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It is always dangerous to be right, noted Voltaire, in matters where the established authorities are all wrong. In 2002, barely a year after the attacks of 9/11, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, three papers that rarely agree editorially on anything more c…

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On the day after his inauguration, Donald Trump gave a speech at CIA headquarters. He lied about the number of people attending his inauguration, claiming the crowd was far larger than it was. He also lied about the media, falsely accusing journalists of manufacturing his feud with the intel…

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At the Ogden City Council Meeting on Aug.28, 2018, Salt Lake Chamber representative Brynn Mortenson presented the Chamber’s Housing GAP Coalition Initiative, which aims to address Utah’s housing shortage “before it becomes a crisis.” She reported that the housing shortage, though already acu…

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It’s an affecting story. Matthew Desmond, writing in The New York Times Magazine, profiles Vanessa Solivan, a poor single mother raising three children. Vanessa works as a home health aide, yet she and her three adolescent children are often reduced to sleeping in her car, a 2004 Chrysler Pa…

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Part of one’s acclimation from prison to the outside world is going from the constant interaction with other people, where it’s impossible to get time alone, to perhaps a situation where alone is the norm. And in my life before going to prison, there really hadn’t been another time where I c…

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Thank you Noellee for paying it forward to our community! I had something happen to me and I felt as if I needed to share. Someone that I have volunteered for many years is moving. She has a beautiful daughter that has been in everything that I have helped out with. She means the whole world…

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A lot of my fondest memories occurred at Pineview Reservoir. For most of my life I have found recreation in the Ogden Valley. Last Friday it was truly weird to see Pineview totally vacant. Pineview is the recreation gem of Weber County. Algae blooms are something to take seriously. Although …

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We urge Weber County Commissioners to act quickly to mitigate the risk of the high-speed traffic immediately adjacent to the Weber Pathways trail located on Highway 162 just north of Snowcrest School and the Eden 2nd LDS Ward in Eden.

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WASHINGTON — In the running fight between President Donald Trump and the so-called mainstream news media, Americans are asked either to take the word of the demonstrated serial liar in the Oval Office or of the army of journalistic working stiffs whose business it is to separate the wheat fr…

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PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. — Tuesday morning, I did what millions of people have done in hundreds of places for centuries. I picked the few favorite items that I could take with me before abandoning my home to the fates of an impending disaster.

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I just zipped down a city street on an electric scooter. It cost me 15 cents a minute. Fast and fun!

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Yale Law School, from which Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh got his law degree, issued a statement about him with glowing quotes from professors attesting to his impeccable legal credentials.

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It’s back to school time for the students of Northern Utah, and time to get back to building for the future. It’s even a good time for those who’ve moved beyond formal education years to review, reconsider and perhaps reset their goals.

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Mostly missing from the moving and deserved tributes to Sen. John McCain was attention to McCain’s gift for self-deprecating humor. When a Gallup Poll, during his last Senate term, showed that only 11 percent of the public had a favorable view of the U.S. Congress, McCain noted that when you…

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Most people express surprise or even shock when they learn I bottle food. Many want to know why I have to do it. They’re more surprised when I try to explain that I do it because I want to, I even like to. The surprise changes to one of concern, something along the lines of, “Poor dear. She …

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He was minding his own business (his employer’s business, more to the point), doing what he was hired to do at Trader Joe’s in Clifton, New Jersey — checking out customers without fuss or fanfare, bagging their groceries, sending them off with a soft “Have a nice day.”

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Many of the current president’s critics on the left insist that they are standing up for norms of democratic conduct and for democracy itself. Some are sincere. Neal Katyal, for example, who served as principal deputy solicitor general in the Obama administration, endorsed Neil Gorsuch for t…

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PARIS — The Pentagon cancelled $300 million worth of military aid to Pakistan, just as Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, was preparing to travel to Islamabad to meet with Prime Minister Imran Khan. The move is no doubt a negotiating tactic to get Pakistan to stop diversifying its weapons purc…

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History is usually airbrushed to remove a figure who has fallen out of favor with a dictatorship, or to hide away an episode of national shame. Leave it to Hollywood to erase from a national triumph its most iconic moment.

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The highlight, at least for some television watchers, of the first day of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, came when the young woman seated directly behind the nominee rested her right hand on her opposite elbow and pres…

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WASHINGTON — Last week’s extraordinary memorial services honoring the late Sen. John McCain in Arizona, the nation’s capital and the Naval Academy were attended by three former presidents. But they also carried a largely unspoken rebuke to the sitting president uninvited to all of them.

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The great thing about fall is all its new beginnings — returning to school, dropping temperatures, preparing for holidays and time with family and friends. It also brings Hispanic Heritage celebrations. Some may ask what is Hispanic Heritage? Why does it run mid-September to mid-October when…

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Turn on prime-time television any night of the week and it’s likely you’ll find a show about a cold case murder. The program will feature an intrepid detective or two who dig in and — voila! — solve the most perplexing cases.