February 25, 2018

Ashley Madison: Just because you can, it doesn’t mean you should

Just because you can, it doesn’t mean you should. This applies as much to using Ashley Madison to arrange an affair as it does to using the Ashley Madison hack to expose those who used the site. As a political blogger read by literally dozens of people worldwide, I know that the allure of dumpster diving into […]

Is Count My Vote actually Count My Contribution? [Contributor]

The initiative commonly referred to as Count My Vote is presented as an effort to give greater access for all Utah citizens to the electoral process.  This is to be accomplished through greater reliance upon Primary Elections for selecting party candidates. This post is neither the time nor place to discuss the vast field of […]

Dan Liljenquist is Right

There’s been a lot of talk over the past few weeks about Dan Liljenquist’s op-ed in the Deseret News along the lines of “how dare Dan do this, Mike Lee is a patriot!” or “Senators Cruz, Lee, and Paul are right.” What gets lost in all of this talk is one simple little truth: Dan […]

Senator Lee Proposes Interesting Ideas, But He Needs to Find Common Ground

Senator Mike Lee‘s proposed legislation aimed at redefining the conservative movement is full of good ideas. However, as long as the legislation requires repeal of Obamacare–and until Congress is held by veto-proof majorities of Republicans–the bills could be dead on arrival. Lee needs a path that both finds common ground with opponents and moves his […]

Can Senator Mike Lee redefine the conservative movement?

With criticism coming at him fast and furious for his role in the federal government shutdown, Utah Senator Mike Lee is plowing ahead to define himself on his own terms. As the talking heads and media outlets nationwide were predicting his demise in 2016, Lee took to the podium at the Heritage Foundation on Tuesday […]

Review | The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die by Niall Ferguson

One of the most interesting books I’ve read in recent years was Niall Ferguson‘s Civilization: The West and the Rest, an examination of the extraordinary rise of Western Civilization relative to the rest of the world and the causes that seem to be at the root of its apparent decline. Ferguson’s newest book–The Great Degeneration: […]

Sometimes, someone on the internet is right

It’s true. Admitting someone has a good idea, a good correction to your comments, or is otherwise “right” is difficult to admit. But it feels good. And it’s empowering.