Western Debate Sampler: Sin edition ...

State of the Debate by George Pyle
First Published Sep 18 2012 02:34 pm • Last Updated Sep 18 2012 02:34 pm

Liquor. Gambling. Lying. Bigotry. Torture. Soda pop.

Public houses: City should allow more pubs — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial

It has taken members of the Salt Lake City Council several weeks to hash out the proper wording of an ordinance that would allow enterprising businesspeople to open a few pubs in neighborhoods that now lack such basic amenities of civilized life.

The fact that council members might have gotten the job done sooner had they been able to gather in the corner booth of a really good neighborhood bar does not lessen the fact that they seem poised to do the right thing. [Read the rest ...]

‘No’ to corner bars — Deseret News Editorial

Allowing neighborhood bars is not the way to attract more families to move to Salt Lake City. It’s not the way to revitalize a city that, unlike the rest of the county in which it resides, has not seen much growth in half a century. ...

Forging a future — Las Vegas Sun Editorial

Nevada needs Congress to approve Reid’s online poker plan this year

Enforce rules on police who lie — Denver Post Editorial

Religious bigotry is hateful business — Colorado Springs Gazette Editorial

Closing the book on CIA torture — Los Angeles Times Editorial

It has become clear that the courts are unable or unwilling to hold the agency and others accountable.

New York’s soda ban comes up empty — San Francisco Chronicle Editorial

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