Politicians vs. Statesmen — by Scott Blackburn

First a trivia question:  Can you name the gentleman in this image: Now lets consider a short list of the contrasts between Statesmen and Politicians 1. A Statesman loves the…

America’s Political Spectrum — by Earl Taylor

Understanding America’s Political Spectrum, first published by NCCS [Not long ago] Americans celebrated Independence Day, for most by taking a day off of work and enjoying a backyard barbeque or…

Experts say wild horses ‘eating themselves out of house and home’ — by Amy Joi O’Donoghue

Wild Horses are quickly exhausting available forage resources. SALT LAKE CITY — According to an article written by Amy Joi O’Donoghue, published on ksl.com, multiple Utah entities that include the…

Western Distrust of the Federal Government — Where Did it Come From? — by TJ Lovato

So, where did this distrust of the Federal Government in the West, come from? Is there any real truth to it. Could the seeds of that distrust have been sown…

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Wild Horse Battles Heat-up — from the Elko Daily Press

According to an article in the Elko Daily Press (http://elkodaily.com/news/blm-files-motion-to-dismiss-wild-horse-lawsuit/article_8c5d71aa-fcd1-11e3-b1e4-0019bb2963f4.html), the federal government is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the BLM’s management of wild horses.   This is an issue…

Rep. Stewart Introduces Bill to De-Militarize Federal Regulatory Agencies

Washington, D.C. –Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) introduced the Regulatory Agency De-militarization (RAD) Act, which stems the trend of federal regulatory agencies developing SWAT-like teams. In recent years, numerous federal regulatory…

Election Day Photo Exclusives

THE SIGN WAR CONTINUES — BUT ONLY AFTER RUSH HOUR AND TRAFFIC JAMS IN MILLARD COUNTY ON PRIMARY ELECTION DAY           Rush hour started bright and…

Trouble with a CAPITAL T — by Todd Macfarlane

Several times lately, I have heard County Commission Candidate, Jim Dyer, talk about the concept of summary abatement in the context of application of the new county land-use ordinances.  Although Mr….

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Public Lands Debate

On Wednesday, May 14th, the Salt Lake Tribune hosted a well-attended public debate at the Salt Lake City Library, pitting Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart and Representative Ken Ivory against…

Wild Horses — Another Government Failure

By Leland Hogan, President, Utah Farm Bureau Federation The culmination of the work of Velma Johnston, better known as “Wild Horse Annie,” was passage of the Wild Horse and Burro…