October 23, 2017

Utah Politicos React to Obama’s State of the Union Speech

Tonight was the annual State of the Union address, and President Obama did not disappoint.  To paraphrase a much better writer than myself: It was the best of speeches, the worst of speeches, it was an account of wisdom,  it was a narrative of foolishness, it was a recitation of belief, it was a delivery of incredulity, it was […]

Book Review | The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874-1932 by William Manchester

There are few political leaders that have captured my imagination like Winston Churchill does. William Manchester not only tells the story of what is perhaps Britain’s greatest prime minister, he does it in fantastic detail. I’ve read complaints that Manchester uses perhaps too much detail, but I could not have enjoyed it more. Manchester paints […]

Picking the Best Candidate for Utah Attorney General

Tomorrow, the Republican Party will forward three names to Governor Gary Herbert who will appoint one of them as Utah Attorney General. All have great qualities, but only one of them has the right balance to manage the office, restore the public trust, and win reelection next year against a vigorous Democratic challenge for the […]

[UPDATED] Candidates for Utah Attorney General: Brian Tarbet

[Updated 2:30 PM 12-11-2013]: Added American Lands Council 2013 Questionnaire Attorney General Candidates Transfer of Public Lands Responses by Brain Tarbet (embedded below). A candidate for Utah Attorney General, Brian Tarbet is seeking appointment by Governor Gary Herbert to replace former Utah Attorney General John Swallow, who resigned December 3. This is the seventh in a series of brief profiles on those who  have filed […]

Candidates for Utah Attorney General: Michelle Mumford

[Updated 2:30 PM 12-11-2013]: Added American Lands Council 2013 Questionnaire Attorney General Candidates Transfer of Public Lands Responses by Michelle Mumford (embedded below). A candidate for Utah Attorney General, Michelle Mumford is seeking appointment by Governor Gary Herbert to replace former Utah Attorney General John Swallow, who resigned December 3. This is the sixth in a series of brief profiles on those […]

Candidates for Utah Attorney General: Scott Burns

A candidate for Utah Attorney General, Scott Burns is seeking appointment by Governor Gary Herbert to replace former Utah Attorney General John Swallow, who resigned December 3. This is the sixth in a series of brief profiles on those who  have filed to run for one of three Republican nominations to Governor Gary Herbert’s for appointment the spot. As information […]

[Updated] Candidates for Utah Attorney General: Sean Reyes

[Updated 2:30 PM 12-11-2013]: Added American Lands Council 2013 Questionnaire Attorney General Candidates Transfer of Public Lands Responses by Sean Reyes (embedded below).  [Updated 9:45 AM 12-9-2013]: Reyes forwarded me his priorities for the Utah Attorney General’s office. I’ve included them below after his convention speech and you can find them here, also (see below). Sean Reyes is a […]