America needs Republican vertebrates

Trump Paul

“The time for whispered criticisms and quiet snickering is over. The time for panic and...


What does Mark Saal know about experiencing racism?

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It is 2017. That is my response to Mark Saal’s Oct. 10 column, "Dove body was ad racist? Only if you don't watch the whole three seconds." It is 2017, and I have to ask why you chose to have a white male author an opinion piece about whether or not minorities had the right to be offended by...

National Commentary

The religious right has become a tribe of sycophants

Trump Family Research Council

“When anyone or anything takes priority over the faith, there is a good, strong religious word for it: idolatry,” writes Michael Gerson.

Standard Deviations

Davis sheriff's request for $15 million the very definition of chutzpah

Davis Sheriff troubles

After all the recent problems in the Davis County Sheriff’s Office — which the sheriff insists aren’t problems at all — are we sure we want to throw more money at it? 

Our View

A plan to get traffic moving again in I-15 express lanes

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So many drivers use I-15’s express lanes that they’re slowing traffic. The answer? Higher tolls for single-occupant cars and trucks.

Guest Commentary

WSU's Walker Institute encourages and celebrates civility

Olene Walker 2014

“It doesn't take much to create an atmosphere of civility. It just takes kindness,” writes Robert Hunter.


Republican lawmakers are behind Utah land grab, not LDS Church

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In response to the Sept. 21 “news analysis” by Christine Colbert, “Mormon history explains why we want less federal land,” I don’t know where she got her information, but I really resent her implication that the “Mormon Church” has a stand on...

Behind Bars

Behind Bars: Prison should further inmates' education, not handball skills

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While many inmates become skilled at playing handball, chess, or pinochle, Brian Wood believes their time could be better spent by furthering their education. 

Our View

Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

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This week’s topics: Filling food pantries at three Ogden schools, an unmailed letter, a state-of-the-art space for teaching technology classes, and Iron Horse vandalism.

Guest Commentary

School board failed to consider historic importance of Polk Elementary

Polk Elementary

“Destroying historically and architecturally significant buildings is in no one's best interest,” writes Connie Cox.

National Commentary

How the NFL lost to Trump

APTOPIX 49ers Colts Football

“There were all sorts of unobjectionable means available for players to defy Trump, but they allowed themselves to, in effect, get double-dared into disrespecting the flag,” writes Rich Lowry.

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