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Lowry: When a Western society goes insane

The 18th-century English philosopher Jeremy Bentham came up with the idea of the panopticon, a prison designed to allow all the prisoners to be observed by one guard. What even Bentham couldn't conceive of, despite his creative musings about schemes of perpetual surveillance, was a society ...

Letter: Poem written after 9/11 reverberates today

I wrote this poem twenty years ago, just after the tragedies of 9/11. I still feel these words serve a purpose in the world today. "What makes us strong, what makes us weak, what gives us pause to stop and think? What hidden force controls the minds and shields the eyes of some ...

Letter: Dumbfounded by the direction of the Republican Party

What is going on with Republicans in our country, and just exactly where is the party headed? I live in a Republican state and most of my family and friends are members of the Republican Party, so I am NOT going to use words like unhinged, crazy, delusional, or stupid. But let's look at some ...

Letter: Envious of brine shrimp that are spared from jet noise

I suspect that the brine shrimp are sensitive to loud noises like those us humans who live in S Ogden or Washington Terrace have been enduring for the summer. The folks who run the training at Hill AFB must be aware of how sensitive the brine shrimp are to loud noises as the jets do not ...

Guest op-ed: Advice for surgery recovery

When I found out that I needed total knee replacement surgery, no one told me that the most important tool for recovery was to have a very spoiled and vocal cat. Luckily, I had two cats — both spoiled, one vocal. Oreo was a dainty little female and she was a terrific nurse. When I came home ...

Reich: Trump’s attempted coup continues

The former president's attempted coup is not stopping. He still refuses to concede and continues to rile up supporters with his bogus claim that the 2020 election was stolen. Tens of millions of Americans believe him. At a Republican event Aug. 29 in Franklin, North Carolina, Rep. Madison ...

Lowry: Sorry, this was not a success

Talk about a catastrophic success. The Biden administration wants credit for the Afghanistan evacuation as measured by the sheer number of people it flew out amid a security and humanitarian crisis of its own making. This is the arsonist bragging about how many fires he has put out. Those ...