The principle behind anti-Trump pragmatism

Not Real News

“For Trump's opponents, pragmatism is principle — because the stakes are so high...

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

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“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.


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?

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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.

Our View

Excuse me — is this a restaurant or a bar?

Liquor Laws Utah

If you can’t tell restaurants from bars, don’t blame Utah lawmakers. They tried to help.

National Commentary

Binge drinkers put all of us at risk

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“Binge drinking puts everyone — even sober bystanders — at risk for harm from dangerous driving, risky sexual behavior and violent outbursts,” writes Esther J. Cepeda.

Guest Commentary

Readers react: Gov. Herbert signs bill axing state-mandated 'not a bar' signs

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The Standard-Examiner’s Facebook followers reacted hilariously to the new legislation.


We're rigorous about car licensing and operation. Apply the same thinking to guns


The debate over guns can get heated at times, and it really does not need to. We can solve many of the issues without taking anybody’s guns away. Guns laws need to be more rigorous. The problem we have is guns in the hands of people who want to do harm to other people. We have characterized...

National Commentary

We are not 'globalists' — we are Americans

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“The Trump administration is not only an affront to decency and the rule of law; it is an assault on America's self-conception,” writes Michael Gerson.

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