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Lowry: The U.S. supply chain makes no sense

If there is one universally recognized principle in American political life, it's that the president of the United States should want Christmas to come off without a hitch. Surely, this is one of the reasons Anthony Fauci rapidly backed off his comment in an interview the other day that it's ...

Guest: United States not as indivisible as it once was

Most know of the column in Parade magazine called "Ask Marilyn" (Marilyn Vos Savant, supposedly the world's highest IQ at the time). In the early 1990s, she was asked the question "What internal situation do you feel poses the largest threat to the well-being of the United States?" Her response ...

Guest: It’s time to change the way we vote

There were two openings on the Cedar Hills City Council. Laura Ellison was definitely my first choice. She was a current member of the council and had strong qualifications. After that, though, I was stuck. There were four other people to choose from — and both Alexandra McEwen and Tyler ...

Guest: Senators Romney and Lee: We Utahans need your help

As a Presbyterian Elder and Lay Pastor in Springville Community Presbyterian Church, Utah, I am looking to our two US senators to help find common ground to ensure fairness and equality for all Americans. For decades, Congress has failed in its responsibility to protect the LGBTQ community — ...

Letter: Great grandma’s prayer

From time to time I recall a nighttime prayer my mother taught me as a child in elementary school. It went like this: “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray thee Lord my soul to sleep; and if I should die before I wake, I pray thee Lord my soul to take.” As I grew up, I thought there was an ...

Guest: Scrubs make a difference

With the recent news of hospitals shutting down all nonessential surgeries in Utah County, many people are wondering what to do next as the best hospitals are all closed. The Intermountain Healthcare CEO said the following: “We’ve done everything we can think of to maintain a normal quality ...

Harrop: So-called progressives vs. the Democratic party

Progressive Rep. Pramila Jayapal has been all over TV trying to look reasonable with her ingratiating smile and syrupy references to the left's interest in "negotiations." At issue is the Democrats' final number on its social spending bill. Sen. Bernie Sanders was playing the sleazy salesman, ...

Guest: McMullin should be challenging Owens, not Lee

I’ve had my differences with Senator Mike Lee. Still, on the whole, I’ve been exceptionally pleased with the balance of concerns and viewpoints provided by Utah’s current representation in the Senate. Sen. Mike Lee’s and Sen. Mitt Romney’s different political perspectives have ...