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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Defending Romney as a Christian

Mitt Romney is a Christian. This is a question which many thought had been settled when he ran for president in 2008, but which continues to resurface. While he may or may not be the best candidate for president in 2012, his Christianity is not something which should so easily be called into question. I discuss the issue in this Op-Ed at

Monday, July 4, 2011

Who will rise to the occasion?

Will the 2012 Utah Senate election be refreshingly civil, or a repeat of the 2010 election?

In 2010, Mike Lee defeated Senator Bob Bennett in one of the dirtiest races in the history of the state of Utah. In 2012, a potential electoral battle between Senator Orrin Hatch and Congressman Jason Chaffetz is beginning to take shape.

In this Op-Ed in the Utah Daily Herald, I praise both men for their accomplishments, but raise a warning flag that the level of civility in their initial dialogues is disturbingly reminiscent of the nastiness in the 2010 election.

I argue that Utahans deserve a civil campaign and ask which of the "candidates" will rise to the occasion.