Darlene and Michael McDonald run into Daughter after Evacuation from Puerto Rico

The first thing that caught Michael McDonald’s eye was the woman’s hair — significantly longer than it was when his daughter embarked on her Mormon mission to Puerto Rico in May, but the same tawny brown curls. “I said: ‘Is that her? Is it…


Healthcare Is a Right

President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement, known as “Obamacare,” was based on a conservative idea. This conservative idea was proposed by the conservative Heritage Foundation in the 80s, proposed by Republicans as an alternative to…


Team Utah

There’s a lot to divide us Utahns. BYU or Utah? Mormon or not? Democrat or Republican? It’s pretty easy to focus on what divides us. It can be a lot harder to remember what unites us. We should all remember the wise words of our last eloquent and…


Why Did Republicans Keep Trumpcare a Secret?

Democrats believed that once people understood Obamacare, they would like it. And there is plenty of polling to prove them right — as early as 2010, polls showed support for most of the individual provisions of Obamacare at much higher rates than…


Utah Values

"The biggest need in politics and government today is for people of integrity and courage, who will do what they believe is right and not worry about the political consequences to themselves" --Reva Beck Bosone, first woman to serve in Congress from…


Your Move - Save Healthcare!

Today, the Republican Rep in UT-4 votes lockstep with Trump and was an ally in his plan to reshape Obamacare into a giveaway to America's billionaires. This isn't OK! There's hope, though. Darlene McDonald, a charismatic and compassionate Democrat,…


Empowering the Chaos President

If you’re like me, you’re probably sick of hearing about Donald Trump. He is a master at desecrating American values and norms, and we are permanently stuck on high alert. Too many of our elected officials seem comfortable turning a blind eye to the…


The sanctity of family

“America's health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system.” ― Walter Cronkite I believe family is the fundamental unit of society. Everything revolves around families. Societies rise and fall with the health of the family. When the…


What people hate about politics

In Utah we shun contention. We don’t like confrontation and we are uncomfortable in arguments, at least in person. I’ve noticed a lot of us are far more comfortable hurling rhetorical grenades on Facebook than we ever would be in person. This desire…


Five things I like about Mia Love

Do you remember during the presidential debates last year, when Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton reminded us all why we love to hate politics? Recall one question in particular, where candidates were asked to name something positive about their…