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

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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

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“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.

National Commentary

Have Democrats overplayed their Trump hand?

Trump State of Union Fact Check-5

“Trump is the racetrack rabbit that keeps Democrats running in a perpetual cycle of outrage,” writes Rich Lowry.


Food pantry director takes time to connect with clients

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Jaynann Johnson, lovingly known as “JJ,” is the heart of the Bountiful Community Food Pantry. JJ started volunteering at the pantry doing intake, interviewing and processing new and returning clients, but she was quickly hired as the pantry’s manager. Today she works countless...

National Commentary

Trump leads an attack on legal immigration

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“Trump routinely equates foreigners with danger, drugs and crime. But reducing the influx of legal immigrants, who are far less likely than natives to go to prison, would do nothing to make Americans safer. Just the opposite,” writes Steve Chapman.

Our View

Utah girls need to understand it's OK to say no

Kanesville Elementary dance

By itself, changing what the Weber School District tells sixth-graders about dancing won’t reduce sexual violence in Utah. But it’s a start.

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