A moderate is needed for the Supreme Court

Cutting through hypocrisy, I want to declare aloud an assumed but hushed reality that U.S. Supreme Court Justices interpret the Constitution based on individual biases. After all, Republicans and Democrats would not be arguing over whom and when a justice will be nominated to replace the late and Honorable Antonin Scalia if interpretation of law could not be skewed. Further proof of bias: justices’ voting records consistently divide by ideology. Five to four. Five to four. Five to four. Of course exceptions can be found when common sense sides with…

Days of our candidates’ lives

I have to admit I was delighted to see Donald Trump declare his run for United States president.  The whole escalator entrance into the crowd, paying actors to be the crowd, the balloons and fanfare made for quite an extravaganza.  This is America after all, and as long as you are 35 years or older, a United States citizen, and have been a resident for 14 plus years, you get to run for president.  Just ask the 16 Republican candidates who have jumped into the fray for 2016. But apparently,…

Utah gerrymandering and its consequences are very real

To argue gerrymandering does not exist in Utah flies in the face of many Utah Republican and Democratic leaders who admitted to gerrymandering during the 2011 process. To now accuse Senator James Dabakis of lying when he accuses Republicans of gerrymandering is saying they all lied. The difference is Dabakis is aggravated with the outcome. Otherwise, most of Utah’s legislators have been tooth-picking their teeth over a job well done. Most selected the voters they wanted. I followed Utah’s Legislature and Legislative Redistricting Committee through 2011, attending perhaps 20 meetings.…