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Situational Awareness

Situational awareness - April 20, 2018

Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Today marks 200 days until the 2018 midterm elections.

GOP Chairman Rob Anderson reflects on his first year in office. Comey memos leak. Giuliani joins Trump's legal team.

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Policy Buzz

The National People's Congress of China recently approved a plan to eliminate the constitutionally set term limits on President Xi Jinping, allowing him to lead the country beyond 2023. Freedom is...
The Utah State Legislature passed some significant measures this year that will have a long-term impact on our economic prosperity. I had the opportunity to chat with Sen. Stuart Adams about some of...

Policy News

Today At Utah Policy

Republican party brawl takes over Utah GOP convention

  • By Bob Bernick, Contributing Editor

After more than three hours of sometimes frustrating debate – with “yeahs” and “boos” shouted from the delegates and onlookers joining in – a majority of the 3,600 or so state Republican delegates...

Weekly survey: LDS Church and medical marijuana

  • By Bryan Schott, Managing Editor

Last week the LDS Church signaled their apparent opposition to the proposal to legalize medical cannabis that appears to be headed to November's ballot. Do you think the Church's stance on the issue will...

Insider Surveys

Mitt Romney has already qualified for the GOP primary ballot through signature gatherers. Will Republican delegates force him into a primary election at Saturday's convention?
Polls show that more than 3/4 of Utahns support a proposed ballot initiative to legalize medical cannabis. Despite that overwhelming support, Gov. Gary Herbert recently said he would "actively...


Rob Anderson took over as chairman of the Utah GOP for nearly a year ago.
Bryan Schott and Bob Bernick trudge through the week in Utah politics.

Lighter Side

Best Place to Live
"A new report did not name New York City as one of the 25 best places to live in the country. “I’m shocked!” said an adult New Yorker with six roommates." Seth Meyers

Wise Words


"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point." C. S. Lewis