Standard Deviations: When you thought the immigration issue couldn’t get worse


If this columnist doesn’t get to blame easy access to guns for killing 20 young children at...

Behind Bars

Beyond Bars: For some former prisoners, getting high outweighs desire to succeed

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”You’d expect prisoners to romanticize about food and women, and they do, but neither come close to the most vocally fantasized aspect of freedom: drugs,” Brian Wood writes in this weeks column. 


Limiting screen time important in digital age

Science Says Gaming Disorder Addiction

The Chicago Tribune on the World Health Organization designating compulsive video gaming as a mental health disorder: The World Health Organization has a lot on its plate these days. Ebola's made a comeback in central Africa. There are still parts of the world where polio has yet to be rubbed out....


The simple act of being decent

Mona Charen

Not too long ago, I returned to my parked car and found a sheet of paper on the windshield bearing an expletive-laden message. The anonymous poster had obviously gone to some effort to make these flyers on his home computer -- complete with color cartoon figures and such. It let me know what an...


A Teenager's Visit to the Border, and the Mile That Changed Her

Connie Schultz

If she wanted to, 17-year-old Mary Grace Geise could pretend that what is happening to migrants at our southern border has nothing to do with her lucky life. She lives with both parents and her younger sister in Bay Village, a predominantly white, affluent suburb of Cleveland. She is a rising...


Demand action against inhumane immigration enforcement

The nation has been consumed in the debate and subsequent outrage by an increase in children being detained separately from their families after crossing the U.S. border illegally under a new zero-tolerance policy in conjunction with laws put in place under previous presidents’...


Stop Child-Parent Separation

We are writing to strongly object to the forcible separation of children from their parents at the U.S. border with Mexico. Families seeking asylum who present themselves at the border, as well as those crossing illegally, are having their children, including toddlers and school children, torn from...


The Real Message Behind the Inspector General's Report

Laura Hollis

There is a different standard of law when it comes to certain people in this country. That is the real message behind the inspector general's report just released on June 14. And although many on the left are doing a happy dance about it, they shouldn't be. First, as authors like Andrew McCarthy at...

Standard Deviations

Standard Deviations: When you thought the immigration issue couldn’t get worse


If this columnist doesn’t get to blame easy access to guns for killing 20 young children at an elementary school, the president doesn’t get to blame easy access to our borders for killing a young adult in a DUI crash.

Our View

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

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:...


Enforcement, not separation, is the issue

Rich Lowry

President Donald Trump climbed down on separating families at the border, but the underlying argument is not going away. The central question isn't whether we should separate families -- even most immigration hawks would prefer to hold families together -- but whether migrants should stay in the...

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