Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb
Recent Articles by Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb
Published: Saturday, July 26, 2014 9:50 pm MDT
In the spirit of Pioneer Day and reflecting on our heritage, we update an old column and provide a “re-enactment” of Brother Brigham’s entry into the valley using modern technology, including ...
Published: Saturday, July 19, 2014 7:02 pm MDT
The arrests of former attorneys general John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff have fostered some deep introspection among Utah political leaders.
Published: Saturday, July 12, 2014 3:10 pm MDT
Last month, Gov. Gary Herbert invited a number of business leaders and politicos to breakfast and revealed he intends to seek re-election in 2016. The governor, along with Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, made it clear it...
Published: Saturday, July 5, 2014 11:07 pm MDT
Many state leaders are fed up with Congress and the federal government, but the only formal and binding tool they have to push back against federal encroachment is to call a constitutional convention.
Published: Saturday, June 28, 2014 9:46 pm MDT
We celebrate America’s 238th birthday this Friday — facing a sluggish economy, dysfunction at the highest levels of government, and numerous foreign policy challenges. Some say America is tired, wea...
Published: Saturday, June 21, 2014 10:06 pm MDT
Last week, former Gov. Mitt Romney hosted a swank Deer Valley retreat for prominent Republicans. We weren’t nearly important enough to be invited, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make obnoxious...
Published: Saturday, June 14, 2014 2:13 pm MDT
A tea party upstart defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a one of the biggest upsets in U.S. political history. We look at the ramifications.
Published: Saturday, June 7, 2014 5:36 pm MDT
With the warmth of summer, big national issues like tea party election results, prisoner exchanges and greenhouse emissions are heating up. But in Utah, we’re dealing with much more prosaic matters —...
Published: Saturday, May 31, 2014 6:49 pm MDT
With the recent presidential establishment of a national monument in New Mexico, many Utah officials are concerned that President Obama will designate another monument in Utah, possibly in the Canyonlands area....
Published: Saturday, May 24, 2014 10:06 pm MDT
Last week, the Utah Taxpayers Association conference featured the first debate between the 4th District congressional candidates — Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love and prominent attorney Doug Owens.