It's time for the Trump administration to stand up to a Turkish thug

Trump US Turkey Erdogan

“The Turkish goons who punched and kicked people should be identified and charged with crimes...


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

Congress Chaffetz-3

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

Columnist's graduation speech offers advice for those who now have to get a

BZ 052317 Ben Lomond Graduation 12

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

Civil War Images-14

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

Micaela Duran Micah Coomes school dress code story

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

Trump Congress Health Care

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.

National Commentary

Why Middle East peace starts in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Trump Orb

“Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf states publicly declaring war on their bastard terrorist child is significant,” writes Charles Krauthammer.

Guest Commentary

Once again, we are forced to respond to an act of terrorism

APTOPIX Britain Concert Blast Memorial

“In the end,” writes E. Kent Winward, “terrorism forces us to answer a question: How do we best live a life of love and compassion in a world of suffering?”

National Commentary

Why keep an emergency oil reserve if there's little chance of an emergency?

Oklahoma oil pump

“The petroleum reserve is a costly and unnecessary solution to a problem we will probably never have. The energy crisis is gone, and it's not coming back,” writes Steve Chapman.


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 marijuana, and I was appalled (“Weber Co. Sheriff Terry Thompson has it all wrong on medical cannabis,” May 18 Standard-Examiner). Cannabis is a drug, Mr. Rice. As a medical expert, you know...

National Commentary

Trolling a master troll — President Trump


“Trump has flailed his way into the appointment of a special counsel and a press corps whipped up into a near-Watergate-level frenzy,” writes Rich Lowry.

Older ›