Utah Bloghive

A collection of political commentary from throughout the Beehive State.

The Vague Center

Romney v Trump

Green Jello
It appears that Conway has been chosen as the voice regarding Trump's true...

The Cautionary Tale of George Walker Bush

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George Walker Bush was a center right candidate pushing an ideology called...

The Cautionary Tale of George Walker Bush

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George Walker Bush was a center right candidate pushing an ideology called...

On The Future of Conservatism

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Some blogs have posed an interesting question: What will happen to Conservatism...

On Trump's Seeking Guidance from Romney

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Local news, here in Utah, reports that Donald Trump is on a pilgrimage today to...

Social Security - Changing the Way We Look At Things

Green Jello
So, social security is a big issue for me. With severely disabled kids, I...

Trump and Hillary - The Election and Campaign of the Impeachables

Green Jello
During this election cycle,  people spent far too much time wringing there...

Political Social Disorders

Green Jello
After this presidential election, one thing is clear - Americans need to learn...

Post Election Post

y-intercept
I believe that the people matter more than the president. I did not support...

The Mormon Candidate Takes Utah

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I can't believe it. Mormons did vote for the Mormon Guy. This table from Google...

Silvester on Trump

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I admit. The thing that most interests me this election is whether or not the...

The Political Class Fears Independents

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The political class presents the presidential election as if it were a binary...

Deny the Mandate

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The smart money says Hillary will win the general election.Actions taken by the...

A Dictator Dictates

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I hate the idea of a second Clinton term. Hillary Clinton stands for all of the...

Violence at Trump Rallies

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Project Veritas offers videos showing left-wing operators set on infiltrating...

Staying the Course with Trump and Ethical Gymnastics

Green Jello
For the past few days/weeks, Donald Trump has been under fire for a recorded...

Will Trump Destroy the GOP?

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The Trump candidacy has been educational. For example, it inspired me to look...

It's the People

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The people matter more than the president.It is true that when a nation has a...

"When They Go Low You Go High"

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I find it a bit unnerving to hear people cheering when Hillary Clinton...

Expensive Educations and No Jobs

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The talking point of the day is that many Millennials have had the following...

Form Action

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According to this page on W3C, the action attribute is no long required for...

Best Intentions -- Campaign Positions Series.

Green Jello
I am going to get back to the campaign positions series, I will finish by...

Whistleblower v Commissioner

Green Jello
I am making the effort to study for the US Tax Court exam for non-attorneys for...

Romney is Trump's excuse for not releasing his tax returns

Green Jello
In an interview on Meet the Press, Trump asserts that Mitt Romney lost because...

Trump Positions "Tax Reform"

Green Jello
In my on going series that I meant to finish before the end of the RNC, I am...

So Long to Debbie Wasserman Schultz

y-intercept
Apparently some people were surprised to learn, during this last round of Wiki...

The Anti-Trump and Anti-Hilary Strategy

Green Jello
I have (in vain most times) been trying to promote a strategy to defeat Hilary...

Trump's Nomination Speech

y-intercept
This web site transfer is  taking up all of my free time, but I did take...

Parties and Power

y-intercept
Judging from the life work of the US Founders, I contend that, to a large...

On Tempering Rhetoric

y-intercept
Yesterday, after an ambush shooting of police officers in Baton Rouge,...

RNC - Trump Positions "Healthcare Reforms"

Green Jello
In this series of posts regarding Donald Trump's actual positions, this one...

RNC -- Trumps Positions "Pay for the Wall".

Green Jello
In anticipation of the RNC tomorrow (frankly this may be one of the more...

Narratives and Political Discord

y-intercept
There was another shooting; I decided to go to twitter to see if they had...

Box Sizing

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I just discovered that CSS3 has a box-sizing directive that determines the way...

Utah's High Teen Suicide Rate

y-intercept
Folks in the LGBT community are on a campaign to frame the high suicide rate...

Brexit and the Market Plunge

y-intercept
International stock markets took a huge plunge after the Brexit Vote.Pundits...

Hello Again.....

Green Jello
It has been many years since I have visited the blogosphere. I must admit I...

Digital Government Top 10 for the State of Utah 2015

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
New technologies and innovations are changing the nature of digital government...

Generation 2015: Utah.gov Adds More Context

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
Just about a month ago, we published a new version of the Utah.gov portal.The...

Utah Announces New Workforce Dashboard

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
The Utah Department of Workforce Services provides some of the most important...

Conditional Formatting with Socrata in the Utah Open Data Portal

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
After less than two weeks, we have had over 51,000 page views of the new Utah...

New Utah Open Data Catalog

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
The new Utah Open Data Catalog is now live at opendata.utah.gov. We will also...

Top 10 for Digital Government in Utah in 2014

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
Today, digital is embedded into every aspect of government in Utah. It is the...

Looking Back at 2014

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
This is the first of three posts that I commit to do before the end of the...

The Misunderstanding Of Inflation

Pursuit of Liberty
For an economic term that gets thrown around a lot, it’s a surprise that...

2014 United Nations Survey on E-Government

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
Last week, the UN published it's 2014 survey on e-government. I've been more...

Utah.gov 2014: More than meets the eye

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
Utah recently completed a significant upgrade to its portal, Utah.gov.  At...

Accenture Says US Dropping in Digital Government Performance

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
Accenture Digital Government Survey, 2014In their January 2014 study on digital...

2013 in Utah Government: Mobile Apps and Open Data

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
As I survey the landscape of digital government around the globe in 2013, there...

The Last 10 Years with Utah.gov

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
Ten years ago, there was no Facebook, no Twitter.  Tim O'Reilly had not...

Another Mobilegov Success Story

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
Last year, when the Utah Transit Authority made its real-time transit api...

Big Data in Utah

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
Big data is important, even in a small state like Utah.  Over the years,...

I'm Ready for the 5S

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
Yes, I am still using an iPhone 4. Personally, I don't like changing phones too...

Making Progress with Mobile

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
Although we still have a lot of work to do to enable the mobile citizen, we are...

Utah.gov 2013

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
We published the new Utah.gov portal last night and it looks like this:Probably...

Getting Ready for a Utah.gov Upgrade

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
In a few days, we will be introducing some new features on the state's digital...

Using Fusion Tables to Share Public Data

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
Google Fusion Tables is a great way to share public data.Here's a table with...

Mountain West Digital Library Anchors the National Public Library of America

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) went live last week with much...

row for your life toward it

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Email to Sen. Urquhart -- Utah Reports Traffic Citations on the Criminal Database

Green Jello
Dear Steve U (my favorite legislator),I can't find your blog anymore, and...

On Gun Control

Green Jello
While I think we should consider limits on the kinds of weapons and ammunition...

Best of Digital Government in Utah 2012

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
Another year draws to a close and this blog is now over 10 years old. As you...

Analyzing Mobile Visitors to Utah.gov

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
ZTE ChorusIn the past 30 days, the Utah.gov portal...

The Efficiency of E-Government

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
We have always known that digital government saves money.  It also allows...

Thinking of New Online Services

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
Interactive digital government is falling behind.  Even though it seems...

The Phenomenal Success of Jobs.Utah.gov

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
In reviewing the metrics for the Utah.gov domain for 2011, not many things...

2012 -- Flat Tax Proposals

Green Jello
The GOP presidential hopefuls are in the thick of taking up conservative causes...

Huntsman: Even the Rich Should Sacrifice.

Green Jello
The ever scrappy son of Utah's richest man Jon M Huntsman Jr. says if he is...

Of Lucky Ducks

Green Jello
Many of the GOP presidential wannabes are going at a new approach to raising...

It's been a while......

Green Jello
I have been wanting to come and write for some time, but caring for two...