Balance of power: Salt Lake County Council has five seats up for election

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  • Thomas Thompson Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 28, 2018 8:29 a.m.

    I've come, alas, to virtually despise all politicians of any party. To be elected, they have to appeal to a broad swath of voters -- many of whom remain divided on important issues of the day -- pollution in our air, pollution in our water, uncontrolled growth, unworkable transportation options. The list goes on and on. But the only politician in recent memory who actually had the temerity to say what she would DO if elected has been Hillary Clinton. And we see what her honesty got her: defeat. Thus, in the world we live in now, politicians of every stripe will continue to speak in very vague generalities -- the the perhaps justified hope that they will persuade all of us that they're on our side. And sometimes, they are -- for a while. That concern inevitably goes away once they've been in power a while. If I'm right about this, perhaps the key thing we can do to enact meaningful change is to vote out all incumbents.

  • Rikitikitavi Cardston, Alberta
    Oct. 28, 2018 8:12 a.m.

    At the national level moderate or center-left Democrats have virtually gone silent. What remains is a cacophany of shrill far left radicals.
    Hopefully, Salt Lake County can buck the national trend.