Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

Greatness lost, we are in great peril

Our nation is is great peril. The world is reliving the 1930s. Eighty years ago it was a world of aggression, chaos, and instability as Hitler moved boldly into...


Guest Commentary

Obama critics lack historical perspective

The recent election, which was more about the president than issues, actually showed public support for Democratic policies. For example, the Democratic Party has...


Guest Commentary

'Feardom' looks at how power structure exploits fear

Connor Boyack leads the Libertas Institute, a Utah libertarian think tank. He’s written several books, including arguments on how LDS theology on agency is...


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Keystone issue is whether we should continue with dirty oil

I would like to offer a different perspective to the one Charles Lane expressed in the Nov. 22 issue of the Standard (“For liberals, it’s a Keystone cop...


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Christmas grab-bag

Sometimes all the things I’ve collected through the years come in handy, even though during this time they’ve created files that are over-flowing. So I...




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Your vote, and opinion, counts

As I write this it is Elec­tion Day. I have been to the polls twice to­day and the line was so long I could not wait. I plan on head­ing back again...


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Late-hour benefit fight has defense bill on ropes

A dispute between House and Senate armed services committees over whether to slow growth in military housing allowances and raise off-base pharmacy copayments has...


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Secretary Hagel’s departure and U.S. domestic politics

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s sudden resignation has significance beyond the immediate event. Media commentary has primarily focused rather narrowly on the...


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Runaway truck becomes a story waiting to be told

“Was your daughter the driver, a passenger, or a pedestrian when the accident occurred?” the insurance adjuster asked me. Hmm ... good question. Our...


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Utah, a 'State of Grace'

Is Utah a “State of Grace”? Judg­ing from the in­ter­est in fine arts, mu­sic, the­ater, bal­let, sym­phony and other forms...


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