Opinion

From the Editors

Standard-Examiner journalists earn 28 awards in regional Top of the Rockies contest

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The contest, hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists Colorado chapter, includes news organizations from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.


National Commentary

Republicans have wasted their opportunity

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“Republicans are resting on their laurels, when they don't deserve any laurels,” writes Rich Lowry.


National Commentary

Where are the conservatives we need?

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“Our politics will remain broken as long as conservatism confines its energies to cutting taxes and defending a reckless president at all costs,” writes E.J. Dionne Jr.


Behind Bars

Beyond Bars: The stigma of prison, parole

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Just the other day when I told someone I had recently been released from prison. He said, “Well, you look like you’re healthy and doing OK.”


Our View

Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

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This week: Political infighting, a young cowboy poet, expanded voting and lessons learned from the Uintah fire.


Letters

NBA players should not represent America if they don't respect the flag

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On Saturday, April 7, I read about the United States forming a 35-man pool for the USA Basketball national team. They’ll play for the Americans if they qualify for the 2019 Basketball World Cup and the 2020 Olympics. I read the names, and I think some of these players are not qualified to be...


Standard Deviations

Not only has this columnist's ship come in, but the midnight buffet is spam

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I’ll see your Nigerian prince, and raise you a South African banker.


National Commentary

Expect the North Korea talks to be fruitless

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“Whatever we get from North Korea, we can expect to pay for in full. Trump may not be willing to bear that cost — or be able to persuade Republicans in Congress to go along,” writes Steve Chapman.


Guest Commentary

Justice needs to be distributed as evenly and fairly as possible

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“Justice requires time to be done right and in order to accomplish justice, a lot of money gets spent,” writes E. Kent Winward.


Letters

Meeting at Mar-a-Lago was just another Trump business deal

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It doesn't make sense to me that President Donald Trump would have his meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago, his private resort in Palm Beach, Florida. What was wrong with having the meeting at either the White House or Camp David? Whoops, I forgot — the Secret...


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