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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Better health-care law is possible with compromise

The partisanship present in the debates over health-care reform fatally cloud the objective vision necessary to create a viable solution to the problem. In this Op-Ed in the Salt Lake Tribune, I discuss several issues which need to be incorporated in a truly successful health-care bill and address the necessity of a bipartisan solution.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Hateful rhetoric and the future of political discourse

The attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona and the associated murders are causing people to place blame on various individuals and potential causes. Rep. Gifford's congressional district was among those identified in the infamous political battleground map created by Sarah Palin's political action committee last year. This has led many to question whether Palin's map and the increasing role of vitriolic rhetoric in our political debates led to the tragedy on January 8, 2011.

This is the wrong question to be asking. I discuss what I believe to be the more pertinent issue in this Op-Ed in the Salt Lake Tribune.