'Brownney the Incontinent' teaches this columnist humility

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What did the over-hydrated guinea pig say to the reporter? Urine big trouble, mister.

Our View

Lawmakers, follow Lindquist's lead on WSU Social Science Building

John E. Lindquist appreciates the value of Weber State University. Now the Legislature needs to follow Lindquist’s lead. Lindquist, an Ogden businessman, is donating $5 million toward the renovation of WSU’s Social Science Building. School officials announced the gift Monday — the...

National Commentary

Bernie Sanders is no revolutionary

For a guy running against the establishment, Bernie Sanders sure seems to crave its approval. In New Hampshire last week, the Democratic presidential candidate put out an ad touting his endorsements that gave the false impression that two local newspapers — the Nashua Telegraph and the Valley...

Standard Deviations

Cam Newton wasn't biggest loser at Super Bowl 50

Columnist Mark Saal takes on the haters of Cam Newton’s post-loss press conference.

National Commentary

Social Security is a fraud and it's bankrupting the country

During this election year, we are destined to hear many words that are toxic in the way they misrepresent reality and substitute fantasies that can win votes. One of these words is

Our View

Utah justice court judges need to hold law degrees

If you hold a high school diploma, congratulations — you possess all the qualifications necessary to serve as a justice court judge in Utah. At least for a while. Rep. Craig Hall, a West Valley City Republican, sponsored a bill requiring justice court judges to hold law degrees. RELATED: “Bill...

National Commentary

For some GOP candidates, the trick is knowing when to quit

We do not know whether Saturday's Republican debate will change the direction of the New Hampshire race. We do not know if the polls (any of them) are accurate. What we do know is that Tuesday night there will be a bunch of candidates who finish out of the top three spots. Those may include some or...


Pharmaceuticals are more dangerous than medical marijuana

I read with great interest Sheriff Terry Thompson’s column concerning medical marijuana (“Just say no to medical marijuana,” Feb. 5 Standard-Examiner). Although I have the highest respect for the sheriff, I have a problem with the statistics he cites in his article concerning Medical Marijuana and...

National Commentary

Remaining Oregon occupiers reduced to pranky stunts, taunting FBI

More than five weeks after armed men seized an Oregon wildlife refuge, leading to a deadly standoff and a dozen arrests, the occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge continues. And it's getting weird. In a video posted online Sunday, one of the four remaining occupiers films himself doing...


Pornography has benefits; keep it legal in Utah

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader were arguing how the people of planet Earth should be ruled. Darth Vader said,

Our View

Thumbs up to THRIVE volunteers who provided health care to about 500 in Ogden

The Standard-Examiner editorial board hashes out the positions we take on the Opinion page. Here’s what members recommended last week for praise and criticism: THUMBS UP: To THRIVE, a volunteer organization run by college-aged members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. THRIVE provided free...

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