Opinion

National Commentary

Great news: NPR is killing off comments

NPR Site Comments

“What the comments section actually is in this supercharged partisan media environment is a mud pit where the only rule is that there are no rules,” writes Chris Cilllizza. “And, by definition, when fighting in a mud pit, no one comes out clean.”


National Commentary

It's time for Congress to look into the spiraling cost of EpiPens

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EpiPens can save lives. But now, thanks to price increases by the manufacture, some families can’t afford them.


National Commentary

There are scandals. Then there are Clinton scandals.

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“The bright line seems to be outright bribery,” writes Charles Krauthammer. “Anything short of that is considered — not just for the Clintons, for everyone — acceptable corruption.”


Guest Commentary

Roy, raises and a 38% property tax increase — a reader conversation

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Roy’s city council decided it needed to give pay raises to firefighters and police, so it raised property taxes by 38 percent. “That is crazy,” said one person.


National Commentary

The latest Clinton email story just isn't a scandal

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Nobody got “special access” to Secretary of Sate Hillary Clinton by donating to the Clinton Foundation, writes Paul Waldman. Not even Bono.


Our View

CNBC discovers what we already knew — Ogden's a great place to start a business

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We’ve already built one of the most vibrant communities in the United States. And the best part is, we’re just getting started.


National Commentary

One man's clutter could be another man's treasure

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“De-cluttering doesn't have to be a vapid exercise in conspicuous austerity,” writes Esther J. Cepeda. “Clean house and help others at the same time by donating to your local nonprofit thrift store.”


Guest Commentary

Weber County needs a new form of government

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“Ogden constitutes 36 percent of Weber County’s population,” writes L. Clifford Goff. “Yet it is noteworthy that no one on the county commission is from Ogden City, which is in fact the county seat — the focal point for Weber County government operations.”


National Commentary

Our false feelings of insecurity

Obama Dempsey Retirement

“Even the most secure nation needs to pay attention to tangible dangers, including small ones,” writes Steve Chapman. “But it shouldn't let itself be spooked by shadows.”


National Commentary

The real reason prescription drugs cost more in the U.S.

Drug Price Transparency

The U.S. spends more than twice what other industrialized countries spend on drugs. Why? Because of long government-granted monopolies.


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