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Williams: A story of the soil and the soul

Hard work, passion, virtue and true grit earmark the American heartland. Anecdotes, generation-spanning farm families and crop innovations speak volumes. They are all children of agriculture. Farming teaches faith in God, food cultivation, animal husbandry, the value of love, the richness of ...

De Rugy: Tax time myths and truths

Another Tax Day has come and gone, and most Americans believe they pay too much. One recent poll revealed that 56% say they pay more than their fair share. Unfortunately, I fear this is just the beginning considering the insane level of debt Washington policymakers have accumulated over the ...

Harrop: Did legalization of abortion lead to lower crime rates?

Growing restrictions on the right to an abortion have revived talk of what many still regard as a highly controversial theory. It holds that the legalization of abortion in 1973 reduced the number of unwanted children, who might have been at higher risk of committing serious crimes. And that ...

Stossel: The kill switch

Soon the government might shut down your car. President Joe Biden's new infrastructure gives bureaucrats that power. You probably didn't hear about that because when media covered it, few mentioned the requirement that by 2026, every American car must "monitor" the driver, determine if he is ...

Stiehm: Trump’s luck and mojo run low

At last, former President Donald Trump is on trial, a criminal defendant for election interference, in silencing a sordid brush with Stormy Daniels. The judge, Juan Merchan, made clear he's in charge here. A harbinger of spring light in the American soul after a long winter occupation? Let it ...

Cavlovic: Brilliance on display at Weber State University

From using artificial intelligence-powered modeling tools to understand the effects of shifting climate conditions on ecosystems, to creating a camp that helps youth with diabetes learn strategies to improve their quality of life, more than 150 Weber State University students showcased their ...

Letter: Clarifying my concerns about future US elections

I was pleased to have Charles Trentelman reply so quickly to my letter (March 14 & 18). He is my all-time favorite columnist over the nearly 50 years I have been reading the Standard Examiner. I dare say many who cancelled would re-subscribe, were his “Wasatch Rambler” writings to ...

Robbins: The unbearable lightness of being Elizabeth Warren

The 350 missiles fired at Israelis last weekend were fired by Iran, which has consistently pledged to annihilate Israel. This, of course, is a pledge to commit genocide, defined by Oxford Dictionary as "the deliberate killing of a large number of people from a particular nation or ethnic group ...

Letter: Biden’s been at work for all; Trump only for himself

In all due respect, Margaret Brough, I have to take issue with your letter about a stark comparison between Trump and Biden. Yes, the two men could not be more different, but saying Trump has sacrificed all for America while Biden is only trying to hold onto power is a grave ...

The Homefront: Grumpy geezer gives way to spring’s baby animals

So ... it looks like we can officially say it’s spring. We shoveled snow off the deck a couple of weeks ago when that grumpy geezer, Old Man Winter, dumped his last pile of freezing stuff before slinking out of town. Then we blinked, and everything outside is now whispering — no, screaming ...