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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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(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Mitt Romney shakes hands as he makes his entrance at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, Thursday, August 30, 2012.
Editorial Sampler: Mitt’s moment ...

- Mitt’s moment: Romney makes the case for himself - Salt Lake Tribune Editorial

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Much of the final night of the Republican National Convention — the night that introduced nominee Mitt Romney to a great many Americans who are only now starting to pay attention to this year’s presidential election — was devoted to the memory of Ronald Reagan. So it makes sense that Romney’s acceptance speech did much to channel the 40th president....

... Romney is no Ronald Reagan. His speech Thursday — folksy, warm, sometimes funny — was not a Reagan-like Shining City on a Hill moment. [Full text here.]

But the nominee did put the question before the electorate. Are we content to stay the course with the current administration? Or do we think that a change of management, something Romney specialized in during his years in the business sector, is what is needed? ...

- Inside the real Romney - Provo Daily Herald Editorial

Clint Eastwood was a tough act to follow. But Eastwood also had a tough act to follow.

Members of Romney’s Mormon congregation when he served as an ecclesiastical leader gave the most moving speeches of the convention.

- The Mitt we know - Boston Herald Editorial

- Romney makes the case for change - San Diego U-T Editorial

- Romney puts focus on jobs, end to division - Orange County Register Editorial

- What Mitt Romney has to prove - Los Angeles Daily News Editorial

- Romney’s speech: Where was the policy? - Ezra Klein, Wonkblog

- 10 things I learned at the Republican convention: - David Sarasohn, The Oregonian

... 7. If you have succeeded in life, you did that. If things didn’t turn out exactly right, it’s the government’s fault. ...

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