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Today’s world, driven by technology that is changing exponentially, makes the challenge of clinging to our old values more critical than ever before.
Until a vision for Utah education is created, along with structural changes, Utah legislators will continue to interfere in the management of public education. And our students will be denied a world-class educ...
What we often forget is that freedom is not a state of tranquility. The struggle for civil rights we won 50 years ago must be fought over and over again.
The late U.S. Sen. S.I. Hayakawa had it right when he said that in government you don't need to know how to do takeaways, because you only do addition. It seems the same holds true for Utah state government, in...
Keeping our institutions responsive to change requires electing leaders who have an understanding of a changing environment, an understanding of what is in the hearts and minds of citizens, and a vision of what...
Message to the Utah State School Board: ”If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” Sometimes, when faced with controversy, the board tends to waffle and look to state lawmakers to...
We can read of the countless acts of kindness and bravery Americans have always shown in time of need. People, such as my parents and other Utahns, fed, clothed, and even housed those in need during the depress...
Public institutions, unless periodically renewed, lose sight of their purpose. As monopolies, they have no incentive to change, and become outdated.
Kudos to the 2013 Utah Legislature for reaffirming the state’s commitment to the original intent of the juvenile court — the minor’s best interest and public safety. And the bill passed unanim...

“Think you have it tough?” That was the gist of the conversation I often had with my friends who grew up on the west side of Salt Lake City. We not only romanticized the good ol days, but even embel

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