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How did we get here?

In this sweeping, eloquent history of America, Kurt Andersen shows that what’s happening in our country today—this post-factual, “fake news” moment we’re all living through—is not something new, but rather the ultimate expression of our national character. America was founded by wishful dreamers, magical thinkers, and true believers, by hucksters and their suckers. Fantasy is deeply embedded in our DNA.

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Conservation groups are airing TV ads, planning rallies and creating parody websites in a last-minute blitz to stop Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke from downsizing or eliminating national monument areas that cover large swaths of land and water from Maine to California.

Utah has asked President Donald Trump's administration to approve a limited Medicaid plan to help the homeless and those in need of mental health and drug addiction treatment.

It's part of a state strategy to curb violence and drug trafficking in a Salt Lake City neighborhood near an overcrowded homeless shelter.

According to Colin Dickey, author of the forthcoming book about conspiracy theories called “The Unidentified,” such theories appear and spread at moments of upheaval and cultural anxiety.

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The chairman of Utah's Republican Party says attendees who booed Rep. Chris Stewart at the congressman's town hall last week are "thugs" who hijacked the meeting.

Millennials: The Age Group Most Unhappy With Trump

Feb 6, 2017

 


Between Gen X, Baby Boomers and the Silent Generation, why do we hear so much about people aged 18-30? Utah State University political science professor, Michael Lions, says President Trump has low approval ratings compared to past presidents, especially among millennials.

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In a statement released following the nomination of Neil Gorsuch for the US Supreme Court, Utah Senator Mike Lee says he believes Judge Gorsuch is a good pick for the Supreme Court. Lee had been mentioned as a possible nominee. Now he says he will do everything he can to make sure Gorsuch is confirmed by the Senate.

Over Half Of Utah Residents Optimistic About Trump

Dec 21, 2016
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Over 50 percent of Utah residents said they feel optimistic about the next four years under Donald Trump, according to a recent Utah Policy poll

What Does It Mean To Be A Patriotic American?

Oct 12, 2016
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The U.S. national anthem before an NFL game is a common scene, except in this case, there’s one player who’s taken a knee. On a field with members of the military standing in salute and the audience on their feet, Colin Kaepernick is kneeling.

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One in five voters is disabled, and 52% of voters have someone close to them with a disability.


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The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City is embracing Americans' election-year-intensified interest in socio-political issues with several new visual art exhibitions dealing with ideology, immigration and sexuality.