A study conducted by a professor at Brigham Young University that argues Sen. Mike Lee is the most ideologically extreme Senator in Utah history is getting significant attention, but a key finding in the study deserves more attention. So far, coverage of the study has overlooked the degree to which ideological extremism on the right outpaces ideological extremism on the left.
The Utah State Legislature is set to reconvene next week and, with it, a slew of controversial bills–from marriage and nondiscrimination to medicaid expansion and federal land lawsuits. One such controversial issue is 2014’s SB54, otherwise known as the Count My Vote compromise. While the initial Count My Vote ballot initiative would have completely eliminated