National Commentary

The shameful war on Betsy DeVos

Trump Education Secretary-1 DeVos

“The ideological war over educational choice won't be settled anytime soon. What's clear is that poor parents value it, and that they have a friend in Betsy DeVos,” writes Rich Lowry.

Our View

When Sundance abandoned Ogden, it gave up on a community of fans and artists

Film Sundance Robert Redford 2016 Park City

Organizers of the Sundance Film Festival decided Ogden no longer deserves a significant role in Utah arts and culture. They need to reconsider.


Homefront: Meryl Streep's acceptance speech to wrong audience

APTOPIX The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Show-1

Consumers pay actors to be entertained. If they want political insight, Hollywood is the last place on Earth they’ll look for it, because they believe there isn’t a segment of the population more removed from reality.

National Commentary

On ethics, Trump Is no Obama

Trump dinner

“Obama's view was that he should be careful to avoid scandal,” writes Steve Chapman. “Trump's view is that for him, there is no such thing.”


Search for the real Jesus leads woman back to Taoism


I’m a married mother of two children, and I have tried many churches and cults. After reading the New Testament 14 times, it guided me back to Taoism in a different way. Taoism says a lot of what Jesus talks about in the New Testament. Sadly, there is only one article on the internet implying...

Guest Commentary

Ogden's SparkPoint Center at Cottages of Hope— a new approach to assistance

Arthur Elston Cottages of Hope

The SparkPoint Center at Cottages of Hope is pioneering a new, integrated approach to helping Northern Utah families become self-sufficient, writes Jeff Steagall. 

Our View

Utah struck a deal with Amazon to collect online sales taxes. You deserve the

Trump and Tech-1

Utah says you don't need to know the details of its sales tax deal with Amazon. The state is wrong

National Commentary

Demonizing sugar isn't the most effective way to combat obesity

The Case Against Suger

“Considering its many charms, white-knuckled fear of sugar isn't likely the best preventive,” writes Esther J. Cepeda.


Column: Utah Gov. Herbert won't do the right thing on public lands

Outdoor Retailer Show

The state wants control of federally managed land in order to use it for energy development, and make money, columnist Spencer Durrant says.


Don't repeal the Affordable Care Act — fix it

House Republicans Obamacare-1

The Affordable Care Act has helped many people. Granted, it has some problems that need fixing. But rather than repealing the ACA, Congress needs to fix the parts that are not working. My fear is that Congress will repeal but not replace the ACA, thereby leaving thousands of people without health...

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