Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
State of the Debate
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.

» E-mail

» Subscribe (RSS)

Western Debate Sampler: Sin edition ...

Liquor. Gambling. Lying. Bigotry. Torture. Soda pop.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Public houses: City should allow more pubs — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial

It has taken members of the Salt Lake City Council several weeks to hash out the proper wording of an ordinance that would allow enterprising businesspeople to open a few pubs in neighborhoods that now lack such basic amenities of civilized life.

The fact that council members might have gotten the job done sooner had they been able to gather in the corner booth of a really good neighborhood bar does not lessen the fact that they seem poised to do the right thing. [Read the rest ...]

‘No’ to corner bars — Deseret News Editorial

Allowing neighborhood bars is not the way to attract more families to move to Salt Lake City. It’s not the way to revitalize a city that, unlike the rest of the county in which it resides, has not seen much growth in half a century. ...

Forging a future — Las Vegas Sun Editorial

Nevada needs Congress to approve Reid’s online poker plan this year

Enforce rules on police who lie — Denver Post Editorial

Religious bigotry is hateful business — Colorado Springs Gazette Editorial

Closing the book on CIA torture — Los Angeles Times Editorial

It has become clear that the courts are unable or unwilling to hold the agency and others accountable.

New York’s soda ban comes up empty — San Francisco Chronicle Editorial

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.

  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.