It was a slow news week.
Brock Vergakis’ story on legislative blogging (featuring Lyle Hillyard the Blogger
) was picked up in the Daily Herald
, the Trib
, and mentioned by Stateline.org
and Utah Policy Daily
Then Rep. Craig Frank at The Dome
, Tracy Medley at New West
, and the UC
expanded and added their insight to the discussion. Thanks amigos.
Navel gazing aside, we hope political blogging offers something valuable to the citizens who own the government (and, ultimately, own this site). We appreciate how readers develop the discussion and offer thoughtful comments. We love how Utah bloggers have formed a community that is unique in the nation.
A multitude of perspectives with divergent viewpoints and varying degrees of credibility offer depth perception, which means citizens have a better shot at discerning the truth of an issue. That's helpful.
Someone wrote, "The best cure for the ills of democracy is more democracy."
Blogging is more democracy.
Stay tuned, it only gets better from here.