Guest Commentary

America's leaders are destroying our system of checks and balances

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“The nation’s leaders are making checks and balances, a key aspect of America’s identity and success, irrelevant. Along the way, they are destroying confidence in our important institutions,” writes Jeff Steagall.

National Commentary

Ending the Chicago massacre will require miracles of mercy

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“Good public policy can promote order and justice. But ending the Chicago massacre will require miracles of mercy,” writes Michael Gerson.


Ogden needs to restore its whitewater park

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Have you ever seen something in an advertisement that seems like it would completely change your life, but when you buy it, it just doesn’t seem to live up to your expectations? 7-Eleven running out of free slurpees on 7/11. Costco not having enough free sample booths for me to eat at least a...

Behind Bars

Beyond Bars: My responsibility is to succeed, no matter the challenges

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“Parolees are an easy target. Who wants to fight for rights of people who, at some earlier point, voluntarily forfeited them?” Brian Wood writes this week. 

National Commentary

On gun violence, we are a failed state

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“In corrupt failed states, politics is about lying and misdirection. On guns, our debate is a pack of lies and evasions,” writes E.J. Dionne Jr.

Our View

Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

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This week we discuss a dedicated Weber State and Ogden resident, half-baked sentencing reform in Utah, girls in wrestling and yet another taxpayer-funded harebrained lawsuit. 


How can we keep allowing these senseless murders of our children?

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We had another shooting at one our public schools. Several of our young kids were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. How can we keep allowing these senseless murders? Gun violence is happening so often, it is almost daily news. Is it becoming acceptable? Since the...


Congratulations to Brian Wood on his new job

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I was overjoyed to read of Brian Woods’ success in obtaining employment so quickly upon his release (“Hitting the ground running with a job after prison,” Beyond Bars, Feb. 5). Getting hooked on his Monday column was the reason I upgraded from a weekend subscription of the...

Standard Deviations

Everybody got it right with Valentine’s Day dance at Kanesville Elementary

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Columnist doesn’t want his granddaughters or grandsons ever thinking that a girl can’t say “no” to a boy.

National Commentary

A cure for mass shootings doesn't exist

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“Outrage is an appropriate response to the carnage in Parkland, but it's not an answer,” writes Steve Chapman.

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