Author Archives: flintstephens

Gun control folley

My high school was filled with guns and no one was ever shot. I lived in a rural area in Ohio and graduated from high school in 1976. On any given day, there would be students with guns in their … Continue reading

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A simple proposal to increase Utah graduation rates

Many in the Beehive State were surprised on Nov. 27 when the U.S. Department of Education released statistics that show Utah ranks 32nd in overall high school graduation rates. One simple change by the Utah Legislature could dramatically improve graduation … Continue reading

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Preventing future Highland tax increases

During many years as a journalist, one of the things I found most surprising was how at any level of government, elected officials would completely disregard the will of the people who put them in office. A recent incident in … Continue reading

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Completion of a project

This isn’t a usual post for me, but I finished a big project and had to tell someone. About 15 years ago Anette and I bought an unfinished wood kitchen table, eight chairs and four barstools. We finished the top … Continue reading

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Sex education far less threatening than physics

The recent furor over abstinence-only sex education in Utah is only the latest in a long history of arguments about teaching human reproduction in Utah classrooms. While it is easy to understand the passion many parents demonstrate over such a … Continue reading

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Romeo and Juliet or Edward and Bella?

It was Stephanie Mabey’s Zombie Song that started me worrying. There is a line in the song that says “Our love is stronger than Edward and Bella’s.” It does not say “Our love is stronger than Romeo and Juliet’s.” That … Continue reading

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My time with Herman Cain

Tuesday night I attended the Republican Presidential Debate in Las Vegas. Afterward I got to do an exclusive interview with the candidate. I’ve included links to the stories that I wrote. Many people have since asked me what he was … Continue reading

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