Opinion

For Trump, inconsistency is the point

Trump California Convention

Factual accuracy and logic are no more important to Trump's followers than to him, writes Steve...

Letters

Target loses West Point customer over transgender bathroom policy

I am writing regarding the Washington Post story in the May 4 Standard-Examiner, “Group tests Target’s bathroom policy.” I could not believe it. There are some pretty bad people out there who could take advantage of this — child molesters and rapists! How are...


Guest Commentary

In the debate over bathrooms, echoes of the South and white-only fountains

“I haven’t taken a poll, but it seems to me that people who use the restroom go there to — well, use the restroom,” writes Adrienne Andrews. “To assume that those who identify as transgender will visit the restroom to attack or harm others is as flawed as the...


Our View

Wildlife center needs money, volunteers to save orphaned animals

Wildlife contributes to the beauty of the Wasatch Front. Help the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah save as many orphaned animals as it can.


National Commentary

They're going to try to make Trump look mainstream. Don't buy it

“Many forces will be at work in the coming weeks to normalize Trump — and, yes, the media will play a big role in this,“ writes E.J. Dionne Jr. ”On both the right and the left, there will be strong temptations to go along.“


Me, Myself as Mommy

Take time to write down your history — your loved ones will be thankful you did

Columnist Meg Sanders reflects on the importance of her family members writing down their histories, which offer a window into who they were and are.


Letters

Urge Hatch, Bishop to do something about prescription drug prices

There are three major issues facing Congress and the president in the prescription drug area: 1) Importation of drugs from safe countries; 2) Medicare putting its drugs out for bid; and 3) Blocking deals with generic drug manufacturers that prohibit them from producing drugs. There are now eight...


National Commentary

Do you hate Trump voters? You've got a problem


National Commentary

Delaying execution isn't cruel and unusual

Justice Stephen Breyer is against the death penalty — but not because it’s morally wrong. He briefly reiterated his arguments Monday when dissenting from the court’s refusal to hear a California death row inmate’s case. First, he said the death penalty may be unconstitutional in California because...


Our View

Communities reacted well to windstorm's damage

It was a rough weekend windstorm that hit northern Utah. The highest winds were in Farmington at 91 mph. It was not catastrophic, public damage is limited; some cities reported minimal damage.  However, the private damage tally is high. Cities reported damage as high as several hundred thousand...


Letters

Utah needs to expand Medicaid coverage to those at 138 percent of poverty level

The Medicaid expansion issue is not new, though parts are not widely known. Utah Rep. Robert Spendlove wants to expand Medicaid to those living at or below 100 percent of the federal poverty level; he believes that bills proposed at the federal level did not give enough control to the state to...


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