Guest Commentary

Adults won't do anything about gun violence. Maybe teens can.

APTOPIX School Shooting Florida-5

“If this nation’s teens can convince voters to elect candidates that are not beholden...

Guest Commentary

The stock market, antidepressants and facts

Financial Markets Wall Street

When readers correct an error, it helps encourage dialogue, writes E. Kent Winward.


Guest Commentary

We're making progress on juvenile justice reform — and our kids will benefit

Campus Sexual Assault Bill

“Peer courts, juvenile court judges, school districts, and others are now navigating significant systemic change. This requires time, resources, and innovation,” write Erin Jemison and Anna Thomas.


Guest Commentary

Readers React: FrontRunner to abandon Pleasant View service in August

Pleasant View train station

Utah Transit Authority officials cited low ridership, the fact that Union Pacific owns the portion of the track that runs from Ogden to Pleasant View, and a $1.4 million price tag to upgrade cars, locomotives and tracks from Ogden to Pleasant View as reasons why service would stop at...


Guest Commentary

Adults won't do anything about gun violence. Maybe teens can.

APTOPIX School Shooting Florida-5

“If this nation’s teens can convince voters to elect candidates that are not beholden to the NRA, maybe progress can be made toward lessening the carnage that so frequently visits our nation’s schools and public places,” writes Don Porter.


Guest Commentary

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

GOP 2016 Trump

“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.


Guest Commentary

Love, depression and Big Pharma

Useless Antidepressants

“Depression and anxiety, just like love, are the brain’s ways of telling us on what is going on in the outside world. Any view that looks only to the internal workings of the individual is myopic at best, and horribly flawed at worst,” writes E. Kent Winward.


Guest Commentary

"I love you" is easy to write, but harder to prove

Love Returns

D. Louise Brown’s grandparents exchanged love letters during the Great Depression, but they never once used the words “I love you.”


Guest Commentary

Utah Republicans are trading away their souls

Trump

“Why,” asks Don Porter, “have Republicans – and members of Utah’s delegation in particular – been so willing to enable, forgive and ignore this administration’s awful conduct? Is the reversal of the Obama agenda worth their moral sacrifice?”


Guest Commentary

Tom Welch is a hero for his work on the 2002 Winter Olympics

FIFA IOC Scandals-2

Utah never sufficiently honored Tom Welch for his role in bringing the 2002 Winter Olympics to Utah, writes Robert Hunter.


Guest Commentary

High finance has no connection to the lives of everyday Americans

Financial Markets Wall Street

“I don’t spend my day reading the financial pages, but when I do, I walk away dismayed, more than a little frightened, and convinced high finance is a world with no real connection to the lives of everyday Americans,” writes E. Kent Winward.


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