This week’s focus is on paying it forward, doing good for your neighbor (even if it causes some mild discomfort) and the power of a well-reasoned argument — or a terribly reasoned one, for that matter.
“The political system can try to mitigate a president's shortcomings, and limit his temptations, with laws and rules and norms of behavior,” writes Francis Wilkinson. “But it can't install an ethical compass in a president who doesn't have one.”
An Interstate 15 freeway interchange at 24th Street in Ogden would cost between $80 million and $100 million. Is it worth the investment?
“Donald Trump has not yet been sworn in and the honeymoon has already come and gone,” writes Charles Krauthammer.
I am writing in response to what to me was a mean-spirited letter from Tracie Gale complaining about giving attention to the current success a Ben Lomond student is finding through a mentoring program at the school (”Kids don't deserve attention for doing what they're supposed to do,:”...
“In an era when trust in the media is already in the gutter,” writes Margaret Sullivan, publishing the Trump dossier “does absolutely nothing to help.”
“When a white person commits a horrible crime, no one expects white reporters or white opinion writers to specifically deny responsibility or empathy for a culprit's actions,” writes Esther J. Cepeda.
I was driving home from work in Ogden the night of that terrible snowstorm on Jan. 4. The roads were snow packed and very slick. Some had not even been plowed. It was after dark, around 8:30 p.m. I am a 68-year-old grandma, and I drive a Volkswagen. I was alone and terrified. I was driving...