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Embrace capitalism and compassion this season

My compassionate sister-in-law, Madelaine Tesori, who I love and respect is a student at Weber State University and recently challenged me. I had to start thinking of capitalism and Christmas when...

National Commentary

Hillary Clinton secretly pushed the Obama Cuba deal

Although President Barack Obama is taking the credit for Wednesday’s historic deal to reverse decades of U.S. policy toward Cuba, when Hillary Clinton was...


Guest Commentary

Sky-high drug price has VA rationing new Hep-C drug

SKY-HIGH DRUG PRICE HAS VA RATIONING NEW HEP-C DRUG By Tom Philpott Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) used one of his last hearings as chairman of the Senate Veterans...


National Commentary

A tale of two Christmases

Last Saturday, I found myself sharing a New York City subway train with protesters from the Millions March and drunken revelers from SantaCon. Both events drew...


National Commentary

A Bush bonus that won't die

The best that can be said for the “tax extenders” bill, approved in the waning days of the 113th Congress, is that it could have been much worse. After...


Sports , Staff Columns

In reality, fantasy football can be serious fun

For some of us, it’s Super Bowl Sunday. Don’t worry if you forgot to make your signature spicy sausage cheese dip, there’s no party. Or maybe...




Standard Deviations

Well-meaning carolers meet modern-day Scrooge

“If I could work my will,” said Scrooge indignantly, “every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips, should be boiled...


National Commentary

A time for torture

A poll released this week found 51 percent of Americans approve of the harsh interrogation tactics the CIA used immediately after the 9/11 terrorist attacks....


National Commentary

Mr. Kim's warning shot

The cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment has taken an even more disturbing turn. First it demonstrated how cyberthieves can raid a company’s most...


Guest Commentary

Grading the wrong things in public education

When I read the news reports of schools in Utah getting graded for how well students performed on standardized achievement tests, I was appalled and very...


Our View

Our View: Keep prison in Draper

Note to the Legislature: People don’t want to live near a state prison. Surprise! To say the Legislature has botched the process of selecting a new site for...

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Well-meaning carolers meet modern-day Scrooge

“If I could work my will,” said Scrooge indignantly, “every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips, should be boiled...