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Know of a nifty Liberal Utah Group or News Source? Tell Me About It!

For a while now, we’ve been maintaining a list of liberal social movement organizations and news sources for Utah and Utahns. It’s a pretty conservative state, all right, but the last time we looked a few years ago we were surprised at the number of vibrant, active groups on the left.

Tonight, I headed over [...]

Boy Scouts Of America Won't Even Allow Gays To Help From A Distance

The Boy Scouts of America leadership simply doesn’t like non-heterosexuals, and is encouraging the boys under its charge to follow along with this bigoted attitude. That’s an ugly and unhealthy message for children to receive – and it’s incompatible with the patriotic Americans who support the Constitution of the United States of America, which outlaws inequality under the law. [...]

Jason Buck Campaigns For A Tiny, Tiny Vision Of Life

To address issues of “life, family, and marriage”, all that Republican congressional candidate Jason Buck could muster was a 39-word statement. He’s not exactly imaginative, is he? What matters would you want to see discussed within those categories? [...]

Oil Spills Continue

The Deepwater Horizon drill site in the Gulf of Mexico, which spewed untold barrels of crude oil earlier this year, has finally been permanently plugged. So, has the oil spill crisis stopped? Not by a longshot. Oil spills continue to take place all the time, even if they aren’t reported by your familiar TV anchors. [...]

What the Federal Government Is Doing in Utah

The new Salt Lake City commuter line is just one project among many, many projects that the free market system is too heartless, blind and just plain dense to engage in. [...]

Kissing Against the Law In Salt Lake City

Security guards prowl the Main Street Plaza, waiting, ever-vigilant, in case people kiss. The handcuffed couple was also accused of speaking dirty words, but that was after the were handcuffed. [...]

Senate Quietly and Unanimously Passes Legislation Preventing Changes to FISA Amendments Act or Patriot Act

Last June, the U.S. Senate was poised to pass the FISA Amendments Act (full text here) — a bill that made permanent the warrantless surveillance system enacted by 2007’s Protect America Act, adding on legal immunity for any past spying on Americans without a warrant. In the course of considering the FISA Amendments Act, a [...]

How Are You Threatened By Homosexuality?

Gay people are all different. One particular gay person will have one particular set of morals, which will be different from the morals of another gay person. State Senator Chris Buttars is apparently too stupid to understand that. [...]