Tag Archives: children

Google on a search-and-destroy mission against online child porn

Tweet This is a great piece of news to start the week with: [Google] is creating a database of images depicting child exploitation – to be shared with tech companies, law enforcement, and charities – in order to scrub the … Continue reading

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Smoking, dating, and competing rights

Tweet The following post is a transcript of a weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations: Well into the new legislative session, already we see signs that state legislators struggle to discern first principles from ideological preferences and … Continue reading

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America’s demographic cliff

Tweet Will a lack of children lead to America’s decline? Jonathan V. Last wrote a thought-provoking essay for Saturday’s Wall Street Journal about “America’s Baby Bust”: For more than three decades, Chinese women have been subjected to their country’s brutal … Continue reading

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Talking past each other

Tweet The phrase “talking past each other” surely applies to the “debate” in which we are supposedly engaged over the meaning of marriage as it relates to divorce, redefinition, cohabitation, unwed parenting, etc.  On one side, there are discussions of … Continue reading

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Anti-discrimination laws and marriage

Tweet Many people wonder why conservatives who speak up for traditional marriage and the natural family also often oppose fundamentally flawed laws that would add “sexual orientation” to anti-discrimination laws. If you ask some “gay rights” advocates, the answer is … Continue reading

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The mistakes of ‘the gay mind’

Tweet Recently I wrote about “the secular mind” in The Salt Lake Tribune. With this blog post I write about “the gay mind.” By way of preface, four items: First, I want to make clear that I’m speaking generally about … Continue reading

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Spending our children’s inheritance

Tweet One of the gems in Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France is his description of the tradition threatened by the social engineering of the French Revolution as an “entailed inheritance derived to us from our forefathers, and … Continue reading

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Polyamory and willful blindness?

Tweet Imagine a scenario where a small child is allowed to play with loaded weapons without meaningful oversight from the parents. Then imagine the parents excuse their behavior by saying that the child had not yet been shot or shot … Continue reading

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Academic witch hunt ends in acquittal

Tweet A Child Trends report in 2002 concluded: “First, research clearly demonstrates that family structure matters for children, and the family structure that helps children the most is a family headed by two biological parents in a low-conflict marriage.” There … Continue reading

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Utah's Reid shows leadership on intergenerational poverty

Tweet Utah State Senator Stuart Reid is providing important leadership on a crucial issue — intergenerational poverty. The 1990s saw a major effort to reform public welfare through work requirements for welfare recipients. This effort had merit, but Senator Reid … Continue reading

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How Utah’s universities are exploring digital learning potential

Tweet We have blogged regularly here about the many ways that digital learning is improving public education across the country by creating educational opportunities customized to the needs of individual children, and by focusing teachers’ time on one-on-one teaching rather … Continue reading

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Rethinking unilateral divorce

Tweet The Deseret News has recently published an important series of articles (here and here) and an editorial on an issue that gets far less attention than it deserves — the serious consequences of our legal culture of divorce. The … Continue reading

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How is Utah’s child welfare system doing?

Tweet As we have reported, the Utah Legislature is reviewing an audit of the Utah Division of Child and Family Services.  The Foundation for Government Accountability has just released a report with state rankings based on 11 different child outcomes. … Continue reading

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Will California ‘split the child’?

Tweet The news is reporting on another troubling development from California, where the state Senate is considering a bill that would specifically allow the government to designate more than two “parents” for a child. Although radical, this idea is not … Continue reading

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Video: study shows children better off with father and mother

Tweet A new study shows there are significant differences among children raised by gay and lesbian parents when compared with children raised by intact biological families. Watch this video report to learn more from Bill Duncan, Sutherland Institute’s Director of the Center … Continue reading

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