Utah Bloghive

A collection of political commentary from throughout the Beehive State.

The Vague Center

Free Trade v. One Market

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A few years back I began a series of articles on economics.One of the themes I...

The Joke on the Tumblr's Ads

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Tumblr started putting on their dashboard. Yahoo's strategy for monetizing...

Updating Narratives

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News reports suggest that the Orlando Shooter had frequented the Pulse night...

On Hate and Terror

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This seems to be something new. The Orlando Attack is recognized as both a hate...

Utah's Cracking Down on Free Speech

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I've been in a major funk. I am interested in the mathematics of funding health...

Dropping C-Notes

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The Federal Reserve creates money through lending, not through printing. Paper...

The Down and Dirty on Pulling Weeds

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Counter-culturalists have declared the first Saturday in May is Naked Gardening...

Cattle Chutes and Temple Ceilings

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My family moved into Salt Lake in 1975. During that time, I've attended two LDS...

Closed Primary

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It looks like the presidential primary will come down to New York.New York has...

Yep, The Government Lies

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How pathetic.According to the New York Post, The Federal Reserve stopped using...

Happy Easter Everyone

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Happy Easter everyone.For those following this blog: I have not fallen off the...

Violence for Political Ends

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Is it strange to see Barrack Obama in Cuba celebrating the life of Castro at...

On Turkeys and Brussel Sprouts

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The terrorist attacks in Brussels have received a great deal of media...

Utah Caucuses

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The Utah Caucuses are tomorrow. I am not sure if I am going to attend.The...

Hello Again.....

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

Silent Sunsets

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I learned the other day that one cannot say "It's a pretty sunset" within...

Filed Under Irrelevant

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This just in: While in Illinois Obama gave a speech in which he "calls for...

Occupy Malheur

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The left and right are simply mirror images of each other.The Tea Party...

Deportation and Visas

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Speaking Language © Alejandro Lozano CampañaThis last GOP debate was much...

Dynamic SQL

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I used to enjoy programming.I stopped enjoying programming with the release of...

Train Wrecks

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I heard that several runaway trains are headed full speed into Iowa and that...

NamesSpaces and Base Instincts

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PHP 5.3 included a new superstructure called "namespaces" that allows people to...

Password Program

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It is very important for web designers to protect the passwords with which they...

Windows 10

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Yesterday was a total waste.When I turned on the computer, the screen told me...

Drinker's Permit

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Apparently some states are thinking of lowering the "drinking age."Personally 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...

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....

2011 Session -- Week Two

Lincoln's Legislative bLOG
Well, it proved to be a fairly slow week in committee and on the floor during...

2011 Session -- Week One

Lincoln's Legislative bLOG
ULCT Week One Legislative Highlights and Recap (2011) It...

Rep. Menlove's Proposal -- Message Bill?

Green Jello
Rep Menlove of Garland wants Medicaid recipients to perform community service...

Tax Money Going to Fund Not Radio, But NPR Executives

Magic Valley Mormon
From Greg Easterbrook:Defenders of NPR have noted the Washington main...

Chris Nolan or: Why I now arrange my DVDs by director

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a token “stuff kids say” post

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The #1 Reason Why Women Have Sex…

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Don't Blame the Caucus For Non Voters

Magic Valley Mormon
According to the Census Bureau, there are 22,914 people in Eagle Mountain. Of...