Utah Bloghive

A collection of political commentary from throughout the Beehive State.

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Could a Dynamic LDS Hymn Selection Enhance Worship?

Reach Upward
As I wrote in this 2010 post, I very much enjoy many Mormon hymns. I also...

9/11 Becomes a Foreign Country

Reach Upward
"Dad, what's 9/11 all about?" my daughter asked me last night. I was a little...

Doing LDS Scouting the Right Way

Reach Upward
Mac McIntire addresses some profound truths in this LDS-BSA Relationships post....

What Will Your Obituary Photo Look Like?

Reach Upward
Do you ever wonder what your obituary photo will look...

Temples and Tender Mercies

Reach Upward
"It had been a couple of years since I had been to the temple," the sister...

You Know You're Officially Old When ...

Reach Upward
Although I was once chubby and out of shape, two and a half decades of daily...

Why I Don't Collect Stuff ... Except for When I Do

Reach Upward
Like most people, I have a number of mementos that are somewhat significant to...

LDS Caffeine Wars

Reach Upward
The grandmotherly woman made no attempt to hide the disdain in her voice as she...

Inviting the Companionship of the Holy Spirit

Reach Upward
Back in my school days I knew a couple of guys in the grade ahead of me that...

You Can Help Prevent Suicide

Reach Upward
Much has been said in the wake of the suicide of Robin Williams. Some very...

After Ferguson, Then What?

Connor Boyack
Cheye Calvo was the mayor of Berwyn Heights, Maryland, in 2008 when law...

Back Country Carelessness Courtesy of Poorly Trained LDS BSA Leaders

Reach Upward
I spent portions of last week grumbling about some of the priesthood leaders in...

A Musical Miracle

Reach Upward
A couple of months ago my oldest son accepted an assignment to prepare a...

Top Tips for East Coast Staffers Campaigning in Utah for the First Time

Holly on the Hill
  We get it. You bought the line that political consultants in Utah...

Our Missionary Returns With Honor

Reach Upward
We became increasingly anxious for our son's return as the date approached....

More on the Myth of the Job You Love

Reach Upward
"I'll show you the video tomorrow," said a soft spoken coworker as he walked...

Daylight Savings Time. Is it time for it to go?

Holly on the Hill
It’s a topic that seems to come up every year in the Utah legislature...

Why Fireworks are Like Christmas

Reach Upward
I love fireworks. With a qualifier. I love fireworks in a similar fashion to...

Utah’s Illegal Immigration Humanitarian Border Fiasco Enablers

Utah Rattler
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Why I Now Remain Silent During the Pledge of Allegiance

Connor Boyack
Four years ago I wrote an article explaining the sordid history of the pledge...

If you want your birth control, you can keep your birth control.

Holly on the Hill
Really. If you want birth control, you can get birth control. No one –...

Three Spigots, a Sink, and the Holy Spirit

Reach Upward
A friend recently confided in me that he was having difficulty interpreting...

The Public Relations Meltdown Regarding a Renouncing of War

Connor Boyack
The events of 9/11 served as a catalyst for the neocolonial interventionist...

On Point: Primaries, 10th Circuit and SCOTUS

Holly on the Hill
Join Michelle Mumford and I and our guests Curt Bentley and Bill Duncan as we...

Recap of Utah’s primaries, plus looking forward

Holly on the Hill
I had the chance to join Glen Mills and the chair of Utah’s Democrat...

To My LDS Sisters With Questions

Holly on the Hill
This blog post is a departure from the  posts I typically do. It is deeply...

Libertarianism Does Not Mean “Live and Let Live”

Connor Boyack
Critics of libertarianism—and there are many—object to the supposed...

Advice to high school grads

Holly on the Hill
  Our family had another high school graduation this year. Next year we...

Commas, Meat, and Revelation

Reach Upward
I have been eating a low carb diet off and on for several years. I intersperse...

Clueless

Ladies Logic
If you are a conservative, you have to laugh at the complete cluelessness shown...

Volkswagen’s powerful new PSA

Holly on the Hill
Just in case you need a reminder not to text and drive (which I frequently do),...

What Did She Say?

Ladies Logic
Last night I ended up going to the Magna Town Council meeting (a business I am...

Of Humility and Wolves

Reach Upward
I work with a great group of people. I recently told my wife how incredibly...

ACA Round Up

Ladies Logic
It's been a couple of weeks, so it's time for another Affordable Care Act round...

Outraged Outrage

Ladies Logic
The perpetual outrage machine is in high gear as election season gears up. ...

A Good Start

Ladies Logic
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) had a great column in the Wall Street Journal last...

Don’t Confuse Progress With Apostasy

Connor Boyack
In my last post, I argued that ideally we should progress past the point of...

Job Loss Strikes Home ... But So Does the Miracle of a New Job

Reach Upward
"You're home early," my wife said with a smile on her face. "Yeah," I replied...

Pants On Fire

Ladies Logic
Former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is out with his biography this week. ...

Hiking Devil’s Garden Trail in Arches National Park

Incongruities
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Attack of The Feminists

Ladies Logic
Suppose a male GOP Senator or Congressman had an affair with a staffer.  What...

Silence of the Feminists Pt 2

Ladies Logic
One of the latest attacks that the left has used on the right is the so called...

The Constitution was a Means, Not an End

Connor Boyack
After several generations of preceding philosophical musings and political...

The PROPER Role

Ladies Logic
Quite often, when debating the proper role of government, the left accuses the...

Taken For Granted

Ladies Logic
It's been yet another crazy week that has taken me away from home and internet...

Dodging Truth-In-Taxation With Municipal Power Rate Manipulation (Kaysville, Bountiful)

Utah Rattler
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Better Late Than Never: Conclusion On 2014′s Voter List Battle

Utah Rattler
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The MOST Transparent?

Ladies Logic
Transparently secretive maybe?  I wrote in March about the media starting to...

Little Noticed Consequences

Ladies Logic
A quick ObamaCare news round up for a busy Monday morning. First - say good bye...

Courting Disaster

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

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Barack Milhouse Obama?

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