Author Home: Lynda Pipkin

The Great Divide in the GOP

The Great Divide in the GOP There is a great divide in the Utah GOP. Sometimes it is so bad that people liken it to a civil war. So, what is going on? Decades ago my county was predominantly Democrat. Today Republicans hold every ...

Factions of the Party

Today there are many different Factions of the Republican Party There are people who call themselves “moderates”. Moderate is generally considered as average. Moderates are an average between Democrats and Republicans. You will fi...

RINOs in a One-Party State

RINOs in a One-Party State As Utah has basically become a one-party state (Republican), there are more people running for office as Republicans who were once Democrats. The state’s caucus/convention system has been pretty go...

Standing Up for What is Right

One day after lunch I was on my way to meet up with my other 3rd grade friends for recess. As I walked down the almost empty hall, I saw a girl crying. I went over and asked her what was wrong. She said that nobody wanted to be he...

The Last Republic

Making the World “Safe for Democracy” We have heard this phrase for decades. Usually to justify attacks on foreign soil. But, was the attack on the Utah Caucus System another way to “make the world safe for democracy”? What is a d...

Utah GOP Presidential Primary vs. Caucus

Why would the Utah Republican Party decided to elect their presidential nominee in their caucus, rather than go with the primary election system?  What is the difference between Utah Republican Presidential Primary vs. Republican ...

The Emperor’s New Clothes

You’ve more than likely heard the story about the Emperor’s New Clothes.  We often have something very similar in our political world today.  If someone disagrees with a political figure they are likely to be labeled a...