This Is Who We Have to Be

Connie Schultz

Last week, in a discussion thread on my public Facebook wall about the current political climate, a reader asked a question that's been needling me: "How do we keep from demonizing those who would demonize others?" In attempting to answer her, I realized how much I've been wrestling with this since...

Standard Deviations

Journalism awards? Meh. But journalism? It doesn't get any better

Jail deaths

“After all, you know what they say about reporters: ‘If your mother says she loves you, get a second source.’ Really? Then how are you supposed to react when your peers say you wrote the year’s best humor/lifestyle column?”


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...


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....


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...


Gage Froerer is a Humble and Effective Servant Leader

I have had the opportunity to work closely with both James Ebert and Gage Froerer, and wish to share my experience with Gage Froerer’s remarkable leadership style. I first met Gage before I held any political office when I contacted him as a constituent. He personally responded, and genuinely...


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...


Thumbs Up Thumbs Down


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-...

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