Our institutional crisis is upon us

FBI Director Wray

“Only recently, it was widely assumed that if Trump fired Mueller, many Republicans would...


Saving coal is bad for the environment and bad economics

Coal Plants Pollution Rules

The Standard-Examiner published a Nov. 29 story discussing the Trump administration’s plan to prop up the coal industry (“Trump’s coal man is racing the clock to bail out plants. The plan would pay certain coal-fired power plants enough to maintain them “in the black”...

Guest Commentary

Weber State plays as a college football team should play

Weber St James Madison Football-12

“On Dec. 8, it was refreshing, but all too rare, to see two teams of student athletes play a great game for no other reason than a love of playing football,” writes Michael Vaughan.

Our View

You can still sign up for ACA coverage — but you need to do it today

Trump Free Insurance

The Affordable Care Act exists to extend health coverage to those who otherwise cannot access it. If that includes you, there’s no time to waste.

National Commentary

Trump unintentionally advances sexual equality


“Trump has helped to create a new environment that is increasingly hospitable to his enemies. He's warming his hands on a fire that may eventually engulf him,” writes Steve Chapman.


Public lands raise revenue for Utah

Utah Federal Lands

At the rally to save Bear Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, I met a young man who thinks Donald Trump is a great president. Trump had created a lot of jobs and more jobs would come from opening the monument areas to oil, mining, and drilling, he said. Here are the facts: The revenue from oil and...

Guest Commentary

Responsible cannabis policy starts with honesty

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“While those we choose to lead and protect us use fear tactics and lies to misdirect and misinform the public about the issues surrounding medical cannabis, it will be the patients among us who continue to suffer needlessly,” writes Thomas Paskett.

National Commentary

In Alabama, an upset victory for Doug Jones and common decency

Alabama Senate-6 Jones

This election turned out to be a referendum on decency. Moore and Trump lost. The country won.

National Commentary

Alabama — sweet home of progress

Alabama Senate

“If the angry ideology of the far right cannot make it in one of our most loyally conservative states that was a center of resistance to civil rights, it cannot make it anywhere,” writes E.J. Dionne Jr.


Randall Carlisle was one of Utah's best TV news anchors

Randall Carlisle

I think Utah has been very fortunate in having some of the best TV news anchors in the country. Certainly, one of the very best has been Randall Carlisle, who recently retired from ABC 4. So it was sad to see Randall's last broadcast Sunday evening, Dec. 3. My husband and I wish Randall the very...


Either call out sexual abusers or get out of politics

Trump-2 Hatch

I was on a recent call with Sen. Orrin Hatch and heard him get grilled by callers on why he would support Roy Moore in Alabama (I was especially happy that one of the questioners was a man). Hatch danced around the question, praising President Donald Trump and expressing the need to end all sexual...

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