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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 ...

Intermountain to postpone surgeries at 13 sites due to virus surge

Because of the overwhelming volume of COVID-19 patients, 13 Intermountain hospitals will postpone all non-urgent surgeries and procedures requiring hospital admission beginning Wednesday. The postponement is expected to last several weeks. Included on the list is Utah Valley Hospital in Provo, ...

Barone: The feminization of America — What will it look like?

Are we witnessing the feminization of America? And if so, is that a good or bad thing, or is it, like so many quiet but ineluctable trends, a combination of the two? Perceptions of feminization come from some unexpected quarters. The (mostly) free market economist Tyler Cowen sees it as a ...

Festival to bring awareness, support for postpartum mental health

Emily Dyches passed away five years ago after struggling with postpartum anxiety. She tried to get help for almost a year before she passed. Now her family members, as part of The Emily Effect Foundation, are trying to raise awareness and help other women who may be experiencing similar ...

Heart scan can help prevent unexpected incidents

Lawrence Meckley said a $69 test probably saved his life. Two years ago, Meckley and his wife, Joan, were attending a health education class at Ogden Regional Medical Center. The discussion centered around heart health. “The doctor who was speaking said one of the simplest things to do to ...

Memories of 9/11 touch hearts of two Utah County men

The morning of Sept. 11, 2001, was beautiful from New York to Washington D.C. — the skies were blue, the weather temperate. It appeared to be another perfect fall day on the horizon. That horizon was soon filled with black smoke and ash, mangled steel girders and the stench of burning ...

Lowry: When a Western society goes insane

The 18th-century English philosopher Jeremy Bentham came up with the idea of the panopticon, a prison designed to allow all the prisoners to be observed by one guard. What even Bentham couldn't conceive of, despite his creative musings about schemes of perpetual surveillance, was a society ...

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 ...