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TV viewing a common source of prison friction

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I’ve been interrupted three times in the last two days by rack-ins while trying to write. A rack-in is when the lights flash and a cop yells, “Rack in,...

Guest Commentary

TV viewing a common source of prison friction

I’ve been interrupted three times in the last two days by rack-ins while trying to write. A rack-in is when the lights flash and a cop yells, “Rack in,...


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Attractions of service obscured by hard costs of war

Perhaps to a degree not seen before, news outlets, politicians of every stripe and wounded warrior charities have turned an intense spotlight on problems service...


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Utah wildlife management system rigged to preserve the status

Re: “Cougar plan causes uproar among conservationists,” Standard-Examiner of Aug. 20. As one of two (out of 16) non-consumptive user representatives on...


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North and South Korea agree on stabilizing steps

The 38th Parallel dividing North and South Korea is less tense thanks to a sensible new agreement. Pyongyang has expressed regret over land mines injuring South...


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Exploding costs, backroom deals have derailed Eisenhower

This newspaper’s recent editorial urging Congress to build architect Frank Gehry’s Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial does not address how a tribute to a...




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Is the ACA reducing competition?

The recent decision by the Supreme Court assures the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), enacted on March 23, 2010. However, former critics of the ACA in the...


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Using heroin or meth all but guarantees disaster

I want to share a message with the youth out there. My name is Brian Wood and I am serving an indeterminate sentence of 2-25 years in the Utah State Prison for...


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The arguments behind new tech-track career paths

Every year, hundreds of technically or tactically skilled officers and non-commissioned officers, trained at great expense, leave the military for the private...


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Herbert wrong about Planned Parenthood

Since the beginning of the Obama presidency, the preferred political tactic of the GOP has become all too clear: Viciously and relentlessly attack any person or...


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Intelligence involves art along with science

“Here is a book you should have, Mr. Director,” and with that Jacqueline Kennedy handed CIA director Allen Dulles a copy of “From Russia with...


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