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Situational Analysis - September 28, 2020

Happy Monday morning. It's debate day eve. Biden's prepping like crazy. Trump will wing it.


1 day to the Utah gubernatorial debate (9/29/2020)
1 day to the first presidential debate (9/29/2020)
9 days to the vice presidential debate at the University of Utah (10/07/2020)
14 days to the 4th Congressional District debate (10/12/2020)
15 days to the day mail-in ballots can begin to be sent out (10/13/2020)
17 days to the 3rd Congressional District debate (10/15/2020)
17 days to the second presidential debate (10/15/2020)
21 days to the 2nd Congressional District debate (10/19/2020)
23 days to the Utah Attorney General debate (10/21/2020)
24 days to the third presidential debate (10/22/2020)
36 days to the 2020 election (11/3/2020)
113 days to inauguration day (01/20/2021)
119 days to the start of the 2021 Utah Legislature (1/25/2021)

Monday Trivia Quiz
Here's another question from Dave Schneider from the Deseret News (who felt guilty that his last question was so obscure that no one got it):

Marty Stephens' three terms as speaker of the Utah House of Representative is the record length of time in that office. During the 50 years, or 25 legislative terms, preceding Stephens becoming speaker, 23 different legislators served as speaker -- 21 of them for just single terms. Name the only two speakers during this period to serve two terms.

Please send your answers by end of day Wednesday to lwebb@utahpolicy.com. Good luck.

Today At Utah Policy

images/articles/trump-barrett.jpgGuest opinion: America needs Barrett on the Supreme Court
By Corey Astill
America is about to learn the name of Amy Coney Barrett, Trump's nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court. Barrett's colleagues and former students, many of whom do not share her conservative views, describe her as a brilliant lawyer and a generous human being. Every full-time Notre Dame Law School faculty member endorsed her prior nomination to become a federal judge, stating that she "possesses in abundance" the qualities that make an extraordinary jurist, including "discipline, intellect, wisdom, impeccable temperament, and above all, fundamental decency and humanity." Utah Sen. Mike Lee has called her "exactly the kind of person we need."
images/mugs-300/LaVarr_Webb.jpgWebb's Wrap: Country will survive, no matter what happens on election day . . . Reader says I'm naive
By LaVarr Webb
I know it's hard to believe for some folks, but no matter who wins on election day, the world won't end. That's right. The country's going to be OK. If Biden wins, we'll be fine. If Trump wins, we'll be fine.One outcome might certainly be less fine than the other, but neither outcome will be a death knell. The coronavirus will eventually be tamed. The economy will strengthen. Babies will be born. Life will go on.
Poll: Most Utahns want a statewide mask mandate
By Staff
Almost two-thirds of all Utahns support a mandate, statewide, requiring wearing of virus-protecting face masks for all those out in public, a new UtahPolicy.com/KUTV 2News poll shows. So far, despite increasing COVID-19 cases, the Herbert administration has not imposed a statewide mask mandate.

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Romney statement on nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) released the following statement regarding the President's nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court:
images/articles/skordas-reyes.jpgSalt Lake Chamber Utah attorney general virtual forum
The Salt Lake Chamber invites you to join a Meet the Candidates Virtual Forum with Utah's Attorney General candidates. The discussion will focus on the role of the Attorney General in Utah and the regulatory and legal issues facing the state and business community.
Curtis, Scanlon introduce legislation to renew anti-human trafficking council
Washington, DC- Congressman John Curtis (R-UT) and Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (D-NY) released the following statements after introducing their bipartisan bill to renew authorization for the Public-Private Advisory Council to End Human Trafficking. The council provides a direct line to federal government agencies that will streamline unnecessary bureaucratic hurdles by empowering nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations in the fight against human trafficking.



(From History.com)

1066 - William the Conqueror, the duke of Normandy, invades England on the southeast coast. He defeats King Harold II at the Battle of Hastings.

1918 - A Liberty Loan parade in Philadelphia exposes thousands to the Spanish flu, prompting a huge outbreak. The flu kills an estimated 20 million to 50 million people worldwide.

1928 - Sir Alexander Fleming, a young bacteriologist, accidentally discovers penicillin, one of the great developments in modern medicine.

1941 - Boston Red Sox's Ted Williams plays a double-header on the last day of the regular season and gets six hits in eight trips to the plate, boosting his batting average to .406, the first player since Bill Terry in 1930 to hit .400.

Wise Words

Answers:  "There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right." Ronald Reagan

Lighter Side

Quarantine Jokes

"Dad, can I unplug your phone? It's almost full and mine is dying?"
"No, you'll have to go to Rhode Island. "
"For a new port." Reader's Digest 

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