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George Pyle
George Pyle has been a newspaper writer in Kansas, Utah, Upstate New York, and now Utah again, for more than 30 years - most of it as an editorial writer and columnist. Now on his second tour of duty on The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board, he has also done a stretch as a talk radio host, published a book on the ongoing flaws of U.S.agricultural policy and, in 1998, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing. His most active bookmarks are Andrew Sullivan, Christopher Hitchens and Tina Brown. And he still thinks the Internet can be used for intelligent conversation and uplifting ideas.

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Some editorials and comment on issues our editorials have dealt with in recent days ...

- What's real reason for withholding records in Powell case? - Tacoma (Wash.) News-Tribune Editorial

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Despite strong circumstantial evidence in the December 2009 disappearance of Susan Cox Powell, authorities in West Valley City, Utah, never filed any charges against the only person they say they suspected: her husband, Josh Charles.

Now that he’s dead – having killed himself and his two young sons – there’s no good reason to withhold records related to the investigation. The Salt Lake Tribune has tried to get those records, but the West Valley City Council has refused to release them.

The Tribune’s request is legitimate. ...

- The untold story: Powell records should be opened - Salt Lake Tribune Editorial

- Talking about condoms - Ogden Standard-Examiner Editorial

A few weeks ago, Gov. Gary Herbert correctly vetoed an attempt by the Utah Legislature to virtually end sex education in Utah high schools. The national Center for Disease Control has released statistics that underscore why it is so important that sexual education standards be raised in our state.

Utah ranks 45th among the 50 states in high school students being informed about the use of condoms as a birth control and sexually transmitted disease preventer. They need to know where to obtain them and how to effectively use them. ...

- A real conservative: Herbert was right to veto HB363 - Salt Lake Tribune Editorial

- Is it time to retool the Constitution? - Bruce Maiman, for The Sacramento Bee

How would you feel about making changes in the U.S. Constitution? Does it need revising? Do we need a new one? The question almost sounds treasonous. ...

- Campaign money Part 1: Amend Constitution - Salt Lake Tribune Editorial


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