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Just Another Manic Monday – September 12

Madison here – I’m back. Yes, I took last Monday off from posting because it was Labor Day and I was hard at work…hiking. Laboring, if you will. (At least laboring in my breathing.) This Manic Monday, I bring a collection of noteworthy headlines from the local, Utah level up to the national level. Gov.

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Wednesday Pick-Me-Up – September 7

Better Utah had Monday off (hence the lack of Manic Monday post!), making it a little hard to believe it is already time for that midweek pick-me-up. But alas – it is Wednesday. And whether or not you are in need of that pick-me-up, here is a lovely assortment of political cartoons from the past week.

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Just Another Manic Monday – August 29

It’s another…Manic Monday! Hopefully it is treating you well. As the day has gone on, hopefully you have steadily grown to accept that the weekend is over. It’s Monday. Here are some news headlines to give you a reminder of the past week – Utah news and national news. Enjoy. *** Some Utah news… #1.

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Just Another Manic Monday – August 15

I’m back with another edition of “Just Another Manic Monday.” Last Monday was truly manic, and I was not able to give you the highlights of news from the past week. I do apologize. These things happen. Continue reading to see the peaks and valleys from this past week from within our state and at

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State of the Union: A history lesson

The Better UTAH Beat airs Tuesday afternoons on KVNU’s For the People. Podcasts of previous episodes are available here. —– Tonight’s State of the Union address by President Barack Obama will be the 93rd instance in which a sitting U.S. president has addressed Congress in person. For those good with numbers, you’re right to suspect that the

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Deficit drops despite pessimism and partisanship

A funny thing is happening on the way to the next debt ceiling showdown. When we last left our congressional super heroes they had tied our country to the proverbial railroad tracks and said the train was coming on May 18 (the current expiration date for the debt ceiling extension) – if you’re old enough

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Medicaid Expansion brings economic benefits

In my recent blog posts I’ve focused my comments on the moral and social issues related to health care policy. But there is also an important economic element that shouldn’t be overlooked. Providing healthcare to the less fortunate is an issue that requires serious contemplation. It is noble to desire improvement and action on providing

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What’s in a Name? Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

Over the past several months I have had conversations with family and friends about health care concerns that face our nation. We’ve discussed possible solutions for families who cannot afford health insurance, the anxiety we have when someone is denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition and other issues that face the United States. In

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