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After Colorado Springs, what happens next is for us to decide

A day after a gunman attacked a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs, killing three people Friday, there are many things we do not know. We do not know what motivated the accused shooter, Robert Lewis Dear. We do not know what led him to the clinic he assaulted, why he killed the people he...

National Commentary

Black activists become targets of political violence

First there was that incident at the Trump rally in Alabama. You know, the one where a protester with, shall we say, some ideas that are not terribly compatible with those of Trump or many of his supporters, showed up. He wound up on the ground, taking a beating and throwing some punches of his own...

National Commentary

Canada gets it right on Syrian refugees

The following editorial appeared in the Nov. 27 Washington Post: When the photo appeared Sept. 2 of Alan Kurdi, a lifeless 3-year-old boy facedown on a beach, the plight of refugees from Syria's civil war shocked the world. In Canada's election campaign, rivals responded with pledges to accelerate...

National Commentary

The Syrian immigration cul-de-sac

WASHINGTON — The Syrian refugee debate has become a national embarrassment. It begins with a president, desperate to deflect attention from the collapse of his foreign policy, retreating to his one safe zone — ad hominem attacks on critics, this time for lack of compassion toward Syrian widows and...

Guest Commentary

Gov. Gary Herbert, Utah and Syrian refugees: A conversation

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert remains the only Republican governor open to accepting Syrian refugees. After the Nov. 13 attacks on Paris, Herbert ordered a review of security checks for refugees settling in Utah. But he did not say he’d try to keep refugees out of the state, which put him at odds with...

National Commentary

Refugee refusal moves past the point of parody

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Honor our veterans, but condemn war

As a Vietnam-era veteran, I’m saddened by how many have suffered and died in the service of our country. No one can ever say that those who served are not heroes. They did what their country asked, so they deserve our honor. I ask myself,

National Commentary

Why Mark Zuckerberg taking paternity leave really matters

On Friday, Nov. 20, with a picture on his Facebook page of a car seat, a stroller and his dog, Mark Zuckerberg announced he'd be taking two months of parental leave. It wasn't a huge surprise: The first millennial CEO of a Fortune 500 company, Zuckerberg is part of a generation of men who place...

National Commentary

Our nation's food banks could use your help

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There are few things sadder than a food bank practically hollowed out a week before Thanksgiving. But at the Camino Pantry, the shelves were just temporarily bare until the arrival of a shipment of turkeys and maybe a few other holiday miracles. Though low on essentials, Camino...

Our View

Let's start restocking our food banks today

At some point today, you’re probably going shopping. Or, if not, maybe you’re going out to eat. And when you do, you’re going to drive past any number of places that sell groceries. A big box store. A corner bodega. A regional grocery chain. Stop the car. Go inside and spend $5 on somebody who...

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Shorter Mormon meetings? Better than The Rapture

Mormons like me went from “a-freakin-men” to having my parade peed upon.

NORAD keeps close eye on that creepy Claus fellow

He sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake ... Is it just me, or is anyone else more than a little weirded out by that line from the traditional Christmas song “Santa Claus is...