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Napolitano: The torturers’ poor memories

As the pre-trial hearings in the case of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and others who are charged with masterminding the 9/11 attacks proceed at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba, the government continues to stumble with its own witnesses. In hearings last week, government lawyers tried to ...

Guest opinion: Supporting trans youth will help save lives

On Feb. 8, 2024, in Oklahoma, Nex Benedict, a 16-year-old nonbinary student tragically passed away. The day before, they had been in a physical altercation with three students in a bathroom. According to their mother, Benedict had been bullied at school over their gender identity. Just months ...

De Rugy: Challenging America’s economic pessimism

America is celebrated for its economic dynamism and ample and generously paid employment opportunities. It's a nation that attracts immigrants from around the world. Yet Americans are bummed, and have been for a while. They believe that life was better 40 years ago. And maybe it was on some ...

Guest opinion: Emergence of a subclass of working Americans

On Aug. 19, 1977, Time magazine published a cover story, “The American Underclass.” People in this group came from “all races and live in many places,’’ but it mostly consisted of poor “urban blacks.” This minority of “people who are seen to be stuck more or less permanently at ...

Letter: Utah’s public schools are not Sunday schools

On Friday, the Utah House voted 56-13 to pass HB514, a bill that would give school districts the option to help provide emotional and spiritual support to children. If the bill passes the Senate, Governor Cox has signaled his eagerness to sign it. The presence would threaten constitutional ...

Letter: Utah Republicans’ questionable Trump endorsement

100% of the Utah Republican legislators, including the Senate President and House Speaker, just endorsed Donald Trump in a proclamation they all signed declaring he best reflects the Utah Republican Party “core values”. This is a man that has been found to have committed substantial fraud, ...

Letter: Join us at conference examining Utah’s climate

For half a century, I've been a relentless advocate for embracing the findings of climate science. I've noticed that, over the years, there's less outright denial of climate science but more what I consider misguided pragmatism.  They ask, "Why invest in cleaning up our greenhouse gas ...

Letter: Response to school absenteeism guest commentary

I am writing in response to the recent guest commentary regarding chronic absenteeism in schools. While I agree that chronic absenteeism is a pressing concern, I find the argument in favor of micro-schools to be misguided and overlooking the valuable services already provided by local public ...