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Letter: Edwards not hard enough on Lee, ‘Big Lie’

Re: Guest Commentary by Becky Edwards, June 23rd. As a registered Republican, I agree with much of Ms. Edwards’ reasoning concerning the need to oust Mike Lee. But she ignored one significant fact: his support for the BIG LIE. Despite Lee’s claim that he did not support the BIG LIE, he did, ...

Harrop: The conversation about guns could be smarter

The debate over gun restrictions bothers me for two seemingly contradictory reasons. One is that little has been done to ban mass killing machines outright. A bipartisan proposal in the Senate would at least limit access by the mentally ill. What it wouldn't do is prevent the not-yet-certified ...

Guest opinion: A letter to my husband

Hi, Dave! I love the pictures you sent! I hope you’re having a wonderful time on your trip. I’m sure your presentation was brilliant. I really miss you here. The house is much too quiet when you’re gone. Well, except at night. All night long I’m being kept up by creaks, moans, shutting ...

Stiehm: Athens and America — Helpful hints for the fix we’re in

ATHENS, GREECE — Greetings from the land where democracy began 2,500 years ago. I came seeking shelter under the Aegean sun from American democracy running ragged. Our own government is the oldest extant democracy in the world. But America is reeling from the revelations of the House select ...

Letter: The other side of Ogden Valley short-term rental argument

I'm responding to Jan Fullmer's Guest Commentary printed on June 15, 2022 regarding short term rentals in Ogden Valley. I like Jan. I don't necessarily agree with her premise or conclusion. I served on the Ogden Valley Planning Commission for 8 years. Also, I was the first woman chair for the ...

Letter: New treated wastewater discharge location

On June 6, 2022 an article called "Nothing to Waste" was published in the Standard-Examiner. The piece gave some insight to one of the many perplexing problems that are associated with the Great Salt Lake. The issue mentioned in the piece concerned the formation of potentially harmful algal ...

Letter: Is personal adversity the only true threat to society?

One problem I have with modern Christian churches is that they seem laser-focused on the problem of overcoming personal adversity. I wonder if and when the churches will ever turn their attention to the problem of overcoming community adversity. Is that a real problem? Is that an important ...

Johnston: Science for all

I can clearly remember the start of my career in October 1957. True, I wouldn’t be born for another 15 years, but the launch of the USSR’s Sputnik satellite also launched waves of reform in science and math education that would continue to evolve for decades. Even today, remnants of that ...

Guest opinion: Barone answers his own question

Michael Barone’s column "What was the left thinking?" (June 13) begs the rebuttal “Here’s What…” Barone writes an entire essay answering a question no one asked him. But that doesn’t stop him from fabricating a reply. Out of the gate, Barone globs onto the recall election of San ...