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November 7: An Anniversary to Remember, Not Celebrate

Long Ago, on a November 7 Far Away . . . Long ago in a distant land, a new social…

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Good Numbers, Bad Numbers

In politics, as in work and life generally, I’m a longtime fan of getting the right numbers, getting the numbers…

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Water Bills, Fees, and Our Politics

One thing I’ve learned to watch for in candidates for local and national offices is how good they are at…

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Proofreading and Politics in Draper

Here’s a headline from yesterday’s Salt Lake Tribune: “Draper to hire independent investigator to review councilwoman’s e-mails.” Hmm. Sounds serious….

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Guest Post: Molly Hogan – “We Need Them As Much As They Need Us”

Nine years ago, my husband Brady and I were living in a small but cozy apartment in Salt Lake City….

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On Inauguration Day: 15 Things I Didn’t Blog About Lately, 9 Wishes for Our Future, 8 Points of Gratitude and Pride, and 3 Gifts for You

As I post this, one President of the United States is in the last minutes of his second term. (Much…

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Now What? (Electoral Afterthoughts)

I can’t say it was my favorite birthday ever, or even a particularly good one, but it was an interesting…

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The Electoral College and the Vote

This post is not about candidates or races. I’m not telling you how to vote or why. I’ve already done…

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The Raw, Verbose Appendix to My Notes on the Presidential Election

If the title wasn’t enough of a warning, here’s one more: These notes are fairly raw, in places less than…

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David’s Handy Little Election Guide

Here’s my arguably handy, definitely idiosyncratic election guide for the 2016 general election. I considered posting it earlier for once,…

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