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Guest opinion: A great resume tip for moms returning to the workforce

Many Utah women choose to take job or career breaks to raise children, with Utah ranking in the top 10 states for having at least one parent home full time with kids. But once their kids are all in school or are launched, most want to reenter the workforce — either part time or full time. ...

Guest opinion: Being a critic and a disciple of the LDS Church

Several recent General Conference messages have reminded me of the strong emphasis LDS leaders place on being “all in,” a concept that entails complete devotion to all the teachings and practices of the Church. With this emphasis has come a frequent condemnation of those who demonstrate ...

Guest opinion: Affecting change in the US Senate

The Preamble to the Constitution references our founders' purposes in forming a more perfect Union: establishing justice, insuring domestic tranquility, providing for common defense, promoting the general welfare, and securing the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. A more ...

Guest opinion: Proportional voting in Provo is better for us

We often complain about our politicians. They don’t listen to us; they are embedded with special interests; we vote but we don’t feel part of We The People; politicians take us for granted. In Provo, we have a district voting system mixed with at-large representatives. Yet no matter how ...

Guest opinion: Reminder — Trump isn’t on the ballot

Ever since Donald Trump descended into the political scene in 2015, his name and his politics have put a wedge between neighbors, family and friends here in Utah. Whether you blame him or the news coverage of him for that fact, it is nevertheless the unavoidable reality that we are all a little ...

Guest opinion: Affordable housing — We must do more

The Utah housing market is currently suffering a severe imbalance of record-shattering price spikes and an unprecedented shortage of housing units. The housing crisis is particularly acute for renters, where available apartment units are difficult to find. For tenants lucky enough to find a ...

Guest opinion: Your zip code should not dictate how long you live

Utah is in an enviable position in many ways economically. Rapid population growth and a strong economy have helped to create record-low unemployment and a high standard of living for many, even with current extraordinary challenges. However, not everybody in Utah has flourished. Many struggle ...

Guest opinion: Time for you to go, Mike

He’s loyal, Mike Lee is. But the question is — to whom? Recently released text messages between Sen. Lee and Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows reveal that Sen. Lee was eager to push the envelope of ethics to overturn the presidential election results. After the election, Lee ...

Guest opinion: Political party conventions need more participation

Utah’s caucus-convention system isn’t serving its citizens. Allow me to illustrate by introducing you to the candidate who will in all likelihood become the next Utah County clerk and have the important job of administering elections and overseeing official documents: Mr. Aaron ...

Guest opinion: The danger of unchecked populism

The parlance of contemporary politics often connects the idea of populism to one of the most famous utterances of Abraham Lincoln, that government should be “of the people, by the people, (and) for the people.” However, Lincoln’s words reflect the idea of popular sovereignty more than ...