Guest Commentary

Once again, we are forced to respond to an act of terrorism

APTOPIX Britain Concert Blast Memorial

“In the end,” writes E. Kent Winward, “terrorism forces us to answer a question:...

Behind Bars

Behind Bars: Why some prisoners, especially sex offenders, go to church

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One of the reasons sex offenders — and particularly child molesters — are drawn to religion is because they are seeking forgiveness apart from a society that will never fully offer it to them, inmate Brian Wood writes.


Guest Commentary

A tale of two dresses — a Standard-Ex reader conversation

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At Weber High School, the principal decided one revealing dress was acceptable at prom but another wasn’t. Readers didn’t show a lot of sympathy for either student.


Guest Commentary

Once again, we are forced to respond to an act of terrorism

APTOPIX Britain Concert Blast Memorial

“In the end,” writes E. Kent Winward, “terrorism forces us to answer a question: How do we best live a life of love and compassion in a world of suffering?”


Guest Commentary

Net neutrality — what it is, why it works and why you should care

Net Neutrality-Q A FCC

“The American people need to once again remind our government representatives that as long as the free exchange of ideas and commerce utilizes corporate thoroughfares, net neutrality must be protected by law,” writes David Ferro.


Behind Bars

Behind Bars: Correcting prisoners' bad behavior requires a positive culture

Brian Wood Behind Bars new sig

If the prison system hopes to become a place for corrections, it will need a much more positive culture than what currently exists, and that change needs to start at the top, inmate Brian Wood writes. 


Guest Commentary

Come together as one for Utah Pride Week

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“Everyone who is troubled for what the recent election means for women, education, marginalized communities or the continued ability to marry the person they love must stand together,” writes Carol Gnade.


Guest Commentary

In reality, there are no pure pure heroes and villains

GOP 2016 Trump Rally

“As long as we continue act like we're in a melodrama, we will never see the true sides of all the characters, their motivations, machinations and the parts they really play,” writes E. Kent Winward.


Guest Commentary

Ogden's resolution in support of immigrants — an S-E reader conversation

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The Ogden City Council passed a measure this week affirming Ogden’s commitment to the civil liberties of immigrants. “I hope the federal government steps in,” one reader said.


Guest Commentary

Weber Co. Sheriff Terry Thompson has it all wrong on medical cannabis

Terry Thompson

“Thompson has muddied the waters by combining medical use of cannabis with recreational use,” writes Doug Rice. “The sheriff has decided there is no such thing as medical use of cannabis.”


Guest Commentary

China is filling the vacuum of global economic leadership

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Aristotle said that nature abhors a vacuum. A couple of thousand years of political-economic history has shown that to be accurate. A new vacuum is emerging. It is being filled in a way that should worry workers and consumers from Ogden, Utah, to Oxford, England, to Osaka, Japan. During the...


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