Opinion

Column

Medical marijuana debate in Utah resembles a NASCAR pileup

Rick Larsen

Along with a conversation about the ballot initiative process, or the appropriateness of threats and lawsuits, Sutherland suggests a conversation about civility: about our willingness to engage and discover for ourselves the facts of any given issue.


Editorial

Following tragedy, Utah's abandoned mines need addressed

Missing Teens Bodies

While it’s important to recognize and celebrate the importance of mining in Utah’s history, we should not let open mines create future tragedies.


Letters

Letter writer right on one hand, wrong on other

As a non-radical Democrat, I take issue with much of Mr. John Reynold’s letter from May 15, 2018. But I'd like to start with where I agree with John; that this is the most contentious period in the last 40 years, and there are a large number of people who distrust and dislike (President...


Column

The Seattle head tax is idiotic

Derugy

This head tax won't be paid by Amazon. Companies don't pay taxes. People ultimately pay taxes. That means that this tax will come out of the wages of future employees, the bonuses and wage growth of current employees, the dividends of shareholders, and the pockets of customers, who will face higher...


Column

Politics as (Un)usual

Mark Shields

America is anything but united; any common ground between the politically warring camps is scarce. Sadly, even an authentic American hero who is almost certainly on his deathbed is not given the benefit of the doubt and instead is the target of political invective from fellow Republicans.


Letters

Salt Lake's Robin Heiden named police officer of the year by International Footprinters

Congratulations to Lt. Robin Heiden of the Salt Lake City Police Department who was selected by the Antelope Island Chapter No. 3 of the International Footprinters, a law enforcement support group, as their police officer of the year. Lt. Heiden, a 20-plus-year veteran of the force, is the...


Behind Bars

Beyond Bars: Old prison diet contained plenty slices of humble pie

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“I’m not sure if I just got older or if that aspect of the prison experience changed me, but I no longer feel the need to be right all the time, and especially when I know it doesn’t matter,” Brian Wood writes in this week’s column. 


Fact Checks

AP FACT CHECK: Tesla safety claims aren't quite right

Tesla Safety Fact Check

  DETROIT (AP) — For years, Tesla has boasted that its cars and SUVs are safer than other vehicles on the roads, and CEO Elon Musk doubled down on the claims in a series of tweets this week. The electric vehicles are under intense scrutiny from federal investigators, who have been...


Column

Supreme Court OKs sports betting: Let the states wet their beaks

KASS JOHN TB

The other day, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized sports betting, essentially transforming politicians from every state in America into bookies. State governments and their virtuous politicos are thrilled, dreaming of revenue coming in from state-licensed sports book operations. But before everybody...


Column

Why Jerasulem Matters

Ben Shapiro

Israel is seen as an outpost of colonialism by leftists, and has been since the 1967 war. Then-President Barack Obama expressed the view well in his 2009 speech in Cairo, suggesting that Israel's rationale relied on its "tragic history" that "culminated in an unprecedented Holocaust."


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