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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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Romney’s return: 2011 report is little comfort to voters — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial

As a diversion from widespread attention being paid to his latest rhetorical screw-up, Mitt Romney’s release of his 2011 tax return may have some value. As a basis for revealing how much the GOP presidential candidate pays or doesn’t pay, on average, in federal income taxes, it leaves a lot to the imagination. ...

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Important opportunity for Obama at United Nations meeting — Deseret News Editorial

[Obama urges UN to confront roots of Muslim rage — AP/Salt Lake Tribune]

Social media’s new normal — Ogden Standard-Examiner Editorial

The debate over KSL Channel 5’s decision not to carry a new TV show, "The New Normal," underscores what is the new normal in social organization, protests, and how companies and individuals react to protests. ...

Clueless on GRAMA panel — Provo Daily Herald Editorial

One might raise an eyebrow at Gov. Gary Herbert’s appointment of former Pleasant Grove Rep. Holly Richardson to the State Records Committee, the panel that decides disputed requests for public documents. ...

Colorado should host Olympic games — Colorado Springs Gazette Editorial

Legalizing marijuana adds revenue, reduces law-enforcement costs — Seattle Times Editorial

Medical marijuana is bad public policy — By John Clarke | for The Fort Collins Coloradoan

Putting a lid on L.A.’s pot dispensaries — Los Angeles Times Editorial

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