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(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sen. Mitt Romney speaks with the media following a Memorial Day ceremony at the Utah Capitol on Monday, May 30, 2022.

Bruce Fuller: Romney’s lonely crusade to lift America’s families

By Bruce Fuller | Special to The Tribune | August 8, 2022, 3:00 p.m.

Rodney B. Dieser: Modern religious hypocrisy and politics are all in the Easter story

By Rodney B. Dieser | Special to The Tribune | August 8, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  An angry Pro-life advocate us pulled back by a Utah Proud Boy as she attempts to provoke counter protesters as Abortion Free Utah and other groups gather at the Capitol to celebrate the end of Roe v. Wade, on Saturday, July 2, 2022.

Don Gale: LDS Church is right about abortion: Discourage but do not punish

| August 8, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Doug Mills | The New York Times)

President Joe Biden arrives at T.F. Green International Airport in Warwick, R.I., July 20, 2022. "Biden has had some bad months, to be sure, but there is no way to get around the fact the last month or so has been stellar for the administration," writes New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow.

Charles M. Blow: Joe Biden had a remarkable summer

By Charles M. Blow | The New York Times | August 8, 2022, 2:07 a.m.

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

New York Times columnist David Brooks at the University of Chicago, 2012.

David Brooks: What is it about friendships that is so powerful?

By David Brooks | The New York Times | August 6, 2022, 5:00 p.m.

(Shawn Brackbill for The New York Times) 

A rally for reproductive rights in Topeka, Kansas, in July.

Sarah Smarsh: How voters held the line in Kansas

By Sarah Smarsh | For The New York Times | August 6, 2022, 3:00 p.m.

(David Walter Banks | The New York Times)

An aerial view of the the Hoover Dam on the Nevada and Arizona border, March 28, 2018.

Daniel Rothberg: The coming crisis along the Colorado River

| August 5, 2022, 4:30 p.m.

(J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah) MX missile protesters in Salt Lake City in this undated photo.

Steve Erickson: New missile program is a rotten remake of an old con

By Steve Erickson | Special to The Tribune | August 5, 2022, 3:00 p.m.

(Bryan Tarnowski | The New York Times)

Land that used to be submerged by the Great Salt Lake in Utah, March 17, 2022.

Nate Housley: We have to put the Great Salt Lake first

By Nate Housley | Special to The Tribune | August 4, 2022, 10:00 p.m.

Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune
Teacher Brook Taylor gives her new students their first writing assignment for ACT Prep class at Granger High School. There is not an empty seat in her modular classroom. She has over 40 students.

Nathan Flynn: Occupational licensing could reduce teacher shortages

By Nathan Flynn | Special to The Tribune | August 4, 2022, 3:00 p.m.

(Rachel Rydalch | The Salt Lake Tribune) A substitute teacher at South Davis Junior High in Bountiful on Feb. 24, 2022.

Terry Marasco: Substitute teachers don’t get enough respect

| August 4, 2022, 3:00 p.m.

(Briana Scroggins | Special to The Tribune) 
Utah independent Evan McMullin, his wife, Emily and Democratic delegate Richard Whitney talk during the Utah Democratic Convention at Cottonwood High School in Murray, Utah on Saturday, April 23, 2022.

Stephanie Thompson Lundeen: Our nation is caught between two parties in perpetual conflict

| August 4, 2022, 2:00 p.m.

(Screenshot via Utah Debate Commission) Candidates for the Republican primary 4th Congressional District speak in a debate at the University of Utah, Monday, June 1, 2020. From left, Trent Christensen, Kim Coleman, Jay McFarland and Burgess Owens.

Ed Allen: Utah Debate Commission provides an important service to democracy

By Ed Allen | Special to The Tribune | August 4, 2022, 4:26 p.m.

(Jack Plunkett | AP photo)

In this April 9, 2014, photo, Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell takes part in the "Sports and Race: Leveling the Playing Field" panel during the Civil Rights Summit in Austin, Texas.

Leonard Pitts: Bill Russell was an ‘arrogant Negro’ to the end

By Leonard Pitts | The Miami Herald | August 4, 2022, 11:00 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Lake on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022.

James Westwater: Developer’s plan for Utah Lake threatens to be an ‘unmitigated disaster’

By James Westwater | Special to The Tribune | August 3, 2022, 5:00 p.m.

(AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

In this Feb. 22, 2018, photo, Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky speaks during an event in San Francisco.

Kimball Young: Investors are gobbling up Utah’s affordable housing

By Kimball Young | Special to The Tribune | August 3, 2022, 4:00 p.m.

(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore poses at the premiere of the film "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Park City, Utah.

Jim Wightman and Marjorie McCloy: Elections matter and have impactful results. Just ask Al Gore

By Jim Wightman and Marjorie McCloy | Special to The Tribune | August 3, 2022, 3:00 p.m.

(Rocky Barker | Writers on the Range)

The Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River near Burbank, Washington, in 2017.

Rocky Barker: Will this be the year the salmon finally win?

By Rocky Barker | Writers on the Range | August 3, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) A TestUtah site alongside Utah Valley Pediatrics at 750 W 800 North in Orem on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021.

Story of TestUtah is connections and campaign cash over knowledge and experience, George Pyle writes

By George Pyle | August 3, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Margaret Renkl: Best wishes to Mrs. Affleck and Ms. Cheney

By Margaret Renkl | For The New York Times | August 2, 2022, 4:00 p.m.