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Ferro: Does Wakanda reflect a technological America?

This weekend, I spent time at a virtual conference on engineering studies — a field that attempts to reflect on engineering and society. The conference started by hosting the movie “Black Panther.” For those who don’t know, the Black Panther is the leader of the fictional and ...

De Rugy: Infrastructure insanity

In the event that a group of U.S. senators cannot agree on committing enough money to a bipartisan infrastructure plan, Democrats are reportedly considering a $6 trillion plan of their own. It would probably be best described as a package full of progressive items wrapped in magical thinking ...

Buchanan: The return of ‘law and order’

On Tuesday, Brooklyn Borough President and former police captain Eric Adams took the lead in the New York mayoral race with 32% of the Democratic primary vote, 10 points more than progressive Maya Wiley, who had the endorsement of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.How did Adams beat the elite? Said ...

Witcover: Biden achieves conditional bipartisanship

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s seemingly fruitless pursuit of bipartisanship with Congress has scored an initial breakthrough in a surprise deal with Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and a handful of Republicans on infrastructure repair and renewal across the country.It came ...

How to decimate police forces in two easy steps

WANTED: <em>Trained security professionals to deal with elevated levels of crime and mayhem at risk to their own life and limb, while getting called racist oppressors and potentially thrown under the bus by elected officials.</em>This has become the de facto ...

Letter: Fighting racism with racism isn’t the answer

One of Utah's largest employers, Intermountain Healthcare, recently announced it would use race and gender as key determinants of who it would do business with. The new leader of the Intermountain Healthcare supply chain organization affirmed they would be discriminating based on race and ...

Letter: Lying politicians, chicken or egg?

The late great actor, John Wayne (who I once had the pleasure of an encounter) in his movie "The Comancheros" said to actor Stewart Whitman, "Oaths are words people live by, words they say and mean."It's truly a shame the oaths our elected officials on both sides swore with hands on Bible mean ...