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Our View: Swastika tagging disturbing

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Ben Lomond High School in Ogden was tagged with graffiti. That’s not unusual; schools play pranks, particularly during rivalry sports events. However, the...

Our View

Our View: Environmentally Christian

Is it possible for the environment to be a religious, or spiritual concern, rather than a topic of political debate? Perhaps the issue will always be used...


National Commentary

Higher health spending is actually good

In recent years, the growth of health-care costs has slowed down. This is great news for the federal budget, and for those of us who, you know, get health care...


National Commentary

Critics hate Benghazi film they haven't seen

Michael Bay’s “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” might not turn out to be the biggest film of 2016, but it could prove the most...


Standard Deviations

It's official: Best. Summer. Ever.

It’s quiet. A little TOO quiet. On Friday morning, for the first time all summer, my alarm clock woke me. I got up, threw on a relatively clean T-shirt and...


Our View

Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs up: To the Davis Energy Recovering Facility, which plans a renovation that will improve recycling. An expansion that begins later this year and will be...




National Commentary

Americana on a bun

It's July, and we know what that means: time to celebrate the American hot dog. July is National Hot Dog Month, you see, a glorious month when the National Hot Dog...


National Commentary

Can Terry McAuliffe save Hillary Clinton?

Does Hillary Clinton have a serious 2016 image problem? At a comparable stage in the 2000 presidential election cycle, the polls said George W. Bush would beat Al...


Our View

Our View: Stronger bedbug regulations needed

Bedbugs may bring a smile, or a chant of “don’t let the bedbugs bite,” but they are no joke to those who have to deal with them. In Ogden,...


National Commentary

Why are so many millennials still in the basement?

How much do millennials love their parents? Do they enjoy basements? These are not questions that a new Pew Research Center report seeks to answer. But it may shed...


National Commentary

I just binge-read 8 books by Donald Trump. Here's what I learned.

Sitting down with the collected works of Donald J. Trump is unlike any literary experience I’ve ever had or could ever imagine. I spent this past week reading...


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It's official: Best. Summer. Ever.

It’s quiet. A little TOO quiet. On Friday morning, for the first time all summer, my alarm clock woke me. I got up, threw on a relatively clean T-shirt and...


Our View: Environmentally Christian

Is it possible for the environment to be a religious, or spiritual concern, rather than a topic of political debate? Perhaps the issue will always be used...