Situational Analysis – April 5, 2021

It’s Monday and hope you enjoyed the warm weather because change is a-comin’. For all you Trekkies out there, today is also First Contact Day – or will be in 2063, when we get to meet the Vulcans. There is a full day of celebration planned, including panels with Jean-Luc Picard, Data and Will Riker (or, Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner and Jonathan Frakes). The free virtual event begins at 1 pm MDT.

5 things you need to know

  1. Lt. Governor Henderson has a special relationship with Dr. and Senator Martha Hughes Cannon, who is taking her time heading to Statuary Hall.
  2. On Friday, a man rammed his vehicle into a police barricade in DC, killing Capitol police officer William “Billy” Evans. The attacker is also dead.
  3. Over 500,000,000 Facebook users had their data leaked online, including Mark Zuckerberg’s personal cell phone number.
  4. Gonzaga had a pretty good game Saturday and will play Baylor tonight for the championship. (Just kidding – it was an amazing buzzer-beater win in overtime, with a 50-foot three pointer by Jalen Suggs. Imagine being that guy!)
  5. Half of Republicans surveyed believe false accounts of deadly U.S. Capitol riot. Six in 10 believe the election was stolen.


9 days until the end of the Cox/Henderson administration’s first 100 days (04/14/2021)
19 days until the United Utah Party Organizing Convention (04/24/2021)
25 days until the Biden/Harris administration’s first 100 days are up (04/30/2021)
26 days until the in-person Utah GOP Organizing Convention (05/01/2021)
159 days until half-way through the Cox/Henderson’s administration’s 500-day plan (09/11/2021)