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White nationalist posters at Weber State — an SE reader conversation

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Someone put up racist and anti-Semitic posters at WSU in places that violated school policy. The university took them down. That sparked a conversation on free speech.


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America shouldn't be in the business of taking down statues

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“Destruction of evidence of a dark past reflects an admission of fear. Perhaps we fear we’re not strong enough to guarantee it doesn’t repeat,” writes D. Louise Brown.


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Why does Trump hate the media? Because they get it right

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“With his pardon of Joe Arpaio last week, Trump has signaled his eagerness to subvert the judiciary and the rule of law. If he can convince enough Americans to distrust the Fourth Estate, the media’s watchdog role will be rendered ineffective,” writes Don Porter.


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If you caught the solar eclipse, thank a scientist

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“Citizens trusted expert mathematicians to predict the timing and path of the eclipse, even if few could replicate their work,” writes David Ferro. “With all the agreement in this country it is curious, then, that so much skepticism of science currently exists in America.”


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$30K for the performing arts at Ogden High? A reader conversation

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A production company paid $67,500 to film a web series at Ogden High School. What should OHS do with its share of the money?


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A just government only resorts to force when necessary

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“In a family, violence has an impact that lasts for generations. Violence in society has a similar impact,” writes E. Kent Winward.


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In Ogden, idle threats from the UTA

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UTA buses are idling and polluting the air — and nobody seems capable of stopping it, writes Sam Zeveloff.


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Republicans will defend Trump to the end — and that's scary

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“It just seems that we’re venturing into a new level of crazy with a president and supporting cast – largely Republican, including lots of Utahns – who will try to explain away even the most outrageous and stupefying words and actions of our nation’s leader,”...


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America's economy needs more than STEM

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“STEM alone cannot save the American economy,” writes Jeff Steagall.


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We cannot remain silent when speech turns dangerous

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“Our freedom of speech is only valuable if we exercise it in all its capacities and call out those who would abuse that freedom to advocate violence and death,” writes E. Kent Winward.


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