Utah Bloghive

A collection of political commentary from throughout the Beehive State.

The Vague Center

The Goal of Community Color

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The goal of the Community Color project was to explore the way in which the...

Support the People Around You

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I believe that the first step to restoring America is to support the people...

Giving Up on the GOP Does Not Mean I've Giving Up on Freedom

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In the last post I lamented that I did not attend a Utah Caucus. I really...

I Missed the Caucuses

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There is a big debate about the caucus system in Utah this year.Because of that...

Paradoxes and Liberty

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The Left/Right split that dominates modern politics came from the royalist...

Stagnating in a Closed Society

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I hate living in a closed society.A free society, by nature, is an open...

Here is a Really Bad Joke

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A conservative is a person who favors the establishment to change.Here's the...

The Banished

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I am feeling depressed after reading Latter-day Liberty by Boyack. I was hoping...

Mormon Dialectics

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I was extremely disappointed with Connor Boyack's "Latter Day Liberty." I had...

Moral Relativism

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Moral Relativism is not the simple belief that anything goes. Moral relativism...

Latter Day Liberty

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I bought a copy of Connor Boyack's Latter Day Liberty. As the title implies,...

Paternal Rights in Utah

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Utah is a very perplexing state. The LDS pretend to be champions of traditional...

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...

On Profits

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Marx taught his minions to vilify profits. If a farmer brings his tomatoes to...

Hayek's Criticism of Conservatism

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Since the 1950s there's been a shrill claim that something called...

Planned Spontaneity

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Modern logic elevates paradox to the forefront of thought. The site Twelve...

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...

What Do Independents Want?

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Reports are that the Chamber of Commerce and big business will be spending...

Freedom to Redefine Terms

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I believe in freedom. Discussions of freedom bring up fundamental issues. For...

Partisan Dialectics v. Civil Discourse

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Modern Conservatism and Modern Liberalism were born of the same dialectical...

Judicial Activism v. Sanctity of Human Life

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I doubt that even one of the drafters of the Fourteenth Amendment thought that...

Classical v. Modern Logic

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The US Founders had a Classical Liberal Arts Education which they applied to...

Freedom Is Not a Closed Door

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Modern Conservatism was created by the same mixed up dialectics as Modern...

Conservatism, Clansmanship and Closed Societies

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Conservatives do not have a coherent plan to overturn PPACA and restore health...

Should Conservatives Embrace Polygamy?

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The big news in the Beehive State is that Judge Clark Waddoups of United States...

2014 Budget Deal

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The US Debt Clock is up about $250B from the dreaded government shutdown that...

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

Shenpa Warrior
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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...

In WI we are having a “Chicago Tea Party” to protest Obama’s plans to tax us in to oblivion…would you attend?

Pursuit of Liberty
by sashamd Question: In WI we are having a “Chicago Tea Party” to...

Do we need an “Anti-Tea Party” or Tea Party reform?

Pursuit of Liberty
by Modern_Language_Center Question: Do we need an “Anti-Tea Party”...

Liberty`s Kids: #01 “The Boston Tea Party” (2/2)

Pursuit of Liberty
Liberty`s Kids Season 1 Episode 01 Part 2/2 “The Boston Tea...

President Ronald Reagan – Address on the Challenger Disaster

Pursuit of Liberty
View the full speech here: millercenter.org An address to the nation...

“Defending the Tea Party Against Sen. John Kerry”

Pursuit of Liberty
Fox and Friends August 8th

Ronald Reagan Sings Eureka College Alma Mater at GWU, 1991

Pursuit of Liberty
In this remarkable and rare video from the special collections of...

The Tea Party Goes to Washington: Rand Paul on the intellectual bankruptcy of both major parties

Pursuit of Liberty
Rand Paul (R-Ky.) took an unusual path to his seat in the United...

Tea Party Leaders Cite Member “Concern” about Speaker Boehner’s Leadership

Pursuit of Liberty
Complete video at: fora.tv Tea Party Patriots co-founders Mark...

Ron Paul has a Ronald Reagan Moment

Pursuit of Liberty
When badgered with the age question at a CNN presidential debate,...

Mad Tea Party, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World HD (1080p)

Pursuit of Liberty
Mad Tea Party within Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World May 2011 in...

Utah.gov 2012: Built on Data

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
Today, we introduce a major change to the state of Utah portal, Utah.gov....

More on the Internet of Things and Government

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
You may not know this, but April 9th is Global Internet of Things Day.In...

United Nations E-Government Survey 2012

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
I downloaded the 2012 UEN eGovernment Report to iBooks while in the elevator on...

Setting the Agenda for 2012 and Beyond

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
I'm looking at the Federal agenda for 2012 as set out a few weeks ago by...

Best of Digital Government in Utah 2011

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
It's time to move on to 2012 and it's now been ten years since I started...

Connecting the Data Dots

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
In our latest Utah Architecture Review Board meeting, we recommended moving...

Another Great Mobile App

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
A couple of years ago, the Utah Department of Transportation created a new...

Working Toward CloudPlan 2.0

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
It's been two years now since we created Utah's first cloud computing strategy...

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...

SCR & QR Codes

Dave Fletcher's Gov't and Tech Weblog
QR Codes are a great technology with lots of potential uses. I love being able...

2011 Legislative Session (Week 6 Udpate)

Lincoln's Legislative bLOG
Well, the week six may be redundant for all of you who are actively following...

2011 Legislative Session (Week 5 Udpate)

Lincoln's Legislative bLOG
Week 5 UpdateUtah League of Cities and TownsWhile week five was fairly...

2011 Session -- Week Four

Lincoln's Legislative bLOG
Week 4 Update2011 Utah Legislative SessionWeek 4 proved to be a great week for...

2011 Session -- Week Three

Lincoln's Legislative bLOG
Alcohol:With Valentine’s Day upon us, it was only appropriate that Sen....