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(Chris Seward | AP) U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., speaks to the crowd before former President Donald Trump takes the stage at a rally Saturday, April 9, 2022, in Selma, N.C.

Leonard Pitts: The Republican Party stands for the Republican Party

By Leonard Pitts | The Miami Herald | May 22, 2022, 11:00 a.m.

(Alexander Zemlianichenko | AP photo)

In this photo taken on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, Russian RS-24 Yars ballistic missiles roll in Red Square during the Victory Day military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the Nazi defeat.

Mitt Romney: The West must prepare for Putin’s worst weapons

By Mitt Romney | For The New York Times | May 21, 2022, 10:44 p.m.

(Lynsey Addario | The New York Times)

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine at his first news conference since the Russian invasion, in Kyiv, March 3, 2022. Zelenskyy has cited Hamlet's soliloquy in his appeals to the West for aid. Shakespeare, who knew that character is revealed when the stakes are high, would have approved, Maureen Dowd writes.

Rich Lowry: Don’t be penny-wise with Ukraine

By Rich Lowry | National Review | May 21, 2022, 3:00 p.m.

(Damon Winter | The New York Times) 

A person wears a bullet necklace over a "We the People" shirt in Miami, Jan. 6, 2022. "You cannot defend the ideal of “E pluribus unum” by deleting pluribus," writes New York Times columnist Bret Stephens.

Bret Stephens: The right weaponizes America against itself

By Bret Stephens | The New York Times | May 20, 2022, 8:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Students at Highland High School walk out in support of abortion rights, in Salt Lake City on Thursday, May 12, 2022.

Kevin Lundell: Here is why I’m a pro-choice adoptive dad

By Kevin Lundell | Special to The Tribune | May 20, 2022, 5:00 p.m.

Protestors wheel a French revolution themed giant placard during a May Day demonstration in Paris, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. French authorities announced tight security measures for May Day demonstrations, with the interior minister saying there was a risk that "radical activists" could join anti-government yellow vest protesters and union workers in the streets of Paris and across the country. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

Christopher Hodson: Modern Republicans betray their own prophet

By Christopher Hodson | Special to The Tribune | May 20, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Gregory Bull | AP photo)

This Aug. 19, 2015, photo, shows a monarch butterfly in Vista, Calif. The number of western monarch butterflies wintering along the California coast has plummeted to a new record low, putting the orange-and-black insects closer to extinction, researchers announced Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.

Commentary: Salt Lake City should invest in ‘messy-looking’ natural areas

By Rachel Taylor, Lewis Kogan, Soren Simonsen and Nalini Nadkarni | Special to The Tribune | May 21, 2022, 9:25 p.m.

(William DeShazer for The New York Times) 

A monarch caterpillar feasts on the leaves of a milkweed plant in the author’s meadow.

Margaret Renkl: To do more for the environment, do less with your lawn

By Margaret Renkl | The New York Times | May 19, 2022, 4:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Dr. Brian Moench speaks at a news conference by Stop the Polluting Port Coalition in Salt Lake City on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021.

Brian Moench: Where will we get the water for all of Utah’s growth?

By Brian Moench | Special to The Tribune | May 19, 2022, 4:00 p.m.

(Michelle Faye | FX) Robin Lafferty (Sam Numrich), left, is questioned by Jeb Pyre (Andrew Garfield) in "Under the Banner of Heaven."

Patrick Gibbs: LDS brothers and sisters, we need to talk about Bruno

By Patrick Gibbs | Special to The Tribune | May 19, 2022, 3:00 p.m.

Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune
Elder Neil L. Andersen speaks during the afternoon session of the 184th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City Saturday October 4, 2014.

Dave Winslow: LDS leaders are counterfeit peacemakers

By Dave Winslow | Special to The Tribune | May 19, 2022, 2:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Sen. Mike Lee at the ribbon cutting ceremony for Thermo Fisher Scientific's Ogden facility on Wednesday, April 20, 2022.

Samuel Fernandez: There is nothing new in Mike Lee’s letter attacking LGBTQ people

By Samuel Fernandez | Special to The Tribune | May 19, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune
 Sen. Orrin Hatch discusses his insights on the Immigration Innovation Act of 2013 he introduced to bring reforms to the nation's immigration laws for high-skilled workers and an agriculture guest worker program at Zions Bank Building Founders Room, Wednesday, May 1,2013.

Bernardo Castro: Honor Orrin Hatch’s legacy with real immigration reforms

By Bernardo Castro | Special to The Tribune | May 19, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Joshua Rashaad McFadden | The New York Times)

Two women embrace on Sunday, May 15, 2022, during a  vigil for the victims of the mass shooting at Tops supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y. A day after one of the deadliest racist massacres in recent American history, law enforcement officials in New York descended on the home of the accused gunman and probed disturbing hints into his behavior, as Gov. Kathy Hochul promised action on hate speech that she said spreads "like a virus."

Democracy itself is on the line unless Republicans do more to denounce racism, George Pyle writes

By George Pyle | May 19, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

MAGA hats sit on empty seats during an election watch party, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Chandler, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Paul Krugman: From voodoo to MAGA to Buffalo

By Paul Krugman | The New York Times | May 18, 2022, 4:00 p.m.

(Gabriela Bhaskar | The New York Times)

A worshiper wipes away tears while praying at Macedonia Baptist Church in Buffalo, N.Y., on Sunday, May 15, 2022, for the victims of the mass shooting at Tops supermarket. A day after one of the deadliest racist massacres in recent American history, law enforcement officials in New York descended on the home of the accused gunman and probed disturbing hints into his behavior, as Gov. Kathy Hochul promised action on hate speech that she said spreads "like a virus."

Alexandra Rain: Do Black lives still matter?

| May 18, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Mustafa Hussain | The New York Times)

A crowd gathered outside the Delavan Grider Community Center as President Joe Biden spoke there, days after the racist massacre at a nearby supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., May 17, 2022.

Leonard Pitts: White people must be the real victims here

By Leonard Pitts | The Miami Herald | May 18, 2022, 11:00 a.m.

(Anna Watts | The New York Times)

A voter on Election Day in New York, Nov. 2, 2021. A Republican judge declared all of New York's new legislative maps, redrawn by state Democrats, unconstitutional on Thursday, March 31, 2022, potentially throwing the midterm contests into turmoil.

Katie Wright: Gerrymandering is bad no matter which party does it

By Katie Wright | Special to The Tribune | May 17, 2022, 4:00 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP photo)

In this Nov. 14, 2019, photo, a student attaches a note to the Resilience Project board on the campus of Utah Valley University, in Orem, Utah. The purpose of the project is to let students know that it is OK to struggle.

Ben Shelton: Utah should be the next state to allow psychologists to prescribe medication

By Ben Shelton | Special to The Tribune | May 17, 2022, 3:00 p.m.

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Farm workers harvesting yellow bell peppers near Gilroy, California.

Astra Lincoln: There is plenty of food, but not for all farmworkers

By Astra Lincoln | Writers on the Range | May 17, 2022, 1:30 p.m.