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Commentary: Utah’s congressional delegation should put first things first

This originally appeared as an op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune.  Much of the commentary surrounding the federal shutdown in Utah has been unfailingly bipartisan, perhaps in an attempt to show our federal delegation what coming together looks like. Republicans and Democrats alike have decried federal workers going without pay, insisting that both sides are to blame and that

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Press Release: Mitt Romney Should Start Practicing What He Preached

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 15, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – In an interview that aired Sunday night, Senator Mitt Romney blamed Democrats for the record-breaking federal government shutdown. When asked if he could support reopening the government before solving the border wall question, Romney responded: I think our Democrat friends have painted themselves

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Sen. Mike Lee has a plan

Senator Mike Lee recently announced a five-step plan to fix Congress. That plan, as one might expect, is big on style and light on substance. Isaac Holyoak, Better UTAH communications director, took to the opinion pages of the Salt Lake Tribune to call out some of the inconsistencies in Lee’s plan. At the risk of

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Lee and Cruz are GOP’s Lloyd and Harry

The Better UTAH Beat airs Tuesday afternoons on KVNU’s For the People. Podcasts of previous episodes are available here. —– Senator Ted Cruz and his sidekick Mike Lee have done it: they’ve shut down the government. But Utahns, despite our state’s conservative leanings, aren’t having anything to do with it. A poll in yesterday’s Deseret News showed

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Shutdown obsession

What is it they say? The first step to overcoming a problem is to admit you have a problem. Well, I have a problem. I can’t look away. I am obsessed with everything to do with the government shutdown in an almost train-wreck-fascination sort of way. I can’t get enough of headlines like: Anarchy is

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