Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb
Recent Articles by Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb
Published: Saturday, June 25, 2016 6:00 pm MDT
This election signifies a new era in Utah politics. The delegate cartel has been smashed. The party machine controlling the nomination process is overturned.
Published: Saturday, June 18, 2016 6:00 pm MDT
It’s time to update an old column in an effort to preserve print journalism, the First Amendment, the American Way, Utah’s oldest newspaper, lining for birdcages (with our photo as bull’s-eye)...
Published: Saturday, June 11, 2016 6:00 pm MDT
Daydreaming aside, the two terribly flawed candidates at the top of the ticket are simply going to cancel each other out as far as any impact on Utah races.
Published: Saturday, June 4, 2016 6:00 pm MDT
Republicans got rid of superdelegates some time ago. That gives the party base and political activists extra influence, especially in caucus states. If Republicans still had a large number of superdelegates, Tr...
Published: Saturday, May 28, 2016 6:00 pm MDT
Memorial Day weekend is the traditional kickoff for candidates in primary elections to focus with intensity on targeted voters, and for other campaigns to finalize their general election strategies (actually, w...
Published: Saturday, May 21, 2016 6:00 pm MDT
Spring seems to have finally arrived, bringing flowers, bright clothing and new issues for politicos. We tiptoe through the political tulips.
Published: Saturday, May 14, 2016 6:00 pm MDT
Trump is going to win the Republican nomination fair and square. He got the votes and won the delegates. But, personally, I feel no need to jump on the Trump bandwagon just because he’s the nominee.
Published: Saturday, May 7, 2016 6:00 pm MDT
I think the Trump groupies seeking a political savior will likewise be disappointed, either because Clinton thumps him in November or because he turns out to be a really terrible president.
Published: Saturday, April 30, 2016 6:00 pm MDT
As a longtime supporter of Count My Vote, I was disappointed to see Johnson side with the party machine and attack Herbert because he gathered signatures.
Published: Thursday, April 21, 2016 6:00 pm MDT
So political discourse in Utah will be at higher temperatures for the next several cycles. Thank goodness. Protesters against the BYU Honor Code should not have all the fun.