The end of an era: George Wythe University finds a safe landing

George Wythe University is a school that used to operate out of Cedar City, made claims of moving to Monticello and now has a Salt Lake City home. Although I was never a student there, we toyed with having our son attend – until he interviewed with Shanon Brooks and Oliver DeMille. We quickly realized…

What the heck happened in the Speaker’s race??

In case you missed the DC melt-down of the last few days, or you’re still shaking your head, you’re not alone. Like Ron Swanson, we’re all wondering what the heck just happened. So really – in case you missed it, on Thursday, Congressman McCarthy goes into a meeting as the easy shoe-in for the next…

It’s not paranoia if they really are out to get you

You might have seen the recent news about Congressman Jason Chaffetz, current chair of the Oversight committee, and the babies agents at the Secret Service. The Secret Service got their knickers in a knot when Chaffetz scolded the director and the agency for some embarrassing security lapses at the White House earlier this year. (And booze-fueled, taxpayer-funded hotel mishaps. More…

Medicaid funding and Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood has been in the news an awful lot right now – as they should be. Utah’s Obamacare Medicaid expansion in Utah has also been in the news. While both Planned Parenthood and Medicaid expansion deserve posts of their own, there is one thing that has been overlooked in the current news stories: the connection between the…

Carly Fiorina is rock solid!

I love watching Carly Fiorina! Whether she wins the presidency or not (and I hope she does), she is displaying what it means to be a rock solid candidate, always on message, and as US News and World Report said “unflappable.” I bet her campaign and her messaging will be studied for many election cycles…

Science – or a PR campaign? Why Americans give birth in hospitals.

Thanks to shows like “Call the Midwife” and births of royal babies like little Charlotte, delivered into the hands of midwives, where and how women give birth is getting some attention. A recent Boston Globe article titled “Call (back) the midwife” explores why it’s normal in England (and many other places, frankly) to have babies…

Ashley Madison and the betrayal of trust.

If you’re like me, you’d never heard of “Ashley Madison” until very recently. Who knew there was a website aimed at married folks with the tag line “Life is short. Have an affair.“?! But there is such a website. They  promised security to their tens of millions of users in exchange for the chance of illicit…

There’s more to me than politics

It surely must come as a shock to some people that there is more to me than political punditry. After all, Holly on the Hill is pretty branded to one issue. Some of those other aspects have been grabbing more of my time and attention lately. I’m also Holly in the Home, Holly the Humanitarian,…