Recent Articles by Richard Davis
Published: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 9:34 pm MDT
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...
The million-dollar question — are wealthy presidential candidates out of touch with middle-class America?
Published: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 8:13 am MDT
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...
Published: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 10:54 pm MDT
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...
As Utah's GOP looks to an Internet presidential primary in 2016, be cautious, inclusive in adopting online voting
Published: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 9:14 pm MDT
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...
Published: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 10:40 pm MDT
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...
A historic moment for social policy as U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on same-sex marriage bans
Published: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 11:44 pm MDT
The Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding the constitutionality of state bans on same-sex marriage. Never before has the Supreme Court dealt directly with this issue of whether a state can ban same-sex m...
Any good cops patrolling the streets? Recent new stories make us wonder — and that's not good for public safety
Published: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:16 pm MDT
Is there a sudden rash of shootings by police officers or have these just become newsworthy, particularly because of police cams and video from cellphones? Race is a predominant issue, but are there some other ...
Published: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 10:51 pm MDT
Tomorrow is the 150th anniversary of the creation of the United States. Tomorrow is not the anniversary of the American Revolution or the Constitution. It's the anniversary of the end of the Civil War.
Published: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 11:04 pm MDT
As a member of the LDS Church, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada, doesn’t make his religion an issue or emphasize it frequently in a public way. Instead, he seems to see his religion as personal.
Published: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:17 am MDT
Democrats would do well to give an array of presidential candidates an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to meet voter demands in 2016. That includes Hillary Clinton, but not just her.