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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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Utah voters should make it clear we want state school board elections that we get to participate in and between candidates of our choosing. As long as there's one-party dominance in Utah, that can only be acco...
Symbolic politics, such as banning the Confederate battle flag, satisfy images, but they do not feed, clothe, shelter or educate. That kind of hard work requires more than attention to symbols.
The Supreme Court has rule Arizona and other states can create independent redistricting commissions to conduct redistricting every 10 years. While the state Legislature can create the commission, Utah's most v...
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...