Our View

By finishing 2nd in Boston, Sellers shows us the power of the human spirit

Boston Marathon-Sellers

Former Weber State runner Sarah Sellers hoped to finish in the top 15 Monday in the Boston Marathon. She did better than that.

National Commentary

High explosives do not constitute a Syria policy

Trump US Syria-3

“Trump's standard — that a dictator can indiscriminately kill his people as long as he doesn't use chemical weapons — is nearly lost in the overarching lesson of the Syrian conflict,” writes Michael Gerson.


Figures don't lie, but liars can figure

Student Gun Protests-18

I don't remember much of the plane geometry that Mr. (Scott) Wangsgard tried to teach me in the early 1960s at Ben Lomond High School, but I do remember that he often remarked, "Figures don't lie, but liars can figure." I thought of his saying again when I read John Reynolds’ "clarification"...

Behind Bars

Beyond Bars: Being happy for the life I can still enjoy

BD 010418 Brian Wood 02

“Outside, I’m constantly reminded of how big of a ‘loser’ I am. Now before anyone thinks I shouldn’t be so harsh on myself, I am referring to all the things I have lost,” Brian Wood writes this week. 

National Commentary

Profane president, penitent pontiff

Vatican Pope

“It's not often that public figures hold themselves to the standards they apply to others,” writes E.J. Dionne Jr.

National Commentary

No special counsel investigation can ever be truly above politics

Trump Russia Probe Mueller Q&A

“It's too early to render a verdict on Mueller's work, but he certainly appears to have become a kind of free-floating legal ombudsman,” writes Rich Lowry.


Consumers prefer cleaner, fuel-efficient cars

Your Finances-Q A

I am writing regarding the editorial you republished from the Chicago Tribune, “We can clean up the air without tougher fuel economy standards.” The day the Standard-Examiner carried this editorial was April 7, 2018 – not April Fool’s Day. Maybe it appeared in...

National Commentary

'The Pale King' is the 'Moby-Dick' of taxes

Trump State of Union Fact Check-11

“For a certain type of reader — the kind who savors deluges of ultra-specific details about offbeat topics — ‘The Pale King’ is the most narratively fascinating book about the internal nature of boredom that has ever been written,” writes Esther J. Cepeda.

Standard Deviations

Standard Deviations: 'Nakationing' — naked vacationing — is a thing?

International Skinny Dip Day

International Skinny Dip Day is set to be the “culminating event” of National Nude Recreation Week.

Guest Commentary

Attorney-client privilege isn't dead, no matter what the president says

Trump Russia Probe

“Despite President Trump’s tweeted epitaph, I'd like to assure you that attorney-client privilege is not dead,” writes E. Kent Winward.

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