Peter Boghossian of the University of Austin on ‘wokeness,’ higher ed

Illustration by Zoë Petersen, Deseret News Peter Boghossian has become one of the central figures challenging the decline of academic institutions to the tide of political correctness and educational coddling. “It’s time to build new institutions,” the philosopher and professor writes on social media in response to articles about...

Most gun deaths in are suicides. Could this law help prevent them?

A Ruger Super Redhawk .44 Magnum sits in a display case at Impact Guns in South Salt Lake on July 6, 2022. Scott G Winterton, Deseret News Suicides account for the vast majority of gun deaths in Utah, and more than half of all suicides in the state are...

Top House Republican demands more from Garland on Mar-a-Lago search

The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee put the onus Sunday on Attorney General Merrick Garland to justify the necessity of the search of former President Donald Trump’s residence this week. “He has a lot of questions to answer,” Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) said on CNN’s “State of...

More U.S. lawmakers visiting Taiwan 12 days after Pelosi trip

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A delegation of American lawmakers is visiting Taiwan just 12 days after a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that angered China. The five-member delegation, led by Democratic Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts, will meet senior leaders to discuss U.S.-Taiwan relations, regional security, trade, investment...

Shapiro to launch ads hitting Mastriano over ties to far-right social media site

Pennsylvania Democratic gubernatorial nominee Josh Shapiro is launching a pair of attack ads targeting his opponent’s ties to the far-right social media network Gab. The campaign is putting more than $1 million behind the television commercials, which were first shared with POLITICO, and airing them across the state. Republican...