May 26, 2017

KSL’s Sheryl Worsley Files Ethics Inquiry Over Trib’s Mia Love Biography

In a coup for raising the standards of professional journalists (who are disappearing like dinosaurs after a giant meteorite hit), KSL’s News Director Sheryl Worsley (not apparently acting in her capacity as a KSL employee) sent an “ethics inquiry” to the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) to complain about the Salt Lake Tribune’s publication of a biography on […]

Book Review: Mia Love — The Rise, Stumble and Resurgence of the Next GOP Star, by Matt Canham, Robert Gehrke and Thomas Burr

With Mia Love: The Rise, Stumble and Resurgence of the Next GOP Star, a biography of Mia Love by Salt Lake Tribune reporter Matt Canham,  with Robert Gehrke and Thomas Burr, readers are fortunate to find a glimpse into the history and biography of Utah’s newest Representative to Congress, the first black, Republican woman to be elected […]

Want your driver’s license? Register to vote, first.

In a year when Utah elected the first black, Republican woman (a Mormon to boot) to Congress , the Beehive State still only managed to turn out an estimated 40% of registered voters to the polls. That’s about 27% of the total population of the state weighing in on who should represent Utah to the US Congress, […]

Does Doug Owens Have a Narrow Path to Victory?

It’s easy for us Republicans to prognosticate Mia Love’s imminent election  to Congress. After a decade of Matheson and numerous futile campaigns to unseat him, we have a nationally popular candidate with a great story and a great campaign team. Victory  appears to be on the horizon. But, as Darth Vader once warned an overconfident Imperial […]

Five Signs Doug Owens Doesn’t Plan on Winning

Democrat Doug Owens is running for Congress in Utah’s Fourth Congressional District. Or at least he is on paper. In real life, it looks like another thing.  Whether he’s wowing us with his pie-making skills or telling us that the chaos in his campaign has been the plan all along, the Owens campaign seems doomed. And that’s […]

Utah’s Fourth Congressional District: What’s in a Young Gun?

With Jim Matheson retiring at the end of his term, the odds on favorite to win the seat will be a Republican. I say “will” because short of a scandal for the Republican nominee, it’s more likely that Suriname will host the Winter Olympics than that Democrat Doug Owens will win the seat in 2014. Sorry, […]

Love rakes in numerous small donations, while Matheson milks PACs for money

After falling just short (a mere 800 votes short) of unseating the unflappable Jim Matheson as Utah’s lone Democrat in Congress in 2012, Mia Love is well on her way to raising the money necessary to finish the job in 2014. Filings with the Federal Elections Commission show that Love has been raising money at a […]