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Life elevated, online

Continuing a gratifying tradition of accolades, the Beehive State was recently highlighted in yet another “best-of-the-nation” assessment. In The Best States for Online College Students 2015, Utah was ranked No. 3 in the country. The top 10: Washington, California, Utah, Georgia, Kansas, Texas, North Carolina, Virginia, Florida and Colorado. From the article summarizing the results […]

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The unintended consequences of the minimum wage

Minimum wage arguments are often laden with good intentions. Of course everyone believes in a fair wage for an honest day’s work. However, what’s generally lacking in the push for a minimum wage is an understanding of the broader consequences of the well-intentioned policies. For instance, studies have shown that raising the minimum wage contributes […]

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3 Americans on train gave others the gift of courage

Fear is contagious. But so is courage. Courage is contagious, and it recently helped save dozens of lives in France. As you’ve probably heard, last week a terrorist with ties to radical Islam attempted to murder dozens of passengers aboard a high-speed train in France. Three Americans made sure that didn’t happen. Airman 1st Class […]

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How far will this go?

A recent news story out of Colorado under the headline “Chick-fil-A location at DIA [Denver International Airport] paused after Denver Council cites chain’s LGBT stances,” reports that “City Council members, considering new concession deal, say company’s past same-sex marriage stance causes concerns.” Chick-fil-A’s reputation as an opponent of same-sex marriage has imperiled the fast-food chain’s […]

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How is this not an example of ‘compelled speech’?

Justice Antonin Scalia has noted how normal legal rules have been inexplicably distorted or even ignored in order to protect the U.S. Supreme Court’s indefensible decision on abortion. This “abortion distortion” has led the court to uphold restrictions on how ordinary citizens may protest at clinics that would have been unthinkable for anti-war or other […]

Wednesday, Aug. 19 noon rally at Utah Capitol Rotunda to address taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood

Wednesday, August 19, is the monthly legislative Interim Day on Utah’s Capitol Hill. In addition to the regularly scheduled meetings of the Legislature’s interim committees, an informative gathering will be held in the Capitol Rotunda from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm – to which citizens are invited and encouraged to attend. The topic will be […]

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Rule of law or ‘rule of feelings’?

“Aristotle, Livy and Harrington … define a republic to be a government of laws, and not of men.” -John Adams, Novanglus 7 (later incorporated into the Massachusetts Constitution) This republican ideal has been one of the foundations of American freedom and the American identity since the founding of the nation. We are not a country […]