Opinion

Expanding Nordic Valley? Sure. But why not just open ‘Roy: The Ski Resort’?

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Nordic Valley is one of four Utah ski resorts that get the lowest amount of annual snowfall....

Editorial

Montana needs more child protection workers

Yellowstone County has about 880 children in foster care because of abuse or neglect in their own homes. Statewide, nearly 4,000 children newborn through age 17 are in the foster care system. Those numbers reveal why Yellowstone County child protection workers have been especially overloaded in a...


Editorial

What the Cave Boys Teach Us About Abortion

Mona Charen

Twelve boys and their adult coach trapped in a dank, oxygen-deprived cave in Thailand riveted the world's attention for two weeks. Why, people ask at times like this, are we so focused on these individuals when half a million Rohingya refugee children are in danger of starving on the Bangladesh...


Editorial

Mr. Rogers and Parents at the Border

Connie Schultz

In these warm Ohio months, when my daughter was an infant, I'd strap her into the stroller most evenings and take her for a long walk before bedtime. One neighbor, just a few houses down, had his own evening habit of dragging his hose with a rotating sprinkler to the edge of his lawn and aiming it...


Standard Deviations

Expanding Nordic Valley? Sure. But why not just open ‘Roy: The Ski Resort’?

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Nordic Valley is one of four Utah ski resorts that get the lowest amount of annual snowfall. And the primary reason for that lack of snow? A base elevation that is a mere 5,400 feet above sea level, the lowest in the entire state.


Editorial

Congress needs to take responsiblity for federal spending

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The Government Accountability Office has once again warned Congress that the federal government's current fiscal trajectory is "unsustainable." In a report submitted to Congress on June 21, the GAO notes the federal deficit has continued to grow every year in the last few years. In fiscal year 2015,...


Letters

Welcome to Age of Trump

There’s not an hour of the day that goes by when something Donald Trump said, did, or was involved with is not constantly replayed on every major cable network. While everything he says or does is certainly newsworthy, much of it is little more than lies, wild exaggerations, and insults...


Editorial

Yes, the Supreme Court is undemocratic

Rich Lowry

In an era of partisan polarization, it is rare to get agreement on anything, but about this there should be a consensus: The Supreme Court is an undemocratic institution whose power should be carefully circumscribed. The right has long been of this view, and the left is suddenly and...


Editorial

Trump needs to go deeper in questioning NATO's blank check

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U.S. President Donald Trump limbered up in the bullpen for his meeting with NATO alliance leaders this week by riffing on one of his favorite themes: getting ripped off. "I'm going to tell NATO: You've got to start paying your bills," Trump said earlier this week, suggesting that he'll be treating...


Editorial

Thumbs Up

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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:...


Editorial

Slavery: What They Didn't Teach in My High School

Larry Elder

A man I have known since grade school changed his name, years ago, to an Arabic one. He told me he rejected Christianity as "the white man's religion that justified slavery." He argued Africans taken out of that continent were owed reparations. "From whom?" I asked. Arab slavers took more Africans...


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