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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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Indications now suggest that next year’s presidential election may be a tough one for Utah Republicans. If Republicans nominate a candidate Utahns don’t think much of, and Democrats do the same, the...
Donald Trump is tapping a deep-seated voter frustration that Republicans need to channel in order to win back the White House. Nevertheless, Republicans will have to decide whether Trump is really who they want...
Thinking of the classic film "It's A Wonderful Life" and the George Bailey and Henry Potter characters, I I sometimes wonder if our society hasn’t adopted Potter’s values, too, and changed from Bedf...
I believe 'pro-life' means that when we balance a woman’s right to choose with human life, we tip the scales more towards life. But pro-life to me includes far more — it also means being concerned a...
It may be surprising Joe Biden is considering running for president. Recent news reports indicate that his advisers are reaching out to potential donors and supporters to gauge support for a Democratic preside...
Two Planned Parenthood executives recently spoke about unborn children with the callousness of someone talking about squashing a mosquito. This is an opportune moment to push the reset button on abortion policy...
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 ...