Editorial

Abortion and the Constitution

Star Parker

As we enter into what surely will be another contentious confirmation process for a new Supreme...

Editorial

Trade war could be harmful to economy

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The U.S. economy continues to show strength in the wake of tax reform and deregulation, but the downside of robust growth is that Donald Trump thinks this means he can dabble at trade war with impunity. He ought to look at the signs that growth would be even stronger if not for his border-tax...


Editorial

Trump Is Standing Up for Us

Adriana Cohen

What a blessing to finally have a president who's looking out for us, the American taxpayers, versus kowtowing to globalist elites and NATO members who've been exploiting the United States by failing to pay their fair share in military defense spending. It's no secret that NATO members have, by and...


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Business Insider waves white flag in Scarlett Johansson flap

Jonah Goldberg

A fascinating series of controversies erupted this past week, and they had nothing to do with Donald Trump or Robert Mueller. Business Insider ran a column defending actress Scarlett Johansson from fierce criticism for her decision to play a transgender man in a forthcoming film called "Rub and Tug....


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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...


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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...


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,...


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...


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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:...


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