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Love with a Temple Recommend

As the end draws near you think, “OK, what was fun in all that?” This was one of my favorite columns to do, practically ever. It ran in 2000: Love with a temple recommend By Charles Trentelman Wasatch Rambler This … Read More

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Utah’s Sheriffs, gun defenders or political opportunists?

There’s a statement from the Utah Sheriff’s Association  going around Facebook and the web, a copy of similar statements making the national rounds, to the effect that elected sheriff’s don’t like the idea of President Obama taking their guns and will … Read More

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Poor GOP-Nobody to blame but themselves

Interesting to see all the recriminations over who is to “blame” for Mitt Romney losing the election. Was it all the ugly things Obama said about him? This very newspaper’s editorial page says so, but I beg to differ — … Read More

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What price for a scary pizza?

Gad, it never stops. The scare stories about how much the evil “Obamacare” will cost, as if we weren’t paying all those costs anyway, and more, in human misery, medical bankruptcy and worsening untreated illnesses. Ponder this ediorial on our … Read More

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Is Everest really worth the risk?

We’ve had a couple of stories in the Standard about a pair of local guys (click!) trying to climb Mt. Everest. I really hope they get back OK. No, I don’t really hope they make the peak. Frankly, I hope they … Read More

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Social Security, not just for the retired

Had some interesting feedback on Facebook about my column on Social Security today (click) — they show how critical the program is in small ways. Said one:  not only old people rely on social security to live…I am 38 years old … Read More

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No no, this is too simple. Eat less? That’s it?

Just a quickie — interesting article in the NYTimes about weight and obesity. The Times has run a bunch of articles like this. This one (click) is by a mathematician who makes it all sound so simple, just eat less and … Read More

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Which saved the lost hiker, God or Poetry?

Interesting debate among commenters here (click) on a story we ran about a hiker who broke her leg and survived four days in the wilderness reciting poetry, playing mind games and praying. The headline  only said she credited her survival with … Read More

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Do Gay haters really hate that they might be gay?

I’ve always wondered what drives people who really campaign to extreme again gays, porn and other things. An interesting article in the NYTimes (click) offers some interesting research showing that at least some of these really fervent campaigners are actually … Read More

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Friday’s political outrage horror show

Just a couple of things to be miffed about today: – A friend posted on Facebook an excellent example of what’s wrong with medicine in this country: It’s not that you can’t get care, it’s that our medical care is … Read More

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