Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

A third time for Romney?

Mitt Romney has repeatedly stated that he will not seek the Presidency of the United States for a third time in 2016. At the same time he is campaigning across...


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Resentment can affect elections, but doesn't help governing

The greatest leaders this nation produced increased national power at the expense of states’ rights. A brief examination of three of the greatest presidents,...


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A Halloween dose of opinion -- The five scariest movie scenes

The late-great Alfred Hitchcock was fond of saying, “People pay money to be scared.” In honor of this Halloween season, your opinion editor, who...


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Escaping from the curriculum trap

In 1974 I was sitting in a class at the University of Utah. When I read these words from the textbook, I almost stood up and screamed: “Most people get caught...


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Turkey’s pivotal role in ISIS battle – and beyond

Turkey has announced a major shift in policy, in a direction strongly desired – and strongly pressed – by the United States and our allies in the war...




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Science doesn't support life after death claims

It’s almost Halloween. So, in honor of the supernatural, let’s rename a recent scientific study that was popularly reported to imply “life after...


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Slim chance to stop higher RX co-pays

When Congress reconvenes Nov. 12, opponents of billions of dollars in military compensation “reforms” sought by President Obama and the Joint Chiefs of...


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Too much testing, not enough assessment

The Standard-Examiner printed a national syndicated column on Wednesday, Oct. 22, by United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, “A test for the tests....


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