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Krauthammer: How in good conscience?

By early 2011, writes former defense secretary Robert Gates, he had concluded that President Obama "doesn't believe in his own [Afghanistan] strategy, and doesn't consider the war to be his."Not his? America is at war and he's America's commander in chief. For the soldier being shot at in the ...

Let Park City have Sundance Film Festival

Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival has brought millions of dollars and wide attention to our state during the last 30 years.For nearly that long, Utah Valley has tried to figure out how to play a bigger role in the festival -- and attract some of those millions locally.Though Sundance ...

Should the Supreme Court protect entrances to abortion clinics?

<em>The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard a challenge to a 2007 Massachusetts law that creates 35-foot buffer zones around the entrances of abortion clinics, a law intended to offset harassment and violence that included a 1994 shooting rampage at two facilities. But critics say ...

Herald Poll: Tickets to “fix” air quality?

It's no mystery that the air quality in Utah Valley is bad, but how to attack the issue is still quite a problem.This week, a task force charged with improving the county's air suggested initial measures to encourage residents to lessen their effect on the poor air quality, especially on days ...

Gates and Christie: Two shades of loyalty

Loyalty is a quality that requires careful calibration. Too much can be dangerous; too little, demoralizing.Differing conceptions of loyalty, and differing choices of where to act along the loyalty spectrum, form the thread that links two main stories of the moment: the furor over New Jersey ...

How we won — and lost — the War on Poverty

We are awash in retrospectives of the War on Poverty, launched 50 years ago this month by Lyndon Johnson. A furious debate has developed between those (mostly liberals) who consider the war an important, if incomplete, triumph and those (mostly conservatives) who judge it a wasteful defeat. In ...

Charles Krauthammer: How to fight academic bigotry

For decades, the American Studies Association labored in well-deserved obscurity. No longer. It has now made a name for itself by voting to boycott Israeli universities, accusing them of denying academic and human rights to Palestinians.Given that Israel has a profoundly democratic political ...

Voices needed in debate on marriage

We applaud those who are getting involved in the debate over the same sex marriage issue.It is rare to see an issue that raises the level of passion of so many people like this issue has.In the last few weeks as this story unfolds, we have been impressed by the organizations on both sides of ...

Obama’s insincere war

Robert Gates has roiled the Beltway with perhaps the least surprising bombshell ever to appear in a tell-all Washington memoir.Did anyone believe that President Barack Obama was passionately committed to the Afghanistan war that he escalated at the same time he announced a withdrawal date?If ...

Hazards await as ‘Internet of Things’ catches on

The following editorial appears on Bloomberg View:At the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, an annual carnival of corporate hype and techno-hoopla, John Chambers, the head honcho at Cisco Systems Inc., described an emerging phenomenon in terms that were sensationalist even by ...