Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

Republicans are with Plato, Democrats with Aristotle

On Election Day in my neighborhood it was take out the garbage night. I was hoping for congressional and legislative housecleaning to occur but I was disappointed....


Guest Commentary

A war on public education

On Feb. 12, 2007 Governor Huntsman signed into law HB148, commonly known as the school voucher program. It was passed by a conservative Utah State Legislature with...


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Russia solidifies eastern Ukraine

While U.S. midterm elections provided a distraction, Russian President Vladimir Putin solidified control of eastern Ukraine. Rebel forces opposed to the national...


Guest Commentary

Targeting Federal Reserve’s independence is misguided, part 1

The Federal Reserve System (Fed) played a major role in averting depression in 2007-08. Historically, rigidity in monetary policy was one of the main causes of the...


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First 'Choice Cards' go to vets living far from VA care

The Department of Veterans Affairs has mailed its first medical “Choice Cards,” with letters explaining how to use them, to 320,000 VA-enrolled veterans...




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Why I work for Attorney General Sean Reyes

On New Year’s Eve Day, 2013, I read Sean Reyes was appointed Utah attorney general. I emailed to wish him well. I hadn’t seen Sean for five years; it...


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'Over the river and through the woods'

One of my favorite songs from childhood to the present at Thanksgiving time has been “Over the River and Through the Woods.” One time our family changed...


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Trails and gun ranges

On Oct. 30, the Stan­dard-Ex­am­iner re­ported that the Og­den City Coun­cil ap­proved the adop­tion of the or­di­nance that...


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Celebrating 50 years without TV

Fifty years ago I was 17, and a high school se­nior. I re­solved to aban­don TV. That’s right, from that time, I have never owned one. The first...


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Brad Smith is a smart, problem-solver

Most educators and members of the community recall the controversial events that occurred when the Ogden School Board hired Brad Smith to become superintendent of...


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