Just Another Manic Monday – August 1

 

Mondays get bad reputations, and in the words of the distinguished Bangles, it’s “just another manic Monday.”

To help you get over the fact that today is no longer your “fun day” (seriously, listen to the song if you’re not catching these references), I have compiled a list of important news stories from the past week to get you back in the groove for the week ahead. Some stories are at the national level, some at the Utah level; some are amusing, some are not. Some are really, really not amusing – but you be the judge.

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#1. “Hillary Clinton Makes History” – Hillary Clinton becomes the first female presidential nominee – BOOM.

#2. “Donald Trump’s incredible new defense of his Russia-spying-on-Hillary comments: Just kidding!” – Donald Trump continues to be ridiculous.

#3. “Bill O’Reilly: Slaves Who Built White House Were ‘Well-Fed’” – Bill O’Reilly makes us shake our heads and cringe a lot.

#4. “Democrats vote to bind most superdelegates to state primary results” – Hillary and Bernie supporters find common ground in “unity commission.”

#5. “Michelle Obama Backs Hillary Clinton as a Leader She Can Trust” – Only a snippet of Michelle Obama’s highly-lauded DNC speech – but a good snippet.

#6. “Case against former Utah A.G. Mark Shurtleff is off; Swallow prosecution still on” – Shurtleff may be off the hook, but we’re still seeing where Swallow’s case goes.

#7. “Mike Lee, US Senate to hold monument meeting near Bears Ears” – Another dig against a Bears Ears monument from our state leaders.

#8. “Utah guv calls pro-Bears Ears monument proposal ‘a political tomahawk’” – Gov. Herbert joins his buddies to speak against a monument designation.

#9. “Utah Lake reopens as algal threat subsides” – I guess this is good news?

#10. “Group calls for councilman accused of drunk driving to resign” – Better Utah was in good company calling for Councilman Haaga’s resignation.

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Until next week,

Madison

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