Sanders' 'Medicare for all' may be good politics, but it's bad policy

Sanders Health Overhaul

“Americans might love what Sanders offers in the way of more benefits for more people. What...


Brown makes a flawed argument about Confederate statues

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I read D. Louise Brown's column on taking down the Confederate statues in America (”America shouldn't be in the business of taking down statues,” Aug. 31). She proclaims her disdain both for the alt-right and “the actions of their opponents to silence them.” She justifies...

Guest Commentary

Listen, kid. You don't know who you're dealing with

sad mother and daughter

“In the end my parents did a bang-up job responding to a child who did things differently than they or the previous children did. Because of attempts to cut corners, I can spot those habits in my children,” writes Meg Sanders.

Our View

Don't panic — FB report of a cougar attack can't be verified

Utah Mountain Lion-1

When you’re sharing information about something as frightening as a cougar attack, verify it first.

National Commentary

The Vietnam syndrome: How we lost it, why we need it

Vietnam War-Huet

“Once again we find ourselves mired in an incomprehensible land, amid people who distrust us. Once again we are aligned with a corrupt regime that couldn't survive without our help as we incur casualties in the pursuit of goals we never reach,” writes Steve Chapman.


Social Security and Medicare aren't entitlements. We've earned them

Social Security Options at 80

When I read David Spackman’s Sept. 5 letter to the editor, “Medicare, Social Security promote laziness and dependency,” I was totally disgusted. In fact, I read and re-read it four times to make sure I understood the full meaning. I did.  Who in their right mind would make...

National Commentary

A cautionary tale about progressives losing their minds

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“The president doesn't want to impose his traditional sexual morality because, for starters, he doesn't have any to impose,” writes Rich Lowry.

Our View

We need a single, comprehensive way to track Ogden's homeless population

Homeless Shelter Salt Lake-5

A fragmentary system of tracking and assisting homeless people opens the door to Rio Grande North.

Guest Commentary

I think Instagram is eavesdropping on my conversations


“Call me paranoid, if you will, but it’ll take some convincing to make me believe otherwise,” writes Don Porter.


Confederate statues never should've been allowed

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To attempt to equate the bomb damage in London left by the Nazis during the Second World War and the Civil War statues honoring a failed attempt to overthrow the government of the United States of America is insanity (”America shouldn't be in the business of taking down statues,” D....

National Commentary

Tribalism's dangerous triumph in America

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“We need the spirit of Abraham Lincoln and Nelson Mandela in our politics, which is essentially to call for a miracle,” writes Michael Gerson.

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