Local prosperity requires coherent, stable national policymaking

Trump China Trade

“It probably wasn’t the president’s goal to make buildings in Utah more expensive...

National Commentary

Is Trump's coziness with Putin causing the White House to panic?

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“Someone at the White House, presumably on the national security team, has taken a large personal risk to call attention to Trump's mysteriously cozy relationship with a strategic rival. This is just extraordinary — and extraordinarily frightening,” writes Michael Gerson.

National Commentary

Facebook's chronic evasions are dangerous business

Facebook Cambridge Analytica

Facebook's cherished myth that it's simply "bringing the world closer together" is becoming hard to defend.


NRA members hope young people have a promising future

School Shooting Florida

The National Rifle Association is not afraid of our young people. We have faith in them. We hope their future is bright and and promising. We love them; they are our flesh and blood. RELATED: “Standard Deviations: Gun owners should be afraid of teenagers' newfound activism” Our...

National Commentary

Justice Department is headed down a dangerous path

Trump Sanctuary Cities

“That the attorney general and a member of the FBI leadership were mutually investigating each other should be the stuff of a "Homeland" episode, not front-page news in a real, functioning democracy,” writes Noah Feldman.

Our View

Reducing unintended pregnancies saves money — and it also improves lives

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By expanding access to contraception, Utah can save money, reduce the abortion rate and help low-income women overcome poverty. And that’s truly remarkable.

National Commentary

Firing Mueller now doesn't make sense

APTOPIX Trump Trade

“Moving at this point would only be rational if Trump fears some thermonuclear revelation that wouldn't be survivable. It's not clear what, in the current news and political environment, that would be,” writes Rich Lowry.

From the Editors

Friday FAQs: How does the Standard-Examiner pick letters to the editor?


As part of a initiative to be more transparent and give our readers a behind-the-scenes look into our newsroom, the Standard-Examiner is starting a weekly series answering questions from our readers called Friday FAQ.


We need common-sense gun control


In response to “Media has contributed to America’s moral decline, gun violence,” a letter from Scott Stanford published March 4: Most people are not calling for gun prohibition; rather, they are calling for common-sense gun control. Alcohol prohibition, which forbade production,...

Guest Commentary

Readers react: Can mental health reform prevent gun violence?

School Safety US vs Nigeria-15

The Standard-Examiner’s video — published a week after President Trump released his school safety plan — sparked some interesting conversation among commenters.

National Commentary

To protect Mueller, Republican silence may be a shrewd tactic


“In a hyper-partisan climate, it's easy to interpret every difference of opinion as proof of sordid motives. But if Republicans actually wanted Trump to get rid of Mueller, they would be saying so,” writes Steve Chapman.

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