Fact Checks

AP FACT CHECK: Tesla safety claims aren't quite right

Tesla Safety Fact Check

  DETROIT (AP) — For years, Tesla has boasted that its cars and SUVs are safer than other vehicles on the roads, and CEO Elon Musk doubled down on the claims in a series of tweets this week. The electric vehicles are under intense scrutiny from federal investigators, who have been...


Supreme Court OKs sports betting: Let the states wet their beaks


The other day, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized sports betting, essentially transforming politicians from every state in America into bookies. State governments and their virtuous politicos are thrilled, dreaming of revenue coming in from state-licensed sports book operations. But before everybody...


Why Jerasulem Matters

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Israel is seen as an outpost of colonialism by leftists, and has been since the 1967 war. Then-President Barack Obama expressed the view well in his 2009 speech in Cairo, suggesting that Israel's rationale relied on its "tragic history" that "culminated in an unprecedented Holocaust."


More marijuana is not good in Colorado

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If Colorado has not hit bottom with the reckless commercialization of a recreational drug, we dread to contemplate what is next.


Israel Has No Friend in Democrats

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Do Democrats truly stand for democracy, LGBT and women's rights, or even freedom? Perhaps those values are merely talking points used to garner votes, because if progressives truly cared about human rights they claim to espouse, they wouldn't have boycotted the U.S. delegation in Israel this week...


U.S. should hold firm with North Korea

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The North Korea issue is an important one to many residents of greater Weber County, as Hill Air Force Base, which houses the F-35A, has seen active duty personnel take part in training in the Korean Peninsula and Japan. As we reported in December, F-35As based out of Hill took part in joint...

Standard Deviations

Standard Deviations: Lessons from the Ogden Marathon? Running is hard

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On Saturday, this fat, aging journalist staggered through the 5K portion of the 2018 Ogden Marathon.


Happy anniversary. Robert Mueller


Trump himself seized the anniversary of the start of the Mueller inquiry to tweet a mocking commentary: "Congratulations, America, we are now into the second year of the greatest Witch Hunt in American History ... and there is still No Collusion and No Obstruction. The only Collusion was that done...

Our View

The best of Northern Utah from last week

RYAN J. SONNIER/U.S. Air Force The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform during the rehearsal day prior to the 2015 Joint Base Andrews Air Show at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Sept. 18, 2015.

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 are some of the good things that happened last week around...


The Russia temptation

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Scandal politics is always very tempting, and the left, especially TV personalities like MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, have given in to it utterly. Its allure is understandable: It's easy. You don't have to do any of the hard work of public persuasion or re-examine any of your assumptions. Robert Mueller...

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