The Seattle head tax is idiotic


This head tax won't be paid by Amazon. Companies don't pay taxes. People ultimately pay taxes. That means that this tax will come out of the wages of future employees, the bonuses and wage growth of current employees, the dividends of shareholders, and the pockets of customers, who will face higher...


Politics as (Un)usual

Mark Shields

America is anything but united; any common ground between the politically warring camps is scarce. Sadly, even an authentic American hero who is almost certainly on his deathbed is not given the benefit of the doubt and instead is the target of political invective from fellow Republicans.


Salt Lake's Robin Heiden named police officer of the year by International Footprinters

Congratulations to Lt. Robin Heiden of the Salt Lake City Police Department who was selected by the Antelope Island Chapter No. 3 of the International Footprinters, a law enforcement support group, as their police officer of the year. Lt. Heiden, a 20-plus-year veteran of the force, is the...

Behind Bars

Beyond Bars: Old prison diet contained plenty slices of humble pie

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“I’m not sure if I just got older or if that aspect of the prison experience changed me, but I no longer feel the need to be right all the time, and especially when I know it doesn’t matter,” Brian Wood writes in this week’s column. 

Fact Checks

AP FACT CHECK: Tesla safety claims aren't quite right

Tesla Safety Fact Check

  DETROIT (AP) — For years, Tesla has boasted that its cars and SUVs are safer than other vehicles on the roads, and CEO Elon Musk doubled down on the claims in a series of tweets this week. The electric vehicles are under intense scrutiny from federal investigators, who have been...


Supreme Court OKs sports betting: Let the states wet their beaks


The other day, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized sports betting, essentially transforming politicians from every state in America into bookies. State governments and their virtuous politicos are thrilled, dreaming of revenue coming in from state-licensed sports book operations. But before everybody...


Why Jerasulem Matters

Ben Shapiro

Israel is seen as an outpost of colonialism by leftists, and has been since the 1967 war. Then-President Barack Obama expressed the view well in his 2009 speech in Cairo, suggesting that Israel's rationale relied on its "tragic history" that "culminated in an unprecedented Holocaust."


More marijuana is not good in Colorado

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If Colorado has not hit bottom with the reckless commercialization of a recreational drug, we dread to contemplate what is next.


Israel Has No Friend in Democrats

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Do Democrats truly stand for democracy, LGBT and women's rights, or even freedom? Perhaps those values are merely talking points used to garner votes, because if progressives truly cared about human rights they claim to espouse, they wouldn't have boycotted the U.S. delegation in Israel this week...


U.S. should hold firm with North Korea

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The North Korea issue is an important one to many residents of greater Weber County, as Hill Air Force Base, which houses the F-35A, has seen active duty personnel take part in training in the Korean Peninsula and Japan. As we reported in December, F-35As based out of Hill took part in joint...

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