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Guest op-ed: Anecdotes, aberrations and averages

Context matters. Take this simple statement: Nearly 10% of the world’s people live in extreme poverty. This is true. And standing alone, without context, this statement would lead many to think the world has a huge poverty problem. They'd be right. But they'd also be missing a big part of ...

Stossel: Corporate welfare helping pick winners and losers

Today's politicians want to spend more on EVERYTHING: Amtrak subsidies, sports stadium subsidies, green energy subsidies, even fossil fuel subsidies ... President Joe Biden says the handouts will "put more money in your pocket." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claims they will "protect the planet ...

Letter: Virus spread in schools was a preventable problem

Only a week and a half into the new school year and my unvaccinated daughter (ineligible for the vaccine due to her age) was exposed to Covid 19 in a largely unmasked classroom where she and a small handful of masked students had come hoping to learn in a safe environment. We waited in a two ...

Letter: Biden proving why he is the worst president

Biden’s stupidity and gross incompetence is the worst in my lifetime. 1. He will l go down in history as our worst President. First, he created a crisis at our Southern border. Second, he created a crisis in Afghanistan. 2. The average American knows you don’t give away your game plan. ...

Letter: It’s the right time for Utah to repeal food tax

Over a year ago, I joined hundreds of individuals who gathered signatures to oppose raising the sales tax on food. We were a group with wide-ranging political views, but we had a clear commitment to the notion that a higher tax on food was not the right choice for Utah. Fortunately, the ...

Letter: In response to criticism of the Republican Party

Just a few comments regarding the “Dumbfounded…..” letter submitted by Stephen Harris. 1. The Big Lie, Stop the Steal, Rigged Election. Did you ever think the same thing when Al Gore Lost to Bush? Remember the scrutiny that all ballots in Florida underwent because the Democrats were ...

Wiser: Government supports our responsibility to help others

Last year, about this time, I had my heart broken. It was the worst feeling in the world and still hurts to think about. It was as if I couldn’t catch a full breath, as if the front part of my brain, just behind my forehead, wouldn’t ever stop pounding, and as if my heart were being ...

Buchanan: 20 years after 9/11 — are we better off?

When the hijacked planes hit the twin towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that first 9/11, the Taliban were in control of Afghanistan and providing sanctuary for al-Qaida. Today, the Taliban are in control of Afghanistan and providing sanctuary to al-Qaida. What then did our ...