Opinion

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...

Editorial

Time to privatize nation's air traffic control

Trump Aviation Fact Check

The Trump administration revived calls for privatizing air traffic control services last month as part of a broader proposal to reorganize and modernize the federal government. The report, "Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century," renews the White House's commitment to seeing America...


Editorial

Russian Bots vs. Academia/Hollywood -- Which Had a Bigger Impact on the Election?

Larry Elder

The indictment of a dozen Russian spies explained, in great detail, the extent of their interference in the 2016 election. Americans learned about the depth and extent of the Russian operation to interfere. That the Russian activity altered the outcome of the election to "make Trump win" has become...


Letters

Science columns appreciated

I would like to thank the Standard Examiner and the editorial staff for instituting a regular column dealing with topics pertaining to science and the public. I have waited hopefully for this for a long time, and I regard it as something we have needed for a long time. Further, as John Armstrong...


Editorial

Jim Jordan, Brett Kavanaugh and Guilt by association

Star Parker

First it was Republican Congressman Jim Jordan. Now it's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. These men are considered guilty by association for being in proximity of wrongdoing that took place almost 30 years ago. Allegedly, Jordan took no action as a young assistant wrestling coach regarding...


Editorial

Trump Failed to Demonstrate Leadership with Putin

One of the Obama administration's greatest foreign-policy missteps was the failed "reset" button it attempted to hit with Vladimir Putin's Russia. President Donald Trump's meeting with Putin in Helsinki this week, and the calamitous press conference that followed, was far worse. Instead of a reset...


Editorial

How to stop Trump's lie machine

Robert Reich

As the political season heats up, Donald Trump is ramping up his lies through three amplifiers: his rallies, Fox News and his Twitter account. The three function as a big propaganda machine. According to the Fact Checker's database, the average daily rate of Trump's false or misleading claims is...


Editorial

Banning Straws

John Stossel

Want to sip a refreshing beverage this summer? If environmental zealots and sycophants get their way, you won't be allowed to sip it through a plastic straw. Actress Nina Nelson and other celebrities made a video claiming that plastic straws kill sea life: "In the USA alone, over 500 million straws...


Editorial

Pruitt, not policies, the problem at EPA

Ethanol Rally Pruitt

Bad politicians do not translate automatically to bad policy. Scott Pruitt was not an acceptable administrator of President Donald Trump’s environmental policies — but that does not mean Trump should change them. It appears the president has no intention of altering course. Pruitt...


Editorial

Chico Marx for President

Mark Shields

In a scene in the 1933 film "Duck Soup," the character played by Chico, the most underrated of the funny Marx Brothers, is dressed like another character, and when the other man leaves the room, the woman who remains is surprised to see Chico. She tells him she saw him leave. Chico's response...


Guest Commentary

A Look into Space Is Worth the Wait

John Armstrong Mug

I just returned from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and, boy, do I have some exciting news: The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has a new launch date. JWST is NASA’s next-generation, flagship telescope, built to replace the Hubble Space Telescope and...


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