May 26, 2017

[Poll] Should the Utah Attorney General appointment be a caretaker or a long term selection?

Caretaker? Or long-term leader? One discussion during the recent (and very short) campaign for the Utah Attorney General appointment by Governor Herbert: should it be a short-term appointment, someone who will not run for reelection in 2014, or a longer term appointment of someone who will seek reelection in 2014? Please vote in the poll […]

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: Michael Wilkins

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

Can idealism save the Grand Old Party?

I is for idealism, which may very much be the future of the GOP, if it is to regain relevancy.   For 37 years, Ron Paul was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Largely ineffective there, he earned the nickname Dr. No for his unwillingness to vote for government spending. It wasn’t until […]

Meet Derek Brown of Utah’s 49th Legislative District

The following is a profile I wrote about Derek Brown, representative to the legislature from Utah’s 49th district, for Examiner.com (Please click on over and read it there!). Truth be told, a lot more could be written about Derek than I was able to squeeze in to the profile. He’s got an infectious good humor about everything, and it’s easy to talk to him about almost anything under the sun. I hope he’s able to win reelection this fall because we need more like him in public service.

Polls got you down? Don’t Panic

There’s really only one that matters, and it’s only held in November. That doesn’t mean we don’t follow every poll like its a glance at the scoreboard of a rivalry week football game. The difference is that elections are not about getting ahead and running the clock out–they’re about peaking on election day.