Utah Bloghive

A collection of political commentary from throughout the Beehive State.

Right Leaning

Courting Disaster

Ladies Logic
Time is still rather tight (and will be for the next few days), but I wanted to...

Freedom of speech and freedom of religion

Holly on the Hill
On April 16, 2014, Elder Dallin H Oaks, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve...

Technical Difficulties Watching General Conference Reruns

Reach Upward
For years I have watched LDS general conference reruns during my daily...

Why Religious Liberty is the Wrong Fight to Pick

Connor Boyack
There’s been heavy debate regarding religious liberty in the past several...

Sinking Ships

Ladies Logic
Just how bad are things looking for Democrats right now?  Pretty bad if this...

Politicizing Tragedy: When No Explanation Fits

Ladies Logic
This sobering story out of Pleasant Grove is gaining international...

Isn't It Ironic Redux

Ladies Logic
The news has been full of the most delicious ironies this week.  Starting with...

Isn't It Ironic

Ladies Logic
...doncha think?  The news has been full of the most delicious ironies this...

Guns And Drugs

Ladies Logic
So we are once again, having the "gun discussion".  Both sides are weighing in...

More Inconvenient Truths

Ladies Logic
Well this will not please the gun grabbers at the Brady Foundation, in...

How I Intend to Educate My Children

Connor Boyack
Because I’ve written several books along with hundreds of articles,...

Vladimir Putin calls Sarah Palin about Ukraine

Holly on the Hill
Couldn’t resist posting this skit from the Jimmy Fallon show.

Debate #2

Holly on the Hill
Kinda long at almost an hour and a half, but here is debate #2.

Losing Ground

Ladies Logic
For a long time now we have been hearing that Hispanics are the big demographic...

The Incredible Timing of Delivery Services

Reach Upward
I arrived home from a business meeting at a time of day when the neighborhood...

Transparency?

Ladies Logic
Harken back to the halcyon days of the 2008 campaign.  Then Candidate Obama...

LD 57 Debate, 3/22/2014

Holly on the Hill
On March 22, the 3 candidates for Utah House District 57 held their first...

Happy Birthday ACA

Ladies Logic
We haven't done an ACA news round-up in a while, so in honor of the 4th...

Repentance: It's a Good Hurt

Reach Upward
My friend had tears in his eyes. "It's an amazing thing to see in someone you...

“On Point” with women on the Hill

Holly on the Hill
My favorite “On Point” so far! I talked to women legislators of...

Studying for Employment: A Lesson In Marketing and Statstics

Reach Upward
A billboard that I pass quite often in my travels advertises the local applied...

Important Caucus Info, LD 57

Holly on the Hill
Legislative District 57 Neighborhood Caucus Meetings Thursday, March 20th 7:00...

Sine Die, 2014 Legislative Session

Holly on the Hill
Wrapping up the 2014 session At midnight Thursday night, the Utah legislature...

Do You Ever Have Old Teachers Emerge From the Mists of Time?

Reach Upward
The ringtone emanating from the phone in my pocket alerted me that my junior...

Lt. Gov Cox, County Clerks Ask Utah Legislature For Voter Protection, GOP Chair Evans Says Niet!

Utah Rattler
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Inconvenient Facts

Ladies Logic
As I stated in my initial post on the subject, there is a reason why I am going...

Dying Dreams and the Sacrament

Reach Upward
Sometimes I have glimpses of triumph. But it's not like I imagined it would be...

“On Point,” March 3, 2014

Holly on the Hill
On this episode, I am joined by state Senator Deidre Henderson (Senate District...

Barack Milhouse Obama?

Ladies Logic
Many on the right wondered where the anti-war blogosphere went when President...

Utah Voter List Protection (HB302) And Foster Parents (UPDATE – GOP Caucus Fruad Potential)

Utah Rattler
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Lies & Lying Liars

Ladies Logic
A couple of weeks ago, on the floor of the Senate, Senator Harry Reid made a...

Utah LDS Church Members Encouraged to Attend Political Caucus Meetings, but I Won't Be There

Reach Upward
I found myself experiencing a bit of a dilemma last Sunday when a member of our...

Choice?

Ladies Logic
Progressive Democrats LOVE to tell you that they are for greater...

Utah Voter Personal Privacy And Security Begone, Courtesy Of The Herbert Administration And The Legislature

Utah Rattler
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Baking Cookies for Mental Health

Reach Upward
I like baking cookies. Or at least I used to like baking cookies.I whipped up...

Reset?

Ladies Logic
So much for "Smart" diplomacy..... Vladimir Putin has asked the Federation...

Double Standards And The Left

Ladies Logic
The left loves to tell you about how tolerant they are of others, but their...

When A Church Lesson Goes Off Topic

Reach Upward
I generally enjoy teaching at church. It wasn't always that way. At age 16 I...

Hot ‘N Cold Award: Senator Valentine’s Dance On Utah Voter, Domestic Violence Victim Protection

Utah Rattler
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Inflating Pain

Ladies Logic
The disconnect between DC and Main Street has always been an issue, but lately...

Don't Like Our New Constitution? Don't Worry, It's Bound to Change Tomorrow

Reach Upward
We have a new constitution, says Angelo Codevilla in this Independent Institute...

Guns In Schools?

Ladies Logic
An interesting little kerfluffle has arisen in my neck of the woods.  The...

St. Amy To The Rescue

Ladies Logic
Remember the days Democrats spent bemoaning the loss of civil liberties caused...

Tom Alciere Chimes In On SB36 and HB302 (Utah Voter List Bills)

Utah Rattler
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ICYMI: Count My Vote Exposed For Violations, Investigation Requested

Utah Rattler
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SB36 vs HB302: Forced Disclosure, Personal Risk vs. Respect Of Privacy

Utah Rattler
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Doubling Down On Stupid

Ladies Logic
Well apparently Mayor De Blasio is starting to feel the heat on his head long...

Senator Bramble’s Illegal Immigration Hokey Pokey (UPDATE)

Utah Rattler
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The Union Label

Ladies Logic
Tuesday, I mentioned my friend Gary Gross' posts on how Democrats policies are...

First They Came For the Horses

Ladies Logic
Mayor DeBlasio is pulling out all of the stops in his quest to ban the Central...

Unintended Consequences - NY Style

Ladies Logic
In every state where Progressive Liberals have control a similar agenda is...

Consequences of a Refusal to Recognize Our Creator

Connor Boyack
Can an ungodly society be a free society? This question has kept busy both...

Mashed Peas and Other Missionary Food Hazards

Reach Upward
I underwent a fair amount of culture shock after arriving in Norway to serve as...

How Oft Will He Gather Us?

Reach Upward
"I haven't lost my faith," the man told my friend. "But I'm not coming back to...

Mayne’s Utah Voter Information Protection Bill: A 747-sized Loophole (Update)

Utah Rattler
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Reality Vs. D.C.

Ladies Logic
A couple of state rankings have come out in recent weeks - you know, the "Best...

Anti-discrimination proposal violates property rights

Connor Boyack
The following op-ed was published in the Deseret News. According to a...

HB00097 Is Wrong

Ladies Logic
HB00097 is one of those bills that I really want to support.  I mean, it does...

Real Cruelty

Ladies Logic
I love animals - dogs, cats, horses, deer, moose....domestic, wild, it does not...

ObamaCare RoundUp

Ladies Logic
Life has been busy (still) but I wanted to post a round up of (un)Affordable...

Frozen: A Fun Slice of Scandinavia

Reach Upward
Right after the new Disney animated movie Frozen was released we took the...

Pulling The Wool Over Voters’ Eyes: Utah Senate And Their Media Allies (UPDATE)

Utah Rattler
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Why Jews, Mormons, and Immigrants Prosper: Three Essential Traits

Reach Upward
Yale Law School professors (and spouses) Amy Chua (of Tiger Mother...

Hollow Legends

Ladies Logic
There is so much going on right now that it is hard to choose what to comment...

Choices

Ladies Logic
Behold the modern liberal feminist.  The paragon of choice.... Every time I...

The Turning Tide

Ladies Logic
Today is not going to be conducive for posting but given today is the 41st...

Doing Family History Work by Uploading Media to FamilySearch

Reach Upward
I am officially at a frustration point with respect to my family history work....

The Problem With Politics Today

Ladies Logic
Logical Lady Peggy Noonan thinks she knows the problem with politics...

A Diet of Blended Punishment

Reach Upward
I don't watch much TV. We were recently told by a sales rep that we could get...

The Frustration Wonder of Children

Reach Upward
Our son that is in high school is and always has been a remarkable individual....