House Dems on GOP’s thin majority: Welcome to hell

Democrats just spent two harrowing years navigating one of the tiniest majorities in House history. Now it’s the GOP’s turn — and things could get even worse. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and his team are set to take over in January with the kind of margins that vexed...

The GOP’s great Trump reckoning begins at the state party level

For years, Lou Barletta counted himself among Donald Trump’s most diehard allies. The former Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate and congressman endorsed him at a time in 2016 when many GOP elected officials saw Trump as radioactive. He served as the co-chair of his first presidential campaign in Pennsylvania. Six...

Voting rights and faith: How are they connected? | Opinion

Casey Horner, Unsplash Editor’s note: This Q&A has been adapted from the podcast “Interfaith America with Eboo Patel.” Patel is a Deseret contributor. A diverse democracy is not just a political framework; it is a sacred endeavor. I recently talked to my friend the Rev. Adam Taylor, CEO of...

U.S. grants Chevron license to pump oil in Venezuela

Under a new Treasury Department license, it will be able to resume pumping oil. The limited license stipulates that any oil produced can only be exported to the United States. No profits from its sale can go to the Venezuelan company but must be used to pay off Venezuelan...

How did the Child Tax Credit help families in poverty? | Opinion

The child tax credit helped countless children receive the resources they needed to thrive. Our senators should bring it back. Adobe.com Stories of struggle and success color my volunteer work helping people to help themselves. I’ve talked to women like Sarah, who escaped a horribly abusive marriage. But after...