Jim Matheson

Categorizing Utah's political world with some appropriate labels

Astute political observers (a generous description for us hacks) love to use labels. So, in taking an early look at who's running for what in 2012, we've categorized... Read more »

Sept. 18, 2011


To understand redistricting, read 'The Godfather'

The first time the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature tried to get rid of Rep. Lloyd Doggett, they cut his district into three pieces. This year, they sliced it... Read more »

Sept. 13, 2011


Follow the Constitution

The Constitution isn't broken, Congress is. No balanced budget amendment, if implemented, would be constructive. A simple majority in the House alone, through its... Read more »

Sept. 6, 2011


On second thought...

The word from Libya this week is that Moammar Gadhafi's wife and three kids have gone to Algeria. He must hate it when he has to rattle around the spider's nest alone,... Read more »

Sept. 5, 2011


The summer holiday activities of our political leaders

Ever since Pres. Bill Clinton conducted focus groups to determine where the First Family should vacation, the summer holiday activities of politicos have been the... Read more »

Sept. 4, 2011

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