Opinion

Rare storm brings out not-so-rare gems in community

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Before the huge storm that hit Washington Terrace Thursday could even roll away from the Wasatch...

Opinion

Column: Football season creates camaraderie among prison inmates

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The change in the environment is palpable with quite a bit more camaraderie among inmates. Maybe that’s the reason so many casual fans make the switch and why there’s so much excitement for the season.


Opinion

Congress must get serious about the West’s wild horses

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The United States can target a drone on a lone desert hut halfway round the world and send a roving vehicle to Mars, but it can’t figure out what to do with the wild horses that overpopulate the West and wreak havoc on local range land.


National Commentary

What can we expect from Clinton and Trump in the debate?

CHRIS CILLIZZA

If you're a political junkie like me — or, heck, even if you aren't — you have been waiting a very long time for Monday night's presidential debate. Estimates are that 80 million to 100 million people will watch - an amazing number given the splintering of TV viewership over the past...


Our View

Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

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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:


Standard Deviations

Standard Deviations: Columnist gets 'microaggressive' about 'trigger warnings'

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It’s a year later, and we’re still arguing about hearing offensive ideas on college campuses.


National Commentary

The real threat to the constitution Is Trump

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“He knows as much about the Constitution as he does about taxidermy,” writes Steve Chapman. “The real problem is his disdain for the notion that it should hinder him from doing whatever he wants.


Our View

Changes to school grades was a bad thing to do for Utah schools

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The state scores are about more than morale and, with the scale changing, it’s doing more harm that good. It might be time to drop the altogether.


Our View

Rare storm brings out not-so-rare gems in community

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Before the huge storm that hit Washington Terrace Thursday could even roll away from the Wasatch Front, folks in the community began contacting the Standard-Examiner to ask how to help.


National Commentary

FDA is striking dangerous deals with reporters

MEGAN MCARDLE

The FDA's “close hold” embargo is an innovation I'd never heard of, however: It forbids reporters to talk to any third parties until the embargo date and time.


National Commentary

Debate moderators shouldn't duck

E. J. Dionne

No matter what Lester Holt does in the first presidential debate, he'll be denounced. ...But if you know the brickbats will come one way or the other, you might as well do the right thing.


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