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A chocolate chip delivery for Utah’s Sen. Orrin Hatch — in the name of restoring CHIP health insurance for up to 20,000 kids

Source: Salt Lake Tribune The 20,000 chocolate chips were piled inside a foot-high plastic container, with a message for Utah’s senior senator scrawled on the outside in permanent marker: “One chocolate chip for every child waiting for Senator Hatch to do the right thing.” Each chip, explained Katie Matheson, with the group Alliance for a Better

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Commentary: Health care does not have a free market solution

Source: Salt Lake Tribune I want to talk to anyone who thinks the free market is the answer to our health care crisis. What is the free market? It’s a transparent and competitive marketplace where a willing buyer and willing seller can engage in an informed transaction. Sounds like buying a cellphone, a car, even

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Chaffetz says poor people should forgo iPhones to pay for health care

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Rep. Jason Chaffetz faced a torrential backlash Tuesday about the way he framed the difficult decisions poorer Americans may have to make when it comes to their insurance under a new Republican plan to slim down Obamacare. “Americans have choices, and they’ve got to make a choice. So rather than

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OpEd: Hughes’ closed legislating is odd public morality

Board members of Alliance for a Better UTAH penned an op-ed this week in the Salt Lake Tribune, pointing out the odd contradictions in House Speaker Greg Hughes’ decision not to publicly discuss Healthy Utah. On the one hand, the House is the voice of the people–as evidenced by the dictum Vox Populi that displays over

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Kanter: Anti-regulatory sound bites are not governing

We live in a world of sound bites. Six-second Vines, 140-character Tweets, and Instagramable infographs are here to stay. Though these brief bits of information may be sufficient for getting elected, they make terrible policy. “Not only are our airwaves burdened by sound bites,” said founder Josh Kanter in a recent Salt Lake Tribune Editorial. “But our

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For balance, we need Tribune and News

“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed. Everything else is public relations.” –George Orwell I’m old school. I still get the Salt Lake Tribune delivered every morning on my doorstep as I drink my morning tea. But I read the Deseret News online, too. I like the balance I get from reading

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The week in letters: IRS and Uintah Elementary

The IRS, Uintah Elementary, Mitt Romney, and the orthodoxy of the conservative right in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Rise of the devalued I see the stiff, uncompromising orthodoxy of the conservative right as a contrived and manufactured cover for the frustration and resentment of white Americans who feel threatened by the increasing influence

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Join us for Better Utah's Moving Forward Virtual Fundraiser!

This year's event will be held virtually and will feature a conversation with Kate Kendell, Co-Interim Legal Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center and the former Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights.