The Dabakis Factor: a guide to ignoring facts and slamming Republicans

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” John Adams. I think Senator Jim Dabakis forgot to check the votes before he decided to slam the Republican members of the Utah House for killing a bill that would have allowed Tesla to sell cars in Utah. In a bizarre twist during the Utah’s Legislature’s 2015 session, the predominantly conservative House killed a law that would have rewritten how cars are sold in…

So You Want to Buy a New Car…

One of the more head scratching things I’ve learned about during the 2015 Utah Legislative Session is how car dealerships in Utah work. Namely, that car manufacturers cannot own more than 45% of an auto dealership and that you cannot buy a new car online if the seller doesn’t have a franchise in the state. This, in an age when almost anything can be delivered to your door within days of finding it on Amazon. In other words, if you want to buy a new Tesla–sleek, shiny, and 100% battery-powered–you’ve got…

Book Review: Mia Love — The Rise, Stumble and Resurgence of the Next GOP Star, by Matt Canham, Robert Gehrke and Thomas Burr

With Mia Love: The Rise, Stumble and Resurgence of the Next GOP Star, a biography of Mia Love by Salt Lake Tribune reporter Matt Canham,  with Robert Gehrke and Thomas Burr, readers are fortunate to find a glimpse into the history and biography of Utah’s newest Representative to Congress, the first black, Republican woman to be elected to the United States House of Representatives. The book (which you can find at mialovebook.com or at the Amazon link below) is not authorized by Mia Love or her campaign. Americans should be so lucky as to have…