Outtakes

Outtakes

Painful, frightening to watch Utah Legislature and presidential campaign

As these words are being written, I’m sitting on my comfy couch and watching coverage of the Iowa caucuses. My remote control is getting a workout bouncing between CNN, MSNBC and Fox News – so much that I’ve received an onscreen warning that the remote’s batteries need to be...


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Dissecting the Oscars racism controversy

So, Oscar voters are racist. That’s what I’ve been hearing, anyway. And maybe the allegation has some validity. For the second time since 1998, the 20 acting nominations for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ annual awards have been exclusively bestowed on Caucasian...


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When a murderous thug takes down a defender of civil society

Don Porter column: “Doug Barney did not “give” his life. It was “taken” from him by a killer who had spent much of his existence behind bars and/or in trouble with the law. I will not type his name. This criminal was shot and killed by other law-enforcement officers a...


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Paranoia about Obama and guns all based on lies

Never bet against America’s gun industry. If you do, you’ll lose. The New York Times reported last week, in the wake of President Barack Obama’s modest executive order regarding firearms-purchase background checks, that “Since President Obama took office in 2009, shares of...

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