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Utahns Perpetuating the Myth: The Christian Right

Utahns, at least politically, are still in the La-La Land of sucklings.

Ingot We Trust: Trading Foundation Beliefs for the Luster of Gold

(The guns were an absolute necessity—back then; no one needed a concealed carry permit, and no one questioned the premise that a man would be fully justified in killing a claim jumper or thief. In the gold fields, the law was in short supply.)

The Real Measure of a Man

With the possible exception of sheer tonnage, there are no criteria that would suggest he measures up in any way at all.

“Every Sunset is for you”

Helmut "Rick" Goeller was born in Offenbacham Main, Germany to George and Herta Goeller (Schmidt) on September 24, 1948.

Building a Democracy

Local War on Terror vet weighs in on Syria's decentralized government model.
President Donald Trump announced earlier this year that he plans to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Syria from 2,000 to 200, all while keeping their mission intact.

A Single-Use Throw-Away World

On Utahns' historic dislike of the United Nations.
Over the years, a number of church leaders have expressed hostility to the organization and its goals.

Aaron Shamo: Young Man with No Future

Ink might cover his body and there will likely be a few scars from scrapes with prisoners who, unlike him, committed some heinous and violent crimes.

All Hands on Deck

Even Utahns, living in their isolated pocket of clueless bliss were confronted with the realization that we live in an unsafe world.

Swamp Creature Chris Stewart

"There's nothing worth accomplishing in Washington that's worth losing your soul over."

The President's Puppy-Loves

Like a schoolboy beset by the titillation of puppy-love, President Donald Trump's highly-juvenile heartthrobs have come with predictable regularity.

Gun Control: Time to Do it Right

Instead of sitting around like President Donald Trump and his collection of slime—all boosted to power by the greatest gun lobby in the world (NRA)—the U.K. decided that such a tragedy would never happen again. It hasn't.

How Elephants are Dismantling our Democracy

Somehow, our state and its leadership have turned a blind eye to Trump's first two years. That's inexcusable.

Trump's Latest Physical Exam

"Thank you. It's nice to know, during this time of constant siege, that loyalty still exists."

No Voice Is Louder Than Silence

How President Trump just lowered his own abysmal bar.
As the son of two first-generation Americans, I have a vision of how great our country can be; and I'm not liking its current trajectory.

Utah's Bad Report Card: No 'A' for the Aging Population

The ravages of age often require a level of care that would be a difficult—or even impossible—burden for the family.

Trump's Golf Caddy Tells All

"As his golf caddie, I've been privy to some of Trump's deepest thoughts. Indeed, he has shared some remarkable off-the-record remarks.

Time for the Sheep to Save the State

This is not a matter of Republican or Democrat; it is a battle over whether our democracy will survive.

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