February 25, 2017

State of the Union Problems: Federal Control and Deceit [Contributor]

Mitt Romney emphasized that he will not run for president again. Too bad he even needed to make that decision, since he’s not America’s president now. That was confirmed when Pres. Barack Obama offered this year’s State of the Union Address. America’s problems its president mentioned – he was right. Correct that all are issues. […]

The Message I Brought to Washington [Contributor]

Politicians in Washington often like to talk about their “children and grandchildren” more than they listen to them. If not, our country would not be in $17 trillion of debt and sinking deeper. That is why I recently represented Utah at Capitol Hill, as part of the millennial-led “The Can Kicks Back” campaign, to meet […]

Will Prosperity 2020 reach its goals? [Contributor]

Rhett Wilkinson is a lead project manager for The Exoro Group, a public affairs firm in Salt Lake City. A senior in journalism and liberal arts at Utah State University, he has previously interned in Utah Congressional and Gubernatorial offices and for the Deseret News. Opinions are his own.   Prosperity 2020 has a few […]

Report on Speaker Lockhart’s Comments at Utah State University [Contributor]

Rhett Wilkinson is a lead project manager for The Exoro Group, a public affairs firm in Salt Lake City. A senior in journalism and political science at Utah State University, he has previously interned in Utah Congressional and Gubernatorial offices and for the Deseret News. Opinions are his own.   Utah Speaker of the House […]

Don’t move the state prison…yet. [Contributor]

Rhett Wilkinson is a senior at Utah State University. He is studying journalism and political science. The opinions expressed are his own. I felt hollowed last weekend as I watched James Bond find himself compromised, within killing range of the vengeful Silva. It happened after the ocean blue-eyed hero made a robust attempt to reach […]

Sequester: a trip down the rabbit hole to Wonderland [Contributor]

Rhett Wilkinson is a senior at Utah State University. He is studying journalism and political science. The opinions expressed are his own.   The feds ought to follow the lead of a certain rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, who famously said “I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date!” The first problem with this […]

Is the union stronger? [Contributor]

President Obama’s State of the Union address was in trouble hardly after it began when he said that “we can say with renewed confidence that the state of our union is stronger.” Economically, that’s hardly believable, with a $16.5 trillion national debt and annual budget deficit topping $1 trillion for the fourth consecutive year. Neither […]