National Commentary

Evan McMullin, the GOP debacle and what might have been

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Jennifer Rubin wonders, “What if McMullin or another similar new face had been able to get ready six or nine months ago?”

National Commentary

The president needs to designate Bears Ears as a national monument

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Since taking office, President Obama has used the Antiquities Act of 1906 to create or expand 26 National Monuments. He needs to create one more: Bears Ears.

National Commentary

Clinton and Trump are both out of the question. So how does a conservative vote?

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“I will not vote for Hillary Clinton,” writes Charles Krauthammer. “But, as I've explained in these columns, I could never vote for Donald Trump.”


Ogden needs to deal with the underlying factors that drive homelessness

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I’d like to thank reporter Mark Saal for an informative story on homelessness in Ogden (”Problems with homeless vexing Ogden elementary school,” Oct. 17 Standard-Examiner). We as a country (and as a city) have never dealt with the largest underlying factors that drive...


If Donald Trump loses, it's because of the media

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Donald Trump is not likely to win. Not that he isn’t trying, but he will lose for two reasons: 1) The good old boys club will not support him because he would break it up, and 2) the media has done everything it can to destroy and discredit him. In my nearly 80 years, I have never seen the...


Nobody gave Trump the GOP nomination. He won it

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The Republican Party didn’t give Donald Trump the presidential nomination. He was chosen by primary voters who are disgusted with Washington, D.C. The GOP is being divided by persons who don’t want a change. Third-party candidates hope to jump to the head of the line at the last minute...


Seinfeld was right about up-talkers


I recently watched a “Seinfeld” episode in which Jerry and his friend George were sitting in a booth at their favorite restaurant, and George asked Jerry how his most recent date went. Jerry said his date was nice enough, except that she was an up-talker. When pressed to explain, Jerry...


Burton is a loyal advocate for teachers

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This is a letter of endorsement on behalf of Sue Ann Burton, who is running for the District 5 position on the Ogden School Board. As educators ourselves, we are impressed with the qualifications she has for this position. Having been an educator, she is well aware of the educational system and how...

National Commentary

Utah is the political conscience of the nation

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“Just the reality of widespread disgust at Trump should make us realize that somewhere in this land, there are people who actually act on what they believe,” writes Noah Feldman.

Guest Commentary

Trying to avoid student debt? There's a cost

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Finishing a degree at Weber State in four years costs about $23,000, writes Jeff Steagall. Completing it in six adds another $12,000 to the tab.

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