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...

Editorial

Summer bus tour a healing experience for nation

School Shooting Bus Tour

Music is healing. Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas Senior High School put that theory on display Sunday night in New York with their stirring performance at the Tony Awards — beautifully. The students, all from the school's drama department, brought the house down singing the powerful...


Editorial

The Predictable Reaction to the Trump-Kim Summit

Adriana Cohen

Perhaps the president is onto something. Upon returning from a potentially game-changing diplomatic summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un this week, President Donald Trump tweeted: "So funny to watch the Fake News, especially NBC and CNN. They are fighting hard to downplay the deal with North Korea....


Editorial

Reader React

Clinton explosive tennis balls

This past week, we reported on an average tax increase of $27 for homeowners in Ogden. The increase is not due to a new tax by Ogden City Council, but instead by the average home cost in the city increasing to nearly $200,000. The city’s current tax rate is .003103, but for the city to have...


Editorial

Where Is the Republican Gene McCarthy?

Mark Shields

After Election Day in 1964, when Lyndon B. Johnson won a landslide victory over Republican Barry Goldwater and Democrats procured a 68-32 majority in the Senate, the Democratic Caucus of the U.S. Senate met in private. Rightly confident -- they now had the numbers needed to pass Medicare, Medicaid...


Editorial

Thumbs Up Thumbs Down

Sundance

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

Trump’s Bold Historic Gamble

Patrick Buchanan

President Donald Trump appears to belong to what might be called the Benjamin Disraeli school of diplomacy. The British prime minister once counseled, “Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.” At his Singapore summit, Trump smartly...


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

Memorial Flag Gardens-2

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...


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