Opinion

Our View: Accept that Obamacare is law

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The headline says it all very succinctly: “GOP governors don’t see Obamacare going away.” It’s a reality that many vocal Republicans in Congress need to get into their...

National Commentary

The rent-to-own trap

WASHINGTON — If you’re poor, you’re rarely go­ing to get a great deal on any­thing you buy. Bad credit, no down pay­ment, no place to...


Guest Commentary

Too much testing, not enough assessment

The Standard-Examiner printed a national syndicated column on Wednesday, Oct. 22, by United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, “A test for the tests....


National Commentary

Colorado's pot surprise

DENVER — LoDo Wellness Center, which calls itself the largest marijuana dispensary in the trendy Lower Downtown (“LoDo”) area, is a mellow place,...


National Commentary

Profile, or die

We all know what an act of Islamic terrorism is — except for our lame duck-in-chief, that is. Now the Canadians know it, too. On Wednesday one of their...


Letters

Dee gets things done for people of Utah

Editor, Brad Dee is one of the most effective representatives in helping and getting things done for the people of his district and the state. Having known him for...


National Commentary

A rising political phenomenon: the smash-and-grab campaign

WASHINGTON — The Senate races in South Dakota and Kansas may be examples of a rising political phenomenon: the smash-and-grab campaign. In both states,...


National Commentary

The Islamic State's appeal

Western leaders sometimes suggest that the Islamic State is its own worst enemy, so extreme in doctrine and practice that it will galvanize opposition within the...


National Commentary

A bogus excuse for Obama

President Obama’s former adviser David Axelrod is quoted as explaining Obama’s chronic emergency-response failure thusly: “There’s no doubt...


Letters

McAleer forward, Bishop, backward

Editor, A couple of years ago, at one of his “town meetings,” I asked Rep. Rob Bishop a question about preservation of our beautiful Utah environment....


Letters

Vote McAleer for Congress

Editor: I am asking voters in the 1st Congressional District to please vote for Donna McAleer for Congress. I am a military veteran and a graduate of the first...


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