Guest Commentary

Updating "Schoolhouse Rock!" for the Trump administration

Trump oil Resolution 41

A classic song about the legislative process gets a remake for 2017. This time, it’s about...

Guest Commentary

Don’t fixate on trade deficits — let the economy work

Trump TPP Trade

“The best strategy for the United States would be to ignore the trade deficit as a statistic without much meaning for policy and focus instead on creating jobs and helping American firms to export,” writes Jeff Steagall.


Guest Commentary

Continuous improvement is part of Weber State University's culture

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“In an age of competition, quality and innovation are key to long-term viability. The same holds true in higher education,” write Eric Amsel and Gail Niklason of Weber State University.


Guest Commentary

Utahns need compassionate care and medical cannabis reform

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“The CARERS Act would expand research and decriminalize the use of medical cannabis for those who use it in compliance with state law.” writes Christine Stenquist. “This bill would lead to the development of new medications and bring much-needed peace of mind to patients.”


Behind Bars

Behind Bars: Winter is the least enjoyable time of the year for Utah's inmates

Brian Wood Behind Bars new sig

Spring can’t get here soon enough, inmate Brian Wood writes. 


Guest Commentary

Updating "Schoolhouse Rock!" for the Trump administration

Trump oil Resolution 41

A classic song about the legislative process gets a remake for 2017. This time, it’s about Dodd-Frank, oil companies and President Trump.


Guest Commentary

A Day Without Immigrants — an S-E reader conversation

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When Beto’s Mexican Food closed in Ogden for a Day Without Immigrants, some people vowed they’d never eat there again. Others promised to be back as soon as the restaurant reopened.


Outtakes

Outtakes: More Democrats elected in Utah? Don't get your hopes up

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Although Utah has seen its own impressive demonstrations supporting progressive policy issues as well as opposition to the new president, I’m not convinced it will translate to more Democrats being elected to the Legislature in 2018.


Guest Commentary

Lawmakers, constituents need to treat one another with respect

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“Whether an in-person visit, letter, phone call, text or email, each respectful communication moves the needle in a good way and all of us in a better direction,” writes Kerry Gibson.


Guest Commentary

Millennials may be the key to breaking through America's political impasse

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How do we engage in a constructive exchange of political ideas? Millennials may show us the way, writes Carol McNamara.


Behind Bars

Behind Bars: Prison offers unique opportunity to make the most of your time

Brian Wood Behind Bars new sig

“It’s not fun, but feeling like I am making the most of my time, and that has its rewards,” inmate Brian Wood writes. 


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