High explosives do not constitute a Syria policy

Trump US Syria-3

“Trump's standard — that a dictator can indiscriminately kill his people as long as he...

From the Editors

Friday FAQs: Why does the Standard-Examiner put sticky ads on its front page?

Standard-Examiner sticky ad

Q: Why does the Standard-Examiner put a sticky advertisement on the front page?


Visit to Washington oncologist spared woman months of chemotherapy

Doctor and patient

In October 2017, I was diagnosed with invasive ductal breast cancer. Of the three lymph nodes that were removed during surgery, two were positive for cancer. Because of the positive lymph nodes, I was informed that I would need to have six months of chemotherapy. An echocardiogram was done because...

National Commentary

Portraits in grace: A pilot, a judge and a first lady

Southwest Airlines Emergency Landing

“The president and a good deal of Congress may disappoint, if not embarrass, many Americans, but we have no shortage of admirable Americans in public life who know it's not all about them,” writes Jennifer Rubin.

National Commentary

Republicans can ward off demographic doom

Trump boards

“Several of the scenarios in which Republicans win the presidency resemble 2000 and 2016: They're electoral victories earned with fewer popular votes than the Democrats are projected to get,” writes Ramesh Ponnuru.

Our View

Parents bringing their babies to the Senate floor? It's about time

Senate Babies

Senators, meet Maile Pearl Bowlsbey, born April 9 to Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois. She’s only a few days old, but she’s already shaking things up in Washington.


Brian Wood, you'll always have people cheering you on

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This is a note to Brian Wood, who writes the Beyond Bars column for the Standard-Examiner. It is a little late, but in your article about not getting your salesman's license, your wrote about being transferred to the service department (”My views on earning, spending money have changed since...

National Commentary

Tough guy Trump withers when it comes to Putin, sanctions against Russia

UN Security Council Syria-1

When it comes to the Russian leader, Trump doesn't come across as fierce or demanding. He comes across as scared.

Our View

Weber County GOP convention was a veritable fiasco

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The Weber County Republican Party made an amateur hour out of its own convention on Saturday by changing bylaws last-minute. The rule changes jilted some, seemingly for arbitrary reasons.

National Commentary

Immigrants should feel protected by local police, not threatened

Immigration Enforcement

Columnist Esther Cepeda writes that such tactics result in less-safe neighborhoods and many local law enforcement agencies across the country have rejected these programs for decades.

National Commentary

No one likes a prig — especially one with ax to grind, like James Comey

Trump-Comey Book

“Nothing is better than being the most righteous guy in the room — while still getting a huge payday,” writes Rich Lowry.

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