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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2020, file photo, a help wanted sign is displayed at car wash in Indianapolis.  The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week of Oct. 19, to 751,000, the lowest since March but a figure that remains historically high and indicates the viral pandemic is still forcing many employers to cut jobs. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

David Brooks: The American Renaissance has begun

By David Brooks | The New York Times | June 19, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

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David Knowlton: Democracy is at a standoff in Peru

By David Knowlton | Special to The Tribune | June 19, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Rep. Sandra Hollins, D-Salt Lake City, speaks, standing with other House Democrats who walked out of the House Chamber as Republicans moved to debate resolution on teaching critical race theory in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

Caleb Prusso: A Mormon’s perspective on critical race theory

By Caleb Prusso | Special to The Tribune | June 18, 2021, 5:30 p.m.

Ethan Dursteler: Utah should lead in reforming qualified immunity

By Ethan Dursteler | Special to The Tribune | June 18, 2021, 4:00 p.m.

(AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

This Jan. 16, 2020, photo shows a Uniper energy company coal-fired power plant and a BP refinery beside a wind generator in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The world hit another new record high for heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, despite reduced emissions because of the coronavirus pandemic, scientists announced Thursday, June 4, 2020.

Tarek Mango: Small business should embrace this climate solution

By Tarek Mango | Special to The Tribune | June 18, 2021, 2:30 p.m.

(Laurent Cipriani | AP photo)

In this Jan. 25, 2017 file photo Norwegian supporters wave their flags to support their Chef Christopher William Davidsen during the "Bocuse d'Or" (Golden Bocuse) trophy, in Lyon, central France.

Raymond A. Hult: American system is good for the rich but not everyone else

By Raymond A. Hult | Special to The Tribune | June 18, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Pat Bagley | The Salt Lake Tribune)  This cartoon, titled "Take the TestUtah Test," appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

Health care should be a public service not a business plan, George Pyle writes

By George Pyle | June 18, 2021, 11:58 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Flags are waved to recognize fourteen new citizens at a naturalization ceremony that was part of Utah’s World Refugee Week celebration, in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

Esther Wivine: Refugee from Africa finds success in Utah

By Esther Wivine | Special to The Tribune | June 17, 2021, 8:00 p.m.

(TerraPower via PacifiCorp press release) A screenshot of a projection of the Natrium reactor demonstration project that will be built in Wyoming.

Scott Williams: Utah governors have a 50-year legacy of opposing radioactive waste

By Scott Williams | Special to The Tribune | June 17, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

Face coverings on the statues of former US President Franklyn D. Roosevelt, left, and former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Mayfair, London, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, as the third national lockdown, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, continues. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

David R. Irvine: We are no longer the America we believe ourselves to be

By David R. Irvine | Special to The Tribune | June 17, 2021, 2:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Melanie Wolcott vaccinates Latasha Roddan on the last day the Salt Lake County Health Department's COVID-19 vaccine operation was open at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Saturday, May 29, 2021.

Richard D. Burbidge: It’s your choice what kind of guinea pig you will be

By Richard D. Burbidge | Special to The Tribune | June 17, 2021, 2:00 p.m.

(Emily Branvold) Pictured is the UCCU Center at Utah Valley University lit up in rainbow colors for an LGBTQ graduation celebration for 2021.

Astrid S. Tuminez and Kyle Reyes: Juneteenth is a time to commemorate and to act

By Astrid Tuminez and Kyle Reyes | Special to The Tribune | June 16, 2021, 8:00 p.m.

(John Raoux | AP photo)

Demonstrators march through downtown Orlando, Fla., during a Juneteenth event Friday, June 19, 2020. Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take control of the state and ensure all enslaved people be freed, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

Andre’ M. Boyd: Juneteenth is America’s second Independence Day

By Andre’ M. Boyd | Special to The Tribune | June 16, 2021, 7:55 p.m.

(Lintao Zhang | AP file photo)

In this Dec. 4, 2013, photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with then U.S. Vice President Joe Biden as they pose for photos at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Rich Lowry: Trillions for domestic spending, not a cent more for defense.

By Rich Lowry | National Review | June 16, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

Robert C. Ogden, William Howard Taft, Booker T. Washington and Andrew Carnegie, left to right, stand on the steps of a building in April 1906 during the 25h anniversary celebration of what is now Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Ala. Taft would later become president. The event was held at the same time a Southern heritage group, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, was raising money to erect a Confederate monument that was dedicated in 1909 and still stands at the center of the mostly black city. (Frances Benjamin Johnston/Library of Congress via AP)

Leonard Pitts: An American history lesson at Republican High School

By Leonard Pitts | The Miami Herald | June 16, 2021, 3:55 p.m.

(Andy Barron | Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)  A man holds up a sign against critical race theory during a protest outside a Washoe County School District board meeting on May 25, 2021, in Reno, Nev. Nevada school boards are becoming hotbeds of political polarization where parents are clashing over how to teach students about racism and its role in U.S. history. In Washoe County and Carson City, parents spoke Tuesday, June 8, 2021, against the concept of critical race theory being taught in schools, despite the fact that officials in both districts insist they have no plans to include it in lesson plans.

Charles M. Blow: Republicans demonize critical race theory to frighten white people

By Charles M. Blow | The New York Times | June 16, 2021, 2:00 p.m.

(Dan Balilty | The New York Times)

Naftali Bennett speaks during the Knesset session in Jerusalem, on Sunday, June, 13, 2021. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to be replaced by his former chief of staff and now political rival, Naftali Bennett.

Bret Stephens: Israel’s coalition of patriotic traitors

By Bret Stephens | The New York Times | June 15, 2021, 8:30 p.m.

(Elizabeth Lippman | The New York Times)

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, in Los Angeles, Jan. 6, 2019. "Paying more taxes should be a sign that you made more money — and good for you. We don't want to ding you for succeeding but we're halfway to a plutocracy here," writes The New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd.

Maureen Dowd: Fat cats on a hot tin roof

By Maureen Dowd | The New York Times | June 15, 2021, 7:24 p.m.

(Courtesy Photo) Democrat Devin Thorpe drove an electric car around the 3rd District during his 2020 campaign for Congress.

Devin Thorpe: Republicans have a point on climate change

By Devin Thorpe | Special to The Tribune | June 15, 2021, 6:12 p.m.

(Damon Winter/The New York Times) 

There Will Be Another Pandemic — Are We Prepared For It?

Bob Menendez and Susan Collins: There will be another pandemic. Will we be ready?

By Bob Menendez and Susan Collins | Special to The New York Times | June 15, 2021, 2:30 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Firefighters and utility workers climb up the hill to check out the power poles, near the area where the Bear Fire burns in the mountains northwest of Helper on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

Jonathon Golden: What do we owe wildland firefighters?

By Jonathon Golden | Writers on the Range | June 15, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Ed Kosmicki | Special to The Tribune)  Event organizer Deeda Seed decries the state's plan of an inland port at a news conference near a recently completed Amazon fufillment center Thursday, June 10, 2021. In the background is one of many huge distribution center under construction in the area. About three dozen people attended the conference listening to five speakers depsite gusty winds that elimated a banner the group hoped to display.

Kathleen Cahill: Utah inland port will degrade quality of life for the benefit of a few

By Kathleen Cahill | Special to The Tribune | June 14, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Rep. Kera Birkeland, R-Morgan, during a hearing on HB302, a controversial bill on transgender athletics, by the Senate Health and Human Services Standing Committee at the state Capitol in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021.

Commentary: Health professionals urge Utah Legislature to allow trans girls to participate in sports

By Joanne Rolls, Nicole Mihalopoulos, Jennifer Plumb, Johanna Greenberg and Erika A. Sullivan | Special to The Tribune | June 14, 2021, 5:32 p.m.

(Jason Andrew | The New York Times)

A pro-Trump mob storms the Capitol building in Washington, Jan. 6, 2021. "Almost five months later, the Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell, fought like hell to block a bipartisan independent commission to investigate what happened during that insurrection and what caused it," writes New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow. "It is yet another clear indication to me that America wasn’t ceasing to be a country, it was ceasing to be a democracy."

David Op’t Hof: The Constitution does not support insurrection

By David Opthof | Special to The Tribune | June 14, 2021, 3:00 p.m.

(Charles Krupa | AP file photo)

In this June 19, 2019, photo, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos speaks during the JFK Space Summit at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston.

Leonard Pitts: Reconsidering the ‘makers and takers’

By Leonard Pitts | The Miami Herald | June 13, 2021, 1:00 p.m.