Utah Teachers Should Strike, It Works In Other States

There is no clearer way to say it so I’ll just say it, Utah teachers need to strike. They need to strike now and they need to strike hard. The state won’t listen, the people won’t help them, so they have no choice but to cancel lessons until they all end up with shiny red … Continue reading Utah Teachers Should Strike, It Works In Other States

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Abortion Is Protected By The 14th, Someone Remind Rep. Acton Before We Pay For Her Lawsuit

I’m pro death and abortion. At least that’s what a recent “friend” on Facebook said to me when I commented on the Salt Lake County Republican Party’s page after they posted a call to action to support H.B. 136, a bill that would prohibit abortion once at 15 weeks –Utah currently restricts the procedure at … Continue reading Abortion Is Protected By The 14th, Someone Remind Rep. Acton Before We Pay For Her Lawsuit

All Three Propositions Passed, So Why Won’t Lawmakers Respect The Vote?

Tell me if I’m beating a dead horse. You voted in November for Proposition 2, it passed, and then Governor Herbert signed the medical marijuana compromise bill into law on December 3 of the same year –but no one voted for the compromise. I’ll admit I knew it would happen. Hell, the whole state knew … Continue reading All Three Propositions Passed, So Why Won’t Lawmakers Respect The Vote?

The Day Came & Went, But Your Work Continues, Constituent Activist

The day came and went. We exercised your political franchise by voting and are on the brink of recalling Mia Love back to Utah. During the course of this election season, we volunteered, we gave money, and we became friends. Some of you -including me- have come out forever changed and will never look at … Continue reading The Day Came & Went, But Your Work Continues, Constituent Activist

Paul Huntsman Is Wrong on Mia Love

The editorial board at The Salt Lake Tribune should rescind its endorsement of Rep. Mia Love immediately.  Paul Huntsman, the owner of the newspaper and part of that staff, was naïve in his recent interview on the newspaper's podcast, Trib Talk.  He doesn't see the clear and present danger we face today if Love is … Continue reading Paul Huntsman Is Wrong on Mia Love

Citizens of CD4 Are Crazy -That’s a Good Thing

While the editorial board of The Salt Lake Tribune flaccidly endorsed Rep. Mia Love, the people of congressional district four took to their keyboards, to their minds, and to their hearts to provide a different assessment of the future ahead –including me. People I know, who over the last two years have slapped together skill … Continue reading Citizens of CD4 Are Crazy -That’s a Good Thing

Conservatism Based On Cruelty Is Not What I Signed Up For

Nearly 20 years ago this politically disinterested European met and fell in love with a young Republican political scientist from Idaho fresh from her time working in a congress ran by Newt Gingrich.  This was my introduction to American conservatives and their political ideology. I learned about compassionate conservatism orthodoxy, how if we just built … Continue reading Conservatism Based On Cruelty Is Not What I Signed Up For

Mia Love Held 85 Townhalls -Just Kidding She Lied

Remember when Mia love held 85 townhall meetings with her constituents? You don’t? Yeah me either. But that’s what she said at the debate on Monday. How do I know this isn’t fake news? Because I was there when she said it –the guy next to me laughed out loud when she said it. I … Continue reading Mia Love Held 85 Townhalls -Just Kidding She Lied

Prop 2 Drops 15 Points, Time To Volunteer

We’ve all seen it before.  That video where a cyclist is in the home stretch, sees the finish line, lifts both arms in triumph of a celebration they see as all theirs and then seemingly out of nowhere they get beat -sometimes they fall and get hurt.  Why does this happen?  Literally because they let … Continue reading Prop 2 Drops 15 Points, Time To Volunteer