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On Puppies and Sneakers

Is America in the throes of an epidemic of stolen pets ending up in stew pots?

Pot for a Prophet

It's time for Utah to wake up and smell the cannabis.

Two Funerals

America lost a true national hero.

Superdelegates Unite!

Democrats move back toward trusting the people.
On Aug. 25, the Democratic National Committee took that passage to heart by limiting the power of "superdelegates" in choosing the party's presidential nominee.

Silver Lining Inventions

As the world welcomed in the 1900s, Italian Guglielmo Marconi successfully sent the first transoceanic radio transmission message.

Where Is the Love? 

Mia Love, for all her lofty rhetoric, is but another of the swamp creatures who are thriving in Washington's murky depths.

Crafting Culture

Dispelling the myth women don't like beer.
It's no secret times are a-changin' in the quirky, green Jell-O-loving state we all call home.

The Sump Trummit

Luckily, Americans aren't totally in the dark about The Donald's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.


Commander-in-chief keeps lowering the bar.
While his mini-ninnies huddle beneath the White House tables like a Midwest clan awaiting the touchdown of an EF5 tornado, the storm of President Donald Trump's verbal and behavioral abortions continues to wreak havoc in the civilized world.

American Terrorist

We have a terrorist organization operating in the United States.

On Religious Discrimination

It wasn't long ago that English kings, among others, were God's own anointed protectors of the faith, assuming the roles of political leader and religious pontiff combined.

Shooting the Watchdog

Utahns should be shaking in their boots, but instead, they're forcing their heads deeper into the sand.

Summer in the City

On valuing the simplicity of free-spirited fun.
From childhood through our adult years, summer embodies the time of year when our lives just feel lighter.

On Patriotic Correctness

Armed Forces Day is a good time to take stock of your own patriotic correctness.
My driver license has VETERAN printed on it. It occasionally earns me a "Thanks for your service" from a well-intentioned clerk.

Keep Dreaming

When DACA hits home
When Trump announced he was ending DACA, the governmental program that gave immigrants like myself who came here as children the right to work, I worried that my world would come crashing down.

Ending as Beginning

"There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, 'Morning, boys, how's the water?' And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes, 'What the hell is water?'"

Mormons and Pot

Despite Mormonism's claims that its prophets talk with God, its recent history portrays a rather bleak record for getting on the right side of political issues.

Good Friend, Good

"Friend. Good."


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