Ogden needs a world-class municipal airport

Ogden-Hinckley Airport

If Ogden is going to remain one of America’s best small cities, it needs a world-class...

National Commentary

Michelle Obama is the Democrats' best weapon against Donald Trump

DEM 2016 Convention FLOTUS

PHILADELPHIA — Michelle Obama never said Donald Trump's name during her speech at the convention Monday night, yet she offered a more effective rebuttal of the Republican nominee and the mantra that animates his campaign than any other Democrat has been able to thus far in 2016. One week...

Our View

A long, heroic weekend for Northern Utah firefighters

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Fire crews did everything within their power to save lives and property at three big fires over the weekend. And in the end, they prevailed.

National Commentary

For the sake of the kids, turn down that racket

Unwanted Sound

“Noise truly is a great plight of our time,” writes Esther J. Cepeda. “Enjoying quiet should be a top priority for everyone — and be considered a right for children.”


America's growing racial divide flies in the face of reason

Police Shootings Dallas-1

The remake of a 1977 epic TV miniseries “Roots” required re-examination of data relative to the history of slavery in America. The 2016 version of “Roots” traces the journey of slaves as they became “freemen” then citizens of the USA. Important events along the...


Trump's "rookie mistake" isn't acceptable

GOP 2016 Convention Trump Pence Flag

According to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump's remarks on NATO can be attributed to a “rookie mistake.” Such mistakes are OK when you are an Ogden Raptor in the rookie league. However, for the person who has control of the nuclear button and is the commander in...

National Commentary

How Hillary Clinton can take advantage of the Cleveland calamity

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“Clinton cannot rely on voters' disgust with Donald Trump to elect her president,” writes Jennifer Rubin. “In 2012, Mitt Romney learned it is not enough to slam the other guy.”

National Commentary

Sizing up Trump and Clinton on foreign policy

Campaign 2016 Clinton Profile

Hillary Clinton believes in diplomacy backed by military strength. What Donald Trump believes about foreign policy is anybody’s guess.

National Commentary

In Trump and the GOP convention, echoes of Hitler's rhetoric

Donald Trump Cleveland

“The grandest of marketeers, Trump has cast a spell over a swath of America, inspiring them not with soaring rhetoric but with dark harbingers of worse to come,” writes Kathleen Parker. “In the familiar way of despots, tyrants and kings, he has made the many feel better by...


In the Netherlands, dogs were welcome in restaurants

Bark at the Park

While spending 21 years in the military all over the United States and Europe, I saw many unusual things. In the Netherlands, everyone washed their windows (inside and out) and their sidewalks unless it snowed or rained. They also aired out their beds and bedding on a daily basis. One day I did a...


Diner delighted by Burger King's arrival in Farr West

Burger King

I am thrilled beyond words that Burger King has finally arrived at 2700 North in Farr West. I have been writing to the corporate office for years trying to get them to realize we needed a Burger King out here. They finally listened to me. I guess the squeaky wheel does get oiled. Many times, I have...

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