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Donna McAleer
Donna McAleer is a former congressional candidate for Utah’s 1st District, West Point Graduate, Army Veteran, Author and Mother.

Entries by Donna McAleer

Utah's Other No. 1 Ranking: Gender Pay Gap

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 3:03 PM

Watching President Obama's latest State of the Union address highlighted an embarrassing paradox we have in our country and in our state. He said:

Today, women make up half our workforce. But they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. That is wrong. And in 2014, it's...
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Ruthless Handling of Military Sexual Assault? Look to Our Allies

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 1:05 PM


One would think that when the Joint Chiefs of Staff and members of their staffs took their seats in the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing on June 4, 2013, they would come armed with statements promising change and detailing...

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What Do I Tell My Daughter Who Wants to Serve? The Sexual Assault Crisis in the Military

(9) Comments | Posted May 21, 2013 | 1:29 PM

Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) and Claire McCaskill (MO) have become the faces and voices of outrage and action over the crisis of sexual assault in the military. The reason why two civilian female senators who never wore a uniform have done so is because, as members of the Senate Armed...

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An Organically Grown Domestic Arms Race

(12) Comments | Posted January 11, 2013 | 12:17 PM

On the way to school this morning, my daughter casually mentioned that one of her friend's father's carries his hunting gun with him wherever he goes. In querying how she learned this, my daughter said "because she told us at lunch." My third-grade daughter continued that he has a piece...

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