National Commentary

When he heckles the "crooked media," Trump is attacking the Constitution

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“It should be obvious that without the so-called mainstream media, especially newspapers such as The New York Times and The Washington Post, no one would know anything that has any basis in objective fact — and yes there is such a thing,” writes Kathleen Parker.


Smith will be a welcome addition to Weber County Attorney's Office

Dee Smith

This is regarding the Standard-Examiner’s “Our View” section of Nov. 21, specifically the comment about Judge Dee Smith leaving his position as an Ogden city justice court judge. The article is titled, “Thumbs Up”; the graphic is “Thumbs Down....

Our View

Small gesture of socks could make a world of difference in our community

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Don’t overthink simple ways to give during the holiday season.


Rocky Mountain Power is putting out disinformation on solar panels

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We need to correct the misinformation Rocky Mountain Power provided via its spokesperson, Paul Murphy. He claims that because of net metering, RMP pays 8.9 to 14.5 cents per kilowatt hour for residential solar (“Proposed solar charges from Rocky Mountain Power cause customer confusion,”...


Behind Bars: Developing a better set of morals isn't simple

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If doing the right thing is to become one’s modus operandi that person must realize a benefit and/or reap a reward, whether that is a belief in karma, god, positive and negative energy, or just the way it makes them feel.

National Commentary

The post-truth world of the Trump administration is scarier than you think

Election Recounts Campaign Managers

In Donald Trump’s world, facts don’t matter, writes Margaret Sullivan.

National Commentary

The new politics of fear

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“Now, the radicalization of the right threatens the consensual welfare state capitalism that gave the West decades of relative social peace and prosperity,” writes E.J. Dionne Jr. “France is the latest example, and a dramatic one.”

Our View

Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

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Northern Utah bid a heartfelt farewell to fallen UHP trooper Eric Ellsworth. But meanwhile, somebody did a lot of damage by scattering nails on Harrisville street.


Divorced woman didn't need to rely on husband for home, car

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I have to respond to Charlene Hecker’s Nov. 26 letter, “Woman no longer wants to be part of a church whose members supported Trump,” not because of her stance on Donald Trump or her issues with the LDS Church. She is fully entitled to her opinion on both. My issue is with her...


The flag is the symbol of our core beliefs and values

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