Seeing mortality through your parents' eyes

Aging parents

“Through the course of her years, Mom has evolved from being the protector to one needing...


Meeting at Mar-a-Lago was just another Trump business deal

Trump US Japan

It doesn't make sense to me that President Donald Trump would have his meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago, his private resort in Palm Beach, Florida. What was wrong with having the meeting at either the White House or Camp David? Whoops, I forgot — the Secret...

National Commentary

Evangelicals can't advance human dignity by dehumanizing others

GOP 2016 Trump Evangelicals

“You can't advance a vision of liberation by oppressing the conscience of others,” writes Michael Gerson.

National Commentary

Barbara Bush will be remembered for her compassion

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The depth of Barbara Bush's heart endures in all of the people she has touched.

National Commentary

No, tax-filing migraines are not going away

IRS Audits

As for Pence's claim that the tax cuts are the biggest in history, no.


Visit to Washington oncologist spared woman months of chemotherapy

Doctor and patient

EDITOR’S NOTE: This letter has been edited to correct a word in the third paragraph. The Standard-Examiner regrets the error. In October 2017, I was diagnosed with invasive ductal breast cancer. Of the three lymph nodes that were removed during surgery, two were positive for cancer. Because...

From the Editors

Friday FAQs: Why does the Standard-Examiner put sticky ads on its front page?

Standard-Examiner sticky ad

Q: Why does the Standard-Examiner put a sticky advertisement on the front page?

National Commentary

Portraits in grace: A pilot, a judge and a first lady

Southwest Airlines Emergency Landing

“The president and a good deal of Congress may disappoint, if not embarrass, many Americans, but we have no shortage of admirable Americans in public life who know it's not all about them,” writes Jennifer Rubin.

National Commentary

Republicans can ward off demographic doom

Trump boards

“Several of the scenarios in which Republicans win the presidency resemble 2000 and 2016: They're electoral victories earned with fewer popular votes than the Democrats are projected to get,” writes Ramesh Ponnuru.

Our View

Parents bringing their babies to the Senate floor? It's about time

Senate Babies

Senators, meet Maile Pearl Bowlsbey, born April 9 to Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois. She’s only a few days old, but she’s already shaking things up in Washington.


Brian Wood, you'll always have people cheering you on

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This is a note to Brian Wood, who writes the Beyond Bars column for the Standard-Examiner. It is a little late, but in your article about not getting your salesman's license, your wrote about being transferred to the service department (”My views on earning, spending money have changed since...

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