Guest Commentary

Student evaluations are focused on the wrong customers

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“The university needs to hear from students, but student evaluations, as currently administered, should only be considered for what they are worth,” writes Weber State University’s David Ferro.


Utah needs to spend more money on its public schools

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Those of you who are worried about the K-12 experience of Utah's children are doing the right thing. Education on the cheap here hasn't worked, and it's in danger of causing harm further and further down the road. How do I know that? We're discovering, slowly but surely, that those countries that...


Utah teens don't have the maturity, experience to carry concealed weapons

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It's really hard to understand how our legislators could submit a bill to allow Utahns as young as 18 to obtain concealed gun permits and then for Gov. Gary Herbert to sign the bill and make it the law. Where, oh where is their common sense? I was 18 once, and so were our legislators and the Guv....

Standard Deviations

Stricter drunk driving law may be about both religion and safety

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Lowered blood alcohol levels could be just the ticket for bringing together Mormons and their ‘Gentile’ neighbors.

National Commentary

Trump is giving a lot of mixed messages about whom to blame on health care

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“Whether Trump has finally found the group he thinks is responsible for his defeat — or points his finger elsewhere in the days ahead — is to be determined,” writes Amber Phillips.

National Commentary

President Trump discovers that governing is hard

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“You'd think seven years would be ample time to cobble something together that could replace Obamacare,” writes Kathleen Parker. “The fact Republicans didn't confirms that such an overhaul requires the time and patience Trump and Co. haven't been willing — or able — to...

Our View

Facts don't matter to Utah lawmakers who oppose abortion

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Utah lawmakers want a world in which Roe v. Wade doesn’t exist and they can rewrite the rules of human biology. It doesn’t work that way.


It's time for Paul Ryan to resign as speaker of the House

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Where is the resolve in the House to vote on Obamacare II? The folks in the White House made it clear that the House was to take a vote Friday and let the chips fall where they will. When he agreed to become speaker of the House, Paul Ryan made it absolutely clear that he would be the Speaker just...

Behind Bars

Behind Bars: What's the goal of prison, correction or punishment?

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The big prison debate: Rehabilitation through education and programs or through punishment? 

Our View

Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

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See who else earned praise and criticism this week. 

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