ZAP Robs the Poor to Feed the Rich

I am a member of the Boards of Directors of the Draper Arts Council, the Draper Historic Theater, and the Babcock Performing Readers, all of which receive ZAP funding. I am also a performer, producer and director of community and semi-professional theater, having had a hand in the production of more than 50 plays over the last twelve years or so. Nearly all of these benefited from ZAP funding. I attend plays, operas, ballets, and other types of performance art regularly. On average, I see about 100 productions a year.…

Top Tips for East Coast Staffers Campaigning in Utah for the First Time

We get it. You bought the line that political consultants in Utah don’t know what they’re doing, so you hired an out-of-stater to parachute in and carry you over the finish line. In the spirit of good, old fashioned friendliness, we’ve compiled a list of helpful hints so your guys and gals won’t misstep on their first foray into Utah politics – I mean, their first time into Utah, period. Here is your handy, dandy guide. You’re welcome.

Hawkins vs. Tingley: An Unappealing Set of Selections for SLCo Auditor

In an email to Salt Lake County delegates over the weekend, Republican Greg Hawkins accused his opponent for the Republican nomination for Salt Lake County Auditor, Scott Tingley, of being a Democrat for most of his adult life. Then, in a strange twist, Tingley admitted it. According to Hawkins, Tingley is a long-time Democrat and supporter of Democratic candidate for the same office, Jeff Hatch, and has only entered the race to weaken Hawkins for Hatch. As of March 14, 2014, my opponent, Scott Tingley, in this Republican Convention Contest…