National Commentary

Food stamps should be spent on food, not soda

Food Stamps Cuts-Economy

One study estimates that prohibiting food-stamp funds from being spent on sweetened beverages would prevent more than 400,000 Americans from becoming obese.

National Commentary

Trump had a point about immigration

Trump One Year Photo Gallery Puerto Rico

“He was almost surely trying to say that we should pick immigrants for skills (he reportedly mentioned Asia as well as Norway), but typically stated his position in the crudest terms possible,” writes Rich Lowry.


Cowards in Congress are enabling a charlatan

Trump One Year Fact Check

A while back, the Standard-Examiner published a satirical letter from me about a little old lady, secretary of the homeowners association, who was outvoted for HOA president by a newcomer, rich celebrity (“A story about a little old lady, a celebrity and a homeowners association,” March...

National Commentary

Trump, Nielsen and the border wall fraud

Congress Homeland Security Nielsen

“What Trump proposes to do is spend $18 billion to erect a giant symbol. What he would really be doing is shoveling money down a — what's the term? — rathole,” writes Steve Chapman.

Our View

Here's a simple way to help Ogden children learn — feed them

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In the Ogden School District, children facing food insecurity can now count on two healthy meals a day. That improves their ability to learn — making Ogden a stronger community.

Guest Commentary

We need to take a more stable view of the president's health

Trump Physical

“All nonsense aside, it’s a challenge to comprehend why those who didn’t vote for nor like the president don’t understand the need to hope his health is intact. Anything less reflects animosity out of control,” writes D. Louise Brown.


Judge Trump by his accomplishments, not his words

Trump speaks

I am getting the idea that many people are judging Donald Trump by his less-than-presidential language and tweets. Well, all I can say is "By their fruits ye shall know them." Neil Gorsuch. Tax reform. Obama individual mandate repeal. Deregulation. Cutting government waste. Border security. Defeat...

Guest Commentary

A march, a movie and a renewed hope for America

MLK Day March 2018

“Sometimes it takes a while, but truth, facts and justice will prevail,” writes Don Porter.

Our View

Utah's secret jail standards do nothing to protect prisoners

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If Utah’s jail standards failed to protect Marion Herrera, they cannot protect anyone.

National Commentary

Sens. Cotton and Perdue are outed for lying on Trump's behalf

Trump Cotton

“Not only did these two repeatedly lie, but Cotton also impugned the integrity of Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., who told the truth,” writes Jennifer Rubin.

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