Michael HenryHolts SummitDear Editor:Is the border an emergency?I strongly believe if people enter your house, abuse your hospitality, use up your resources and won’t even adopt your values, you would consider it an emergency and call 9-1-1.In the case of our “national house,” that is exactly what we are faced with. Our national 9-1-1 operator has a name: President Donald J. Trump.It seems the reality is, there are politicians that are wrong minded and have no intentions of “defending and protecting” this country through the dedicated following of the U.S. Constitution.It is quite clear that the “Left” side of the political aisle is firmly intent on diluting and destroying the “traditional values” of our precious country by inviting illegal intruders through their direct invitations and inaction towards reasonable protections. Then there are the spineless politicians that are supposedly on the “Right” side of the … [Read more...] about Your Opinion: Support Trump on border emergency
When Missouri lawmakers return next week, one of the Senate’s first actions should be to kill a bill they already have given their first-round approval.The bill is state Sen. Ed Emery’s proposal to return impeachment trials to the state Senate, instead of the Supreme Court.But the current system clearly isn’t broken — and there’s no need to “fix” it just because what Missouri has is different from how the federal government, and the other states, handle the process.A bit of background:Until adoption of the 1945 Constitution, Missouri handled impeachments like all the other states — the House brought charges, and the Senate decided whether that impeachment should result in a conviction and a loss of office.Then, in 1931, the House leveled nine charges against then-state Treasurer Larry Brunk, accusing him of mishandling money under his control, costing the state interest earnings, and of misconduct for entering into a conspiracy with two … [Read more...] about Our Opinion: Missouri’s system for impeachment doesn’t need fixing
Oh, the beauty of March basketball.The poetry of motion.All of that cliched, boring stuff probably happened somewhere in this great, big, glorious country on Thursday in the NCAA Tournament, but not in the final minute of Auburn’s 78-77 victory against New Mexico State here in Salt Lake City.What a car wreck!Give me that every time, thank you. The crazier the better.“...Until you get in that moment, you don’t know how you’re going to react,” Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said. “We obviously panicked and made our share of mistakes, which could have cost us the game.” Correction: should have cost Auburn the game. How you win in the NCAA Tournament doesn’t matter, though. Just win. It was an imperfectly perfect victory for Auburn, which was due a letdown after running through the SEC Tournament, and delivered one in their opening round of the NCAA Tournament, and survived it anyway.Jared Harper turned it over when Auburn absolutely couldn’t … [Read more...] about Auburn Tigers avoid disaster in NCAA Tournament
Eli Lucero, The Herald Journal Fans celebrate with Utah State forward Justin Bean on the court after Utah State defeated Nevada 81-76 in an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 2, in Logan, Utah. Related Links NCAA Tournament: Here's everything you need to know about the first-round action in Salt Lake City Doug Robinson: It's been a long time coming, but the Utah State Aggies are back at last Sure, Madison Avenue would have you believe the Super Bowl is the only sporting event in the nation that could be likened to a national holiday, and baseball fans historically have had such an oversized opinion of their own championship that, despite having teams only in the U.S. and Canada, they call it the World Series. But when it comes to true competition and the type of starry-eyed dreams that can be tied only to youthful enthusiasm, nothing beats March Madness. For the next several weeks, Americans will watch players — kids, really — from schools … [Read more...] about In our opinion: From Aggies to BYU, March Madness gives Utahns a needed diversion
About a minute agoDo you believe in miracles? That’s a line made famous, of course, by sportscaster Al Michaels regarding the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team. But that’s nothing compared to the miracle I heard about two weeks ago. I was at Eureka College, alma mater of Ronald Reagan, speaking on Reagan, Pope John Paul II and Bishop Fulton Sheen. There I met Bonnie Engstrom, who graduated from Eureka many decades after Reagan, and her husband Travis. Those familiar with my work know I’ve done a book on Reagan and John Paul II, but for years I’ve likewise studied Sheen. He was enormously popular, watched and beloved by huge numbers of Protestants as well as Catholics. He was on the cover of everything from Time to TV Guide. His No. 1 television show was “Life is Worth Living.” Sheen lived not only a prolific life but a holy one — so much so that the Vatican in June 2012 declared him “venerable.” The cause for his canonization has been … [Read more...] about Paul Kengor: Do you believe in miracles?