Opinion

Our View: Don't play politics with gold mine spill

APTOPIX Mine Waste Leak-8

There’s some good news after the large spill from an abandoned gold mine tainted rivers in Colorado. The waters are recovering, despite a massive, serious...

Our View

Our View: On shooting, police lacked transparency

The Ogden Police Department was negligent in delaying the announcement of a shooting victim’s death for three days. On Thursday, Aug. 20, Corbin Samuel...


National Commentary

In coverage of Roanoke killings, the right sees a racial media

The on-air shootings of two young Virginia journalists by Vester Flanagan II have captivated conservative media outlets — but not for the same reasons...


National Commentary

Gun myths and the Roanoke shootings

Bernie Sanders' record skews way to the left on one issue after another: health care, taxes, campaign finance, international trade, abortion and the Iraq war. Gun...


National Commentary

Congressional fight on Iran deal is over

Opponents of the Iran nuclear deal in Congress admit they can no longer kill the accord. Their focus now is making sure there will be a vote on the agreement at all,...


Guest Commentary

Utah wildlife management system rigged to preserve the status

Re: “Cougar plan causes uproar among conservationists,” Standard-Examiner of Aug. 20. As one of two (out of 16) non-consumptive user representatives on...




Guest Commentary

Attractions of service obscured by hard costs of war

Perhaps to a degree not seen before, news outlets, politicians of every stripe and wounded warrior charities have turned an intense spotlight on problems service...


Standard Deviations

Rolling coal giving diesel truck owners a bad name

They call it “rolling coal.” But only because “being a total jackass” was already taken. I was on Interstate 15 a few weeks ago, driving...


National Commentary

A temple, and a civilization, fall

The scale of destruction in Syria’s four-year-old uprising is so vast, and the extent of carnage and suffering so appalling, that individual massacres and...


National Commentary

Maybe there is a way to create good jobs again

Academic economists don’t spend a lot of time thinking about how to restructure society in order to provide a good life for the majority of people. They...


Guest Commentary

North and South Korea agree on stabilizing steps

The 38th Parallel dividing North and South Korea is less tense thanks to a sensible new agreement. Pyongyang has expressed regret over land mines injuring South...


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Rolling coal giving diesel truck owners a bad name

They call it “rolling coal.” But only because “being a total jackass” was already taken. I was on Interstate 15 a few weeks ago, driving...


Our View: On shooting, police lacked transparency

The Ogden Police Department was negligent in delaying the announcement of a shooting victim’s death for three days. On Thursday, Aug. 20, Corbin Samuel...