SB 54: Win friends and influence people…and win elections

The other day I was re-reading the timeless classic How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie and was reminded of some time-tested principles and advice that apply well to the situation facing the Republican party in Utah and more specifically how we seek to influence one another as Republicans. As the SB 54 drama has ensued, there have been many articles written where the author’s purpose has been to criticize. Criticize leadership of the party, members of the party that wouldn’t raise the threshold at convention, legislators for passage…

Utah Politico Summer Reading: Rep. Robert Spendlove

It’s not too late to start a new book. And if you need a good idea or two, here are a few that Utah’s politicos are reading.  This is the eighth in a series on what Utah’s politicians have on their summer reading lists. Representative Robert Spendlove represents Utah’s 49th Legislative District, which covers much of south-east Salt Lake County. When I asked for his reading list, he tried to downplay it as “technical,” but despite his teaching a class in policy analysis this summer at University of Utah (he’s an economist), it’s an interesting–and…