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George Pyle

Editorial page editor, Editorial

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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Staff photos of the Salt Lake Tribune staff. George Pyle. George Pyle: That’s a billion dollars Utah will never see again
    Through all the debate, all the deadlock, all the disrespect for experts, all the disregard for the aged, the infirm and the struggling, all the pleas...
    Updated Jun 23 2017 08:19 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   ’We’re very happy with the protocol we have,’ said Sandy Police Chief Kevin Thacker, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, during a press conference regarding the June 6 shooting of Memorez Rackley, her two sons, and a good Samaritanís daughter. Since the shooting deaths, questions have been raised regarding Sandy City Police Department’s policies and procedures in how the case was handled. Chief Thacker told the room full of reporters that the most dangerous, physical violence may not happen while co-habitating. ’We can’t force someone to leave their home,’ said Thacker. Debate: First we said. Then we read...
    We said: — Utah must face its problem of domestic violence — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial, June 16 “ Utahns are often referred to as happy, friendly pe...
    Updated Jun 21 2017 02:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper makes a point during a campaign stop to promote Democrats in re-election bids in the east Denver suburb of Aurora, Colo., on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Debate: Health care costs? Utah has an answer. Don’t get health care...
    A Special to the Washington Post commentary this morning written by two policy-serious governors — one Republican and one Democrat — who worry that th...
    Updated Jun 21 2017 10:03 am   |     |   Share
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  • A balloon and card from the office of Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., is seen tied to the door of the closed office of Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., in Metairie, La., Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Scalise was shot and wounded while practicing with fellow lawmakers for a congressional baseball game in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) George Pyle: Civility has never been the easy way out
    “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” John F. Kennedy Only a few months after the goal of his lif...
    Updated Jun 18 2017 11:28 am   |     |   Share
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah addresses his supporters at the American Preparatory campus in Draper, Saturday, March 19, 2016. Republican presidential candidate Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Carly Fiorina and Glenn Beck were also in attendance. Debate: Republicans don’t have the nerve to challenge Trump. Looking at you, Lee and Chaffetz...
    Theorem: — What stops Republicans from behaving rationally? — Jennifer Rubin | The Washington Post “ ... First, unlike Senate and House Republicans du...
    Updated Jun 13 2017 12:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Salt Lake County County Recorder Gary Ott sits before the start of the Salt Lake  County Council’s findings of the County Auditor’s performance audit Tuesday Oct. 4.  Audit investigator Scott Tingley, left. Debate: Stories that turned out the way we wanted them to. Or not...
    We said: — County recorder should be appointed, not elected — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial, June 9, 2017 “ ... It was much more in sorrow than in anger...
    Updated Jun 12 2017 05:32 pm   |     |   Share
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  • People attend the Outdoor Retailer show Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, in Salt Lake City. Thousands of people are expected in Salt Lake City this week to take part in the world’s largest outdoor retail show that comes twice a year to Utah. The Outdoor Retailer show allows store owners to meet with manufacturers and suppliers to preview new products. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) George Pyle: Dreaming of South by Southwest by Salt Lake City
    [Video: Daffy Duck pulls out all the stops.] Daffy Duck, as always insanely jealous of the fact that Bugs Bunny was getting all the attention, pulle...
    Updated Jun 09 2017 08:10 pm   |     |   Share
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  • French President Emmanuel Macron, right, Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, left, and former mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg talk during their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Friday, June 2, 2017. (Christophe Petit-Tesson/Pool Photo via AP) George Pyle: Why do Republicans have so little faith in American business?
    [Video: The new president of France, speaking English, bluntly recruiting American engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs who want to crack the probl...
    Updated Jun 04 2017 07:23 am   |     |   Share
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    (Lennie Mahler  |  Tribune file photo The Huntsman family is buying The Salt Lake Tribune)  . Debate: Thanks for coming to see us ...
    Thanks to all who came to see the members of The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board at our Wednesday morning meet and greet at the 300 South Toasters i...
    Updated May 31 2017 04:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder explains the current process of immigration processing within the Salt Lake County Jail at a news conference in Salt Lake City, Wednesday February 1, 2017. According to Winder there has been no change in the County’s policies since President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. Debate: Salt Lake County sheriff is headed to Moab. Really. No foolin’ ...
    Sometimes it is hard to tell. This was not satire: — Salt Lake County sheriff talks about possible new job, rocky relationship with city officials — T...
    Updated May 30 2017 04:27 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Staff photos of the Salt Lake Tribune staff. George Pyle. George Pyle: A conversation about improving the conversation
    Which member of The Beatles was both the oldest and the youngest? Ringo Starr. He was born first, but was the last to join the band. Which department...
    Updated May 27 2017 08:18 am   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Staff photos of the Salt Lake Tribune staff. George Pyle. George Pyle: Just as well you didn’t see the Chaffetz editorial that got away
    “The greatest thing about this man is he’s steady. You know where he stands. He believes the same thing Wednesday that he believed on Monday, no matte...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:56 pm   |     |   Share
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    AP File Photo Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, says he will get reported Comey memo, using his Oversight Committee subpoena powers if necessary. Debate: All of the sudden, Chaffetz is back in the middle of things...
    “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” — Michael Corleone, “The Godfather, Part III” Just when we all thought Utah’s Rep. Jason Chaf...
    Updated May 17 2017 03:31 pm   |     |   Share
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    Debate: He’ll see the Big Board ...
    If you are above a certain age, or a real film expert, when you read what’s below, you thought of what’s above. — Trump revealed highly classified i...
    Updated May 15 2017 05:30 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Bill Clark | CQ Roll Call via AP images MAY 4: Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, fresh off 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. George Pyle: Dumb politicians keep talking about smartphones
    What is it with Republicans and smartphones? A few weeks ago, Utah’s Rep. Jason Chaffetz suffered through a totally deserved storm of media derision ...
    Updated May 12 2017 09:57 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Backpacker explores an Anasazi ruin under a sandstone alcove in a canyon on Cedar Mesa in San Juan County.  The area is included for a proposed Bears Ears National Conservation Area. George Pyle: We know what monument foes are, and how cheaply they can be had
    [Video: A wild night out with Scarlett Johansson.] It’s a joke attributed to various wags and wits from years past. Winston Churchill. George Bern...
    Updated May 05 2017 07:04 pm   |     |   Share
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  • George Pyle: Why education isn’t the way out of poverty
    Another one of those lists of the best of something — click bait since before there was such a thing as click bait — came out the other day. This one ...
    Updated Apr 29 2017 12:28 pm   |     |   Share
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    President Donald Trump holds a signed Antiquities Executive Order during a ceremony at the Interior Department in Washington, Wednesday, April, 26, 2017. The president is asking for a review of the designation of tens of millions of acres of land as ’national monuments.’ (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Debate: President repeats phony argument in attacking national monuments
    The argument from many elected officials in Utah — distressingly echoed Wednesday by the new president of the United States — is that the two big nati...
    Updated Apr 26 2017 12:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   University of Utah President David Pershing, left, and chairman of the board David Burton speak with the media following a board of trustees closed executive session meeting over the recent firing of Dr. Mary Beckerle, the CEO and director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. A decision on her possible reinstatement is expected later in the day on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Debate: Maybe they do read the editorials ...
    In my Sunday column, the one about changing roles on The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board, I said this: “ ... The decisions we make are independent o...
    Updated Apr 25 2017 01:27 pm   |     |   Share
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