David Fott In The News

Profile: David Fott

September 18, 2020
The Declaration of Independence does not prescribe a particular form of government for the securing of our inalienable rights, but it leaves no doubt that government is necessary. The people may be the best judge of how the mask fits, but these days, can we do without masks?
January 10, 2020
When the 2020 presidential nomination season kicks off in February, it won’t start with a primary — where voters go to their polling place and cast a secret ballot — but with caucuses. While the vast majority of states hold primary elections, a few use these more complicated events to show their preferences for candidates.
September 16, 2019
Hard-working people want to be responsible citizens but often don’t know how. What are we to make of the never-ending parade of news, the partisan voices yelling at one another, the seeming impossibility of understanding “the big political picture” without devoting a lifetime of study to it?
April 12, 2016
In this year's presidential race, the stakes seem higher than ever and the electorate in the West is more diverse and engaged in the past. Reading the news, it's easy to know who is up, who is down and which candidate is embroiled in the latest drama, but our latest Soundtable discussion takes a deep dive into where presidential hopefuls stand on issues important to the American West. So, what Western issues are gaining importance as the candidates move through their campaigns — and which ones are getting left behind?
March 21, 2016
At a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas last October, a Colombian emigrant named Myriam Witcher walked out onto the stage, her black ponytail swinging. She clutched a tiny American flag and a copy of People magazine with the billionaire Republican front-runner featured on the cover. “I’m Hispanic, and I vote for Mr. Trump!” she cried. “We love you, all the way to the White House!”
February 25, 2016
Donald Trump ran the table in Nevada on Tuesday night, winning nearly 46 percent of the vote to pick up his third win in a row. He won across a variety of subgroups — including Hispanics — which now begs the question: Can anyone halt his march to the nomination?
February 18, 2016
Sam’s Town casino is a pioneer-themed resort on the working-class east side of Las Vegas famous for its laserlight waterfall show, budget-friendly gambling, a bowling alley popular with locals, and the fact that Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio’s father, Mario Rubio, served drinks here in the early 1980s.