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Buchanan: Is ‘our democracy’ failing our country?

Asked, "What is an American?" many would answer, "An American is a citizen of the United States." Yet, at the First Continental Congress in 1774, 15 years before the U.S. became a nation of 13 states, Patrick Henry rose to proclaim that, "British oppression has effaced the boundaries of the ...

Barone: Are polls understanding Republicans’ support?

Over the last three months, political journalists have been reporting a trend toward Democrats. The Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade, they have reported, has provided increased motivation for Democrats to turn out and vote. The easing of gas prices from their springtime peak has reduced ...

Letter: Christensen a proven supporter of Weber students

I would like to publicly endorse Janis Christensen for the Weber School District School Board. She has served well and proven that she is concerned about our children and the quality of education that they receive. She wants to provide better communication between community and schools and use ...

Letter: Treehouse lesson taught importance of ‘building’

One summer, when I was a young boy, my friend and I decided to build a treehouse. I remember how excited we were to secure boards and nails and whatever else we would need and get started on the project. Day after day, we could hardly wait to spend more time on the project — all the while ...

Letter: First, do no harm … a good rule for politicians too

The phrase, “First, do no harm” is part of the Hippocratic Oath that physicians must take in order to practice medicine. As a people, we should also require the President and our elected leaders to follow this same precept: “Do not enact legislation or support policies that will actively ...

Letter: Congress, Biden must not harm Utah tech sector

Utah’s effort to set itself up as one of the leading tech hubs in the U.S. is working. The tech industry represents 9.6 percent of Utah's workforce and directly adds $20.1 billion to our economy. Yet, some elected officials are pursuing anti-innovation legislation that will threaten the tech ...