Quantcast

State of the Debate

George Pyle


RECENT POSTS
  • DEBATE
    Picture shows: Clara (Jenna Coleman) and The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) (PRNewsFoto/BBC AMERICA) No Debate: The new Doctor is great news ...
    Here’s some good news amidst all the bad. — Jodie Whittaker named first female star of ‘Doctor Who’ — Jill Lawless | Associated Press “London • Brit...
    Updated Jul 17 2017 12:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • DEBATE
    (Chris Detrick  | Tribune file photo)   A toxic algal bloom in Utah Lake in June. Officials confirmed Wednesday that the algal bloom on Utah Lake is growing and has turned toxic. Debate: Whoa. Imagine how messed up we’d be if we weren’t so well managed...
    One of these things is not like the others. — Utah physicians group alarmed by studies linking more deaths to air pollution — Emma Penrod | The Sal...
    Updated Jul 13 2017 07:45 am   |     |   Share
  • DEBATE
    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Heavy machinery picks up trash left by homeless campers in the Rio Grande area of Salt Lake City, during the Salt Lake County Health Department’s cleanup on Thursday, July 6, 2017. The biggest challenge for crews is the disposal of syringes discarded by drug users. Debate: Building a case for ignoring the poor ...
    I see what you are doing there. First repeat the research that draws a line between a certain set of behaviors and avoiding poverty: — The sequence to...
    Updated Jul 11 2017 02:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • DEBATE
    (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Staff photos of the Salt Lake Tribune staff. George Pyle. Debate: What does it mean to be liberal or conservative today?
    Last week, amidst my ravings about the transition of Jason Chaffetz from congressman to pointificator, I expressed my feeling that the best columnist/...
    Updated Jul 09 2017 09:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • DEBATE
    FILE - This undated file photo shows John Hancock’s signature on the Declaration of Independence, which was formally signed by 56 members of Congress beginning Aug. 2, 1776. National Public Radio marked Independence Day on July 4th, 2017, by tweeting the entire declaration, but it seems some Twitter users didn’t recognize what they were reading. Some of the founders’ criticisms of King George III were met with angry responses from supporters of President Donald Trump, who seemed to believe the tweets were a reference to the current president. Others were under the impression NPR was trying to provoke Trump with the tweets. (AP Photo, File) Debate: We hold these truths to be self-evident. Lots of people are just dumb ...
    I am reminded of a teenage stunt I pulled about 44 years ago. During the summers of Watergate, when everybody was Politically Aware. I took the money ...
    Updated Jul 05 2017 01:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • DEBATE
    (FILE - In this May 18, 2017 file photo, U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz speaks with reporters at his home in Alpine, Utah. Chaffetz, a five-term Republican, says he doesn’t feel compelled to talk about what he may do after leaving Congress next month. But he told The Associated Press)   on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, that the business — Strawberry C— may become a reincarnation of his former public relations and marketing firm.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Short take: Welcome, Jason, to the Legion of Punditry
    Some very unsurprising news this morning. Utah’s most videogenic politician, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, will start showing up as a “contributor” on Fox News...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 02:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • DEBATE
    Al Hartmann  |  The Salt LakeTribune   Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., left, has a word with Utah state senator  Brian Shiozawa, R-Cottonwood Heights, before a roundtable discussion with Utah business leaders about the cost of health care.  It was held a the Colonial Flag Company in Sandy on Monday, June 26, 2017. Short take: David Brooks vs Tom Price. The Republicans have no vision ...
    While Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price was in Sandy saying this: — U.S. secretary of health uses Utah flag factory as backdrop to pummel ...
    Updated Jun 27 2017 04:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • DEBATE
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., tells reporters he is delaying a vote on the Republican health care bill while GOP leadership works toward getting enough votes, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 27, 2017.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Debate: If you don’t have anything good to say, say it about Trumpcare ...
    Breaking news this morning about the so-called health care bill (it’s really a tax cut for the wealthy bill) that was before the U.S. Senate. — Facing...
    Updated Jun 27 2017 03:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • DEBATE
    People visit the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017, as justices issued their final rulings for the term, in Washington. The high court is letting a limited version of the Trump administration ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries take effect, a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Short take: The Wedding Cake Case. How about a grandfather clause?
    The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to take The Wedding Cake Case. Well, a wedding cake case. The one we all knew was coming after the w...
    Updated Jun 26 2017 04:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • DEBATE
    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   ’We’re very happy with the protocol we have,’ said Sandy Police Chief Kevin Thacker, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, during a press conference regarding the June 6 shooting of Memorez Rackley, her two sons, and a good Samaritanís daughter. Since the shooting deaths, questions have been raised regarding Sandy City Police Department’s policies and procedures in how the case was handled. Chief Thacker told the room full of reporters that the most dangerous, physical violence may not happen while co-habitating. ’We can’t force someone to leave their home,’ said Thacker. Debate: First we said. Then we read...
    We said: — Utah must face its problem of domestic violence — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial, June 16 “ Utahns are often referred to as happy, friendly pe...
    Updated Jun 21 2017 02:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • DEBATE
    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper makes a point during a campaign stop to promote Democrats in re-election bids in the east Denver suburb of Aurora, Colo., on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Debate: Health care costs? Utah has an answer. Don’t get health care...
    A Special to the Washington Post commentary this morning written by two policy-serious governors — one Republican and one Democrat — who worry that th...
    Updated Jun 21 2017 10:03 am   |     |   Share
  • DEBATE
    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Salt Lake County County Recorder Gary Ott sits before the start of the Salt Lake  County Council’s findings of the County Auditor’s performance audit Tuesday Oct. 4.  Audit investigator Scott Tingley, left. Debate: Stories that turned out the way we wanted them to. Or not...
    We said: — County recorder should be appointed, not elected — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial, June 9, 2017 “ ... It was much more in sorrow than in anger...
    Updated Jun 12 2017 05:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • DEBATE
    (Lennie Mahler  |  Tribune file photo The Huntsman family is buying The Salt Lake Tribune)  . Debate: Thanks for coming to see us ...
    Thanks to all who came to see the members of The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board at our Wednesday morning meet and greet at the 300 South Toasters i...
    Updated May 31 2017 04:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • DEBATE
    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder explains the current process of immigration processing within the Salt Lake County Jail at a news conference in Salt Lake City, Wednesday February 1, 2017. According to Winder there has been no change in the County’s policies since President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. Debate: Salt Lake County sheriff is headed to Moab. Really. No foolin’ ...
    Sometimes it is hard to tell. This was not satire: — Salt Lake County sheriff talks about possible new job, rocky relationship with city officials — T...
    Updated May 30 2017 04:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • DEBATE
    AP File Photo Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, says he will get reported Comey memo, using his Oversight Committee subpoena powers if necessary. Debate: All of the sudden, Chaffetz is back in the middle of things...
    “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” — Michael Corleone, “The Godfather, Part III” Just when we all thought Utah’s Rep. Jason Chaf...
    Updated May 17 2017 03:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • DEBATE
    Debate: He’ll see the Big Board ...
    If you are above a certain age, or a real film expert, when you read what’s below, you thought of what’s above. — Trump revealed highly classified i...
    Updated May 15 2017 05:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • DEBATE
    President Donald Trump holds a signed Antiquities Executive Order during a ceremony at the Interior Department in Washington, Wednesday, April, 26, 2017. The president is asking for a review of the designation of tens of millions of acres of land as ’national monuments.’ (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Debate: President repeats phony argument in attacking national monuments
    The argument from many elected officials in Utah — distressingly echoed Wednesday by the new president of the United States — is that the two big nati...
    Updated Apr 26 2017 12:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • DEBATE
    (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   University of Utah President David Pershing, left, and chairman of the board David Burton speak with the media following a board of trustees closed executive session meeting over the recent firing of Dr. Mary Beckerle, the CEO and director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. A decision on her possible reinstatement is expected later in the day on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Debate: Maybe they do read the editorials ...
    In my Sunday column, the one about changing roles on The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board, I said this: “ ... The decisions we make are independent o...
    Updated Apr 25 2017 01:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • DEBATE
    (Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo)   The Utah Capitol steps were covered with 600 pairs of shoes in February , representing the lives lost to suicide in 2016. With teen suicide rates rising, the Centers for Disease Control and Utah Department of Health support collecting data on sexual orientation among Utah high schools students, but key school districts have blocked the move, deeming the issue too sensitive for a school survey. Debate: Sex surveys, students and student journalism ...
    Any more, just about everything that happens reminds me of something that happened a long time ago. Here’s what’s happening now: — Utah school distric...
    Updated Apr 06 2017 10:33 am   |     |   Share
  • DEBATE
    File - In this June 23, 2012, file photo, inmates watch as Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio gives a tour for church leaders through a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office jail called ’Tent City’ in Phoenix. Newly elected Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone announced Tuesday, April 4, 2017, that he will be closing the tent city jail in the coming months and relocating inmates to other jails. (AP Photo/Matt York, File) Debate: A Tale of Two Tent Cities
    Guy tells his doctor he’s been having strange dreams. “Sometimes I’m a wigwam. Sometimes I’m a tepee. What does it mean, Doc?” “Obviously, you’re two ...
    Updated Apr 05 2017 12:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • DEBATE
    Robert Redford, left, and Dustin Hoffman in ’All The President’s Men.’ Debate: Redford remembers something serious. I remember what may be the biggest laugh he ever got...
    In honor of this compelling op-ed contribution from Robert Redford ... — 45 years after Watergate, the truth is again in danger — Robert Redford | Spe...
    Updated Apr 03 2017 03:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • DEBATE
    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, speaks during the town-hall meeting in Brighton High School Thursday February 9, 2017. Debate: Jason Chaffetz as the point of contention ...
    — ‘I want Chaffetz out of that seat’: D.C. resident starts anti-Chaffetz PAC — Courtney Tanner | The Salt Lake Tribune “Lynette Craig has a sort-of pe...
    Updated Apr 03 2017 12:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • DEBATE
    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah Gov. Gary Herbert meets with the Tribune editorial board, Wednesday, December 7, 2016. Debate: We said, Veto, veto, veto. He said, Yes, no, no ...
    The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board last month urged Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to veto a bill, passed in the recent session of the Legislature, that wo...
    Updated Mar 29 2017 01:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • DEBATE
    House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., departs after speaking to the media after a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Debate: Medicaid expansion rides again ...
    — Obamacare is what we have to work with. Fix it. — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “ ... For seven years, the Republicans who rule this state without sig...
    Updated Mar 28 2017 12:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • DEBATE
    House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. leaves the White House in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017, after meeting with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Debate: Who didn’t kill Obamacare? It’s no mystery ...
    — Blaming conservatives, Trump signals new openness to Dems — Hope Yen | Associated Press | Salt Lake Tribune “ President Donald Trump on Sunday attac...
    Updated Mar 27 2017 01:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • DEBATE
    Scott Winterton  |  Pool West Jordan city councilman Jeffery David Haaga and his attorney Tyler Ayres turn to leave the court judge Judge Clinton E. Balmforth in South Jordan Justice Court on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Debate: West Jordan’s Haaga resigns. Just like we told him to. Six months ago...
    — West Jordan City Council member should resign after trying to hide behind his office — Tribune Editorial, August 2, 2017 “It appears that Jeff Haaga...
    Updated Apr 14 2017 10:41 am   |     |   Share
  • DEBATE
    Debate: Humpback whales are organizing in large numbers. Star Trek? Or Hitchhiker’s Guide?
    — Humpback whales are organizing in huge numbers, and no one knows why — Sara Chodosh | Popular Science “The world is ending and only the whales know....
    Updated Mar 16 2017 04:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • DEBATE
    Debate: Bagley vs. Bleiler - Colorado and the Outdoor Retailers ...
    — Why Colorado doesn’t deserve the Outdoor Retailer show — Gretchen Bleiler | For High Country News “I grew up snowboarding in two of the best states ...
    Updated Mar 15 2017 09:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • DEBATE
    House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, standing with Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., right, and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., left, speaks during a news conference on the American Health Care Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Debate: Republicans have steered Obamacare into its ‘death spiral’
    “The Earth is not dying. It is being killed. And the people who are killing it have names and addresses.” — Utah Phillips “Of course we know the Ira...
    Updated Mar 15 2017 03:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • DEBATE
    Vice President Mike Pence arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, for a Senate Republican strategy session. The White House and Republican leaders in Congress are scrambling to shore up support for their health care bill after findings from the Congressional Budget Office estimated that 14 million people would lose insurance coverage in the first year alone under the GOP replacement for Obamacare. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Debate: Trumpcare. The prognosis is not good...
    In which, we take out back and shoot the idea that if everyone hates what you are doing, you must be doing something right. — Breitbart News Leads T...
    Updated Mar 14 2017 02:18 pm   |     |   Share