February 25, 2017

Review | American Sniper by Chris Kyle

After reading American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History, there’s no doubt in my mind that former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is a patriot. Beyond that, though, my feelings about the former soldier are less clear. To hear Kyle tell it in his memoir, he has all the ingredients […]

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 […]

Utah Politico Summer Reading: Rep. Dan McCay

It’s not too late to start a new book. And if you need a good idea or two, here are a few that Utah’s politicos are reading. This is the sixth in the series on what Utah’s politicians have on their summer reading lists. Representative Dan McCay represents Utahs 41st legislative district.  He lives Riverton in Salt Lake County. His […]

Be Careful When You Ask Out SCOTUS

When you ask a girl to the prom and she says no, you have a pretty good idea she simply doesn’t like you. Now, maybe she has a legitimate excuse, but, let’s be honest, “I have to visit my grandma” really isn’t all that legitimate. She’s just not that into you, dude. Deal with it. […]

Book Review: The Right to Be Wrong by Kevin Seamus Hasson [Contributor]

America is exceptional. It’s exceptional because of our love for and commitment to individual freedom. And the first individual freedom delineated in the Bill of Rights is the freedom of religion. This first freedom is the subject of Kevin Hasson’s wonderful little read: The Right to Be Wrong. (Hasson is the founder of the Becket […]

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 […]

The Message I Brought to Washington [Contributor]

Politicians in Washington often like to talk about their “children and grandchildren” more than they listen to them. If not, our country would not be in $17 trillion of debt and sinking deeper. That is why I recently represented Utah at Capitol Hill, as part of the millennial-led “The Can Kicks Back” campaign, to meet […]