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What we have done is to isolate them in a mass of human squalor we euphemistically call shelters and dismiss them as homeless. We try to ignore them or treat them with pity at best and with disdain at worst.
A high-tech voting system for a high-tech world might be to just set up a vending machine in the lobbyists' lounge, where the politicians could silently pick and choose the bills they want passed without public...
The state prison relocation efforts appear to be more like how we used to play sandlot baseball. There we made the rules as we went along, and the kid that brought the bat and ball usually ended up changing the...
My mother was a humble woman with tenderness and compassion who softly exuded such strength. She taught us that we came into this world with nothing and we leave with nothing. The important thing is to make it ...
With considering public policy for the homeless, we shouldn't discount the importance of including the key stakeholders — the taxpayers and the homeless themselves —in the discussion of such policy....
If we want an education system that cultivates innovation, then we must create a culture where teachers are encouraged to be innovative and free to excite their students to be constant learners.
Much attention has been given of late to STEM education — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The value of a liberal arts education is that it teaches you how to write (which makes you think...
In 2012, the Utah Legislature launched a new war on chronic poverty and is making the same mistakes as the nation’s war on poverty from 1964. Those who should be in charge of making changes are not yet on...
It’s time we had leaders who understand how our world is changing exponentially and make strengthening Utah families a state priority, just as it has to the economic strength of our state.
Utah lawmakers have mastered the art of punting. For two years, they punted on health care for poor families and are still punting. The latest punt was not deciding on the selection of the state school board ca...