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Franks: We can’t let inner-city Catholic schools become extinct

A former Catholic cardinal, Theodore McCarrick, is facing trial on charges of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy. He is the only current or former U.S. cardinal to be criminally charged with child sex crimes. The Catholic Church has been paying millions of dollars to settle such cases for ...

Harrop: Biden applies his bragging rights to the stock market

"Biden's Stock Market Returns Continue to Trounce Trump's" reads a recent Forbes headline. Sophisticated investors know this, but most of the public may not because Democrats have this self-defeating aversion to boasting about bull markets during their watch. That seems to have changed under ...

Reich: What happened to the GOP that stood for limited government?

I'm old enough to remember when the Republican Party stood for limited government — when Ronald Reagan thundered "Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem." Today's Republican Party, while still claiming to stand for limited government, is practicing just the ...

Shinkoskey: A shot over the bow

Maybe it is time for a biblical-style warning about the direction America has been heading. We will imagine that an American-style Moses wrote this warning, put it in a time capsule, and we just opened it today. The first part of the warning reminds about all of the good things that will ...

Buchanan: 20 years after 9/11 — are we better off?

When the hijacked planes hit the twin towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that first 9/11, the Taliban were in control of Afghanistan and providing sanctuary for al-Qaida. Today, the Taliban are in control of Afghanistan and providing sanctuary to al-Qaida. What then did our ...

Witcover: Twenty years later, on watching 9/11 from abroad

WASHINGTON — On Sept. 11, 2001, my wife and I were outside Paris watching reports on French television of the two hijacked planes that crashed into the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center. We canceled a visit to Versailles and rushed back to Paris in quest of the first available ...

Letter: COVID concerns come home from school

I have been sick with worry since sending my kids back to school last week. My kids are worried, too. My family should be worried; here in Utah County, COVID-19 prevention guidance has been reduced to a mere suggestion. Students who test positive for Covid and those who came into contact with ...

Letter: The president is not a dictator

The president does not have the authority to mandate vaccinations or to mandate businesses to require them. That is dictatorial and must not be allowed. There is no such thing as a COVID "Delta variant." People started going to the hospitals with symptoms that were different from COVID right ...

Letter: Let’s revise an article of faith 

In Utah, many folks frequently repeat an article of faith that reads, “We believe in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.” This policy undoubtedly reflects the true sentiments of LDS believers. This particular article of faith also suggests that early LDS leaders were desirous of ...

Reich: Trump’s attempted coup continues

The former president's attempted coup is not stopping. He still refuses to concede and continues to rile up supporters with his bogus claim that the 2020 election was stolen. Tens of millions of Americans believe him. At a Republican event Aug. 29 in Franklin, North Carolina, Rep. Madison ...