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Opinion: Is This the King They’ve Been Waiting For? By Gary C. Lawrence

Two types of leaders fundamentally transform the societies they lead – great statesmen and great tyrants.

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Is Healthy Utah a good idea? More information changes people’s minds

Sutherland Institute commissioned a poll by Magellan Strategies that was released this week about Utah voters’ support for Medicaid expansion in its various forms, including Governor Gary Herbert’s preferred “Healthy Utah” form of expansion.

By Sutherland Institute
New Jersey High School Student Defends Pledge of Allegiance from Atheist Attack

“When I stand up, put my hand over my heart and say the Pledge of Allegiance, I am recognizing that my rights come from God, not from the government,” said Samantha Jones. “If anyone wants to remain silent, that is their right. But it is not their right t

Public Sees Religion’s Influence Waning

Nearly three-quarters of the public (72%) now thinks religion is losing influence in American life, up 5 percentage points from 2010 to the highest level in Pew Research polling over the past decade.

By the Pew Research Center
The New Era of Global Instability

Is this a temporary surge in war and pestilence or a prelude to prophesied events?

By Warren Aston
Opinion: My Country ‘Tis of Me

In a recent address, President Obama used a first-person singular pronoun – I, me, my, mine – 199 times in 40 minutes, or about once every 12 seconds. By comparison, Abraham Lincoln did not even once refer to himself in the Gettysburg Address.

By Gary C. Lawrence
Addressing Malnourishment among Latter-day Saint Children in Colombia

I often think of my childhood during the Great Depression when I visit Latter-day Saint congregations in the developing world where conditions are similar to those that I remember from all those years ago.

By Robert A. Rees, Ph.D.
Answer Hard Questions? Stand for Marriage and Family by Studying it Out

You want to know how to stand up for the family? A Friday conference brings in nationally-prominent speakers to help give the answers.

By Cecily Markland
BYU holds on to high marks in latest U.S. News rankings

With another school year underway, U.S. News & World Report has released their latest rankings from their annual Best Colleges guidebook.

By BYU Media Relations