Opinion

Democracy, conversation and hyperbole

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“Our politicians have shifted from exaggeration for effect to simply using large lies instead...

Letters

Grandparenting journey was tough, but worth it

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In regard to grandparents, grandparenting is as important as being a parent (”Grandfamilies program fights symptoms of opioid epidemic,” Nov. 5 Standard-Examiner). Unfortunately, some grandparents are still kids themselves. Sad, yet true. Some parents also are kids. They are either too...


National Commentary

Because Sarah sez so, that's why

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“To the media, she is the wall Trump promised to erect and, increasingly, it seems, we are the swamp he seeks to drain,” writes Kathleen Parker. “Out with the media, out with free speech, out with facts!”


National Commentary

Trump is sending 59K Haitians back to a life of misery

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Fixing the TPS program is but one step in the multi-step immigration reform process that should begin soon.


National Commentary

Alabama Senate race leaves anti-abortionists no choice

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“The Alabama voter who seeks a candidate with anti-abortion views and at least average moral rectitude will find nobody on the Senate ballot who meets that description.,” writes Ramesh Ponnuru.


Letters

We need to understand climate change and how it affects us

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Three massive hurricanes this year have a collective projected cost of more than $200 billion. Congress has voted for $51.8 billion in aid to help with recovery from hurricanes and wildfires and to bail out the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program, forgiving $16 billion of its debt. “Instead...


Letters

Clinton is a great place to live because of its people

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I sat at my computer Nov. 7, surrounded by my family waiting for the election results. When they finally appeared, I felt suddenly and incredibly humbled by the support that was shown to me by the residents of Clinton. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for honoring me with your vote...


Guest Commentary

A columnist expresses his thanks for spare ribs, Orrin Hatch and family

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“This year I’m thankful for Roy Moore and Al Franken, because they remind me that skeezy pervs come in all political persuasions.,” writes Don Porter.


National Commentary

It's Thanksgiving. Listen to those who disagree with your views

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If Thanksgiving is one of the only days of the year you’ll spend with those who don’t share your fundamental views, what we really want to say is: Don’t blow it. If you listen, you may learn something about why your so-called crazy uncle disagrees.


Letters

Congress cares more about its big donors than working-class voters

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They've done it again. Our "representatives" in Washington have voted to raise our taxes and make health care less affordable for millions of citizens, while slashing taxes on large corporations and the wealthy. Reps. Rob Bishop, Mia Love, Chris Stewart and John Curtis all toed the party line and...


Guest Commentary

Democracy, conversation and hyperbole

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“Our politicians have shifted from exaggeration for effect to simply using large lies instead of small ones,” writes Jeff Steagall.


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