Two neighbors plan to shop together, one to furnish the car, the other to pay for the gasoline. Both need a week's supply of groceries. One says, "I vote we steal the groceries, I won’t furnish the car unless we do." The other says, "No, I vote to buy the groceries, I won’t buy the gas unless we do."
One says, "We won’t get anything done unless we compromise, so let’s both buy half and steal half of the groceries." For the general welfare of their families, they both voted for the “win-win” plan: “give a little, cheat a little.” The crime families called it protection. The tea partiers call it constitutional corruption. I call it political compromise.
Salt Lake City
- From GOP convention to Pokemon Bernie: Last...
- In our opinion: Disgusting algae bloom...
- Michael Gerson: The triumph of cynicism
- My view: Algae blooms in Utah Lake
- My view: Prison reform proponents have it...
- Arthur Cyr: Coup attempt underscores...
- Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Shurtleff,...
- Letter: Carbon fee legislation
- In our opinion: The GOP convention... 32
- My view: Supporting Utah's public... 32
- Letter: Carbon fee legislation 29
- Mia Love: We are the pioneers of our day 26
- Michael Gerson: The triumph of cynicism 23
- My view: More whites should practice... 22
- In our opinion: Despite alarming shift... 20
- My view: Reform coal leasing policies... 17