Tag: sheryl allen

Op-ed: State school board elections should be nonpartisan

Source: Deseret News Deep red lipstick and the ’57 Chevy. Some things never go out of style. Mark Twain’s wisdom remains in style even after decades of review. He was prescient when he wrote in his autobiography, “To lodge all power in one party and keep it there is to insure bad government and the

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Letter: Herrod is Trumpesque

Source: Deseret News Chris Herrod and Ronald Reagan do have something in common — good hair. That’s where the similarity ends. Cherilyn Eagar got it all wrong in her op-ed of July 15. Chris Herrod, a candidate for the Republican nomination for the 3rd Congressional District, is not Reaganesque. But he is definitely Trumpesque. He

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On winning, ant hills and one-party system in Utah

Source: Herald Journal Winning brings on a high more potent than the strongest drug. We were right and they were wrong. Our team, our religion, our ideas, our way of life is superior to theirs. The more dominant the win, the greater the high. We are in control and they should do things our way.

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Rod Arquette Show Rundown-Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Source: Rod Arquette Show (105.9) Coming up at 4 pm today on the Rod Arquette Show on Talk Radio 105.9 KNRS, Mark J. Perry, a scholar with the American Enterprise Institute, joins the show to discuss how Seattle’s minimum wage hike is now hurting those it was supposed to benefit.  Plus, Dr. David Diamond, Professor

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Sheryl Allen: We deserve nonpartisan elections in education

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune The 2018 election year will be different, very different. We’ll be voting on many elected officials. All of them will be important. But elections for the Utah State Board of Education will be altered. For the first time in decades, those elections will be partisan. Yes, that means candidates will

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Lawsuit says Utah school board election shouldn’t be partisan

Source: Deseret News and KSL.com Current, former and possibly future members of the State School Board, the Utah PTA and Utahns for Public Schools have filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a law passed by the Utah Legislature in 2016 that calls for partisan Utah State Board of Education elections. At a press conference

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Count My Vote doesn’t fix all voting issues

Late last month the Alliance for a Better UTAH officially endorsed the Count My Vote Initiative. Although the initiative will be a welcome step for reforming Utah’s broken caucus system, it is only the first step. Better UTAH board member Sheryl Allen took to the opinion pages of the Deseret News to argue the important

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Slippery slopes: The all-or-nothing politics

An editorial penned by Better UTAH Board Member Sheryl Allen appeared in the Sunday edition of the Salt Lake Tribune. Allen argues that “progressivism is the political philosophy which advocates for human agency,” and that it is inherent in Utah’s cultural past. For Allen, the current breed of conservatism currently seizing up Utah politics is an

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OpEd: Federal assistance has its place

Better UTAH board member Sheryl Allen discusses the mudslides in Saratoga Springs and asks whether Mayor Mia Love is forgoing potential federal assistance because of her harsh stance against federal government programs–programs that could be helping Love’s small town. Check out the editorial in today’s Deseret News here.

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