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Commentary on Local Politics and Culture, US Politics and Government, Life Among the Mormons, and Other Stuff

Latest Episodes

Nine Ways to Lose My Vote

Last time I described what I generally look for in candidates for local office, focusing on qualities more than issues. I also promised my readers a list of things candidates can do or say to encourage me to vote for someone else. That's today's topic.

13 MIN2011 JUL 27
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Nine Ways to Lose My Vote

What I Want in My Candidates

I recently held forth on the weeks or months potential candidates spend considering whether to run or not. This early phase of our electoral process is below the radar for most offices, but it's as important as anything in our politics. We must get the right kind of people on the ballot, so we can vote for them. Today's topic is how to recognize them once they're on the ballot.

7 MIN2011 JUL 25
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What I Want in My Candidates

The Real American Dream and the Counterfeit

A billboard I passed on the freeway the other day urged me to live the American Dream, but the dream it offered was not the real one.

8 MIN2011 JUL 12
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The Real American Dream and the Counterfeit

A Crucial Phase

Election days are important in our democratic republic, and so are the campaigns which precede them. But one of the most crucial phases in our self-government comes much earlier. It ends with the filing period, but it begins long before.

8 MIN2011 JUL 7
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A Crucial Phase

Hi! Remember Me?

9 MIN2011 FEB 25
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Hi! Remember Me?

Veterans Day: Sergeant John Scott Pinney

Many military veterans deserve more praise and gratitude than they have ever received. The late Sergeant John Scott Pinney is among them. Veterans Day seems like an appropriate time to tell you his story.

6 MIN2010 NOV 11
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Veterans Day: Sergeant John Scott Pinney

The Importance of Not Being Unified

It's hard to believe something which makes us so uncomfortable is a good thing, but it really is.

9 MIN2010 OCT 28
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The Importance of Not Being Unified

I Met the Candidates in American Fork

Here are some words I don't say every decade: I'm voting for a Democrat.

10 MIN2010 OCT 22
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I Met the Candidates in American Fork

The Green Hornet of Justice, Among Others

This blog post is rated PG, because talking about New York politics involves adult themes. You've been warned.

7 MIN2010 OCT 18
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The Green Hornet of Justice, Among Others

What the Words Mean, Part IV: Socialism

Today's word is socialism. We'll talk about it and its role in the present debate over the Alpine School District's official mission, goals, and values.

13 MIN2010 OCT 15
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What the Words Mean, Part IV: Socialism

Latest Episodes

Nine Ways to Lose My Vote

Last time I described what I generally look for in candidates for local office, focusing on qualities more than issues. I also promised my readers a list of things candidates can do or say to encourage me to vote for someone else. That's today's topic.

13 MIN2011 JUL 27
Comments
Nine Ways to Lose My Vote

What I Want in My Candidates

I recently held forth on the weeks or months potential candidates spend considering whether to run or not. This early phase of our electoral process is below the radar for most offices, but it's as important as anything in our politics. We must get the right kind of people on the ballot, so we can vote for them. Today's topic is how to recognize them once they're on the ballot.

7 MIN2011 JUL 25
Comments
What I Want in My Candidates

The Real American Dream and the Counterfeit

A billboard I passed on the freeway the other day urged me to live the American Dream, but the dream it offered was not the real one.

8 MIN2011 JUL 12
Comments
The Real American Dream and the Counterfeit

A Crucial Phase

Election days are important in our democratic republic, and so are the campaigns which precede them. But one of the most crucial phases in our self-government comes much earlier. It ends with the filing period, but it begins long before.

8 MIN2011 JUL 7
Comments
A Crucial Phase

Hi! Remember Me?

9 MIN2011 FEB 25
Comments
Hi! Remember Me?

Veterans Day: Sergeant John Scott Pinney

Many military veterans deserve more praise and gratitude than they have ever received. The late Sergeant John Scott Pinney is among them. Veterans Day seems like an appropriate time to tell you his story.

6 MIN2010 NOV 11
Comments
Veterans Day: Sergeant John Scott Pinney

The Importance of Not Being Unified

It's hard to believe something which makes us so uncomfortable is a good thing, but it really is.

9 MIN2010 OCT 28
Comments
The Importance of Not Being Unified

I Met the Candidates in American Fork

Here are some words I don't say every decade: I'm voting for a Democrat.

10 MIN2010 OCT 22
Comments
I Met the Candidates in American Fork

The Green Hornet of Justice, Among Others

This blog post is rated PG, because talking about New York politics involves adult themes. You've been warned.

7 MIN2010 OCT 18
Comments
The Green Hornet of Justice, Among Others

What the Words Mean, Part IV: Socialism

Today's word is socialism. We'll talk about it and its role in the present debate over the Alpine School District's official mission, goals, and values.

13 MIN2010 OCT 15
Comments
What the Words Mean, Part IV: Socialism
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