New Year’s Resolutions for America

A new year is upon us. A look back on 2014 seems to illicit more questions than offer answers. Politically it was a volatile year with much intrigue and endless story lines from Washington. With a new year arriving much too rapidly, we must forge ahead under tenuous circumstances. With an ever hopeful eye to the future, I post a few New Year’s resolutions for 2015. Rather than typical talk about diet, exercise, more time with family and friends or the other standard stuff that comprises so many resolutions, I…

Global Warming Calisthenics and State Leadership

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I recently sat through a luncheon with House Speaker Becky Lockhart. Her usual sharp and witty self, we discussed a number of issues and leadership challenges that face Utah in the future. It was agreed that while there is much we are doing as a state, there is much left to do. Love it or hate it, Utah’s economic future is intrinsically joined with our ability to harvest natural resources, particularly energy resources. With the ever encroaching federal intrusions into states’ rights, particularly in the realm of control of federal…