George H.W. Bush had it right — we need a kinder, gentler nation

Congressman Shot Baseball Scalise Strong

“We can't un-crazy crazy, but we can each try to stem the madness,” writes Kathleen...

National Commentary

Senate health care bill puts wealthy ahead of the sick, poor and old

Congress Health Overhaul McConnell

Like the bill passed last month by their colleagues in the House, the Senate's bill is a travesty.

National Commentary

What's at stake in the Muslim civil war

Syria Race Against The Islamic State

“The Iranian-Russian strategy is a nightmare for the entire Sunni Middle East. And for us too.” writes Charles Krauthammer. “The Pentagon seems bent on preventing it.”


There's nothing funny about President Trump

McKee edit toon 6-22-17

The syndicated cartoonists for the Standard-Examiner opinion page are way out of line. My wife and I have been loyal customers of this newspaper for many years. We find these daily mockeries of President Trump totally disrespectful not only to the person but to the position. Not everyone finds this...

Editorial Cartoon , National Commentary

Fresh ink from Pat Bagley

Bagley edit toon 6-23-17

A Pat Bagley editorial cartoon.

National Commentary

Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" — a play for our times

Shakespearean Trump

“Overall, this picture of a divided Rome – a mix of power politics, of stoic ideals giving way to ego – should give pause to modern audiences,” writes Jyotsna G. Singh.

Real Estate

Beware the great white sharks in the world of real estate

Great white shark

Predatory practices, in any industry, eventually just create more regulations. We don’t need to close the beach. We just need to beware … because sharks have been sighted.

Our View

Lots of things mattered to Utah lawmakers in 2017. But not special elections

Chaffetz Seat Utah Election

Revising the law about special elections wasn’t a priority last session for the Utah Legislature. Then Jason Chaffetz resigned. 

National Commentary

Four scenarios that could doom the Senate's health care bill

Congress Health Overhaul Protest

Negotiated in secret, the Republican health care bill could fall apart in at least four ways, writes Amber Phillips.

Guest Commentary

Readers react: Death of Dominic Landreth draws questions about sentencing

Dominic Landreth Davis jail deaths

Many debated whether a misdemeanor drug charge deserved a 4-month jail sentence.


The Homefront: Sometimes being a great parent means saying no to your kids

D. Louise Brown

In honor of Father’s Day, D. Louise Brown told the story of a time her father told her no — and she learned how fiercely he really loved her.

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