Carly Fiorina, Buzzfeed and a reality check

Carly Fiorina stopped by the Buzzfeed offices and filmed a little reality piece on role reversal.

Getting to Yes: What real leadership looks like

I’m tired of it. I bet you are too. I’m tired of the screaming and name-calling that is happening in the public square. I’m tired of people afraid to speak truth because they know they’ll be flayed for it. I’m tired of people calling for “purity panels” on one hand and who talk of expanding…

What the heck happened in the Speaker’s race??

In case you missed the DC melt-down of the last few days, or you’re still shaking your head, you’re not alone. Like Ron Swanson, we’re all wondering what the heck just happened. So really – in case you missed it, on Thursday, Congressman McCarthy goes into a meeting as the easy shoe-in for the next…

Women in Utah politics

I see a stat often quoted that women win “as often” as men when running for political office. I’ve done some digging and there are also plenty of studies largely looking at federal races, where women are “better qualified” then their male counterparts but they win less often. There is no question that Utah is…

Mia Love’s new chief of staff faces immediate, undeserved criticism

Less than 24 hours ago, Mia Love announced her first two staff selections and the criticizing of her choices began within nano-seconds. Congresswoman-elect Love chose Muffy Day as her chief of staff, currently the chief of staff for Congressman John Campbell (R-CA). To run the district, she chose Laurel Price, the Operations Director of her…

Vote Yes for Pleasant Grove’s Public Safety Building

There are not many roles for government that are as clearly defined as public safety. It’s one of the few things most people agree should continue to fall under the purview of a governmental entity. Another is infrastructure, like roads and sewer pipes. Those things are often lumped together, but they are in fact, unique…

Top Tips for East Coast Staffers Campaigning in Utah for the First Time

  We get it. You bought the line that political consultants in Utah don’t know what they’re doing, so you hired an out-of-stater to parachute in and carry you over the finish line. In the spirit of good, old fashioned friendliness, we’ve compiled a list of helpful hints so your guys and gals won’t misstep…

Recap of Utah’s primaries, plus looking forward

I had the chance to join Glen Mills and the chair of Utah’s Democrat party, Mayor Peter Corroon on ABC4 to recap the 2014 primaries and take a look at the November match-ups. Take a look: