Judge Trump by his accomplishments, not his words

Trump speaks

I am getting the idea that many people are judging Donald Trump by his less-than-presidential language and tweets. Well, all I can say is "By their fruits ye shall know them." Neil Gorsuch. Tax reform. Obama individual mandate repeal. Deregulation. Cutting government waste. Border security. Defeat...

Guest Commentary

A march, a movie and renewed hope for America

MLK Day March 2018

“Sometimes it takes a while, but truth, facts and justice will prevail,” writes Don Porter.

Our View

Utah's secret jail standards do nothing to protect prisoners

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If Utah’s jail standards failed to protect Marion Herrera, they cannot protect anyone.

National Commentary

Sens. Cotton and Perdue are outed for lying on Trump's behalf

Trump Cotton

“Not only did these two repeatedly lie, but Cotton also impugned the integrity of Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., who told the truth,” writes Jennifer Rubin.

National Commentary

Trump is at war with the central ideal of the Republic

Trump gestures

“We have no idea how this struggle will unfold. But we know how it must end: with a president who raises our sights instead of lowering our standards,” writes Michael Gerson.

Our View

The Ogden Winter Market — a place to come together as a community

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The Ogden Winter Market is good for our health, good for the economy and good for our sense of community.

Guest Commentary

Utah needs a long-term strategy to address its worker shortage

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“The U.S. needs immigration reform, so the current discussion on how to keep foreigners out is the wrong discussion,” writes Jeff Steagall.


Register as a member of the Constitution Party

US Constitution

Earlier this month, a letter to the editor suggested that voters show their displeasure with the Democratic and Republican parties by changing their political affiliation to "non-affiliated" (“Register as an unaffiliated voter this year,” Jan. 2, Calene Van Noy). Of course, when voting...


Romney needs to run as an independent

Campaign 2016 Romney

It was kind of fun to be mentioned by another reader, Bob Burns, in his Jan. 4 letter to the editor encouraging folks to get involved with one of the two main parties. We agree on getting involved, but I maintain that the Republican and Democratic parties are fueling the toxic tribalism that is...

Behind Bars

Beyond Bars: Post-prison reunion with son something to cherish forever

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“My friend and I made some other stops, one of which I’ll talk about later, which would have been the highlight of a wonderful day, had it not been for the best possible ending,” Brian Wood writes this week. 

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