I have a dream. It is not as profound or inspiring or as eloquent as the dream of Martin Luther King, but it is relevant to the times in which we live:
Did Trump do what the articles of impeachment accuse him of? Lurking beneath this is the real question: Should Trump be removed from the Presidency? Alexander Hamilton wrote "to mount the hobby horse of popularity—to join in the cry of danger to liberty—to take every opportunity of embarrass…
If congress is the yin and nurses are the yang; that explains our current condition. Originating in China the concept roughly means that for everything there is an opposite. Male-female, light-dark, good-bad, etc. All nurses respond to the call button no matter the patient problem. Congress …
Let me get this straight.
Every hostile nickname that Mitch McConnell gets is further confirmation of his effectiveness.
The wise men who assembled in 1787 to write a constitution were members of a generation that had just fought a bitter war against the British executive, King George III. They were sick of battles and in their devastation intensely concerned to circumscribe any decision for war. A freshman co…
I see how this works. President Trump takes out a known terrorist and it is an assassination. Obama kills Osama, all cheer and it becomes a campaign slogan.
This is a new one. The New York Times headline read: “Minimum Wage Raises Could Lower Suicide Rates, Study Says.” But there was a subheadline: “It was the latest study to suggest that effects of wage increases reach beyond economic welfare, but some experts pushed back on the findings.”
It needs pointing out that Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All plan bears little resemblance to Medicare. The Vermont senator undoubtedly exploits the word “Medicare” to obscure the radicalness of his single-payer proposal. Medicare, after all, is very popular.
A recent letter to the editor, “Opting out of the 2020 Census,” states that there is no good reason to have a Census, and that its primary use is to further manipulate and tax the people. The writer’s feelings are understandable, but not completely, intellectually honest.
Re: John Thompson’s letter, “Opting Out of the 2020 Census,” January 20, 2020.
While Donald Trump immerses us in a series of conflicts that become prime news, he is also quietly chipping away at environmental regulations that protect our health, our air, our water supply and our natural resources (not including coal, uranium and oil). His latest attack was on relaxing …
To Larry Brady who wrote “The President orders an Assassination” (1-13-2020).
The power of will is a free gift that is given to every person born into the world. This will can be either strong or weak depending on the desires and attitudes of the owner. Unfortunately, will is often diminished by our subject-driven school system. On the other hand, free will can be inc…
People who want to work should be allowed to work. That includes people who once went to jail.
The Washington Post’s exclusive story on David Nielsen’s whistleblower complaint to the IRS with respect to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints “saving its excess surplus donations instead of using them for charitable works” deserves a more technical explanation of the law surrou…
Retired Marine Corps Gen. Jim Mattis, the former secretary of defense and an exceptionally well-read warrior, has said, “Throughout history, we see nations with allies thrive, and nations without allies wither.”
Late last January, a short video showing Catholic high school boys and an indigenous drummer in Washington created a media and social media flurry. The video documented a confluence of two marches (the March for Life and the Indigenous Peoples March) near the Lincoln Memorial. It showed a gr…
As of this writing, the Democratic presidential contest looks very fluid, with four candidates bunched up in Iowa and New Hampshire. But the sudden relevance of foreign policy, thanks to the confrontation with Iran, has made it look more and more like a two-person race between Joe Biden and …
I will not participate in the census this year.
Utah Congress is discussing the creation of an extra tax on hybrid and electric vehicles. The main reason given for such a tax is that it would make up for the income lost from taxes on fuel. It is true that tax money is needed for highway maintenance and construction.
On Jan. 14, singer John Legend, a star by any measure, tweeted his choice for president to his 13.2 million followers:
I'm writing in response to Larry Brady's letter of 13 January, 2020 titled "The president orders an assassination".
Re. “County ends up paying”, SE of Saturday, January 11, 2020
Now that we know Ogden City leadership has over taxed the public to the tune of $2 million or more dollars do we chalk it up to ineptitude? I wonder how long this sort of thing has gone on, and how much more money does the city owe to the hard working taxpayers. The money should be returned …
Donald Trump isn’t George W. Bush.
THUMBS UP: We’re happy to see the mountains glowing with fresh snow this month. As of Jan. 1, Utah’s snow water equivalent was 29% higher than normal, which is great news after the relatively dry November and December we had. We hope the snow will continue to fall throughout the winter. The …
Throughout this unsettling conflict with Iran, Joe Biden has stood out as a calming Democratic voice, speaking of the stakes and challenges with deep knowledge of foreign policy. Just another reason for activists on the left backing Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren to lose their minds.
I once drove past a billboard for a gym that boldly proclaimed:
Eyebrows raised Wednesday when the Utah High School Activities Association Executive Committee approved requests from three high schools to move their football programs to an independent schedule next season.
Donald Trump’s “phase one” agreement with China, expected to be signed this week, is intended partly to slow China’s move into new technologies like electric cars by protecting the intellectual property of American corporations.
Congressional hearings were created to educate lawmakers so they have knowledge before they pass bills or impeach a president.
The New Year started once again, as it always does, with two significant astronomical events.
Is anyone here old enough to remember the urgent warning issued in a speech to the National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in August 2002 by an American vice president who had artfully avoided the military draft during wartime? Dick Cheney, after acknowledging he was convinced th…
Never underestimate the power of music. Even accordion music.
President Trump often talks about leaving the Middle East, getting out of “endless wars” and spending our resources here at home under a policy of “America First.”
In the Standard Examiner article, “Driver convicted in deadly crash after testing for THC appealing” (7 Jan 2020), there were misleading and alarming statements cited from the Harrisville PD and State Rep. Steve Waldrip.
The incompetent, imbecilic president of the United States has put the military and civilians at risk for a purely self-centered and mercenary reason by ordering the assassination of General Suleimani of Iran.
The day after he ordered the strike that killed Iran’s Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, President Donald Trump showed up at an evangelical church in Miami to cast himself as a modern-day savior of Christianity.
I read with interest Rich Lowry’s column on Jan. 5 regarding the problem of homeless encampments in western towns. Coming, as it did, just days after Christmas, I found it particularly heartless.
Just one question: What does it say about our world when we look to Ali Khamenei to be the moderating force in a crisis?
I never dreamed that I would have to protest the Equal Rights Amendment AGAIN! I remember the gallery in the State Capitol filled to capacity with women opposing it the day the Legislature voted on it. Representative DeMont Judd gave an incredible argument against it and why the amendment sh…
For the last few weeks I have been using public transportation. What really caught my attention was/is bus stops without protection...just about none! 30th and Harrison being quite busy.
This letter is a plea to our two Utah senators to insist that relevant documents and witnesses be called for and subpoenaed, if necessary, for our president’s impeachment trial.
In the torrent of idiotic commentary unleashed by the killing of Qassem Soleimani, Colin Kaepernick’s deserves a place of honor.
I shouldn’t need to write this letter, and no one should have to read it. But the rise in antisemitic attacks and virulent anti-Jewish sentiment across our country and the world over recent months and years, culminating in multiple hateful incidents during the past week, make it necessary.
Within hours of learning that Iranian General Qasem Soleimani had been killed by a U.S. missile strike, I issued a statement calling Soleimani’s death “a big victory for the safety of the American people.”
George W. Bush and Barack Obama both had Gen. Qassem Soleimani in their gunsights. Neither ordered the trigger pulled because of the enormous risks involved in killing one of Iran’s top leaders. In listing the possible responses to recent Iranian provocations, U.S. military commanders told P…
Is our president simply an unwitting Russian asset? Or is there something much more sinister going on? A lot of my friends are wondering nervously. But one thing is certain, where our foreign policy is concerned he has become a one-man wrecking ball.
I am deeply concerned about the posturing of Senate leadership as our country faces the impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump. I believe that uncovering the truth, regardless of whether it exonerates or convicts President Trump, is absolutely imperative to our democracy and status a…