Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

BH 120115 AIDS Day 001

This week we discuss a dedicated Weber State and Ogden resident, half-baked sentencing reform in...


Congress is controlled by the National Rifle Association

Trump Guns CPAC LaPierre

I own a gun, you own a gun, and I'd say we're all a bit crazy. The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America says "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The...

Our View

Ogden School District takes a constructive approach to the coming student walkouts

School Shooting Florida Walkouts

Ogden educators want to collaborate with students who walk out of class to protest gun violence. They’re making the right choice.

National Commentary

Russian bots aren't the problem

Trump Russia Probe

“The Russians didn't do anything to us that we weren't doing to ourselves, although we were doing it on a much larger, more potent scale,” writes Rich Lowry.


Trump believes in due process for whites, but not for blacks


Recently, one of President Donald Trump's aides had to resign because his two ex-wives accused him of domestic violence. Trump jumped in and said allegations without due process of law can ruin a person's life and career. Well, some years ago five young black men were wrongfully convicted of...


Mentally unstable people shouldn't be allowed to buy guns

School Shooting Florida

In light of the recent tragedy in Florida, social media is once again being pounded with anti-gun propaganda. Car accidents are frequent, yet we do not threaten to ban cars. I do not believe this is a gun issue. I believe this to be a mental health issue. The suspect Nikolas Cruz has a troubled...

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.

National Commentary

Florida lawmakers sure taught those kids a lesson, didn't they?

School Shooting Florida REACTION

Well done, Florida legislators. You just turned those students against The Establishment. What a mistake.

National Commentary

First-class travel is the least of Scott Pruitt's sins

Trump Pruitt

“Nothing else Pruitt is doing compares to the malignant effects of his permissiveness about pollution,” writes Steve Chapman.


Utah man says tax commission owes him an explanation

2012 TC-40, Utah Individual Income Tax Return

Because of health problems, in June 2014, my wife and I sold our family farm in Idaho, where we had lived for more than 30 years. We then moved into an assisted living facility in Brigham City, and my wife passed away in early spring 2015.  In late October 2017, I received a letter from the...


Hollywood is training American kids to become killers

School Shooting Florida

Where is the most prolific training ground for a budding young terrorist or mass school shooter? Right in your own living room. One evening last week, my wife and I sat down in front of our TV set and began clicking through the available movie list. Very few contained anything we were interested in....

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