Midday Commentary on Last Night’s News — July 14, 2015

Justin Miller. Just for the heck of it. • Republicans in Congress are none-too-pleased with the Iran nuclear deal. If I’m reading things correctly, they feel like Iran is just suckering the U.S. into a deal to get sanctions lifted, enjoy their new-found Snickers bars and then develop and bomb that means no more Snickers for anyone. I think I understand the concern, but at the same time, this is what diplomacy is all about. Trying to find someway to trust each other so we can then trust each other…

Midday Commentary on Last Night’s News — May 13, 2015

• Republican infighting is old news. Between Gov. Hebert’s Medicaid expansion proposal and the County My Vote debacle, it’s getting a little tiring even for the peanut gallery. But Democrats? Bring on the fresh meat! Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams is in a now-very-public fight with his former top adviser-turned Representative Justin Miller. McAdams claims $30,000 is missing from his campaign funds, and Miller claims he was fired for whistleblowing on inappropriate campaign maneuvers. (Trib) In a press conference Wednesday (that’s today if you’re reading this on Wednesday and…

Midday Commentary on Last Night’s News — May 12, 2015

And now for your daily… Two Very Different Takes on the Same Story: • First up, in the Trib we have Christianity getting its butt kicked for the past eight years. Well, the number of Christians, anyway. They’re down to 70 percent of the population, a decline of 8 percent since 2007. As a percentage of population, Mormons have stayed about the same at 1.6 percent. Steady may seem good, but as a Notre Dame professor says in the Trib: “While many Mormons are coming in the front door, many others…