Can anyone lead America in 2016?

Here is a statement that is probably not much of a stretch: The 2016 presidential election could be the most important election in the history of this country. If you cannot agree with this statement, you might want to pay a bit more attention to what has transpired in U.S. politics and policy over the last so many years. It is one convoluted mess. I recently saw a bumper sticker pasted on the back of a vehicle commonly touted by environmentally friendly Hollywood leftists last week declaring “I am ready for…

Should the LDS Church part ways with the Boy Scouts?

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have voted to allow gay leaders to serve, as a result, the LDS Church put out this statement: “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is deeply troubled by today’s vote by the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board. In spite of a request to delay the vote, it was scheduled at a time in July when members of the Church’s governing councils are out of their offices and do not meet. When the leadership of the Church resumes its regular schedule of meetings in…

Leaderless Culture: Why Scott Walker will be the 2016 loser

America in 2015 is all about smartphones and clickbait, a degeneratively autistic culture. The promiscuous fascination with novelty has reached the political sphere. The political primaries, overweighting the political nerds as they do, were supposed to be an exemption from this! I am told that this is about authenticity, the raw realism of angry old men cutting through the focus group tested mush in a world of dozens of public relations spinners for every real journalist. They are leading some real, populist anger, I am told. Well. There is no…

Midday Commentary on Last Night’s News — July 28, 2015

Rep. Justin Miller’s Twitter account got temporarily hacked, evidenced by the “Lose 25 pounds in less than 30 days” tweet sent out from the account. Which is funny because Democrats would actually really like to lose, I’m gonna say, 192 pounds as fast as possible. • The Big News appears to be that Boy Scouts are going to go ahead and allow openly gay leaders, which makes LDS Church leaders all squirmy, perhaps from watching one too many SNL’s episodes of Canteen Boy.  “The church has always welcomed all boys…

Does every college in Utah need NCAA athletics?

by Dan Burton and Shon Harris Does every Utah institution of higher education need NCAA sports? Let us put that differently: should students and taxpayers be subsidizing NCAA sports in Utah to the tune of $56M or could that money be prioritized for other needs, such as lowering student costs and fees? A couple weeks ago (or more, but we’re slow, okay?) the Utah State Auditor’s office released an analysis of subsidization of the NCAA by Utah, and it had all the impact of a bird pooping on the shiny glass of the Tower at Rice-Eccles Stadium.…