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Letter: Elder Holland’s BYU speech reaffirmed church principles

The recent guest commentary under “Opinion” of A5 in the Standard-Examiner does show how some feel about Elder Holland’s BYU Education Week speech. The commentary adds to my understanding of how some feel “confused, frustrated, and hurt” by the speech. I believe this is because of ...

Letter: Will this be the future of public health?

It has been a long time since the answer to fighting disease was leading a clean and religious life. Science searched for a different answer through testing, analysis and finally, law. Early on, America was aware that there was a possibility that something other than birds were the cause of the ...

Lowry: The zero cost canard

If Democrats get their reconciliation bill, it won't be because they convinced the American public that its true cost is zero. As the political prospects of the bill have sagged, Democrats are trying to recalibrate by arguing a generational spending binge really won't cost anything at ...

Harrop: Republicans don’t want to pay their own bills

This is not about what would happen were the United States to default on its debt. It's about what occurred in 2011 when one party just threatened to let that happen. A Democrat, Barack Obama, was president, and for crazy partisan reasons, the Republican leadership deemed it a smart move to ...

Franks: Democrats’ boogeymen – Uncle Tom and Trumpism

Many liberals, progressives, socialists, and far-left Democrats are disingenuous, but also serious-minded and focused. When pushed to defend their failed policies, they are quite clever. They can make “up” seem like “down” and “down” seem like “up”. It’s almost as though they ...

Stossel: Smeared by Facebook ‘fact-checkers’

I just sued Facebook. I didn't want to sue. I hate lawsuits. I tried for a year to reach someone at Facebook to fix things, but Facebook wouldn't. Here's the problem: Facebook uses "independent fact-checkers" to try to reduce fake news on their site. That's a noble goal. Unfortunately, at ...

Ferro: Is it an electric future for automobiles?

On Sept. 17, Weber State University Automotive Technology hosted an event to celebrate a new program in electrical vehicle mechanics. Everyone there confidently predicted the end of petroleum-powered, internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles on American roads. Like any technology, however, ...

Letter: Inclusivity in schools is integral for children

As a parent of kids in three schools, I feel acutely each day the anguish of raising my children with good values in a corrupt world. And as a military brat and teacher for years in diverse settings, I have seen how different ideologies, political stances, and theological persuasions can make ...

Letter: Essay contest winners share views on ‘American Spirit’

On Monday, Sept 20 awards were given for the 12th Annual American Spirit Project at Liberty Hall in Farr West Utah. The theme of the essays was "Why American Spirit Matters." 1st Place went to Kristen Aeschlimann of Pleasant View who wrote about her experience as a wife and mother of a member ...