Opinion

Standard-Examiner recognized in Utah Journalism Awards

BZ Ruth House Stephanie 08-18

The Standard-Examiner received 16 awards and four honorable mentions at the 2018 Utah Journalism...

Editorial

Justice Department rebuked in AT&T case

AT T Time Warner Antitrust

President Trump's chilling campaign to politicize the Justice Department ran into a stinging rebuke on Tuesday as a federal judge broadly rejected the government's attempt to block AT&T's $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner. Appearing to pander to the president's hostility to much of the...


Editorial

Historic Snooker

Mona Charen

The headline writers adore the word "historic." It was ubiquitous in reporting on the April meeting between Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in. Kim shook Moon's hand and then guided him over the military demarcation line to step onto North Korean territory. This prompted swoons. What rot. If that was a...


Editorial

This Is Who We Have to Be

Connie Schultz

Last week, in a discussion thread on my public Facebook wall about the current political climate, a reader asked a question that's been needling me: "How do we keep from demonizing those who would demonize others?" In attempting to answer her, I realized how much I've been wrestling with this since...


Standard Deviations

Journalism awards? Meh. But journalism? It doesn't get any better

Jail deaths

“After all, you know what they say about reporters: ‘If your mother says she loves you, get a second source.’ Really? Then how are you supposed to react when your peers say you wrote the year’s best humor/lifestyle column?”


Editorial

Summer bus tour a healing experience for nation

School Shooting Bus Tour

Music is healing. Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas Senior High School put that theory on display Sunday night in New York with their stirring performance at the Tony Awards — beautifully. The students, all from the school's drama department, brought the house down singing the powerful...


Editorial

The Predictable Reaction to the Trump-Kim Summit

Adriana Cohen

Perhaps the president is onto something. Upon returning from a potentially game-changing diplomatic summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un this week, President Donald Trump tweeted: "So funny to watch the Fake News, especially NBC and CNN. They are fighting hard to downplay the deal with North Korea....


Editorial

Reader React

Clinton explosive tennis balls

This past week, we reported on an average tax increase of $27 for homeowners in Ogden. The increase is not due to a new tax by Ogden City Council, but instead by the average home cost in the city increasing to nearly $200,000. The city’s current tax rate is .003103, but for the city to have...


Letters

Gage Froerer is a Humble and Effective Servant Leader

I have had the opportunity to work closely with both James Ebert and Gage Froerer, and wish to share my experience with Gage Froerer’s remarkable leadership style. I first met Gage before I held any political office when I contacted him as a constituent. He personally responded, and genuinely...


Editorial

Where Is the Republican Gene McCarthy?

Mark Shields

After Election Day in 1964, when Lyndon B. Johnson won a landslide victory over Republican Barry Goldwater and Democrats procured a 68-32 majority in the Senate, the Democratic Caucus of the U.S. Senate met in private. Rightly confident -- they now had the numbers needed to pass Medicare, Medicaid...


Editorial

Thumbs Up Thumbs Down

Sundance

Each week the Standard-Examiner hashes out issues large and small and takes a thumbs-up, thumbs-down stance. Have a thumbs-up or thumbs-down you’d like to give? Email a submission of 100 words or less to jmccabe@standard.net. Here’s what we recommend this week for praise and criticism:...


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