Opinion

Letters

Welcome to Age of Trump

There’s not an hour of the day that goes by when something Donald Trump said, did, or was involved with is not constantly replayed on every major cable network. While everything he says or does is certainly newsworthy, much of it is little more than lies, wild exaggerations, and insults...


Editorial

Yes, the Supreme Court is undemocratic

Rich Lowry

In an era of partisan polarization, it is rare to get agreement on anything, but about this there should be a consensus: The Supreme Court is an undemocratic institution whose power should be carefully circumscribed. The right has long been of this view, and the left is suddenly and...


Editorial

Trump needs to go deeper in questioning NATO's blank check

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U.S. President Donald Trump limbered up in the bullpen for his meeting with NATO alliance leaders this week by riffing on one of his favorite themes: getting ripped off. "I'm going to tell NATO: You've got to start paying your bills," Trump said earlier this week, suggesting that he'll be treating...


Editorial

Thumbs Up

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Each week the Standard-Examiner hashes out issues large and small and takes a thumbs-up, thumbs-down stance. Have a thumbs-up or thumbs-down you’d like to give? Email a submission of 100 words or less to jmccabe@standard.net. Here’s what we recommend this week for praise and criticism:...


Editorial

Slavery: What They Didn't Teach in My High School

Larry Elder

A man I have known since grade school changed his name, years ago, to an Arabic one. He told me he rejected Christianity as "the white man's religion that justified slavery." He argued Africans taken out of that continent were owed reparations. "From whom?" I asked. Arab slavers took more Africans...


Editorial

Dads Needed

John Stossel

Warren Farrell was once considered a feminist leader. He hung around with Gloria Steinem and wrote about why men and women should break out of rigid old gender roles. But then, as he learned more, he started to disagree with parts of modern feminism. "I don't agree with the part of feminism that...


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Ensuring a safe summer

Willard Bay

Summer is meant to be a time for family, friends, fun and relaxing. However, as several recent events have shown, it also can quickly turn into a time of tragedy, which is why safety must be paramount in all outdoor activities. On Wednesday, authorities recovered the body of Weber School District...


Editorial

Abortion and the Constitution

Star Parker

As we enter into what surely will be another contentious confirmation process for a new Supreme Court justice, let's consider underlying realities that deeply divide us and make it so hard to agree about how our Constitution should be interpreted and applied. The Declaration of Independence lays...


Letters

Healthy oceans need sharks

Being from Salt Lake City and wanting to be a marine biologist may seem strange, but the oceans always fascinated me. Although I ended up moving to New York to model, I still carry that passion with me. That’s why I support legislation that would help one of the ocean’s most important...


Guest Commentary

In a community full of needs, how may we help?

Bob Hunter

The great Utah teacher, writer and humanitarian, Lowell L. Bennion, once wrote a book with the simple title, “How Can I Help?” He died in 1996, the year it was published. But those who knew him knew his life had been lived in thoroughly responding to that question — “How can...


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