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Paul Rolly

Last Updated May 29, 2017 12:48PM

Never before has a free and independent press been so under attack in the United States as it is now. And never before has the Fourth Estate been more vital in keeping democracy solvent in this country. That’s a bold …

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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Jim Dix holds a rescued bearded dragon in his Reptile Rescue Service on Main Street in Magna Thursday May 25, 2017. Rolly: Utah snake savior seeking a home — again — for his slithering sidekicks
    This is a whole different take on the homelessness problem. And the population in peril constitutes those whom even a mother wouldn’t love. We’re ta...
    Updated May 29 2017 01:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Staff photos of the Salt Lake Tribune staff. Paul Rolly. Rolly: Republican’s email use didn’t spur same questions in Draper
    I wrote last week that the complaints lodged against Draper City Councilwoman Michele Weeks by Mayor Troy Walker and council colleagues were political...
    Updated May 23 2017 04:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Staff photos of the Salt Lake Tribune staff. Paul Rolly. Rolly: Draper councilwoman’s big sin? She was a Dem who had the audacity to win on GOP turf
    It seems that in some parts of Utah, it is a cardinal sin to win an election if you happen to be a Democrat — even if your victory comes in a nonparti...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Staff photos of the Salt Lake Tribune staff. Paul Rolly. Rolly: Utah County Republicans asking, ‘Where did that $5,000 go?’
    The Utah County Republican Party is about to explode over a mysterious $5,000 fund approved last month by a handful of party officials without knowled...
    Updated May 15 2017 10:57 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Staff photos of the Salt Lake Tribune staff. Paul Rolly. Rolly: Candidate for Utah GOP boss wants party purity reviews for lawmakers
    Ronald Reagan, we hardly knew ye. Or maybe you would hardly recognize us. The 40th U.S. president, a hero to many Republicans, pushed the “big tent” ...
    Updated May 11 2017 10:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, fresh off a foot surgery, makes his way through Statuary Hall on his way to the House floor in the Capitol for the vote on repeal and replace of Obamacare (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images) Rolly: Chaffetz personifies the dark comedy that is the Republican Congress
    Viewing the photo last week of Rep. Jason Chaffetz returning to the House floor from his taxpayer-subsidized foot surgery to cast a vote that would ki...
    Updated May 08 2017 11:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Rep. Mike Noel, R-Kanab, as the Utah  Legislature meets in Salt Lake City, Tuesday Jan. 24, 2017. Rolly: Noel’s speech shows how spinning fiction becomes a fact of life in GOP’s alternate reality
    Recent editorials, op-ed contributors, columnists and news stories in The Salt Lake Tribune have documented falsehoods spouted by Utah leaders about B...
    Updated May 04 2017 11:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Republican purists take it on the chin in Utah County GOP slugfest
    A funny thing happened at Saturday’s Utah County Republican Convention. The strike force lost. The protectors of purity, the defenders of truth, just...
    Updated May 01 2017 11:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Will black Republican group lose its seat at Utah GOP’s main table?
    A recent attempt by the Utah County Republican Party to bar elected officials from running for seats on the state GOP’s Central Committee was foiled w...
    Updated Apr 27 2017 11:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo)   Former Utah Transit Authority board member Terry Diehl, a developer, is the subject of a state investigation into conflict-of-interest issues raised in a legislative audit. Rolly: Big Diehl — indicted developer has all the right friends in all the right places
    Terry Diehl — the indicted controversial millionaire developer who has filed for bankruptcy despite a lavish lifestyle — may have made questionable sp...
    Updated Apr 24 2017 11:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Post praising Tribune’s Pulitzer gets moved on BYU fan board
    A Brigham Young University alum I know occasionally posts remarks using a pseudonym on a BYU sports fan website called “cougarboard.” On April 12, h...
    Updated Apr 20 2017 10:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes visits The Salt Lake Tribune)   Editorial Board, Friday, September 23, 2016. Rolly: Reyes’ fundraising a reminder of past A.G. exploits
    Salt Lake Tribune columnist Robert Gehrke reported over the weekend that ever since Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes was mentioned as a finalist for c...
    Updated Apr 17 2017 11:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune)     Table X bartender Warren Beecroft mixes a new drink called ’The Last Toddy’ at the new restaurant in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. The restaurant has created a twist on the ’hot toddy,’ creating the drink with Beehive Jack Rabbit Gin (made in Utah), green chartreuse, St. Germain (elderflower liquor), lime, rosemary and juniper. Rolly: When it comes to alcohol policy in Utah, the more things change, the more they stay the same
    With the recent passage of a controversial law making Utah the first state in the nation to have a legal blood alcohol level as low as 0.05 percent, i...
    Updated Apr 14 2017 10:36 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Tribune’s Pulitzer shows the wisdom of keeping Salt Lake City a two-daily town
    It was 1952. Salt Lake Tribune Publisher John Fitzpatrick, his assistant John W. “Jack” Gallivan and other executives of the paper huddled with Desere...
    Updated Apr 10 2017 08:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Post praising Tribune’s Pulitzer gets moved on BYU fan board
    A Brigham Young University alum I know occasionally posts remarks using a pseudonym on a BYU sports fan website called “cougarboard.” On April 12, h...
    Updated Apr 20 2017 10:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes visits The Salt Lake Tribune)   Editorial Board, Friday, September 23, 2016. Rolly: Reyes’ fundraising a reminder of past A.G. exploits
    Salt Lake Tribune columnist Robert Gehrke reported over the weekend that ever since Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes was mentioned as a finalist for c...
    Updated Apr 17 2017 11:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune)     Table X bartender Warren Beecroft mixes a new drink called ’The Last Toddy’ at the new restaurant in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. The restaurant has created a twist on the ’hot toddy,’ creating the drink with Beehive Jack Rabbit Gin (made in Utah), green chartreuse, St. Germain (elderflower liquor), lime, rosemary and juniper. Rolly: When it comes to alcohol policy in Utah, the more things change, the more they stay the same
    With the recent passage of a controversial law making Utah the first state in the nation to have a legal blood alcohol level as low as 0.05 percent, i...
    Updated Apr 14 2017 10:36 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Tribune’s Pulitzer shows the wisdom of keeping Salt Lake City a two-daily town
    It was 1952. Salt Lake Tribune Publisher John Fitzpatrick, his assistant John W. “Jack” Gallivan and other executives of the paper huddled with Desere...
    Updated Apr 10 2017 08:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: From Alice’s tea party to today’s tea party — a strange trip down the GOP rabbit hole
    If Lewis Carroll thought he created an unmatched trio of illogical characters with confounding arguments when heroine Alice attended that strange tea ...
    Updated Apr 11 2017 05:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Best judiciary money can buy? Hatch, Lee know all about dark-money PACs backing Gorsuch
    Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee have been rooftop-shouting advocates of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and have decried Democrats’ attempts to do w...
    Updated Apr 07 2017 05:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: This is no April Fools’ joke: Some reporters fell for fake news release that small Utah firm bought Disney Studios
    Walt Disney Studios is one of four Hollywood entertainment giants suing Provo-based VidAngel, which streams movies and television shows created by oth...
    Updated Apr 03 2017 11:29 pm   |     |   Share