We must use a comprehensive approach to fight terrorism

I recently watched two videos about the Muslim/terrorism issue, and I agreed with both. Surprisingly, they were on opposite sides of the issue. The first video was of a young Muslim man in France. He stood blindfolded in a large public place with a sign that said “I am a Muslim. I am not a...

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Make preschool available to our neediest children

CHICAGO — Universal preschool is widely touted as a surefire way to boost kids' academic achievement. But while it isn't likely to be affordable for — or even desired by — all families, it shouldn't be underestimated as a potent educational support for low-income children. Earlier this year, a...

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HIV happens here. So get tested

HIV doesn’t happen here, right? Not in conservative Utah. Not along the Wasatch Front. Wrong. Doctors continue to diagnose new HIV cases in Utah, especially along the Wasatch Front. So protect yourself. Start by getting an HIV test either Dec. 1 — World AIDS Day — or Dec. 2. RELATED: “World AIDS...

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After Colorado Springs, what happens next is for us to decide

A day after a gunman attacked a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs, killing three people Friday, there are many things we do not know. We do not know what motivated the accused shooter, Robert Lewis Dear. We do not know what led him to the clinic he assaulted, why he killed the people he...

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Black activists become targets of political violence

First there was that incident at the Trump rally in Alabama. You know, the one where a protester with, shall we say, some ideas that are not terribly compatible with those of Trump or many of his supporters, showed up. He wound up on the ground, taking a beating and throwing some punches of his own...

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Canada gets it right on Syrian refugees

The following editorial appeared in the Nov. 27 Washington Post: When the photo appeared Sept. 2 of Alan Kurdi, a lifeless 3-year-old boy facedown on a beach, the plight of refugees from Syria's civil war shocked the world. In Canada's election campaign, rivals responded with pledges to accelerate...

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The Syrian immigration cul-de-sac

WASHINGTON — The Syrian refugee debate has become a national embarrassment. It begins with a president, desperate to deflect attention from the collapse of his foreign policy, retreating to his one safe zone — ad hominem attacks on critics, this time for lack of compassion toward Syrian widows and...

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Gov. Gary Herbert, Utah and Syrian refugees: A conversation

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert remains the only Republican governor open to accepting Syrian refugees. After the Nov. 13 attacks on Paris, Herbert ordered a review of security checks for refugees settling in Utah. But he did not say he’d try to keep refugees out of the state, which put him at odds with...

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Refugee refusal moves past the point of parody

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Honor our veterans, but condemn war

As a Vietnam-era veteran, I’m saddened by how many have suffered and died in the service of our country. No one can ever say that those who served are not heroes. They did what their country asked, so they deserve our honor. I ask myself,

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City failed to make its case for taking part of Lester Park

The Ogden City Council voted just before Thanksgiving to take some of Lester Park for a parking lot. Not a lot of the park — just enough for 20 parking stalls. But it didn’t matter. People who live...

Shorter Mormon meetings? Better than The Rapture

Mormons like me went from “a-freakin-men” to having my parade peed upon.