Monthly Archives: April 2010

Live blogging the Great Salt Lake — a future?

updated at 5 p.m. below: 8 a.m. SALT LAKE CITY — I’m at the annual Great Salt Lake Issues Forum in Salt Lake City — the conference is hosted by Friends of the Great Salt Lake to look at issues … Read More

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Coming next: Apartheid, in Utah, again.

You knew it was coming, of course. First Arizona passes this really cool law that lets the police down there pick on anyone they want, for whatever reason they want so long as they can claim, somehow, that the person … Read More

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Free Hot Air from Rep. Bishop on Earth Day!

Since it is cold today, I thought I’d help you guys warm up the house for free, carbon neutral, by passing on some hot air from Rep. Rob Bishop. In a press release I received today he said:  “In the … Read More

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Volcanos and earmarks and oil and gay rights

-Big Story in today’s paper edition about how Utah ranks 13th in the nation for earmarks. It lists earmarks that Sen. Bob Bennett, Rep. Jim Matheson and Rep. Jason Chaffetz have requested, which leads me to wonder, this early Tuesday … Read More

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Vets and soldiers killing themselves

Sunday’s column is on one more aspect of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder — the wave of suicides killing our returned soldiers. The numbers have more than doubled in five years, despite ramped up treatment and help by the Veterans Administration. … Read More

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Tax Day protests, but what do they want cut?

Another unsatisfying story on tax day protestors — Tea Party folk, perhaps, or “conservatives,” whatever that means. The Washington Post did a particularly bad job, I thought (click here). Why? I grow weary of stories that quote people demanding something … Read More

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Who is the Tea Party?

New Poll at the NYTimes finds that the Tea Party is white, wealthier than most, and reasonably educated, but also only 18 percent of the population as a whole, so we’re talking fringe here. I’ll let you read the story … Read More

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I'm beginning to get tired of Ed Freeman …

… and it’s totally not his fault. The problem is that I keep getting this Internet myth-based email forwarded by well-meaning people who think I’m interested in a rather mean accusation that the news media only cares about all that’s … Read More

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Matheson a Dem? Yeah, and Killpack is for law and order

Geeze, where do we get these people? Rep. Jim Matheson is quoted in today’s paper reminding people that he is a Democrat. That looks a bit odd but, gee Jim, why would you feel a need to do that? Is … Read More

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Monday funnies: McCain not a Maverick?

Tomorrow’s column is about how Utah Sen. Bob Bennett is falling all over himself trying to appear “conservative enough” to make the Tea Party happy, a doomed pursuit, I say, because there is simply no pleasing extremists who think that … Read More

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