Opinion

Letters

Violence, killing won't end without a change of heart

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It’s senseless. It’s horrific. It’s tragic. It demonstrates the worst of humankind. The latest school shooting in Florida leaves society struggling for understanding, politicians seeking advantage and families weeping, yet the problems remain. It’s a gun issue! It’s a...


National Commentary

Hispanic or Latinx? The key is to treat others with respect

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“This label issue may never go away. In the meantime, call people whatever they ask you to call them or simply refer to them by their name,” writes Esther J. Cepeda.


Our View

It's time to start listening to the children

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When gunmen attack schools, it’s children and teachers who die as politicians retreat to their hardened cliches.


National Commentary

Have Democrats overplayed their Trump hand?

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“Trump is the racetrack rabbit that keeps Democrats running in a perpetual cycle of outrage,” writes Rich Lowry.


Letters

Food pantry director takes time to connect with clients

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Jaynann Johnson, lovingly known as “JJ,” is the heart of the Bountiful Community Food Pantry. JJ started volunteering at the pantry doing intake, interviewing and processing new and returning clients, but she was quickly hired as the pantry’s manager. Today she works countless...


National Commentary

Trump leads an attack on legal immigration

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“Trump routinely equates foreigners with danger, drugs and crime. But reducing the influx of legal immigrants, who are far less likely than natives to go to prison, would do nothing to make Americans safer. Just the opposite,” writes Steve Chapman.


Our View

Utah girls need to understand it's OK to say no

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By itself, changing what the Weber School District tells sixth-graders about dancing won’t reduce sexual violence in Utah. But it’s a start.


Guest Commentary

"I love you" is easy to write, but harder to prove

Love Returns

D. Louise Brown’s grandparents exchanged love letters during the Great Depression, but they never once used the words “I love you.”


Letters

Republicans show they cannot lead us into the future

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Our hope of getting out of the current political morass is to practice term limits by not voting for anyone in office over six years, Republican or Democrat. We can do it. Is the Republican Party the right one to lead us in the future? No. After eight years of opposing the Obama administration and...


Guest Commentary

Utah Republicans are trading away their souls

Trump

“Why,” asks Don Porter, “have Republicans – and members of Utah’s delegation in particular – been so willing to enable, forgive and ignore this administration’s awful conduct? Is the reversal of the Obama agenda worth their moral sacrifice?”


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