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This April 20, 2016, file photo shows copies of The Salt Lake Tribune newspaper in Salt Lake City.

What the LDS Church does in Utah is news, even if you are not a member, George Pyle writes

By George Pyle | January 16, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Niki Chan Wylie | Special to The Tribune) A crowd gathers at a candlelight vigil for democracy at the Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building on Jan. 6, 2022.

How Utah politicians can elevate minority rights and not minority rule, writes George Pyle

By George Pyle | January 9, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

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Franchesco Lopez chants with protesters as they gather on the campus of Brigham Young University, with hundreds of BYU students at a rally to oppose how the school's Honor Code Office investigates and disciplines students, Friday, April 12, 2019, in Provo, Utah.

Former USU police chief was wrong. But not only for blaming the victim, George Pyle writes

By George Pyle | December 26, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

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President Donald Trump stand with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, at the Utah State Capitol Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Salt Lake City.

Why Mike Lee owes us an explanation of what he knew about the Jan. 6 coup attempt, George Pyle writes

By George Pyle | December 19, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

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The Intermountain Power Plant near Delta, Utah Friday April 12, 2013.

Utah’s political class wants to keep us frozen in the energy past, George Pyle writes

By George Pyle | December 13, 2021, 5:15 a.m.

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Then-Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) at the Republican National Convention in Aug., 1984. Dole, the plain-spoken son of the prairie who overcame Dust Bowl deprivation in Kansas and grievous battle wounds in Italy to become the Senate majority leader and the last of the World War II generation to win his party's nomination for president, died on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. He was 98.

How Bob Dole embodied what was good, and bad, about American politics, George Pyle writes

By George Pyle | December 6, 2021, 3:07 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Protesters waving American flags and holding signs decrying mask and vaccine mandates gathered along the curb of 700 East in Liberty Park Saturday, making Salt Lake City one of dozens of cities around the world protesting public health-related restrictions, Sept. 18, 2021.

Utah Republicans have some weird ideas of what ‘freedom’ is, George Pyle writes

By George Pyle | December 5, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

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In this Aug. 21, 2019, image from video, New Zealand House Speaker Trevor Mallard bottle-feeds lawmaker Tamati Coffey's baby, Tutanekai Smith-Coffey, while presiding over a debate in parliament in Wellington, New Zealand. Mallard said he’s been trying to make Parliament a more baby-friendly place.

Why the conservative path to happiness won’t work for everyone, George Pyle writes

By George Pyle | November 29, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

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In this Sept. 21, 2012, photo, U.S. novelist Toni Morrison applauds as she attends the America Festival at the U.S. embassy, in Paris.

Utah schools are pulling books. We should give students more credit, George Pyle writes

By George Pyle | November 21, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

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In Liverpool, government investigates terrorism. In Utah, government participates in it, says George Pyle

By George Pyle | November 17, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Carson Jorgensen, chairman of the Utah Republican Party, center, was surrounded by members of the public reacting in agreement to public comment by raising their hands in solidarity against the newly drawn redistricting maps in House Building, Room 30, Nov. 8, 2021.The public got to respond on Monday to the Utah Legislature’s Redistricting Committee's only public hearing for the map proposals.

Here’s one cynical argument in support of Utah’s congressional map, George Pyle writes

By George Pyle | November 14, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

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Utah Jazz grab loose ball when public officials fall short on young girl’s death, George Pyle says

By George Pyle | November 12, 2021, 11:13 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Rep. Steve Christiansen, R-South Jordan and Rep. Phil Lyman, R-Blanding push for a forensic audit of the 2020 election during Wednesday's Judiciary Interim Committee's meeting on election integrity, to "hear presentations on perspectives regarding election integrity" according to the agenda.

Some Utah lawmakers should quit, George Pyle wrote. And one actually did

By George Pyle | November 1, 2021, 6:13 p.m.

(Screenshot via Twitter) Sen. Mitt Romney, R-UT, dressed as the character Ted Lasso, and Kyrsten Sinema, D-AZ, dressed as the character Rebecca Welton from the series ahead of Halloween on Thursday, October 28, 2021.

Mitt Romney isn’t evil but that doesn’t mean he’s right about taxes, George Pyle writes

By George Pyle | October 31, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

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In this Jan. 6 photo, President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally in Washington.

Does Salt Lake really want potentially violent 2024 Republican National Convention? George Pyle asks

By George Pyle | October 29, 2021, 9:21 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Gina Thayne, aunt of Dillon Taylor who raised him, speaks in front of his portrait as people gather for a vigil on the six-year anniversary of Taylor’s death by the murals of people killed by police near 800 South and 300 West in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

George Pyle: Appeals court tells Salt Lake City police they can assume we are all armed, so they can shoot us

By George Pyle | October 27, 2021, 8:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Primary Children’s Hospital caregiver Dr. Jill Sweney, medical director of the pediatric ICU, shares some sad stories about her experience treating kids with COVID as she steps outside the hospital for a brief moment on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021.

George Pyle: Utah politicians and radio jabberers should pull a shift at Primary Children’s before spouting any more anti-vax propaganda

By George Pyle | October 26, 2021, 5:05 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Heather Blakley, a Rose Park Elementary sixth grade teacher, raises her voice in a group cheer at the Utah Capitol, Feb. 28, 2020.

Make Utah history teachers post their material online? Sounds like stalking, George Pyle writes

By George Pyle | October 24, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

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In this July 24, 2017, file photo the Utah state flag waves in the morning sun at the start of the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City.

George Pyle: Again, and again, the feds have to protect Utah from itself

By George Pyle | October 22, 2021, 5:59 p.m.

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President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris meet with Republican lawmakers to discuss a coronavirus relief package, in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, in Washington. From left, Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, Vice President Kamala Harris, Biden, and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine.

George Pyle: Democrats, give up on DINO Joe Manchin. Work on RINO Mitt Romney.

By George Pyle | October 19, 2021, 11:42 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP) Marc Harrison, president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare, speaks during a news conference Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, in Salt Lake City. Utah Gov. Spencer Cox cast doubt on the efficacy of mask-wearing as health leaders made some of their most impassioned pleas yet for state residents to mask up and get vaccinated.

George Pyle: Death of Colin Powell should remind us why the CEO of Intermountain Healthcare urged us to all get vaccinated

By George Pyle | October 18, 2021, 5:39 p.m.

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In this photo taken Tuesday, June 23, 2020, a homeless woman sits on a bench near the J.C. Nichols fountain in Kansas City, Mo. The city's board of parks and recreation is considering a proposal to remove the J.C. Nichols name from the fountain and a nearby street as it addresses racial concerns about the influential local developer. Nichols developed some of the area's most desirable neighborhoods as well as the city's Country Club Plaza shopping district in the early 1900s, but excluded Blacks, Jews and other minorities using deed restrictions on his properties.

George Pyle: What I learned about Salt Lake City by hearing leaders explain it to out-of-towners

By George Pyle | October 17, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Screengrab via Grabien) Sen. Mike Lee, R-UT, questions Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen on October 5, 2021.

What’s wrong with Utah politics? Facebook whistleblower explains, George Pyle writes

By George Pyle | October 10, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) A Jazz fan tries to distract the Clippers at the foul line, in Game One of the second round of the NBA playoffs at Vivint Arena, on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

Lee introduces doomed legislation to stop vaccine mandates and Stewart boycotts “the good place,” George Pyle writes

By George Pyle | October 3, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

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In this April 11, 2018, photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election and data privacy.

Congratulations, Utah. You’ve found a way to make Facebook worse, George Pyle writes

By George Pyle | September 26, 2021, 12:06 p.m.