Four scenarios that could doom the Senate's health care bill

Congress Health Overhaul Protest

Negotiated in secret, the Republican health care bill could fall apart in at least four ways,...


Americans should pay for their own everyday medical care

Heart Liver Transplant

Government-controlled health care does not belong in America. I don't want to hear the "but we need to control costs" excuse. Yes, we need to bring costs down — not through government control, but through American self-government. A three-tier model is ideal: 1. Private insurance (true...

Standard Deviations

Lesbian girl coming out at Mormon meeting was bound to happen

Gay Mormon-Out in Church-1

On the first Sunday of every month, Mormon worship services are turned over to the unwashed masses in ‘fast and testimony meeting.’

Guest Commentary

Modern life in rural America requires high-speed internet


When it comes to high-speed internet, we can’t afford to leave rural America behind, writes David Ferro.

Our View

In Farmington, a 'little slice of paradise' becomes deadly

Farmington Pond cottonwood tree

One person drowned after jumping off the rope swing at Farmington Pond. Another almost did. So the city had to make sure it didn’t happen again.

National Commentary

How can we ease the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?

Castile Shooting-1

People of color have known for ages that there’s a penalty for driving while black or Hispanic, writes Esther J. Cepeda. The question is, why?


GOP writes a health care bill in secret, but Dems and media are the problem?

APTOPIX Congress Health Overhaul McConnell

John Reynolds actually had some salient points in his last letter (“Democrats, biased media are tearing America apart, June 19), but then he had to go and blow it with his partisan rhetoric again. While it's true our system of government relies on an informed and engaged electorate, you can't...

Behind Bars , Guest Commentary

Behind Bars: Utah parole board needs a better way to gauge prisoners' progress

Brian Wood Behind Bars new sig

Deciding who goes free and who dies in prison has got to be hard, but I feel like board members often have to do it with their eyes closed and one arm tied behind their backs, inmate Brian Wood writes. 

Our View

Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

Trump Young Immigrants

This week’s topics: BYU’s sexual assault policy is too weak, DACA stays — for now, finger-pointing is unproductive in South Weber and Uintah and Weber County gets its 27-mile loop after decades of work.

National Commentary

A Democratic blind spot on culture

House Election Georgia Ossoff-2

“Stopping Trump is imperative, so long as it doesn't require the party rethinking its uncompromising stance on abortion, guns or immigration,” writes Rich Lowry.

National Commentary

Republicans' four big lies about health care

Congress Health Overhaul Heller

“If this bill were truly about health care, Republicans would take all the tax cuts out and use that money to ease the pain their bill would cause. But they won't, because the tax cuts are the thing that matters to them,” writes E.J. Dionne.

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