Monthly Archives: June 2010

Utah AG offers solid idea on immigration reform

Kudos should go to Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff for his idea to create a guest worker program in Utah that works with Mexico to allow legal workers to work in Utah if they meet requirements and pass tests to … Read More

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Journolist a good intention that turned into a liberal tea party

It must have seemed like a good idea. Ezra Klein, liberal blogger/columnist with the Washington Post, starts an online listserve for the big shots of political journalism. On “Journolist,” the group could compare sources, diss a little, swap resources, talk … Read More

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Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker are going to save CNN??

To make it in cable news, you have to be entertaining, have a personality that connects with an audience, be opinionated, and it helps to be informed (although lack of the last skill hasn’t stopped Glenn Beck.) I was talking … Read More

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Is it DeMille, Spielberg or Jackson who wants to direct a movie on Alma?

Cal Grondahl’s cartoon that goes with this post is here A lifetime of activity in the LDS Church provides more than just an average aquaintance with “The Pearl of Great Price.” You become very well versed in the urban legends … Read More

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Ogden LDS chaplain played a role in Vietnam rape, murder case

Hat tip to Andy Howell, our newspaper’s executive editor, for tipping me off to an Arizona news article about the “Casualties of War” Vietnam-era murder case, where a sergeant and other soldiers were convicted of crimes in a kidnapping, rape … Read More

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Mike Lee belongs on a court somewhere

In one of the most limp editorials it will ever publish, the Salt Lake Tribune “endorsed” Tim Bridgewater — as less of a radical right threat than Mike Lee — for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. Read Tomorrow is … Read More

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One Nation Under God — Inspirational or Beck-approved or both?

Clickhere Web surf to the above site and you will see the painting “One Nation Under God” by Utah artist Jon McNaughton. (See Cal Grondahl’s original cartoon that accompanies this column in Currents  here) It’s a picture of Jesus Christ … Read More

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Clinton: Obama administration will sue Arizona over immigration law

This is interesting. According to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Obama administration will sue Arizona over its controversial anti-illegal immigration law. My initial impressions of the law was that it would be overturned in court, but now I’m not … Read More

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A horrid, weak presidential address

I don’t pretend to be President Obama’s biggest fan, but I was eager to learn something from tonight’s presidential address on the Gulf oil spill and a future energy policy. And, in my opinion, we got virtually nothing of interest … Read More

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Was President Obama in a rap video?

Here’s an I hate Monday sanity relief post: The White House is issuing a firm denial but some wonder if a young future President Obama was in the early 90s rap video Whoomp there it is!. Watch the song below … Read More

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