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Officers make a traffic stop near a Black Lives Matter protest on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Portland, Ore.

Molly Davis: A routine traffic stop should be nothing more

By Molly Davis | Special to The Tribune | December 3, 2020, 11:20 p.m.

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In this June 1 photo, President Donald Trump holds a Bible as he visits outside St. John's Church across Lafayette Park from the White House.

Steve Warren: Support for Trump does not speak well of Christians

By Steve Warren | Special to The Tribune | December 3, 2020, 9:19 p.m.

FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 file photo, supporters hold signs and a copy of the Bible during a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Manchester, N.H. For the combatants in America's long-running culture wars, the triumph of Donald Trump and congressional Republicans was stunning _ sparking elation on one side, deep dismay on the other. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Stuart C. Reid: Religious freedom stands to lose the culture wars

By Stuart C. Reid | Special to The Tribune | December 3, 2020, 7:18 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Two buttes that make up the namesake for Utah's Bears Ears National Monument are shown on Dec. 28, 2016, in southeastern Utah. With Joe Biden's capture of the White House comes the likelihood that Utah's two big national monuments will be restored to their original boundaries, reopening yet another front in the West's public lands wars.

Shea Sawyer: The moral implications of Bears Ears

By Shea Sawyer | Special to The Tribune | December 3, 2020, 8:28 p.m.

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This May 4 photo, provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, shows the first patient enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.  Pfizer and BioNTech say they've won permission Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, for emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine in Britain, the world’s first coronavirus shot that’s backed by rigorous science -- and a major step toward eventually ending the pandemic.

Farhad Manjoo: We’ve got a vaccine. How do we get people to take it?

By Farhad Manjoo | The New York Times | December 3, 2020, 1:00 p.m.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Frank Bruni: The deep state is on a roll

By Frank Bruni | The New York Times | December 3, 2020, 3:00 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Democratic Rep. Ben McAdams, looking to retain his seat for Utah’s 4th Congressional District, conducts an interview as he keeps an eye on vote count from his small election watch party at Pat’s BBQ in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

Paul Gibbs: Utah will miss Ben McAdams

By Paul Gibbs | Special to The Tribune | December 2, 2020, 11:36 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Bountiful High School, home of the Braves, Monday, July 6, 2020.

Joel Briscoe: How little we know about American Indian culture

By Joel Briscoe | Special to The Tribune | December 2, 2020, 11:34 p.m.

(Patrick Semansky | AP photo)

Donald Trump, returning from a campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla., walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington after stepping off the Marine One helicopter, early Sunday, June 21, 2020.

Leonard Pitts: It is time for us to break our addiction to Trump

By Leonard Pitts | The Miami Herald | December 2, 2020, 1:00 p.m.

FILE - In this April 23, 2018, file photo, supporters of a rent control initiative march near the state Capitol calling for more rent control, in Sacramento, Calif. State regulators are investigating a claim by supporters of a ballot proposal to let cities expand rent control that opponents have accepted improper campaign donations. The allegations will be reviewed by the enforcement division of the Fair Political Practices Commission, which said it had made no decision about the validity of the claims. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Andrew G. Bjelland: U.S. elections have more to do with money than people

By Andrew G. Bjelland | Special to The Tribune | December 2, 2020, 12:12 a.m.

(Jeremy Harmon  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Suicide prevention groups provide information for theater goers during a dress rehearsal for Utah Opera's production of Romeo and Juliet on Thurs., Oct. 11, 2018.

Jennifer Senior: Happiness won’t save you

By Jennifer Senior | The New York Times | December 1, 2020, 10:00 p.m.

(J. Scott Applewhite | AP file photo)

 In this Sept. 4, 2019, photo, Justice Neil Gorsuch speaks during an interview in his chambers at the Supreme Court in Washington.

Bret Stephens: Thank you, Justice Gorsuch

By Bret Stephens | The New York Times | December 1, 2020, 10:00 p.m.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert walks through the Capitol rotunda to a COVID-19 briefing Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in Salt Lake City. Herbert declared a state of emergency Sunday night, Nov. 8 and ordered a statewide mask mandate in an attempt to stem a surge in coronavirus patient hospitalizations that is testing the state's hospital capacity. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Ethan Blevins and Daniel Ortner: Herbert’s unconstitutional power grab threatens state’s separation of powers

By Ethan Blevins and Daniel Ortner | Special to The Tribune | December 1, 2020, 7:10 p.m.

Anti-mask protestors march to the home of Utah Epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Salt Lake City. About a dozen protestors stood across from Dunn's home Thursday morning and evening. Utahns opposed to the Utah Department of Health's mask requirements are turning their scorn from Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to a new target this week state epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

David Hart: How do we get to the truth of it?

By David Hart | Special to The Tribune | December 1, 2020, 7:49 p.m.

(Stephanie Carter/Delaware Humane Association via AP)

This Nov. 16, 2018, photo, file provided by the Delaware Humane Association shows Joe Biden and his newly-adopted German shepherd Major, in Wilmington, Del. President-elect Biden will likely wear a walking boot for the next several weeks as he recovers from breaking his right foot while playing with his dog Major on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, his doctor said.

Paul Krugman: How will Biden deal with Republican sabotage

By Paul Krugman | The New York Times | December 1, 2020, 2:14 p.m.

(Arash Khamooshi | New York Times file photo)  Protestors in Tehran, Iran, burn photos of President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden after Iran's leading nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated, Nov 28. "Biden knows the region well, but if I had one piece of advice for him, it would be this: This is not the Middle East you left four years ago," writes New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman.

Thomas L. Friedman: Dear Joe, It’s not about Iran’s nukes anymore

By Thomas L. Friedman | The New York Times | December 1, 2020, 2:14 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP file photo)  Copies of The Salt Lake Tribune newspaper are shown on April 20, 2016, 2020, in Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake Tribune will stop printing a daily newspaper after nearly 150 years at the end of the year and move to a weekly print edition. The newspaper reported Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, the change won't result in cuts to the newsroom staff, but nearly 160 people involved with printing and delivering the daily paper will be laid off.

John G. Taylor: I’m buying into truth with trust

By John G. Taylor | Special to The Tribune | December 1, 2020, 1:00 a.m.

(Stefani Reynolds | Pool via AP)  Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah,, questions Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett during the second day of her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020.

Stewart Walz: Lee should know more about the law than this

By Stewart Walz | Special to The Tribune | December 1, 2020, 1:29 a.m.

(Photo courtesy of Writers on the Range)  Harrison Raine sets backfire to stop a wildfire from spreading.

Harrison Raine: It’s time to come to the aid of wildland firefighters

By Harrison Raine | Writers on the Range | December 1, 2020, 2:10 p.m.

(Damon Winter | The New York Times) We need election results everyone can believe in. Here’s how.

Zeynep Tufekci: We need election results everyone can believe in. Here’s how.

By Zeynep Tufekci | For The New York Times | November 30, 2020, 2:11 p.m.

(Damien Maloney for The New York Times) We’re fighting COVID on our own. But we’re not powerless.

Charlie Warzel: We’re fighting COVID on our own. But we’re not powerless.

By Charlie Warzel | The New York Times | November 30, 2020, 10:38 p.m.

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2019, file photo former Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks with FOX Business Network guest anchor Jon Hilsenrath in the Fox Washington bureau in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Paul Krugman: In praise of Janet Yellen the economist

By Paul Krugman | The New York Times | November 29, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

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In this Nov. 17, 1973, photo, President Richard Nixon speaks near Orlando, Fla. to the Associated Press Managing Editors annual meeting. Nixon told the APME "I am not a crook."

Leonard Pitts: Let’s give them something to howl about

By Leonard Pitts | The Miami Herald | November 29, 2020, 3:24 p.m.

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Kip Yost: Some hard things that must be done to reduce homelessness

By Kip Yost | Special to The Tribune | November 29, 2020, 12:30 a.m.

In this April 5, 2020, photo, St. Paul's Methodist Church senior pastor, the Rev. Roger Jackson, right, and youth pastor Rev. Janet Cox, offer communion during a livestream broadcast of Palm Sunday service to congregants, home-bound due to city-wide restrictions aimed at controlling the coronavirus outbreak in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Jackson and clerics of all faiths have had to also adapt the way they care for the dead. Two of his parishioners died earlier this month. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

George Pyle: Court says it’s OK to spread death — as long as you are a religion.

By George Pyle | November 28, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

Approximately 100 Trump supporters some with flags and signs stood across West Third Street from the Federal Building in Williamsport, Pa., for hours Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, chanting such things as ‘Four More Years,’ ‘Black Lives Matter,’ ‘We Want Trump’ and ‘Dead People Can’t Vote.’ Attorneys for the Trump campaign organization inside the Federal Building were arguing why the state and seven county election boards were arguing should not certify the results of the general election because voters across the state were not treated the same. (John Beauge/The Patriot-News via AP)

David Brooks: The rotting of the Republican mind

By David Brooks | The New York Times | November 28, 2020, 12:18 p.m.

Farhad Manjoo: Even in a pandemic, the billionaires are winning

By Farhad Manjoo | The New York Times | November 28, 2020, 12:16 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) A sign encouraging masks at City Creek in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. With office workers, visitors and shoppers in downtown Salt Lake City still way down, businesses in the core are getting inventive on ways to draw customers for the holidays.

Holly Richardson: Don’t fall prey to pandemic fatigue

By Holly Richardson | November 28, 2020, 12:10 p.m.

President Donald Trump participates in a video teleconference call with members of the military on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Justin F. Thulin: Systematic disinformation is killing Americans and poisoning our democracy

By Justin F. Thulin | Special to The Tribune | November 28, 2020, 11:39 p.m.

(Sam McNeil | AP file photo)

In this Nov. 28, 2019, photo, smoke and steam rise from a coal processing plant in Hejin in central China's Shanxi Province. Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will aim to stop pumping additional carbon dioxide, the main global warming gas, into the atmosphere by 2060. Xi's announcement during a speech Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, to the U.N. General Assembly is a significant step for the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases and was immediately cheered by climate campaigners.

Devin Thorpe: Biden should look to a Republican idea for climate

By Devin Thorpe | Special to The Tribune | November 28, 2020, 1:30 a.m.

FILE - Children play "pin the mask on Gov. Gary Herbert" during a "Trash Your Mask Protest" rally hosted by the Utah Business Revival on Sept. 5, 2020, at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. Deeply conservative Utah began a major shift in fighting the coronavirus pandemic Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, implementing a statewide mask mandate for the first time and planning a dramatic increase in testing. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Bob Rees & Clifton Jolley: Live free and die. Our suicide pact with COVID-19.

By Bob Rees & Clifton Jolley | Special to The Tribune | November 28, 2020, 1:26 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Luis Vallejo of Layton joined supporters of "We are Dreamers," a Utah pro-Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) group, that marched in solidarity from the Utah Federal Building to the State Capitol with undocumented immigrants who will be affected by the end of DACA.

Erin Mendenhall: America thrives when Dreamers thrive

By Erin Mendenhall | Special to The Tribune | November 27, 2020, 11:25 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of American Preparatory Academy) Pictured is American Preparatory Academy in Draper.

Terry Marasco: What public education can learn from APA Charter Schools

By Terry Marasco | Special to The Tribune | November 27, 2020, 11:24 p.m.

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In this image from video, Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, speaks on the Senate floor about the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020.

Sharlee Mullins Glenn: Romney brings some welcome honor back to the Senate

By Sharlee Mullins Glenn | Special to The Tribune | November 27, 2020, 10:17 p.m.

From left, Ephraim Kum, Michelle Valdes, Ayana Amaechi and Mihali Sergakis are the 2020-2021 Associated Students of the University of Utah Presidency.

Commentary: Student government or national, we should all get a vote

By Ephraim Kum, Michelle Valdes, Ayana Amaechi and Mihali Sergakis | Special to the Tribune | November 27, 2020, 9:21 p.m.

FILE - In this Wednesday May 8, 2019 file photo, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, during a photocall with their newborn son, in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle, Windsor, south England. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are ending their lives as senior members of Britain’s royal family and starting an uncertain new chapter as international celebrities and charity patrons. In January the couple shocked Britain by announcing that they would step down from official duties, give up public funding, seek financial independence and swap the U.K. for North America. The split becomes official on March 31. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool via AP, file)

The Duchess of Sussex: The path to healing begins with three simple words

By Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex | For The New York Times | November 27, 2020, 7:27 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Intermountain Healthcare medical crews perform COVID-19 testing at their Salt Lake InstaCare location at 389 S 900 East on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020.

Commentary: Utah health care standards protect the elderly

By Timothy W. Farrell, Leslie Francis and Mark A. Supiano | Special to The Tribune | November 28, 2020, 12:28 a.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sen. Mike Lee speaks at the Utah Association of Realtors office where GOP candidates gathered in Sandy, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

Robert W. Adler: Lee makes a law professor’s job harder

By Robert W. Adler | Special to The Tribune | November 27, 2020, 7:18 p.m.

(Richard Drew | AP file photo) In this March 29, 2018, photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square.

Matt Jarman: How to constitutionally keep ‘Big Tech’ in check

By Matt Jarman | Special to The Tribune | November 27, 2020, 2:12 p.m.

(Aaron Wojack | Illustration for The New York Times) What Facebook Fed the Baby Boomers —

Charlie Warzel: What Facebook fed the baby boomers

By Charlie Warzel | The New York Times | November 27, 2020, 2:11 p.m.

(Chuck Robinson | AP file photo) In this Oct. 7, 1984, photo President Ronald Reagan debates Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Walter Mondale in Louisville, Ky.

Christopher Smart: Republicans, a messiah and winning at any cost

By Christopher Smart | Special to The Tribune | November 27, 2020, 5:25 p.m.

(Susan Walsh | AP) President Donald Trump speaks after pardoning Corn, the national Thanksgiving turkey, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Washington, as first lady Melania Trump watches.

Leonard Pitts: I am not disappointed in Donald Trump

By Leonard Pitts | The Miami Herald | November 27, 2020, 2:10 p.m.

(Courtesy Magnolia Pictures) Conservative William F. Buckley (sitting on the left) smiles as he and liberal Gore Vidal prepare for one of their televised debates for ABC during the 1968 political conventions. The events are chronicled in the documentary "Best of Enemies."

Gary Leimback: Republicans should return to their best traditions

By Gary Leimback | Special to The Tribune | November 27, 2020, 2:10 p.m.

(Damon Winter | The New York Times) Protesters gather outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Nov. 6, 2020. "We had a critical mass of civil servants, elected officials and judges who did their jobs, always opting for the 'harder right' that justice demanded, not the 'easier wrong' that Trump and his allies were pressing for," writes New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman.

Thomas L. Friedman: Happy Thanksgiving to all those who told the truth in this election

By Thomas L. Friedman | The New York Times | November 27, 2020, 2:09 p.m.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

By Abraham Lincoln | November 26, 2020, 4:04 p.m.

Gail Collins: What is Donald Trump thankful for?

By Gail Collins | The New York Times | November 26, 2020, 4:02 p.m.

Approximately 100 Trump supporters some with flags and signs stood across West Third Street from the Federal Building in Williamsport, Pa., for hours Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, chanting such things as ‘Four More Years,’ ‘Black Lives Matter,’ ‘We Want Trump’ and ‘Dead People Can’t Vote.’ Attorneys for the Trump campaign organization inside the Federal Building were arguing why the state and seven county election boards were arguing should not certify the results of the general election because voters across the state were not treated the same. (John Beauge/The Patriot-News via AP)

Jamelle Bouie: Guess whose votes Trump doesn’t want counted

By Jamelle Bouie | The New York Times | November 26, 2020, 4:02 p.m.

(Mary Altaffer | AP photo)

In this Nov. 6 photo, a canvas observer photographs Lehigh County provisional ballots as vote counting in the general election continues in Allentown, Pa. President Donald Trump’s campaign filed a number of lawsuits across six battleground states this month as he tried to upend the 2020 election. Judges uniformly rejected his claims of vote fraud. The latest case ended Saturday, Nov. 21, when a federal judge in Pennsylvania said Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani presented only ‘speculative accusations’ that brought to mind ‘Frankenstein’s Monster.'

Michelle Quist: Trump’s lawsuits have nothing to back them up

By Michelle Quist | November 25, 2020, 9:40 p.m.

This Pat Bagley cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017.

Susan Madsen: There is nothing pretty about the ‘Pink Recession’

By Susan Madsen | Special to The Tribune | November 25, 2020, 1:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sen. Mike Lee speaks at the Utah Association of Realtors office where GOP candidates gathered in Sandy, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

Harry Caston: Lee should support the will of the voters

By Harry Caston | Special to The Tribune | November 25, 2020, 1:00 p.m.