Pyle: It’s not what you know, but who you know by George Pyle The Salt Lake Tribune Published Mar 15, 2013 05:06PM MDT [Above — Harvey Milk: “You must come out!”] It is frustrating to hear members of the Utah Legislature back new laws — laws we all must obey and pay for — based on something they heard from a friend of a cousin of a neighbor. Somebody was offended by a...
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Pyle: Cutting the middleman in by George Pyle The Salt Lake Tribune Published Mar 22, 2013 05:13PM MDT [Above: This video is only a little bit about this column. But it’s really, really good. (Plus, I stayed in that hotel once.)] --------- American politicians who claim that President Obama is moving the nation towards a form of “socialism” have established beyond a shadow...
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George Pyle is out of state this weekend - attending a commencement ceremony. The following column was first published last May. Congratulations to the Class of [Year]. Now that you have [fought/earned/coasted] your way out of [college/high school/obedience training] you have earned more than a diploma, a funny hat and surprised parents. You have attained the requisite level...
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Pyle: Don’t wait to be told by George Pyle The Salt Lake Tribune Published Feb 22, 2013 05:51PM MDT Some of us are lucky enough to have someone in our lives who keeps us from doing stupid things, things that would embarrass or humiliate us if we didn’t have them to, lovingly, steer us straight. Sometimes it is a relatively simple statement, from the mom to the teenage...
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Pyle: Afraid of our own children by George Pyle The Salt Lake Tribune Published Mar 8, 2013 05:01PM MDT [Above: This clip probably makes a point exactly the opposite of the one I support. But, if you know of a song half as good that backs my views, please let me know.] -------- A wise friend of mine once observed that there are two kinds of parents in the world: Those who...
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Pyle: How not to be a chump by George Pyle The Salt Lake Tribune Published Feb 8, 2013 04:57PM MDT You could read to your children every day, surround them with art and music, home school them or do everything you could to support your children’s teachers and the neighborhood public school. But, without enough state and local support for the local school district, you would...
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Pyle: Abstain from shame and fear by George Pyle The Salt Lake Tribune Published May 10, 2013 05:25PM MDT “Things which are equal to the same thing are equal to each other.” - Euclid (if you read) - Abraham Lincoln (if you watch movies) No, despite what you may have seen absolutely everywhere on the Internet, Elizabeth Smart did not explicitly condemn the whole concept of...
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Pyle: How money poisons politics by George Pyle The Salt Lake Tribune Published Feb 15, 2013 05:24PM MDT There is no way that elected officials will change the rules, or the practice, of raising money for their campaigns because the dirty way it is done now hurts democracy. They will only make changes if preserving the status quo hurts them. Today, both the Utah attorney...
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John 'Barry' Pyle III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Barry J. Pyle of Greer, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
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Pyle: No system immune to extremism by George Pyle The Salt Lake Tribune Published Apr 12, 2013 05:34PM MDT Presaging, perhaps, a society dominated by technological networks, American government as we know it was put together by people who were keen to solve their problems by creating new systems. Two-thirds, three-quarters, at least 35 years old, noon on the 20th day of...
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