Entries by Pamela Whitmore

Go find a sunset

The Wall Street Journal writes that experiencing awe is good for you: Want to improve your life? Go do something awesome. The actual feeling of awe, and experiences that inspire it, benefit us in all sorts of ways, from stronger health to improved relationships, according to several recent studies. … Awe is an emotional response […]

Vaccination: the debate that shouldn’t exist

Vaccines have fallen victim to their own success. They have worked so incredibly well that no one remembers the reality of the diseases that vaccines have kept at bay, and instead too many people, out of fear, focus on a very few bad outcomes. The granddaddy of the anti-vaccine accusations, the infamous Wakefield study from 1998 – which claimed a […]

‘Speak American!’

A few months ago I was on the receiving end of a fender-bender in Taylorsville. I spent some time standing around and talking with the other drivers who had been hit. After I left one conversation to tend to my bored son, two other drivers continued talking to each other, switching to Spanish. I felt […]

Be ‘warriors’ for social justice, Mike Lee and Arthur Brooks tell audience at Sutherland event

Is social justice a conservative cause? Yes, absolutely. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, explained why it’s not just a cause, but a moral imperative, last night at a Sutherland Institute dinner in Salt Lake City. Brooks told the group gathered at La Jolla Groves that conservatives […]