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Welcome to Tuesday! It's First Lady Abby Cox's birthday. Happy, happy, Madam First Lady!

Today's must read article comes from Savannah Hopkinson, who writes that while mothers bore the brunt of pandemic job loss, feminism did not fail them. Society did. "When disaster struck," she writes, "America’s only backup system was its societal expectation of mothers, leaving them to bear the brunt of the fallout." More from the article: "As writer Meg Conley put it, “Whether we labor in our homes or outside of them, every mother will wake up every morning remembering that when it comes to their needs, America just can’t really be bothered.” In September 2020, 865,000 women left the workforce — four times the number of men. An unspoken truth and paradox about American society is that, while we consistently place families at the center of our values, we place little value in giving them enough time to flourish." So if you only have time for one thing today, please go read the entire piece: "A 'new normal' should treat working mothers better than the pandemic did."

 

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38 days to the end of the 2021 Utah Legislature (3/5/21)
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Webinar, Jan. 27: Child homelessness in Utah with Senator Kathleen Riebe

by Holly Richardson
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by Holly Richardson
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by Holly Richardson
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Chris Winter named Cole West Division president

by Holly Richardson
Chris L. Winter has been named the new Division President of Cole West Home and Cole West…
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Utah's LGBTQ laws rated in Human Rights Campaign's annual state equality index

by Press Release
Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the Human Rights…

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by Holly Richardson
An analysis conducted by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute on the Central Utah Water…

Rep. Blake Moore gets 2 big committee assignments

by Holly Richardson
Congressman Blake Moore was assigned to the House Armed Services Committee and the House…

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A frightened man goes to the secret police and says, “My talking parrot disappeared.” “Why did you come here? Go to the regular police.” “I will. I’m just here to tell you that I disagree with whatever that parrot is going to say.”

Wise Words

Wise Words

“We should challenge the relativism that tells us there is no right or wrong, when every instinct of our mind knows it is not so, and is a mere excuse to allow us to indulge in what we believe we can get away with. A world without values quickly becomes a world without value.”

“Not all of us...