Pornography has become an ingrained part of popular culture with widespread acceptance among the public at large. But there is mounting evidence that pornography ought to be classified as a threat to public health.
The Utah Republican Party is planning to lobby the Legislature to repeal a law passed by a Republican-controlled House and Senate and signed by a Republican governor. The party is also filing a lawsuit. If this succeeds, the public would have every right to feel betrayed.
As college graduates receive diplomas, every Utahn should know the
disparities between those who have college degrees and those who
don't have never been greater. The Pew Research Center looked at
virtually every measure of economic well being and concluded that
having a higher education has never been more important, yet fewer
Utahns are graduating with college degrees.
The tragic discovery recently of seven babies in a Pleasant Grove
garage has many asking "Why?" Why did this happen? While we don't
have answers, we do know Utah has a Safe Haven Law, which might
have prevented the situation.
After hearing complaints from constituents, a
leading lawmaker wants to scrap the new law
that gave us a full month of fireworks use this
summer. Not everybody, it seems, got a bang out
of the new rules.
We are in the midst of the deadliest stretch of
combat in the ten-years of America's
involvement in Afghanistan. The loss in one
month of more than a hundred troops has
rekindled the debate over why we are there, and
how much longer we should remain.
The eleventh-hour resolution of the debate over
the nation's debt ceiling offers an historic
validation of a fundamental truth about our
form of government -- it simply does not work
without the ability to reach a compromise.
It's common across the United States for
communities to enjoy formal holidays created to
recognize something special in their history.
This weekend, Utah celebrates the arrival of
the early settlers to the Salt Lake Valley.
It is sadly ironic that as the Space Shuttle
Atlantis takes its final laps around the Earth,
it will not be visible in the skies over
Northern Utah -- a place where the space
program has left a legacy which will be very
visible for a very long time.
Whether his campaign gains steam or fizzles,
Jon Huntsman Jr. has chosen to set an admirably
high standard for the conduct of his candidacy,
and there could be no better outcome of his
quest for the presidency than if his pledge of
civility becomes contagious.
The committee assigned to examine Utah's government records act will recommend small but important changes to the 20-year-old law — a far cry from the major overhaul approved, and later retracted, by the Utah Legislature.