Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

Time to give terminally ill the right to try experimental drugs

The Declaration of Independence states that we have the inalienable right to “the preservation of life.” This right is one of the most fundamental...


Guest Commentary

Doctor lawmaker ready to triage compensation reforms

As an Army Reserve physician triaging the care of arriving wounded at the combat support hospital on Al Asad Airbase, Iraq, for half of 2008, Joe Heck said he saw...


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Celebrate 50 years of the Val A. Browning Center

In a small, crowded office on the first floor of the Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts at Weber State University, you might convince Austin Hull,...


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What to expect in 2015

Good-bye and good-riddance to 2014. As we move into 2015, what can we learn from how 2014 ended and how we're now "trending" in various areas? Here are a few items...


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Limits on freedom to use private property rights

Mark Saal, staff columnist for the Standard-Examiner, wrote a column on Oct. 21, 2014 defending the right of a property owner who used artificial turf for...




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We must still be leery of Cuba

In October 1962 the manager of a Security Pacific Bank in Fullerton California strategically placed a large TV (at the time 21” was large) inside the bank so...


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The commencement, introduction, onset, dawn of a new year

Jan­u­ary marks the com­mence­ment, the on­set, the in­tro­duc­tion, the out­set, the dawn, and the gen­e­sis of the new...


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Congress went too far on star-rank retirement

At the urging of then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Congress in 2006 took aggressive steps to raise pay and future retirement of currently serving general and...


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Some good news as 2015 begins

‘Nattering nabobs of negativism,’ is probably the most enduring of the many alliterative pronouncements of Spiro Agnew, Vice President in the Nixon...


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Call for 'compassionate capitalism' commendable

Chris Crowder’s call for “compassionate capitalism” on Dec. 19 is commendable (“Embrace capitalism and compassion this season”). I...


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