Of agents and hostages

WASHINGTON -- There he was, the president of the United States, greeting the three American hostages who had just stepped back on U.S. soil after being released by North Korea, and Donald Trump couldn't help himself. "It's very early in the morning," he noted to reporters. "I think you probably...


AP FACT CHECK: Analyses don't back up Trump on Iran deal


  WASHINGTON (AP) — In withdrawing the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal, President Donald Trump outlined a rationale that contradicted the analyses of U.S. and foreign intelligence sources. A look at his remarks Tuesday, announcing that the U.S. was getting out of the deal and re-imposing...


California Solar Idea Has Real Merit

NATIONAL COMMENTARY In the world of government policy, two chief dangers always loom. The first is people with bad intentions using every available means to achieve their malignant goals. The second, more common but no less destructive, is people with the purest of hearts and the most boneheaded of...

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It isn't too late to slow climate change. If only someone could sell the idea.

As scientific terms go, "climate change" is failing. Good terms are specific, descriptive and help people to understand complex concepts. Climate change is ambiguous, referring perhaps to the most pressing human-generated environmental problem of the century, or to other kinds of changes that...

Guest Commentary

'A full overhaul': Readers react to problems in Weber, Davis sheriff's offices


Here’s how you, the readers, reacted to recent stories and editorials about the problems in both the Weber and Davis County Sheriff’s Offices. 

Guest Commentary

Readers React: LDS Church ends allegiance with Boy Scouts

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Big changes are coming for Utah’s Boy Scouts. Here’s what our readers had to say about it.


The Day the Iran Deal Died

National Commentary Team Obama lives in a world of fiction. As President Trump announced to the world that he would finally put a stake through the heart of the Iran deal -- the signal foreign policy "achievement" of the Obama administration -- Obama's former staffers lamented, rending their...


Making Sense of Nonsensical Government Spending

Trillions and trillions and trillions. The yearly gross domestic product for the United States is $18.57 trillion. The total national debt is $19.85 trillion. For perspective, Alpha Centauri, the next nearest star to Earth, is about 25 trillion miles away. If we wanted to pay the national debt with...

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Iraq has elections this weekend; they're a mess

After the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and the military flare-up between Iran and Israel along the Syrian border, national elections in Iraq this weekend will be a crucial test of Iran's regional influence. But the election will also unfold under the largely unrecognized but ominous...

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Obama Painted Nation Into Corners

Former President Barack Obama and his aides were very good at one thing — painting the nation into corners. They did it with health care, their campaign against coal and affordable electricity, and their deal with Iran. Irreparable damage was done in every case. It remains for President...

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