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When Will They Ever Learn?

The New "S" Word

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown

"I pray, Mr. Adams, that the United States does not suffer unduly for its want of a monarchy." Replies the American: "We will strive to answer your prayers, Your Majesty."

Conspicuously Absent: Where is America's Heart?

The incident was a sad reminder of the ongoing, illegal incarcerations our government continues to inflict just 90 miles from U.S. soil.

Alabama's Hot-Pepper Law

Averaging 1.6 million Scoville Heat Units, they're the hottest peppers known to man. No one's going to say, "That was delicious!"

The Higher Law

It's no wonder Utahns find themselves in a quandary over the Trump White House.

Mike Lee: Surely You Jest

Although many things have changed since those days of castles and knights, we still turn, at the end of a hard day, to some buffoonery to buoy our sagging spirits.

Yesterday's old Royal Typewriter, and Today's Blogosphere

Reflecting on a well-chronicled career.
The Royal saw me through high school, college, the Army (where I was a clerk), and 10 years into my newspaper career.

Utah's Own Inquisition

Regardless of BYU's many stellar—even world renowned—colleges, it fails to be what a university should be.
The Honor Code is only part of it; BYU certainly has a history of intolerance to students and staff, including mass-firings of professors who dared to speak words deemed unorthodox.

Utah and Somalia: Not So Different

This barbaric practice has been renounced by the World Health Organization, and many enlightened countries have enacted laws to stop it.

Chastity Belts: The Latest Fashion Craze?

Gary Herbert—will cement the essential understanding that a woman's body does not belong to her; it is the sole property of the designated man in charge.

Herbert: A Failure of the Public Trust

Democracy: We learned about it early, and our teachers explained it in great detail

Trumpty Dumpty

The bulk of Utah's congressional delegation are spineless yes-men.

HB166: Headed for Herbert's Desk

DNA has solved crimes, allowed successful matching of transplant donors and recipients, brought prenatal testing for in utero abnormalities, provided Webster with the word "clone," and opened the Pandora's Box of related moral questions.

Better Brooms, Bigger Rugs

On the surface they all look freshly scrubbed and squeaky clean, but the reality is a simple matter of statistical probability—there are skeletons in virtually everyone's closet.

Echoes of History

President Donald Trump is totally absorbed by getting his own way and hurting those who oppose him.

I Heart Consent

Personal bias aside, I find it troubling to exist in a world where people think consent isn't sexy.

Utah's Legislators: Gone Rogue

The legislative opposition to Medicaid expansion is the latest case in point.

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