National Commentary

2016's scrambled coalitions

WASHINGTON — Republicans are a more ideological party than the Democrats, but ideology has mattered less in the GOP primaries this year than in the race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Clinton is in a nearly unassailable position to win her party's nomination. But assuming she...


Get rid of the Old Testament? That's where many of Jesus's teachings originated

There is a very wise rule that states, “Never argue religion or politics.” Both are full of metaphors, allegories, and interpretations. In her April 21 letter, “We don’t need churches; we just need the New Testament,” (Apr. 21), Alasun Geddes suggests we get rid of the...

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Mom! Dad! Congress won't pick up its room!

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By refusing to be bullied, Gochnour gives Weber County voters a choice

As recently as two years ago, a Republican like Rep. Justin Fawson could’ve bullied Caitlin Gochnour into quitting the race for Weber County Commission. But not any longer. Gochnour is on the ballot whether Fawson likes it or not — and that’s good for representative government in...

National Commentary

Prince, Curt Schilling and the acceleration of history

History is a slow and usually undetectable process, with change happening in microscopic increments. But sometimes, you can see and feel the world changing, and we've just experienced one of those moments. In recent days, there was the sudden death of Prince, a musician whose

National Commentary

The 'Never Trump' movement had the worst week in Washington

WASHINGTON — Remember Wisconsin? That state's primary on April 5 was the beginning of the end for Donald Trump, insisted the

National Commentary

Release the final 28 pages of the 9/11 investigation

Fourteen years after its completion, the full record of Congress’s investigation into the 9/11 attacks has not been published. Twenty-eight pages are still being withheld amid suspicions that what they contain could implicate the Saudi government and Saudi citizens in the terrorist strike....

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We asked people what they like about Ogden. They created a long list.

It was a simple question, really: “What's your favorite thing about Ogden?” But when we posted it on Facebook, the response was overwhelming. Here’s a list of things that set Ogden apart, according to our readers. All quotes are verbatim: Janis Walton: When I was in High School...

National Commentary

A trans-ient dilemma in North Carolina

WASHINGTON — As Archie Bunker might say, the world is going down the terlet. And how. Who could have predicted that politics would require serious discussion of who uses what restroom? Or, personally speaking, a second column? Alas, it seems that yet greater clarity is needed regarding this...

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Can Trump can suddenly make himself likable and trustworthy? That's

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