Opinion

Behind Bars

Behind Bars: Failure doesn't have to be a permanent part of a felon's life

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“Coming to prison makes one feel like a failure, naturally and justifiably so. By most definitions of the word, we lose the ability to be successful,” Behind Bars columnist Brian Wood writes this week. 


National Commentary

Saving Obamacare is still the priority

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“What the country cannot afford is to go backward, which is where Sens. Graham and Cassidy would move us,” writes E.J. Dionne.


Our View

Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

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This week’s topics: The F-16, robocalls, the North Ogden skate park and the New Orleans law firm representing Utah in its public lands fight.


National Commentary

Trump hits the wall

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“Donald Trump's signature pledge to build a border wall, aka The Wall, is diminishing almost by the hour,” writes Rich Lowry.


Letters

Trump was wrong to rescind DACA

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Evidently, President Trump’s agenda is to eliminate everything that President Obama did. Therefore, it was no surprise to many people when Trump announced he was rescinding DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) that protects young immigrants who were brought here illegally by their...


Standard Deviations

Low self-esteem? Better not take Roy High's sex and drugs survey

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Teachers who agree to teach the “Adult Roles” class in the Weber School District must be some special kind of stupid.


National Commentary

Sanders' 'Medicare for all' may be good politics, but it's bad policy

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“Americans might love what Sanders offers in the way of more benefits for more people. What they would hate is paying for it,” writes Steve Chapman.


Our View

A chance for the Weber School District to become more effective

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A Roy High School teacher was administering a student survey that violated federal law, and administrators didn’t know about it. Officials need a clearer idea of what their instructors are teaching.


Guest Commentary

A Supreme Court case about more than a wedding cake

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“The job of the state and the law is to protect civil liberties and eliminate discrimination, not promote one belief over another,” writes E. Kent Winward.


Guest Commentary

Did a high school teacher go too far with a survey on sexuality and drugs?

Candace Thurgood rally at Roy High in rain

The Weber School District suspended Candace Thurgood for giving her students a 1981 “Dear Abby” survey on sexuality and drug use. After about a week, she’s back at Roy High School. Was her suspension warranted?


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