Politically speaking, Rush ordered the Code Red

This week’s Politically Speaking features stuff that’s been bouncing around in my head. 1. RUSH LIMBAUGH – “Rick from LA” exposed Rush in a way that may do permanent damage the King of Talk Radio. Rick called into Rush’s show to express his frustration not over Donald Trump’s flip-flop on amnesty, but on Rush never warning his listeners how untrustworthy Trump was. Rush said he never took Trump seriously on his immigration stance. So why didn’t Rush express this on his show? If he is where he is because he…

Observations from the Kasich, Trump and Cruz Utah events

With John Kasich, Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump all visiting Utah this weekend, UPH Contributing Editor John English stopped by events featuring each.  First I attended a town hall by John Kasich. There were about 500 of us in the UVU ballroom, set up as a theater-in-the-round. Utah GOP James Evans said a few words, as did Rep. Kraig Powell. They needed to stall for time since Kasich’s plane was a little late. Once he arrived, former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt made the introduction. He spoke about how open conventions…

When the School Board must put students first [The Hub Debate]

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This is  a Hub Debate on the role of boards of education. For more background, read this.  Participate in the comments or submit a response for publication to UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com. The question is: “Who do you think the board should serve?  Parents? Students? Why?“ Many excellent posts here at The Hub over the past week trying to answer the question of who should matter most the school boards: parents or students. One of my favorites was this, suggesting that it needn’t be a choice between the two.  The interests of parents and the importance of…

A single picture is worth a thousand perspectives.

Earlier today, I was reading more about the situation on the Bundy Ranch in Nevada. Trying to find information about what exactly was going on, and see what everyone was upset about. While doing that I cam across several different stories about the same situation. To me it just shows how different news outlets view the same situation, with the same people. I am not saying anyone is right or wrong, or that anyone else with a different view is biased in one way or another. But the headlines from…

Why I am a Democrat in Utah

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People have asked me many times why I align with the Democratic Party in Utah. Anywhere else and I would be considered a moderate republican most likely. I was raised in a household where conservatism ruled. My parents were big fans of Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, the usual suspects. But I ended up different. I ended up as a semi left wing adult. Usually I make jokes. “It’s easier to get my name out there in a less crowded field” or “Everyone’s a republican! I want to be different!” Now…