Monthly Archives: January 2010

Buckled up and still alive to tell about it

The SUV spins out on an icy road. The guardrail does no guarding, and the rig flies down a Yellowstone Park embankment and rolls, jamming into a tree-choked snowbank. It could have been a multiple-fatality accident. But the four ski … Read More

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Ready, aim, cite Bible verse, fire

Here’s another military subcontractor problem that doesn’t involve the usual price gouging or mercenary abuses. This one, rather, makes a mockery of the Bible. The manufacturer of gun sights for combat rifles used by U.S. troops in Afghanistan stamped biblical … Read More

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Senate portrait vs booking mug

Quite a contrast. State Senate Majority Leader Sheldon Killpack’s official portrait and his Salt Lake County jail booking mug. Killpack was arrested on suspicion of DUI early Friday.

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To battle government waste, start locally

Are you finished with the U.S. Congress for its pork-barrel ways? Have you had more than enough of presidential administrations blowing through untold billions? Yes, you may be justified in your disgust. But why focus on the feds? You’re missing … Read More

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Education vs. populism is a dumb fight

The tea party movement continues to incite sometimes ugly rancor, from not one but several vantage points. Pundits scrabble for the higher ground. Here are some recent examples of what’s going on: 1) New York Times columnist David Brooks, citing … Read More

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We are a "Make my day" nation

Ask 1,000 people what they think about guns and you’ll probably get as many different answers. Maybe that’s why guns make so many people so nervous so often. Gilbert Arenas, an exciting star player for the Washington Wizards NBA basketball … Read More

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