Topic: Politics

Slightly Off Center: Inside the Locker Room

I’ve stayed mainly silent on the bloviating of the two presidential candidates. Not until Mr. Trump blamed locker room talk for his vapid sexist dialogue did my temper snap like a …

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Guerrilla poster artist Robbie Conal’s latest work comes to SLC

On September 23 a group calling themselves Utah Art Attack postered downtown, 9th & 9th and Sugar House with images supplied by the godfather of political guerrilla poster art, …

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Congressional leaning on Public Lands Initiative

On September 14 the House Public Lands Subcommittee held a hearing on Rep. Rob Bishop’s (R-UT-1) Public Lands Initiative bill. Neil Kornze, Director of the Bureau of Land Managemen …

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Environews: They built a better road

Mia Love has it wrong re. Doug Owens and the Legacy Highway Utah Congresswoman Mia Love (R-UT-4) has been running misleading attack ads against challenger Doug Owens (D) over his r …

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Another Kratom Update

Kratom advocates oppose ban and garner support from 51 Congressional members Sen. Hatch; DEA blinks. After a Whitehouse.gov petition reached over 140,000 signatures in less than a …

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Environews: Utah Sierra Club political endorsements, 2016

Environmental news from around the state and the West. You aren’t stuck in Traffic. You are the traffic. – Critical Mass slogan Because it does not claim nonprofit status, the Sier …

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DEA Moves to Ban Herbal Supplement Kratom

Scientists, citizens and lawmakers object to Schedule 1 classification for this Asian pain-killer. Editor’s note: For more background, see “The Kratom Chronicles” by Alice Toler in …

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You Decide: Terrorism and the Responsibility of Choice

When we think of terrorism—both conceptually and literally—most of us will immediately think of it as an outside, threatening force that we must protect ourselves from. It is somet …

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Who You Gonna Call?

It’s weird to have to hesitate before calling when you need the police: Will the cops make a situation worse? Cops killed more than 100 unarmed American black people in 2015. This …

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Slightly Off Center: Things that Can’t Be Real

I’m not going to go all Matrix on you, but contemplating reality can really make your head reel. It’s more than just the reality of the lowlight reel of the real choices of preside …

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Comings & Goings: Change Leaders

The Change Leader Institute is a professional three-day development course, held twice annually, that equips arts and cultural leaders to deal with and facilitate organizational ch …

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Don’t Get Me Started: Lap Dancers

You say sugar daddy, I say sugar daddies. —by John deJong In the ever more interesting race for Utah’s governorship, Gary Herbert has labeled Republican primary opponent Jonathan J …

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On the Cover: Bernie Sanders Rally

Photo by John deJong The first time I participated in politics was in 1964 in Iowa. Junior high was let out early so we could go see President Lyndon Baines Johnson on his way to t …

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One Billion Rising at the State Capitol

I am here at the Utah State Capitol, the day before Valentine’s Day, for a cause named One Billion Rising— a mass action movement founded by Vagina Monologues author and activist E …

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Don’t Get Me Started

Making way for the next big thing: The ugly side of land-banking and “economic development.”—by John deJong Some of the more interesting views of downtown Salt Lake City are from t …

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