Guest Commentary

Read a book that challenges the way you see the world

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“The most important challenge of Banned Book Week isn’t the challenges made against the books, but the challenge to ourselves to open our minds and read,” writes E. Kent Winward

Guest Commentary

The Nicolas Sanchez shooting — a Standard-Ex reader conversation

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Police officers were justified Feb. 21 when they killed Nicolas Sanchez outside a Roy convenience story, Weber County Attorney Chris Allred ruled. Readers overwhelmingly agreed.

National Commentary

Don't scrap rules protecting students at for-profit colleges

For Profit Loan Forgiveness

For-profit colleges can serve nontraditional students without ripping them off.

National Commentary

No, using the word "sovereignty" isn't a dog whistle

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“Trump's critics misrepresent the speech and misunderstand the nationalist vision that Trump was setting out,” writes Rich Lowry.


Motorists need to look out for elderly bike riders

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I am 62 years old. I've been driving for 56 years. All my life I've read about the elderly being run over and killed in crosswalks. I could never understand it until I started riding a bicycle 13 years ago. If I rode on the sidewalk and into the crosswalk, eight out 10 drivers making a right turn...

National Commentary

This Hispanic Heritage Month, let's have a meaningful discussion

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“The so-called conversations about these "issues" that permeate the internet at this time of year are a colossal waste of time and energy within an already very loosely united populace,” writes Esther J. Cepeda.

Our View

You need CodeRED before the next disaster strikes in Northern Utah

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Reverse 911 is old, ineffective technology. CodeRED can reach you anywhere.

National Commentary

Trump and the fog over pre-existing maladies

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Who's right — President Donald Trump and Sen. Bill Cassidy, or late-night host Jimmy Kimmel? None has really captured the complexity of the debate over who might lose insurance protections in the latest Republican health care bill. But of the three, the TV guy is the...


Brown makes a flawed argument about Confederate statues

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I read D. Louise Brown's column on taking down the Confederate statues in America (”America shouldn't be in the business of taking down statues,” Aug. 31). She proclaims her disdain both for the alt-right and “the actions of their opponents to silence them.” She justifies...

Guest Commentary

Listen, kid. You don't know who you're dealing with

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“In the end my parents did a bang-up job responding to a child who did things differently than they or the previous children did. Because of attempts to cut corners, I can spot those habits in my children,” writes Meg Sanders.

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