Opinion

Letters

Trump was wrong to rescind DACA

Immigration California DACA

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

Sanders Health Overhaul

“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

Gay Marriage Cake

“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?


National Commentary

Feinstein is off-base to demand that judges be secularists

Senate Justice Nominee Feinstein

“In effect, Feinstein would make her secularism the state religion, complete with its own doctrine and Holy Office,” writes Michael Gerson.


National Commentary

Donald Trump's friendly move with Chuck Schumer is dead end

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If a partnership with Schumer is indeed Trump's plan for a new phase in his presidency, he should think again.


Letters

Questioning a monument doesn't deny the history that led to it

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Ogden Standard Examiner contributor D. Louise Brown (“America Shouldn’t Be in the Business of Taking Down Statues,” Aug. 31) compares monuments honoring those who led the fight to uphold slavery with preserved sections of Parliament that were bombed and blackened during prolonged...


Our View

Our View: There's no shame in jumping on the bandwagon

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For a team in a city like ours, there’s no shame in jumping on the Raptors bandwagon — and it’s not too late to do so.


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