The art of real leadership

I’m tired of it. I bet you are too. I’m tired of the screaming and name-calling that is happening in the public square. I’m tired of people afraid to speak truth because they know they’ll be flayed for it. I’m tired of people calling for “purity panels” on one hand and who talk of expanding their political party on the other. Really?? Who would want to join a party like that? The cognitive dissonance or deliberate tone-deafness required to even go there is mind-boggling. There is far too much lecturing…

SB 296 Includes Protections for Individuals and Represents the Best of Utah Politics

Aside from the continual shadow (or bright sunlight, depending on your perspective) of Obamacare, which seems to somehow continue to dominate political dialogue nearly five years after its enactment, the big news at the Utah legislature for the past week has been the SB 296, the new anti-discrimination and religious liberty comprise. HB 296 was announced last week with much fanfare — as you might suspect any bill supported by both Equality Utah and the LDS Church might be.  It’s almost certain to pass, but nonetheless it’s generated quite a…

Why this Democrat wants the GOP to win in November.

People frequently ask me why I affiliated on my voter registration with the Utah Democratic party. They seem blown away when I explain Utah’s convention/caucus system and that the only way to fully participate in Utah politics is to affiliate officially with a party. And, frankly, the Utah Republicans wouldn’t have me, so it was easier to align with the Democratic party where I am a delegate and a member of several different groups within the party. As many people know, I am also an intern (through the Hinckley Institute of…