Guest Commentary

Seeing mortality through your parents' eyes

Aging parents

“Through the course of her years, Mom has evolved from being the protector to one needing protection. Along with a deep sense of responsibility, I feel an equally deep sense of gratitude,” writes D. Louise Brown.

Our View

By finishing 2nd in Boston, Sellers shows us the power of the human spirit

Boston Marathon-Sellers

Former Weber State runner Sarah Sellers hoped to finish in the top 15 Monday in the Boston Marathon. She did better than that.

National Commentary

High explosives do not constitute a Syria policy

Trump US Syria-3

“Trump's standard — that a dictator can indiscriminately kill his people as long as he doesn't use chemical weapons — is nearly lost in the overarching lesson of the Syrian conflict,” writes Michael Gerson.

Behind Bars

Beyond Bars: Being happy for the life I can still enjoy

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“Outside, I’m constantly reminded of how big of a ‘loser’ I am. Now before anyone thinks I shouldn’t be so harsh on myself, I am referring to all the things I have lost,” Brian Wood writes this week. 


Figures don't lie, but liars can figure

Student Gun Protests-18

I don't remember much of the plane geometry that Mr. (Scott) Wangsgard tried to teach me in the early 1960s at Ben Lomond High School, but I do remember that he often remarked, "Figures don't lie, but liars can figure." I thought of his saying again when I read John Reynolds’ "clarification"...

National Commentary

No special counsel investigation can ever be truly above politics

Trump Russia Probe Mueller Q&A

“It's too early to render a verdict on Mueller's work, but he certainly appears to have become a kind of free-floating legal ombudsman,” writes Rich Lowry.

National Commentary

Profane president, penitent pontiff

Vatican Pope

“It's not often that public figures hold themselves to the standards they apply to others,” writes E.J. Dionne Jr.

Our View

Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

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This week’s topics: Jail deaths, jail standards, Habitat for Humanity and trash.

Guest Commentary

Attorney-client privilege isn't dead, no matter what the president says

Trump Russia Probe

“Despite President Trump’s tweeted epitaph, I'd like to assure you that attorney-client privilege is not dead,” writes E. Kent Winward.

National Commentary

'The Pale King' is the 'Moby-Dick' of taxes

Trump State of Union Fact Check-11

“For a certain type of reader — the kind who savors deluges of ultra-specific details about offbeat topics — ‘The Pale King’ is the most narratively fascinating book about the internal nature of boredom that has ever been written,” writes Esther J. Cepeda.

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