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  • Light rail moves inland from the 'Left Coast'

    Light rail has become unexpectedly popular in deeply conservative Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Why the Republicans failed Nov. 4

    Why the Republicans failed Nov. 4

    A couple of years ago, there was talk of a permanent GOP majority. But now the party is facing a serious decline in power.

  • We’re in a land of Lincoln

    For better and for worse, the West of today was created by Abraham Lincoln and the early Republican Party.

  • Democrats rise again in the Rockies

    Democrats rise again in the Rockies

    Rob Saldin looks at the reasons why the Democrats finally succeeded in breaking the Republican chokehold on the West.

  • An Obama-Huntsman ticket would get my vote

    An Obama-Huntsman ticket would get my vote

    It might be a radical pairing, but if Huntsman ran as Obama's vice president, he'd get this writer's vote.

  • It's time for a ceasefire on guns

    Hal Herring believes that Democrats should give up on gun control, not just for the sake of politics but because it’s the right thing to do.

  • A fractured party

    The Grand Old Party will either find a new life – or court self-destruction – in the West today, where moderates and hard-liners are battling over conservation issues.

  • Republicans face an uncertain battle for governor

    Republicans face an uncertain battle for governor

    Democratic Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's decision to run for governor of Colorado may throw a spanner into Republican plans to re-take the West.

  • Lynch-mob politics

    Lynch-mob politics

    It's not the Old West -- it's our guide to this year's Western elections.

  • Utah’s favorite sons battle for governor

    In Utah, Democrat Scott Matheson Jr. is duking it out with Republican Jon Huntsman Jr. for the governor’s seat

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