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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: 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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  • UNITED STATES - 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 (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images) 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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  • George Pyle: Thank God we’re making some changes on The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board
    “Thank God you’re here, Pyle!” That used to be a favored greeting directed at me and other Salt Lake Tribune staffers, at least among some of the old...
    Updated Apr 24 2017 10:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Billboard in Utah County on I-15 between Center Street and University Parkway in Provo Tuesday April 11, 2017. Debate: With Trump in the White House, Chaffetz finds the thrill is gone ...
    I did NOT see this coming. — Chaffetz won’t seek re-election, leaves option for 2020 gubernatorial run — Thomas Burr, Matt Canham and Courtney Tanner ...
    Updated Apr 28 2017 10:45 am   |     |   Share
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    (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Expressing their displeasure, supporters of Mary Beckerle, acclaimed researcher at Hunstman Cancer Institute, react to the news that she was fired from her post as CEO and director of the Institute. The vocal group attended a meeting at the Health Sciences Education Building on the University of Utah. In an email sent Monday afternoon, Vivian Lee, senior Vice President of Health Sciences at the University of Utah announced the departure with no reason given. Debate: Academic politics. When the stakes are not small at all ...
    There’s an old saw about academic politics being the most vicious because they matter the least. Or not. — Acclaimed researcher fired from top post at...
    Updated Apr 18 2017 03:21 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Salt Lake Tribune digital editor Rachel Piper, left, reporters Jessica Miller, Erin Alberty, Alex Stuckey and Managing Editor Sheila McCann celebrate as The Salt Lake Tribune)   wins its second Pulitzer Prize in its nearly 150-year history Monday, earning the nod in local reporting for its groundbreaking investigation of rape at Utah colleges. George Pyle: My degrees of Pulitzer Prize separation
    I am among those who are deliriously happy for the team of editors, reporters and photographers who did the hard, long and often gut-wrenching work th...
    Updated Apr 15 2017 05:04 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Salt Lake Tribune digital editor Rachel Piper, left, reporters Jessica Miller, Erin Alberty, Alex Stuckey and Managing Editor Sheila McCann celebrate as The Salt Lake Tribune)   wins its second Pulitzer Prize in its nearly 150-year history Monday, earning the nod in local reporting for its groundbreaking investigation of rape at Utah colleges. Debate: Those Pulitzer winners and me ...
    [Video: The Announcement. Tribune bit at about 6:30. Storm Lake Times part at 7:58.] I am among those who are deliriously happy for the team of edit...
    Updated Apr 13 2017 03:44 pm   |     |   Share
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  • George Pyle: Where’s our protection from upstart competition?
    In a world where legacy businesses don’t have to out-think, out-innovate or out-serve upstart disruptive competitors. In a world where giant power uti...
    Updated Apr 07 2017 06:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo)   The Utah Capitol steps were covered with 600 pairs of shoes in February , representing the lives lost to suicide in 2016. With teen suicide rates rising, the Centers for Disease Control and Utah Department of Health support collecting data on sexual orientation among Utah high schools students, but key school districts have blocked the move, deeming the issue too sensitive for a school survey. Debate: Sex surveys, students and student journalism ...
    Any more, just about everything that happens reminds me of something that happened a long time ago. Here’s what’s happening now: — Utah school distric...
    Updated Apr 06 2017 10:33 am   |     |   Share
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    File - In this June 23, 2012, file photo, inmates watch as Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio gives a tour for church leaders through a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office jail called ’Tent City’ in Phoenix. Newly elected Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone announced Tuesday, April 4, 2017, that he will be closing the tent city jail in the coming months and relocating inmates to other jails. (AP Photo/Matt York, File) Debate: A Tale of Two Tent Cities
    Guy tells his doctor he’s been having strange dreams. “Sometimes I’m a wigwam. Sometimes I’m a tepee. What does it mean, Doc?” “Obviously, you’re two ...
    Updated Apr 05 2017 12:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    Robert Redford, left, and Dustin Hoffman in ’All The President’s Men.’ Debate: Redford remembers something serious. I remember what may be the biggest laugh he ever got...
    In honor of this compelling op-ed contribution from Robert Redford ... — 45 years after Watergate, the truth is again in danger — Robert Redford | Spe...
    Updated Apr 03 2017 03:08 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, speaks during the town-hall meeting in Brighton High School Thursday February 9, 2017. Debate: Jason Chaffetz as the point of contention ...
    — ‘I want Chaffetz out of that seat’: D.C. resident starts anti-Chaffetz PAC — Courtney Tanner | The Salt Lake Tribune “Lynette Craig has a sort-of pe...
    Updated Apr 03 2017 12:44 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Angry citizens heckle Salt lake County Mayor Ben McAdams as the enter the Draper Park Middle School auditorium, for an open house for two new potential homeless shelter sites in the Draper area, Wednesday, March 29, 2017.   George Pyle: Some more Mormon influence, please
    “If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we’ve go...
    Updated Apr 24 2017 03:37 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah Gov. Gary Herbert meets with the Tribune editorial board, Wednesday, December 7, 2016. Debate: We said, Veto, veto, veto. He said, Yes, no, no ...
    The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board last month urged Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to veto a bill, passed in the recent session of the Legislature, that wo...
    Updated Mar 29 2017 01:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., departs after speaking to the media after a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Debate: Medicaid expansion rides again ...
    — Obamacare is what we have to work with. Fix it. — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “ ... For seven years, the Republicans who rule this state without sig...
    Updated Mar 28 2017 12:32 pm   |     |   Share
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    House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. leaves the White House in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017, after meeting with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Debate: Who didn’t kill Obamacare? It’s no mystery ...
    — Blaming conservatives, Trump signals new openness to Dems — Hope Yen | Associated Press | Salt Lake Tribune “ President Donald Trump on Sunday attac...
    Updated Mar 27 2017 01:00 pm   |     |   Share
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