Recent Articles by Richard Davis
Published: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 6:25 pm MST
In between the turkey dinner and the next football games, we should pause for a minute to consider freedoms we typically don’t think much about — freedoms of speech, of worship, of the press and to ...
Published: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 7:45 pm MST
The problem is the law on filling legislative vacancies. It currently removes voters from the process of choosing their own representatives. It retains power for political parties but takes it away from those w...
Published: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 7:12 pm MST
Why did Republicans do so well last Tuesday? Democratic commentators are suggesting it was because the 2014 electorate was more typical of a midterm electorate, with Republicans turning out and Democrats stayin...
Published: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 6:17 pm MST
As someone who has lost several times — both as the candidate and the supporter — let me give some day-after-election advice to those candidates who lost.
Published: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 7:28 pm MDT
Many Americans aren’t even aware of midterm elections — or that they matter. If past trends hold, highly ideological people — the most extreme among us — will decide the races this year.
Published: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:18 pm MDT
Liberalism is a term having become a grab-bag for all sorts of meanings. Whittle away the incorrect definitions of the term, and I believe it is worth the trouble to be a liberal.
Published: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:11 pm MDT
In wake of the progressive movement of 100 years ago, a series of laws regulated monopolies, limited corporate profits and instituted the protection of labor. Many of those laws have been weakened in recent yea...
Published: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 10:28 pm MDT
While Hong Kong voters are fighting for full election rights — both nominating and electing — most Americans will forego their general election voting rights this year.
Published: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 8:20 pm MDT
In recent years, candidate communication with voters has been dominated by sound bites. But this year Utah voters can go beyond those brief remarks to hear candidates’ positions on a range of issues.
Published: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 10:19 pm MDT
A recent Pew Research study shows some interesting trends — and reversals — regarding same-sex marriage, homosexuality and religion's role in society and politics. It suggests Americans are not as c...