National Commentary

Why Middle East peace starts in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Trump Orb

“Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf states publicly declaring war on their bastard terrorist child is significant,” writes Charles Krauthammer.

Guest Commentary

Once again, we are forced to respond to an act of terrorism

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“In the end,” writes E. Kent Winward, “terrorism forces us to answer a question: How do we best live a life of love and compassion in a world of suffering?”

National Commentary

Why keep an emergency oil reserve if there's little chance of an emergency?

Oklahoma oil pump

“The petroleum reserve is a costly and unnecessary solution to a problem we will probably never have. The energy crisis is gone, and it's not coming back,” writes Steve Chapman.


Colorado can keep its marijuana

Moving for Marijuana Colorado

I read the ugly remarks by Doug Rice about Weber County Sheriff Terry Thompson’s views on marijuana, and I was appalled (“Weber Co. Sheriff Terry Thompson has it all wrong on medical cannabis,” May 18 Standard-Examiner). Cannabis is a drug, Mr. Rice. As a medical expert, you know...

National Commentary

Trolling a master troll — President Trump


“Trump has flailed his way into the appointment of a special counsel and a press corps whipped up into a near-Watergate-level frenzy,” writes Rich Lowry.

Real Estate

Who knew chirping birds could complicate a real estate deal?

Baby swallows in nest

On occasion, a real estate agent must assist clients in purchasing a home sight unseen. The agent has to be the eyes and ears for the homebuyers.

Our View

How do Utahns in the House defend a health care bill that hurts Utahns?

Trump Congress Health Care AHCA Rose Garden

Now that we know how the AHCA will hurt Americans, Rob Bishop and the other Utahns in Congress need to explain how their support of the bill is morally acceptable.

National Commentary

Trump's budget is built on lies and broken promises

Trump Budget Mulvaney

“Trump is asking us to bank our country's fiscal future on his signature catchphrase, ‘Believe me.’ We should know by now that we can't,” writes E.J. Dionne.


All businesses have the right to thrive, as long as they follow the rules

Sex Magazines Military Stores

The South Ogden City Council recently heard from the Young Automotive Group about a business they think should be encouraged to fail — adult businesses (“South Ogden City Council tables zoning for sexually oriented businesses,” May 17). The council may not know it, but there is a...

National Commentary

No, America is not facing a race war

BS 030817 Latinos in Action 15 -10 students

“The races will find a way to intermingle,” writes Esther J. Cepeda.

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