Leadership changes needed to prevent next Freedom Festival failure

Freedom Festival LGBT-2

This past week has been a roller coaster for the Freedom Festival and the LGBT community of Utah County. And we don’t mean the fun kind of roller coaster you excitedly wait in hour-long lines for. We mean the one that, at the end of it all, makes you feel a little sick to the stomach from the...

Guest Commentary

Helpful answers require good questions


Scientists ask questions. It’s what we do. It’s a hallmark of the scientific method. I’m sure you remember those worksheets from junior high on the Scientific Method. Some had five steps, others eight, but the one I recall had four: 1) make an observation that describes a problem,...

Behind Bars

Beyond Bars: First vacation after prison leaves me feeling inspired

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“As I treaded water, I could feel the sun on my face and my shoulders and I realized I was smiling. This was the feeling I had dreamed about many times while I was locked up. I felt free, so free,” Brian Wood writes this week. 


Justice Department rebuked in AT&T case

AT T Time Warner Antitrust

President Trump's chilling campaign to politicize the Justice Department ran into a stinging rebuke on Tuesday as a federal judge broadly rejected the government's attempt to block AT&T's $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner. Appearing to pander to the president's hostility to much of the...


Historic Snooker

Mona Charen

The headline writers adore the word "historic." It was ubiquitous in reporting on the April meeting between Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in. Kim shook Moon's hand and then guided him over the military demarcation line to step onto North Korean territory. This prompted swoons. What rot. If that was a...


This Is Who We Have to Be

Connie Schultz

Last week, in a discussion thread on my public Facebook wall about the current political climate, a reader asked a question that's been needling me: "How do we keep from demonizing those who would demonize others?" In attempting to answer her, I realized how much I've been wrestling with this since...

Standard Deviations

Journalism awards? Meh. But journalism? It doesn't get any better

Jail deaths

“After all, you know what they say about reporters: ‘If your mother says she loves you, get a second source.’ Really? Then how are you supposed to react when your peers say you wrote the year’s best humor/lifestyle column?”


Summer bus tour a healing experience for nation

School Shooting Bus Tour

Music is healing. Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas Senior High School put that theory on display Sunday night in New York with their stirring performance at the Tony Awards — beautifully. The students, all from the school's drama department, brought the house down singing the powerful...


The Predictable Reaction to the Trump-Kim Summit

Adriana Cohen

Perhaps the president is onto something. Upon returning from a potentially game-changing diplomatic summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un this week, President Donald Trump tweeted: "So funny to watch the Fake News, especially NBC and CNN. They are fighting hard to downplay the deal with North Korea....


Reader React

Clinton explosive tennis balls

This past week, we reported on an average tax increase of $27 for homeowners in Ogden. The increase is not due to a new tax by Ogden City Council, but instead by the average home cost in the city increasing to nearly $200,000. The city’s current tax rate is .003103, but for the city to have...

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