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Am I the only person in America not making fun of Howard Schultz? The Starbucks CEO bought himself a ton of ridicule recently when he attempted to jumpstart a national dialogue on race by having baris...

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  • The Commentariat: A sampling of reader comments posted on sltrib.com
    “Without any irony, my Comcast connection failed to load this article 3 times.” — Atremus Kline Coniferious. commenting on the March 24 sltrib.com a...
    Updated Mar 28 2015 03:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ingrid Griffee Op-ed: It’s up to voters to ensure Utah’s air quality improves
    Our warm and windy weather made 2014-15 a not-too-bad air quality winter along the Wasatch Front. Good fortune stopped pollution from our cars, buildi...
    Updated Mar 28 2015 03:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Op-ed: Reform coal leasing to give taxpayers their fair share
    When Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell gave remarks on the agency’s priorities for 2015 and 2016, she directed our attention to something that has be...
    Updated Mar 28 2015 03:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  


Lobbyists and members of the public wait outside the House of Representatives for a chance to take to a legislator during the legislative season on Capitol Hill in Salt Lake City, Utah Monday, March 10, 2014. Op-ed: Schools, teachers should have received more from 2015 Legislature
    On March 9, thousands of educators and parents filled the Capitol Rotunda to rally for increased public education funding. For us, as career teachers ...
    Updated Mar 28 2015 03:00 pm   |     |   Share


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    Months ago I wrote an op-ed addressed to the writers of the LDS Gospel Topics essay on Joseph Smith’s polygamy, asking them to consider rephrasing tha...
    Updated Mar 28 2015 03:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Op-ed: U.S. can learn to live with a nuclear-armed Iran
    “Fond and blind affections,” President John Adams warned Americans, are something “which no nation ought ever to feel towards another.” Such sentiment...
    Updated Mar 28 2015 03:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Op-ed: BYU should take church’s lead and bring LGBT students out of shadow
    Stepping into the coffee shop, I waited in anticipation to meet — well, let’s call him “Shakespeare.” I had never met a drag queen; I hardly had a han...
    Updated Mar 28 2015 03:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Op-ed: Americans must discipline themselves to avoid drowning in debt
    We all want to live well. The problem that arises is many families and individuals are attempting to live far above their means. Does a family making ...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 05:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Some legislators approved prison ‘plums,’ didn’t know it
    The sentiments in the Utah Legislature about moving the Utah State Prison are still mixed, although the lawmakers have given their approval to move th...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 05:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • A man in the audience waves an American flag after Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas announced his campaign for president, MOnday, March 23, 2015, at Liberty University, founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, in Lynchburg, Va. Cruz, who announced his candidacy on twitter in the early morning hours, is the first major candidate in the 2016 race for president. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Pyle: Two evangelical Christians on very different missions
    They were both born in Canada and now live in Texas. Both of them stand comfortably with a foot in each of two worlds that may seem far apart, descri...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 05:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • Zakaria: America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous
    By Fareed Zakaria Special To The Washington Post If Americans are united in any conviction these days, it is that we urgently need to shift the coun...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 03:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Lowry: Ayaan Hirsi Ali should be a hero for our times
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali should be the perfect feminist hero. In theory, she fits the role on multiple levels: She’s an escapee from an abusive patriarchy. She...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 05:28 pm   |     |   Share
  • Buchanan: What Common Core teaches about common values
    By Mark Buchanan Bloomberg View Learning how to distinguish between fact and opinion would seem to be a pretty fundamental piece of any education. I...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 04:28 pm   |     |   Share
  • Smith: An epidemic of Americans behaving well
    By Noah Smith Bloomberg View New York Times columnist David Brooks thinks Americans have behavioral problems. In a recent columnon the struggles of ...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 04:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Krauthammer: The GOP racing form: First edition
    WASHINGTON • With Ted Cruz announcing and Rand Paul and Marco Rubio soon to follow, it’s time to start handicapping the horses and making enemies. No ...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 04:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • Robinson: The mark of terror
    WASHINGTON • We don’t need to know the political or religious views of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Gunter Lubitz to call his crashing of a crowded ai...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 04:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Benner: Why Silicon Valley has a big crush on Wall Street
    By Katie Benner Bloomberg View Some Wall Street stars are decamping for Silicon Valley, corralled by tech giants and tech start-ups looking for fina...
    Updated Mar 26 2015 09:55 am   |     |   Share
  • Feldman: A court case so secret, government says it can’t go on
    By Noah Feldman Bloomberg View Imagine that someone has wronged you, and you sue them. Then the government magically appears in court and asks that ...
    Updated Mar 26 2015 09:56 am   |     |   Share
  • Meyerson: Empowering small campaign donors
    By Harold Meyerson Special to The Washington Post “The need for collecting large campaign funds would vanish if Congress provided an appropriation f...
    Updated Mar 26 2015 06:27 am   |     |   Share
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George Will Will: Who says economics is hard?
    WASHINGTON • Every day the Chinese go to work, Americans get a raise: Chinese workers, many earning each day about what Americans spend on a Starbucks...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 04:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • Dionne: What Ted Cruz knows
    Washington • Sen. Ted Cruz is a decided underdog for the Republican presidential nomination, but he understands where his opening lies. And this, in t...
    Updated Mar 26 2015 02:48 pm   |     |   Share