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An actor dressed as a leprechaun performs at the Hopi Hari horror theme amusement park, in the Vinhedo suburb of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. Due to the restrictions caused by COVID-19, the park created a drive-thru tour that allow the public to enjoy the experience by car.

Paul Krugman: Biden, Yellen and the war on leprechauns

By Paul Krugman | The New York Times | April 12, 2021, 10:00 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP, pool) U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland tours near ancient dwellings along the Butler Wash trail with Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, right, and other officials during a visit to Bears Ears National Monument Thursday, April 8, 2021, near Blanding

Margaret Mitchell: Veterans like me need the peace of protected national monuments

By Margaret Mitchell | Special to The Tribune | April 12, 2021, 9:00 p.m.

(Simone Noronha| The New York Times) 

Trans Kids From Medicine Doesn’t Make Them Disappear

Jennifer Finney Boylan: Keeping trans kids from medicine doesn’t make them disappear

| April 12, 2021, 8:00 p.m.

An electronic billboard, sponsored by the Democratic Coalition,  shown Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 in Nicholasville, Ky.  McConnell, who is up for re-election in 2020 in a state where Trump tends to be more popular than he is, sees no other choice than to stand back and let the president who took the country into the shutdown decide how he wants to get out of it. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Doug Dansie: Digital billboards are the signs of the industry’s dreams

By Doug Dansie | Special to The Tribune | April 12, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

(Damon Winter | The New York Times)

Parishioners during a Mass at St. Stephen of Hungary, in New York, Feb. 8, 2015. "The secularization of America probably won’t reverse unless the intelligentsia gets religion," writes New York Times opinion columnist Ross Douthat.

Ross Douthat: Can meritocracy find God?

By Ross Douthat | The New York Times | April 12, 2021, 2:00 p.m.

(Edmon De Haro | The New York Times)

"Arkansas lawmakers’ move against trans people reflects a larger strategy," writes New York Times opinion columnist Frank Bruni.

Frank Bruni: Republicans have found their cruel new culture war

| April 11, 2021, 8:07 p.m.

(AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

In this Wednesday, Jan. 6 photo, violent protesters, loyal to President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol, in Washington.

Leonard Pitts: Another word for anxiety is fear

By Leonard Pitts | The Miami Herald | April 11, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Evan Vucci | AP) President Joe Biden delivers a speech on infrastructure spending at Carpenters Pittsburgh Training Center, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in Pittsburgh.

David Brooks: The heart and soul of the Biden Project

By David Brooks | The New York Times | April 10, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

A man wearing a face mask walks near a TV screen showing an image of U.S. President Donald Trump's twitter during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Trump said early Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, a stunning announcement that plunges the country deeper into uncertainty just a month before the presidential election. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Commentary: It is not the government’s job to promote ‘fairness’ online

By Berin Szóka and Ari Cohn | Special to The Tribune | April 9, 2021, 10:00 p.m.

This Aug. 15, 2019 photo shows a juniper tree cut down as part of a giant project to remove junipers encroaching on sagebrush habitat needed by imperiled sage grouse in southwestern Idaho. The Bruneau-Owyhee Sage-Grouse Habitat Project aims to remove junipers on 965 square miles (2,500 square kilometers) of state and federal land in Owyhee County. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)

David Willms: It’s time to restore the Sagebrush Steppe

By David Willms | Special to The Tribune | April 9, 2021, 9:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Chelsie Stain serves lunch to children at Imagination Time Childcare and Preschool in Marriott-Slaterville on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.

Jared Lisonbee: Recognize the value of childcare to families and the economy

By Jared Lisonbee | Special to The Tribune | April 9, 2021, 8:00 p.m.

Andrew G. Bjelland: Christian social justice and the two faces of capitalism

By Andrew G. Bjelland | Special to The Tribune | April 9, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

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Elder Neil L. Andersen, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, speaks during the morning session of the 184th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Saturday April 5, 2014.

Kellie Woodfield: LDS Church should not cast stones at women who choose abortion

By Kellie Woodfield | Special to The Tribune | April 9, 2021, 5:30 p.m.

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Current and former women Utah legislators (front row) Peggy Wallace, Beverly White, Karen Shepherd, Olene Walker, Becky Lockhart, Margaret Dayton, Chris Fox Finlinson, Carol Spackman Moss, Paula Julander, Alicia Suazo and Karen Morgan. (Back row) Nancy Lyon, Carlene Walker, Patrice Arent, Lou Shurtliff, Trisha Beck, Rhonda Menlove, Sheryl Allen, Merlynn Newbold, Becky Edwards, Marie Poulson, Jennifer Seelig, Jackie Biskupski, Christine Watkins, Karen Mayne, Rebecca Chavez Houck, Darlene Gubler and Pat Jones pose for a photograph with the Martha Hughes Cannon statue outside the state capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah Wednesday August 15, 2012. The women gathered at the capitol for a screening of the KUED documentary on Martha Hughes Cannon who was the first women state senator in the United States.

Susan R. Madsen: More empowered women empower more women

By Susan R. Madsen | Special to The Tribune | April 9, 2021, 4:30 p.m.

(Damian Dovarganes | AP file photo)

In this Feb. 7, 2020, photo, people demonstrate during a Jane Fonda's Fire Drill Fridays rally, calling for action to address climate change at Los Angeles City Hall.

Anna Brandes: Health insurance companies shouldn’t invest in an industry that makes us sick

By Anna Brandes | Special to The Tribune | April 9, 2021, 3:30 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Skiers make their way back to their cars after hitting the slopes at Brighton Resort on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2020.

Commentary: Utah can get more water from our clouds — if we invest in real science

By Binod Pokharel, Matthew D. LaPlante, Simon Wang and Valeria Molinero | Special to The Tribune | April 9, 2021, 2:35 p.m.

(Tyler Comrie | The New York Times)

The Mysterious Aftermath of Infections

Roxanne Khamsi: The mysterious aftermath of infections

By Roxanne Khamsi | Special to The New York Times | April 8, 2021, 5:37 p.m.

Attendees wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus look at an exhibit at a visitors center at the Winter Olympic venues in Yanqing on the outskirts of Beijing, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. Beijing Olympic organizers showed off the downhill skiing venue and the world's longest bobsled and luge track Friday, one year ahead of the scheduled opening of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Nicholas Kristof: Here’s how to handle the genocide olympics

By Nicholas Kristof | The New York Times | April 8, 2021, 3:28 p.m.

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We Can’t End the Pandemic Without Vaccinating Kids

Commentary: We can’t end the pandemic without vaccinating kids

By Jeremy Samuel Faust and Angela L. Rasmussen | Special to The New York Times | April 7, 2021, 5:30 p.m.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 file photo, Whitney Duhaime, center, shares her opinions with an anti-abortion protester as the Planned Parenthood Action Council holds a community rally at the state Capitol in Salt Lake City. Planned Parenthood Association of Utah CEO Karrie Galloway says the demonstration is a protest against Gov. Gary Herbert's decision to stop disbursing federal money to Planned Parenthood. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Michelle Goldberg: The authoritarian plan for a national abortion ban

By Michelle Goldberg | The New York Times | April 7, 2021, 3:30 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) The murals on the Fleet Block, along 300 West in Salt Lake City, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020.

Leonard Pitts: Chauvin trial cannot vindicate America

By Leonard Pitts | The Miami Herald | April 7, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Jim Watson | Pool via AP) Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, questions former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich., as she testifies before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee during a hearing to examine her nomination to be Secretary of Energy, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Raymond A. Hult: Mike Lee rants against voting rights for Americans

By Raymond A. Hult | Special to The Tribune | April 6, 2021, 8:00 p.m.

(Ariana Drehsler | The New York Times)

A portion of the US-Mexico border in Imperial County, Calif., March 10, 2021. "A well-built wall should still be a central part of an overall immigration fix," writes New York Times columnist Bret Stephens. "It’s an imperfect but functional deterrent against the most reckless forms of border crossing."

Bret Stephens: Joe Biden should finish the wall on the border

By Bret Stephens | The New York Times | April 6, 2021, 4:16 p.m.

(Brandon Thibodeaux | The New York Times)

Wind turbines near Spanish Fork, Utah, on Feb. 8, 2019. "Recovery from the pandemic should be only the start; we need a strategy to cure our longer-term problems of sluggish productivity growth and weak private demand," writes New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, "Large-scale public investment, whether or not it looks like some people’s idea of infrastructure, is the way forward."

Paul Krugman: Embracing the softer side of infrastructure

By Paul Krugman | The New York Times | April 6, 2021, 2:02 p.m.

(Dalbert Vilarino | The New York Times) 

School: It’s Not Just for Kids Anymore

Conor P. Williams: School. It’s not just for kids anymore

By Conor P. Williams | Special to The New York Times | April 6, 2021, 2:00 p.m.