Time to Tackle the Issue
Health Care Interest
Maybe everyone's tired of hearing about marches by the, you know, non-Republicans. And health care—doesn't everyone in Utah think it's been just terrible under the Affordable Care Act? Repeal, repeal—that's the mantra. Only a handful of news outlets felt it was important to cover the recent rally for health care. Deseret News ran an article saying "scores of people" participated, and KTVX Channel 4 ran a very brief item. Maybe the lack of media interest is because of the inevitability of the GOP effort. Salon did an in-depth report on "9 of the most staggeringly awful statements Republicans have made about health care just this year," prominently featuring little Jason Chaffetz' iPhone comment. Lawmakers can't feel your pain if they have none themselves.
Stop the Lunch-Shaming
It's a start, but not much. Lunch-shaming is definitely a thing, and not just in Utah. The State Board of Education is about to start an audit of school fees statewide, a Deseret News report said, and it will cover a lot more than lunch. This is an issue with philosophical, political and financial implications. The philosophical: What does a free, appropriate public education really entail? The political: The Trump administration proposed a 21-percent reduction to the USDA program. The financial: If parents don't pay for lunches,