National Commentary

Trump unbound amid a cloud of chaos


“It is absurd to argue that, because the last 30 years of Korean policy hasn't succeeded, a new policy should be chosen by throwing a dart at a dartboard,” writes Michael Gerson.

National Commentary

Shifting the focus away from gun violence

GameStop Vegas 2013

We realize this president doesn't have much use for the First Amendment, but even he doesn't have the power to wipe "Call of Duty" or "Grand Theft Auto" off store shelves.


Consumers don't choose how manufacturers package their products

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Concerning the recent articles about recycling, it is pointless to blame the consumer for producing all the garbage you’re so worried about. We don’t choose the packaging our purchases come in. Personally, I loathe the plastic bubble packaging, but manufacturers and retailers love it...

National Commentary

Trump needs to be clear about one thing in meeting with Kim Jong Un

North Korea United States Timeline

“A face-to-face meeting is a chance for Trump to look Kim in the eye and tell him: You will not be allowed to deploy missiles that can reach U.S. cities,” writes Marc Thiessen.

Our View

Help feed the hungry in Utah. Donate to Scouting for Food

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In Utah, more than 390,000 people live in food insecurity. You can help them Saturday by participating in Scouting for Food.


Stop purchasing single-use plastics

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I am writing in regards to the multiple articles written about the region’s recycling issues. While this is important for the time being, we do need to shift some our focus to address the core issue: reducing plastic production. Plastic has become a cheap convenience and is getting out of...

Education , Guest Commentary

Readers react with pride, disdain to Weber High's gun violence walkout protest

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Hundreds of students at Weber High walked out and gathered on the school soccer field, where student Zach Thomas reminded them of the purpose of their protest and read the names of the victims in the shooting.

National Commentary

Trump's wall is performance art, not border security

Trump wall

“His wall promise rests on the same basis as a Ponzi scheme,” writes Steve Chapman. “It doesn't have to work in the end. It just has to work long enough to fleece the gullible.”

Our View

To the students who walked out of class Wednesday: Don't give up

Weber High School Walkout

The students who walked out of class Wednesday didn’t create this violent culture and flood it with easily obtainable military-style weapons. But now they’re our best hope of fixing it.

Guest Commentary

We need guardians with guns in our schools

School Shooting Florida

“The problem doesn’t lie in the inner workings of a gun; the problem lies in the inner workings of the shooter,” writes D. Louise Brown. 

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