Standard Deviations

Everybody got it right with Valentine’s Day dance at Kanesville Elementary

Kanesville Elementary dance column

Columnist doesn’t want his granddaughters or grandsons ever thinking that a girl can’t say “no” to a boy.

National Commentary

A cure for mass shootings doesn't exist

School Shooting Florida guns

“Outrage is an appropriate response to the carnage in Parkland, but it's not an answer,” writes Steve Chapman.

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.

Our View

Lawmakers can end the secrecy about Utah jail deaths, but time is running out

Jail deaths

Jail safety is a matter of life and death. Unless lawmakers act on it now, Utah prisoners will continue to die in secret for at least another year.

National Commentary

What will finally stop America's mass shootings? Outrage

APTOPIX School Shooting Florida

We don’t believe that these shootings are impossible to stop — or that the carnage at schools, workplaces, churches and beyond is a status quo that Americans should accept.

National Commentary

Gun safety group's running tally of school shootings is flat wrong

School Shooting Florida Vigil

Everytown has long inflated its total by including incidents of gunfire that are not really school shootings.


We need a moratorium on the production of firearms

Church Shooting Gun Debate

It is a strange, sad and perplexing fact that humans are one of the few, if not the only, species on this planet bent on their own annihilation. We gleefully denude the earth, poison the air and the water, and consider fleeting wealth as complete justification even as others of our kind succumb to...


Violence, killing won't end without a change of heart

APTOPIX School Shooting Florida-7

It’s senseless. It’s horrific. It’s tragic. It demonstrates the worst of humankind. The latest school shooting in Florida leaves society struggling for understanding, politicians seeking advantage and families weeping, yet the problems remain. It’s a gun issue! It’s a...

National Commentary

Hispanic or Latinx? The key is to treat others with respect

BN 031215 Latinos in Action 07-6

“This label issue may never go away. In the meantime, call people whatever they ask you to call them or simply refer to them by their name,” writes Esther J. Cepeda.

Our View

It's time to start listening to the children

APTOPIX School Shooting Florida

When gunmen attack schools, it’s children and teachers who die as politicians retreat to their hardened cliches.

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