Mormon Church Pushing for Second Prop 8 in Hawaii

| October 29, 2013

*Originally written for Political Research Associates, and cross-posted to The New Civil Rights Movement The current battle over marriage equality in Hawaii isn’t the first time the Aloha State has tried to legalize equality. Back in 1998, after the state’s Supreme Court ruled a ban on gay marriage unconstitutional, a ballot initiative went directly to […]

Lesson From 2013 Values Voters Summit: It’s Not Just the “Old People” We Need to Worry About

| October 11, 2013

  It’s a common saying among pro-LGBTQ folks, “We just need to wait for some of these old guys to die off.” But based off of my observations so far at the Values Voters Summit, that old saying just isn’t true. For years, national polling has shown that while voters over the age of 60 […]

2013 Values Voters Summit – Day 1 Live-Blog

| October 11, 2013

This was a live-blog originally written for Political Research Associates 9:00 a.m. EST: Family Research Council opened the proceedings by proclaiming the government shutdown is merely a “slowdown,” similar to being stuck in “a perpetual TSA line.” He also had some stage hands come up to remove barracades that had been placed on the stage […]

Utah Retail Stores – Enjoy 2012, Because Our Congressman Are Tanking 2013

| November 29, 2012

Utah retail stores are on track to see some of their best sales this holiday season. But unless our congressional delegation drop their partisan opposition, next year they’ll be facing huge losses and we’ll be seeing huge tax hikes. After the 2012 election, major Republican players and elected officials across the country started recognizing that […]

GRAPHIC: Why Corroon’s Budget Proposal Works

| November 9, 2012

There’s been quite a bit of hype today after outgoing-Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon unveiled his 2013 budget proposal, which include a property tax raise. Check out the graphic below to see how and why the budget works. Graphic courtesy of the SLCO Mayor’s Office Thanks to current conservative rhetoric, the words “Tax Hike” […]