Opinion

Standard-Examiner recognized in Utah Journalism Awards

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The Standard-Examiner received 16 awards and four honorable mentions at the 2018 Utah Journalism...

Editorial

Taking Care of Kids Who Witness Death

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Normally, small research studies don't interest me much because they usually don't include a large cross section of participants. I mean, how can you reach a generalized conclusion if you have only questioned or studied 20 or 30 people, right? But a newly reported effort from the Boston Reentry...


Editorial

Leadership changes needed to prevent next Freedom Festival failure

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This past week has been a roller coaster for the Freedom Festival and the LGBT community of Utah County. And we don’t mean the fun kind of roller coaster you excitedly wait in hour-long lines for. We mean the one that, at the end of it all, makes you feel a little sick to the stomach from the...


Guest Commentary

Helpful answers require good questions

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Scientists ask questions. It’s what we do. It’s a hallmark of the scientific method. I’m sure you remember those worksheets from junior high on the Scientific Method. Some had five steps, others eight, but the one I recall had four: 1) make an observation that describes a problem,...


Behind Bars

Beyond Bars: First vacation after prison leaves me feeling inspired

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“As I treaded water, I could feel the sun on my face and my shoulders and I realized I was smiling. This was the feeling I had dreamed about many times while I was locked up. I felt free, so free,” Brian Wood writes this week. 


Editorial

Justice Department rebuked in AT&T case

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President Trump's chilling campaign to politicize the Justice Department ran into a stinging rebuke on Tuesday as a federal judge broadly rejected the government's attempt to block AT&T's $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner. Appearing to pander to the president's hostility to much of the...


Editorial

Historic Snooker

Mona Charen

The headline writers adore the word "historic." It was ubiquitous in reporting on the April meeting between Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in. Kim shook Moon's hand and then guided him over the military demarcation line to step onto North Korean territory. This prompted swoons. What rot. If that was a...


Editorial

This Is Who We Have to Be

Connie Schultz

Last week, in a discussion thread on my public Facebook wall about the current political climate, a reader asked a question that's been needling me: "How do we keep from demonizing those who would demonize others?" In attempting to answer her, I realized how much I've been wrestling with this since...


Standard Deviations

Journalism awards? Meh. But journalism? It doesn't get any better

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“After all, you know what they say about reporters: ‘If your mother says she loves you, get a second source.’ Really? Then how are you supposed to react when your peers say you wrote the year’s best humor/lifestyle column?”


Editorial

Summer bus tour a healing experience for nation

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Music is healing. Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas Senior High School put that theory on display Sunday night in New York with their stirring performance at the Tony Awards — beautifully. The students, all from the school's drama department, brought the house down singing the powerful...


Editorial

The Predictable Reaction to the Trump-Kim Summit

Adriana Cohen

Perhaps the president is onto something. Upon returning from a potentially game-changing diplomatic summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un this week, President Donald Trump tweeted: "So funny to watch the Fake News, especially NBC and CNN. They are fighting hard to downplay the deal with North Korea....


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