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Richard Davis
Richard Davis is a professor of political science at Brigham Young University. Email: Richard_Davis@byu.edu

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Obamacare is far from perfect. It was cobbled together badly. Implementation has been problematic. Now that the legal battles over Obamacare are over, the president and the Congress should work together to fix ...
The Legislature should have involved the public before, not after, voting to relocate the state prison from its Draper site. All options should have been scrutinized in a transparent fashion, rather than the cu...
It is time for State Rep. Justin Miller, D-Salt Lake City, to resign. The public has been patient to give Miller an opportunity to explain, but he has failed to do so. It is time for him to go.
Recently, the New York Times reported that the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign has already determined its general election strategy for next year. As presumptuous as this is, the strategy itself is the re...
The experiences I recently had in one day reminded me that, despite our best efforts, we are not in complete control. In the midst of our daily cares, this reminder is essential.
Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is being dogged by a conflict of interest charge again. Last December, it was his unwillingness to defend Senate Bill 54. This time, it is over a campaign donation from 1-800-Co...
Is it necessary to be a millionaire to run for U.S. president — or even to serve in federal office? Are presidential candidates out of touch with middle-class Americans who live month to month on wage and...
Organized religion is losing ground in the United States. Atheists and agnostics now constitute over 7 percent of Americans, while those who say they have no religion in particular are at 15.8 percent. What's t...
Online voting can be in the future of U.S. elections. But we have yet to resolve the issues of how we include rather than exclude. We also must guarantee that everyone’s vote counts as he or she intended...
For the 2016 primary elections, the Utah Republican Party has opted to use caucus/convention system rather than the presidential primary used by both parties in all elections but one since 1996. The losers in t...