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When will state lawmakers take up the charge to end the practice of moving clocks ahead in the middle of the night? Let’s do it at 4 p.m. on a Friday, instead.
When will state lawmakers take up the charge to end the practice of moving clocks ahead in the middle of the night? Let’s do it at 4 p.m. on a Friday, instead.
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When will state lawmakers take up the charge to end the practice of moving clocks ahead in the middle of the night? Let’s do it at 4 p.m. on a Friday, instead. That way, the weekend starts an hour early and everyone’s happy.

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Donald Trump celebrated his primary victories last week by trotting out steaks that supposedly refuted Mitt Romney’s claim that Trump Steaks was a failed venture. Nothing says “vote for me” like decade-old beef.

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Not only did Trump display beef, he displayed water bottles and wine under the Trump label. Food at campaign events — it’s only been a few days since Chris Christie endorsed Trump, but already we’re seeing his influence.

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I just feel bad for anyone who went to the Costco near Trump’s victory celebration in Florida only to be told, “We’re out of steaks due to a last-minute rush for some political thing.”

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Americans looking for comfort last week tuned into the Democratic presidential debate, where the moderator was asking front-runner Hillary Clinton whether she would drop out if indicted. This shows how society has lost its sense of decorum. It used to be reporters wouldn’t ask such a question until after a person was elected.

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Hundreds of fifth-grade students in Utah met at Weber State University last week to figure out how to colonize Mars with a community of airtight domes. I admire their ingenuity and forward thinking, but I doubt they could finish in time for everyone to escape after the election in November.

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After passing a bill that loosens restrictions on drinking raw milk, West Virginia lawmakers who supported the bill decided to toast their good fortune with a cup of the stuff. They all became sick. You’ve heard of running afoul of the law. This is more like having to run because of a foul law.

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Speaking to the Charleston newspaper, the sponsor of the bill angrily said of his illness, “It ain’t because of the raw milk.” Politically speaking, the best advice for him right now is not to have a cow.

Jay Evensen is the senior editorial columnist at the Deseret News. Email him at even@desnews.com. For more content, visit his website, jayevensen.com.