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Poor GOP-Nobody to blame but themselves

Interesting to see all the recriminations over who is to “blame” for Mitt Romney losing the election. Was it all the ugly things Obama said about him? This very newspaper’s editorial page says so, but I beg to differ — … Read More

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What price for a scary pizza?

Gad, it never stops. The scare stories about how much the evil “Obamacare” will cost, as if we weren’t paying all those costs anyway, and more, in human misery, medical bankruptcy and worsening untreated illnesses. Ponder this ediorial on our … Read More

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Is Everest really worth the risk?

We’ve had a couple of stories in the Standard about a pair of local guys (click!) trying to climb Mt. Everest. I really hope they get back OK. No, I don’t really hope they make the peak. Frankly, I hope they … Read More

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Social Security, not just for the retired

Had some interesting feedback on Facebook about my column on Social Security today (click) — they show how critical the program is in small ways. Said one:  not only old people rely on social security to live…I am 38 years old … Read More

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No no, this is too simple. Eat less? That’s it?

Just a quickie — interesting article in the NYTimes about weight and obesity. The Times has run a bunch of articles like this. This one (click) is by a mathematician who makes it all sound so simple, just eat less and … Read More

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Which saved the lost hiker, God or Poetry?

Interesting debate among commenters here (click) on a story we ran about a hiker who broke her leg and survived four days in the wilderness reciting poetry, playing mind games and praying. The headline  only said she credited her survival with … Read More

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Friday’s political outrage horror show

Just a couple of things to be miffed about today: – A friend posted on Facebook an excellent example of what’s wrong with medicine in this country: It’s not that you can’t get care, it’s that our medical care is … Read More

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Are you a commie? Probably not

Interesting commentary today by (click) Robert Reich, Bill Clinton’s former Secretary of Labor, on the current trend to call people a communist. This is how old I am: When I got into journalism you had to be very very careful … Read More

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OK, so Utah won’t annex the Sudatenland

We got word today that one of the new Utah laws that went into effect yesterday is a name change for the Utah Office of Homeland Security. It is now the Utah Division of Emergency Management. Isn’t that friendlier? Sure sounds … Read More

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Gold Standard of dumb ideas

The Legislature is working on HB 317, a bill to put Utah on the gold standard and do away with all danger of inflation, or so the sponsors say. You can read the story here (click) but the premise of … Read More

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