November 18, 2017

Senator Lee: “America’s crisis of crony capitalism”

In a speech  on Wednesday (find the full speech below at bottom), Utah Senator Mike Lee took on what he sees as a major problem causing a loss of opportunity for the poor and middle classes–the rise and expansion of cronyism in the growth of government to benefit well-connected special interests and businesses. The more power […]

Immigration Reform: What’s in it, anyway?

While we’ve all been kept occupied with the scandals rolling out of the Obama Administration, public policy has seemingly taken a back seat. This week, though, the nation’s attention has rolled back around to immigration, one of the most complex public policy issues facing our nation, right after healthcare and taxes and whether JJ Abrams […]

Could Senator Lee’s stand on immigration take a hint from Thomas Jefferson?

This week, invited to join in a bipartisan group of Senators in developing some guidelines for repairing America’s long dysfunctional immigration system, Senator Mike Lee opted not to sign the group’s Statement of Principles. “Although I am encouraged by the process and continue to support efforts to make real progress on immigration reform,” said Utah’s […]

The Never Ending Campaign

Is it me, or does it feel the campaign for President might never end? Especially when I see things like this:

Could Rand Paul bridge the gap between libertarians and Republicans?

Rand Paul, son of Ron Paul and Senator from Kentucky, is considering a run for President in 2016.

I know:–Mitt Romney’s campaign is barely dead and in the ground and already we’re hearing the rumblings of 2016’s challengers. Marco Rubio made headlines at a fundraiser in Iowa by commenting on the age of the Earth (HUH?) and now we hear that Ron Paul’s scion is openly interested in running, too.

For the kind of change needed in the Republican Party, it may not be too soon to start thinking about it.

Post-Election Thoughts on Opportunities for the Republican Party

A lot of commentators start the Monday morning quarterbacking of elections within hours of the election. Heck, within minutes of the first polls coming in if they’re on cable TV.

I am not a “lot of commentators,” nor do I have a cable contract.

After letting the results settle for a day, though, I have a few thoughts on the election.

An exclusive with Senator Marco Rubio

Of all the adventures we’ve had here in Tampa, this morning’s opportunity to ask two questions of Senator Marco Rubio–exclusive among Utah’s press–will be a highlight. [cont…]