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Embrace capitalism and compassion this season

My compassionate sister-in-law, Madelaine Tesori, who I love and respect is a student at Weber State University and recently challenged me. I had to start thinking of capitalism and Christmas when...

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Interview with editor of early-LDS Council of 50 papers

The Council of 50, established in 1844 in Nauvoo, was Mormon prophet Joseph Smith’s vision of a theocratic government. It lasted for several decades, but was...


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Violent tactics by police to deter non-violent minor crimes are

The recent death of Eric Garner in Staten Island, NY, due to a chokehold by police while attempting to arrest him for selling loose cigarettes, is an example of...


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Embrace capitalism and compassion this season

My compassionate sister-in-law, Madelaine Tesori, who I love and respect is a student at Weber State University and recently challenged me. I had to start thinking...


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The downside of living alone

The number of Americans who choose to live alone continues to grow. So finds a recent Current Population Survey by the U.S. Census Bureau. According to The...


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A national conversation on race is unlikely

After the non-in­dict­ments in Fer­gu­son, Mo., and New York City, and subsequent demon­stra­tions and occasional vi­o­lence, I...




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Commissary dollars restored, base tobacco prices rising

House and Senate conferees negotiating a package to fund the Department of Defense through September 2015 have protected commissary operations by restoring 90...


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State of Utah a single-use land mismanager

Understandably, a growing chorus of critics (including the Standard-Examiner Editorial Board on Dec. 5, “Our View: Contract with feds over land,”) has...


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Torture, morality and the laws of war

Barbarism and the law collide in war. The law is vital for mitigating the most brutal aspects of collective killing. Today, both dimensions are present in the...


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We get the government we deserve

High school stu­dents (and home-school­ers)! Do you be­lieve that there are ob­li­ga­tions of cit­i­zen­ship and one of those is...


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Three cheers for Ogden Pioneer Days

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Og­den Pioneer Days for be­ing hon­ored as one of the top five best ro­deos in the United States at the...


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Interview with editor of early-LDS Council of 50 papers

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