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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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If President Obama wants to improve education access rather than trumpet another talking point, he will have to compromise with a wary Republican Congress. Both sides have incentives to sit down and negotiate.
The Utah State Legislature convenes next Monday. Will the legislators sworn in that day be as responsive to the voters’ wishes as their predecessors were? If they are, this is what they will do:
We should use the name "Democratic Party" instead of "Democrat Party." While it may not seem like a big difference, using the correct legal name shows an effort to speak respectfully and restore civility, which...
Attorney General Sean Reyes has announced he will wall himself off from defense of SB54 since he's a member of the governing committee of the state's Republican Party. It brings partisan politics into the offic...
Here are several influential individuals who should be recognized for their achievements, particularly when those contributions demonstrated a rare quality: political courage.
One hundred years ago, soldiers from opposing armies climbed out of trenches and exchanged Christmas greetings. Unlike the soldiers in the Christmas Truce, we should make the spirit of goodwill at Christmas la...
If you're looking at the "top stories" of 2014, you might consider the ones that really had an impact in individual and family lives — in the areas of employment, health care and education. And 2014 was f...
The Republican Party is suing the state to overturn SB54, which it helped pass to compromise the Count My Vote initiative and the caucus/convention system. Republicans are wrong to oppose Utahns who want a more...
The protests and violence in Ferguson, Missouri, speak to a much larger problem we still face as a nation and a people — that race still matters.
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 ...