Medicaid, marijuana, coal and California — a look back at the 2018 Legislature

Legislative Session Ends

For some reason, E. Kent Winward couldn’t get excited about this year’s legislative...


We're rigorous about car licensing and operation. Apply the same thinking to guns


The debate over guns can get heated at times, and it really does not need to. We can solve many of the issues without taking anybody’s guns away. Guns laws need to be more rigorous. The problem we have is guns in the hands of people who want to do harm to other people. We have characterized...

National Commentary

We are not 'globalists' — we are Americans

JFK 100-3

“The Trump administration is not only an affront to decency and the rule of law; it is an assault on America's self-conception,” writes Michael Gerson.

Our View

Another bad bill. Another promise of a special session to fix it

Legislative Session Ends

No special session can fix naked legislative greed. That is, if a special session ever happens.

Guest Commentary

Readers React: S-E columnist says gun owners should fear protesting teenagers

BZ 031418 Weber High School Walkout 08

Teenagers recently protested gun violence at schools through organized walkouts and have received both support and opposition for their efforts.

National Commentary

A look at some of Trump's ideas for addressing the opioid epidemic

Trump Mueller

Trump's suggestion that nations that execute drug dealers don't have problems with drugs is not backed up by data.


Student hopes school shootings will soon be a thing of the past

Gun Violence School Walkout-10

My friends and I were given the opportunity to protest against gun violence Wednesday, March 14. I walked out to a field during third period and joined my friends outside for 17 minutes to represent and think about the 17 kids who were killed in the recent shooting in Florida. It was a great...

Guest Commentary

Local prosperity requires coherent, stable national policymaking

Trump China Trade

“It probably wasn’t the president’s goal to make buildings in Utah more expensive when he announced the tariffs. But it will happen,” writes Jeff Steagall.

National Commentary

Social media users, be careful about what you say online

Facebook Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower-1

Even if no voters were influenced, Facebook apparently failed to prevent the misuse of private information from 50 million Americans for political purposes. This is a scandalous flub by the social media giant.

National Commentary

Trump falsely says 'no crime' in Russia probe

Trump Fact Check

An AP fact check finds that President Trump made false and misleading claims about the Mueller investigation in a series of weekend tweets.


A rifle is inanimate and cannot assault anyone

Las Vegas Shooting Weapons

According to my dictionary, assault is: "a threat or attempt to strike or otherwise do physical harm to a person.” I have never seen a rifle assault anyone by itself. A weapon is inanimate. So how can a rifle assault someone without a human misusing it. It is interesting how the National...

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