Meteorologically (yes, it’s a big word for us), the tornado and hurricane seasons are over. Politically, all sorts of man-made tempests are battering the nation's capital and all of society. We explore the impact on Utah politics.
Pignanelli and Webb: By tapping into our usual reliable sources — CIA black ops, witch doctors, Fox News contributors, invasive drones, the investigators behind the Clinton-inspired Trump dossier, fortune tellers, the Dark Web, satellite imagery, WikiLeaks, the mafia (some of Frank’s relatives), the John Birch Society (some of LaVarr’s relatives), Twitter analytics, Utah lobbyist gossip (started by Frank) and faith-promoting Mormon rumors (started by LaVarr) — your columnists are able to reveal what key politicos will be (or should be) wearing on Halloween night.
A record number of meaningful ballot measures have been proposed for voters to approve or reject in the 2018 election. The proposals would boost taxes for education, create a direct primary election system, allow use of marijuana for medical purposes, create an independent commission to propose election district boundaries and expand Medicaid coverage to more low-income Utahns. These measures raise interesting questions.
Frank Pignanelli was recently interviewed for a promotional video to educate people on a newly proposed amendment to the United States Constitution.
Chess is a lot trickier than simply moving 16 pieces around a board. To win, competitors must be good strategists, anticipating a competitor’s reactions and moves. Impulsive action guarantees a loss. As in chess, so in politics. We review possible strategies employed by some of Utah's top chess masters.
In politics, expect the unexpected. Issues suddenly arise we didn’t know were issues. But one thing you can rely on: your columnists always have opinions on issues — and non-issues.
As Doug has said, "it will be the party of the decade!"