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Utah, Being Number One Is a Bad Thing

Utah’s landscape is among the most iconic in the country. We boast having three of the top 10 ski resorts in North America. Utah was awarded the best state for business and careers by Forbes three straight years in a row and is one of the few states maintaining a AAA rating. The Beehive State […]

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Cost of Doing Nothing On Immigration Reform

The stonewalling on immigration exemplifies the political dysfunction and grandstanding in Washington that is tying our government up in knots. In June 2013, the U.S. Senate passed SB 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, a comprehensive bill reforming the immigration system. The bill passed 68 to 32 with Sen. Orrin Hatch […]

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Utah’s Unequal Paychecks

We Utahns are proud of our economic growth, and rightly so. Nationally we rank as the “Best State for Business and Careers” by Forbes Magazine, three years running; the Kauffman Foundation acknowledges Utah number one for “Economic Dynamism,” Pollina Corporate lists Utah as the top pro-business state, and the US Chamber of Enterprising States ranks […]

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Apologies Instead of Action

One would think that when the Joint Chiefs of Staff and members of their staffs took their seats in the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing on June 4, 2013, they would come armed with statements promising change and detailing actions being implemented. But, instead of being like Lieutenant General David Morrison, Chief of Staff, […]

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It is all about the job, not the gender

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, upon the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s unanimous recommendation, last week signed the repeal of the combat exclusion policy of 1994, opening more than 200,000 military jobs to women. This was a military decision endorsed by politicians about military readiness, strategic decision-making, and national security. More than a year ago, the Army […]

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An Organically Grown Domestic Arms Race

On the way to school this morning, my daughter casually mentioned that one of her friend’s father’s carries his hunting gun with him wherever he goes. In querying how she learned this, my daughter said “because she told us at lunch.” My third-grade daughter continued that he has a piece of paper that says he […]

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RadioActive! July 26 – The Invisible War

On July 20, “The Invisible War” opened at the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City. I had the privilege of introducing the film and participating in the Q&A with Geralyn. The following week, along with Chris Gedney, a retired Air Force Intelligence Officer, Breeze Hannaford, a clinical social work at the VA Hospital and Holly […]

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