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Barone: Redistricting helps Republicans but doesn’t guarantee control

Here's a suggestion for those who think that partisan redistricting — or, as is often the case with these plaints, partisan redistricting by Republicans — threatens to destroy American democracy. Take a look at "The Long Red Thread," the recent history by Sabato's Crystal Ball analyst Kyle ...

Witcover: Republicans try to slow-walk insurrection inquiry to death

WASHINGTON — Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has declared he will "honor" ex-president Donald Trump’s claim to executive privilege in response to a House select committee subpoena calling on him to discuss his role in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. His response ...

Guest op-ed: LDS women need more opportunities, not more praise

Ever since its founding in 1830, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been exclusively governed by men, a phenomenon which by no means is exclusive to the LDS tradition. Local congregations are led by bishops, who are overseen by stake presidents, and General Authority Seventies ...

Lowry: The IOC is a craven handmaid of Beijing

It should be a rule of thumb that the Olympic Games shouldn't be held in countries that operate concentration camps. If this strikes you as an unreasonable demand, you aren't suited to serve on the International Olympic Committee. The IOC has doggedly defended Beijing as the host of the 2022 ...

Letter: Time to abolish Utah’s grocery tax

The Utah Libertarian Party is happy to see others joining the call to repeal Utah's sales tax on unprepared food. The abolition of that tax has been a part of our platform and campaigns for many years. Our candidates for Governor in 2016, Brian Kamerath, and 2020, Dr. Daniel Cottam, both ...

Franks: Bob Dole — the gentleman from Kansas

My children often look at me as having lived the Forrest Gump type life with regard to people I have met, worked with, or befriended. Bob Dole is one of those great men. Senator Robert "Bob" Dole holds a meaningful though enigmatic place in my political life as he was never my first choice for ...

Letter: Thank you, Seth, for dutifully delivering mail

Our long-time mail carrier, Seth, recently retired as our mailman. My husband and I would like to thank him for his many years of fine service. He always went out of his way to see that our mail was delivered timely. The motto, “Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail shall keep the ...

Letter: Don’t let the Marshall White Center fade away

Please bring life to the Marshall White Center in 2022. A place that has been full of life for so many years. Build the pool. Do NOT let another year pass by. Ogden should provide, be an example of lessons learned from 2020 to be kind, inclusive, to love and respect one another. All citizens ...

Letter: Mitt Romney’s opportunity to support Americans

Mitt Romney is one of the conservative senators who should vote for the Build Back Better bill. The world needs its funding for climate change abatement actions, and the majority of Americans need its social structure funding that would boost their economic development and well-being. Forty ...

Letter: Ogden needs better snow-removal trucks

I have noticed that Ogden still utilizes the big, orange trucks to push snow to the sides of the roads. I have observed that when they come to the residential districts, as they drive by, the snow blocks the driveways and sometimes that's after the residents have finished clearing their ...