National Commentary

There are no winners in Dreamers debate

AP Poll Immigration

“The consequence of this high-visibility fight over DACA recipients will be that — whether our youngest, most idealistic and most Americanized immigrants are cast off or allowed to remain in some sort of imperfect status — we'll all lose,” writes Esther J. Cepeda.

Our View

If lawmakers can reach an agreement on Obamacare, they can renew CHIP

APTOPIX Congress Health Care

Unless Congress does something soon, 9 million of America’s most economically vulnerable children will wake up Jan. 1 without health care.

Guest Commentary

Utah's blind allegiance to the Republican Party

Trump Strange Politics

“Seriously, a majority of Utahns will vote for anyone as long as they are a Republican,” writes Don Porter.


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...

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? 

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.

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

Interior National Monuments-3

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. 

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