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On Second Thought:Mexico may volunteer to build that wall

Given how the election is going, Mexico may volunteer to build that wall at its own expense, just to keep people from trying to escape from the United States.
Given how the election is going, Mexico may volunteer to build that wall at its own expense, just to keep people from trying to escape from the United States.
Brian Nicholson, Deseret News

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Given how the election is going, Mexico may volunteer to build that wall at its own expense, just to keep people from trying to escape from the United States.

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Dr. Ben Carson appears to be ending his presidential campaign. It's hard to know exactly what went wrong. We won't get a full picture until he operates on his brain trust.

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On Super Tuesday, supporter Chris Christie upstaged Donald Trump by standing behind him with a dour expression. Christie's face looked like former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford used to look after he sobered up and was told what he did.

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Meanwhile, Democrat Bernie Sanders would have had more success on Tuesday if he had appealed to people who actually vote.

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Mitt Romney gave a speech in Utah last week in which he said of Donald Trump that on foreign policy matters "… he is very, very not smart." Then he said, "A business genius he is not." The only thing that would have been more effective would have been if he had delivered these lines in a Yoda voice.

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Romney accused Trump of using "absurd third-grade theatrics," to which Trump stamped his feet and responded, "I know you are, but what am I?"

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Romney and John McCain, the last two GOP presidential nominees, both have said a Trump nomination would be a disaster. Historians say we haven't seen anything like this since former Republican President Teddy Roosevelt launched an all-out campaign against Republican President William Howard Taft in 1912. That means Hillary Clinton is probably the happiest Democrat since Woodrow Wilson.

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Utah lawmakers may be on the verge of outlawing the death penalty. Apparently, having to survive this cruel and unusual election season is enough punishment.

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President Obama has complained that the Wifi at the White House isn't very good. And he's tired of having to put off important business so he can be home somewhere between 8 and 5 when the repair guy is supposed to come.

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Gladys Knight was a passenger in a car that got pulled over for speeding recently in Pleasant Grove. She apparently got the driver out of a ticket by getting out and singing to the officer. Great, now every scofflaw in town is going to start carrying a Grammy Award winner in the car, just in case.

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.