. Statistically, it has trended steadily down, with only brief upticks, since the 1980s here and throughout the United Stat...
    Updated Aug 02 2015 10:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • Lowry: Even in a grotesque world, Cecil the lion deserved to live
    “Until the lion tells his side of the story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.” — African proverb On the ledger of global outr...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 09:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • Op-ed: Recreation on public lands is an uneven economic generator
    The sweeping landscapes and unparalleled vistas found on public land in Utah provide outstanding recreational experiences for both Utahns and those wh...
    Updated Aug 02 2015 01:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • Op-ed: Give Utah teachers a tax break to keep them on the job
    In the time that I have spent in the Utah State Senate, I’ve found that there are few things more hotly debated than public education funding. More of...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 09:15 pm   |     |   Share


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