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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:...


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...


Don't torture to enforce laws

I am in favor of enforcing our immigration laws. I'm not in favor of torture as a method of law enforcement. Is separating children from parents a form of torture? It would be for me. And it would be for you too, wouldn't it? What are we becoming in this country? I agree with Rep John Curtis, R-...

From the Editors

Standard-Examiner recognized in Utah Journalism Awards

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The Standard-Examiner received 16 awards and four honorable mentions at the 2018 Utah Journalism Awards and reporter Mark Shenefelt received the Don Baker Investigative Reporting Award.

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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...

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