Colorado can keep its marijuana

Moving for Marijuana Colorado

I read the ugly remarks by Doug Rice about Weber County Sheriff Terry Thompson’s views on...


Editorial cartoonists are bullying President Trump

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The syndicated cartoonists for the Standard-Examiner opinion page belittle, browbeat, mock and disrespect the president of the United States of America, the greatest nation on this planet. For the first time in many years, the U.S. has a president who is fighting terrorists, standing up for America,...

Behind Bars , Guest Commentary

Behind Bars: Why some prisoners, especially sex offenders, go to church

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One of the reasons sex offenders — and particularly child molesters — are drawn to religion is because they are seeking forgiveness apart from a society that will never fully offer it to them, inmate Brian Wood writes.

National Commentary

Appeals court essentially says Trump lied about travel ban

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“Trump's lawyers should be telling him right now that it would be a mistake for him to seek Supreme Court review,” writes Noah Feldman. “Not only is he likely to lose, he is likely to lose in a way that undermines his legitimacy and credibility.”

Our View

Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

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This week’s topics: The origins of Memorial Day, the Kier Family Pantry, dangerous highway etiquette and lunch shaming.

National Commentary

John F. Kennedy — the president who is forever young

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“Kennedy's self-awareness, his dedication to discovery, and his success in marshaling our nation's energies in a more hopeful time are a gift to us still,” writes E.J. Dionne Jr.


Chaffetz is responsible for 2 of the biggest snipe hunts in U.S. history

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I felt both saddened and amused when I read that in a decade representing Utah in Congress, U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz considers his greatest accomplishments his pursuit of Hillary Clinton's e-mails and his Benghazi fixation — two of the biggest and most ridiculous snipe hunts in American...

Standard Deviations

Graduation speech offers advice for those who now have to get a real job

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Early birds catching worms in their mouths is actually kind of a disgusting thought. 

Our View

More than 150 years after Gettysburg, Lincoln's words still resonate in America

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As a nation, we once again find ourselves bitterly at odds. Perhaps, if we reflect on Lincoln’s words, we can begin to overcome our differences.

Guest Commentary

A tale of two dresses — a Standard-Ex reader conversation

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At Weber High School, the principal decided one revealing dress was acceptable at prom but another wasn’t. Readers didn’t show a lot of sympathy for either student.

National Commentary

Why does the AHCA exist? So the wealthy can get tax cuts

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House Republicans sought to camouflage the basic trade in which they are engaged — reducing access to health care in exchange for tax cuts for the wealthy.

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