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Debating drone strikes is justified – avoiding realities of war

AP Poll Drones

Up close and personal — that describes targeting individuals in wartime, even when impersonal drone aircraft and electronics are employed. On April 23, President Barack Obama announced...

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Growing pains in Davis County: Zone Centerville Right

Recently a friend of mine told me her friend lives in West Kaysville. Not long ago, "West Kaysville" wasn't even a concept. Now the town is separated into nicer,...


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Committee votes for 'blended' military retirement plan

Despite vigorous opposition from a few colleagues who are military retirees, the House Armed Services Committee voted overwhelming on Wednesday to give future...


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Debating drone strikes is justified – avoiding realities of war

Up close and personal — that describes targeting individuals in wartime, even when impersonal drone aircraft and electronics are employed. On April 23,...


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Obama's failures will haunt next president

Only a few American Presidents have inherited a challenge similar to that which Barack Obama will leave to his successor. Andrew Johnson faced the Herculean task of...


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May Day brings back fond memories

One of my favorite holidays with lovely connotations, May Day has a long history throughout the world in its various iterations. When I think of the day, I see...




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Focus on policies, not personalities

Of this nation’s 44 presidents in 225 years, no presidency held more promise than that of Herbert Hoover (1929-1933). Orphaned at age eight, he was one of the...


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Congress steps toward blended military retirement

By Tom Philpott Congress on Thursday took a first, perhaps historic step toward phasing out the 20-year-or-bust retirement system the U.S. military has used to...


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Japan-U.S. trade deal advances – with Pacific and global

While much of the media and many politicians have become obsessed with the nuclear negotiations involving Iran, unrelated and also underreported talks have achieved...


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Here comes the sun at WSU

In the late 1960s, I was mining the shelves in a public library, and I came across a book titled the Whole Earth Catalog. I was amazed and enchanted. In an era...


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Prayer Day needed now more than ever

The dairy industry has an advertising campaign that features a celebrity with a “milk-mustache” asking the question –“Got Milk?” It...


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