Opinion

National Commentary

WILLIAMS: Can we trust experts?

Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers predicted that if Donald Trump were elected, there would be a protracted recession within 18 months. Heeding its experts, a month before the election, The Washington Post ran an editorial with the headline "A President Trump could destroy the world economy."...


Editorial

From the editor: An introduction

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Like many businesses, the Standard-Examiner has ebbed and flowed with the changes of time since its inception in 1888, but its commitment has always remained married to the community. I am excited for the opportunity to be a part of the future of the Standard-Examiner, and more importantly the...


National Commentary

ELDER: Trump skeptical about 'official government findings'? Who isn't?

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President Donald Trump, in Helsinki, expressed skepticism about the intelligence community's finding that Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election. Within 24 hours, the President walked back his skepticism and said he trusts the intel community and believes their finding that Russia...


National Commentary

PARKER: Senate should pass the First Step Act

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It is rare these days in Washington to see bipartisan support for anything, let alone for a major issue with far reaching implications for the nation. This is why the bipartisan passage in the House, 360-59, of the First Step Act to reform our federal prisons is such big news. The 360 "yes" votes...


Editorial Cartoon

Cartoons: Hitting the wrong target

Could this lead to war?


National Commentary

STOSSEL: Less-Communist Cuba

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While self-proclaimed "democratic socialists" win Democratic primaries in America, actual socialists in Cuba are finally backing away from some of the ideas that kept Cubans poor. Sunday, Cuba's National Assembly approved a draft of a new constitution that recognizes a right to own private property....


Cartoons

Cartoons: Send help

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Column

Every parent wants their child to succeed in life

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This past week, 40 students, most going into ninth grade, graduated from their third and final year in the summer school know as Weber State University PREP (Pre-Engineering Program), organized by the College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology. This program requires seven weeks of...


National Commentary

Nobody knows who the 2020 presidential nominees will be, but ...

Mark Shields

As was wisely observed inside the world of renowned philosopher Peter Pan, "All this has happened before, and it will all happen again." Never is that more true than when American voters choose our presidential nominees. Recall 1976, when, after the criminality, corruption and involuntary...


Letters

Letters to the editor: We need a leader for all the people; science columns much

We need a leader for all the people John Reynolds was right about one thing in his recent letter, the Democratic Party isn’t our grandparents’ party, but then neither is the Republican Party. The GOP used to favor law and order, low taxes and reduced deficits. The president and his...


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