Opinion

Guest Commentary

Weber County Residents are tired of Politics as Usual

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In a recent guest commentary, the author details his opinion on the difference between “transactional” and “devotional” politicians. Like many of the recent articles published in the Standard Examiner, it included a lot of criticism from one elected officials camp to the...


Editorial

Trump Will Sink the Economy, Too

Froma Harrop

That was quite a show Donald Trump put on in Canada. Insulting our closest friends and trading partners while sucking up to Russian leader Vladimir Putin -- well, that got people's attention. As Guy Verhofstadt, former prime minister of Belgium, tweeted, "Just tell us what Vladimir has on you....


Editorial

Roskelley has earned her vote

As a member of Utah House District 7, I have been more than frustrated with not feeling represented. At our Caucus, which I think is currently a flawed system, to the "Special Election" to replace our House Representative who is leaving the State, I felt my voice was not heard. But now, with the...


Editorial

On Flag Day, take pride in Red, White and Blue

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Today is Flag Day, on which really thoughtful Americans pay homage not to a mere piece of red, white and blue fabric, but to our nation for which it stands. But now also is another of the times in our history when critics of our government commit the error of assuming the flag represents it and it...


Editorial

Trump's Triumph or Kim's Coup?

Ben Shapiro

This week, President Trump went to Singapore to meet with the most repressive dictator on the planet, North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jung Un. Kim presides over a slave state of 25 million people, with gulags stacked with hundreds of thousands of political dissidents. He has diligently pursued...


Editorial

Patriarchy Defender

John Stossel

"Shame on you! Shame on you!" chanted protestors after psychology professor Jordan Peterson said he'd refuse to obey a law that would require everyone to call people by the pronoun they prefer -- pronouns like "ze" instead of "he" or "she." It wasn't just radical college kids protesting. Hundreds...


Our View

More needs done to address cause behind spike in suicide deaths

Preventing Suicides

Kate Spade. Anthony Bourdain. Both were successful, and both died last week after committing suicide. While those two deaths made headlines nationally, the sad fact is that suicide is becoming a major issue in our country, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noting that in 2016,...


Editorial

Trudeau is annoying, not an adversary

Rich Lowry

Justin Trudeau may be the annoying, youthful avatar of chic progressivism -- but he's not our adversary. After leaving the G-7 summit, President Donald Trump blasted the Canadian prime minister on Twitter as weak and dishonest, in the kind of invective once reserved for "Little Rocket Man." The...


Letters

Froerer Right Choice for Weber County Commission

It was with great interest that I read the column written by Paul Mero in Saturday’s Standard-Examiner, “Ebert Right Choice for Weber County Commission.” Let me start off by saying, I don’t know Mr. Ebert and have no axe to grind with him. My concern is the tone of Mr....


Editorial

A Citizen's Letter to Robert Mueller

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Dear Mr. Robert Mueller: I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican. I am writing as a concerned American to beg you to reveal whether there is any end in sight for your Russia-Trump collusion investigation. We all want to know the truth behind whether President Trump or any of his associates...


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