About Pepper Pro

Pepper Provenzano writes in Arizona and Utah. A news editor (Salt Lake Tribune) for 20 years, he advocates for human rights, environmental justice, and diversity in both.

It’s the Last Stand for Democracy

Come back, America. Stand up and speak out! Silence is tantamount to selling this country outright. It is our civic duty to vote, to come together and expose wrongdoing, to hold our leaders and controlling special interests accountable. I made my living as an ethical journalist for 20 years, and I resent right-wing lies and disinformation. Unfortunately, we have a trio of election deniers running in Arizona with every intention of tossing out votes they don't get. Republican candidates Kari Lake, Mark Finchem, and Abe Hamadeh are dangerous. Kari Lake to eliminate Democracy At the top of the heap, Trump-loving [...]

By |2022-10-29T17:26:31-07:00October 30th, 2022|Elections|

The Price of Peace

When I ran two nonprofit organizations, the grantmakers from the government, foundation, and corporate sectors wanted numerical proof of successful goals. But there are no metrics for some things. Not all economic concepts can be quantified with numerical values. What technology can engineers use to compute the character of our society, the heartbeat of our culture, and how to heal it? This much we know: Some things cannot be measured by tests. To discern character, goodness, creativity, courage, compassion, leadership, curiosity, motivation, persistence, self-discipline, resilience, and critical thinking – the glories of art and thought – these benchmarks of a [...]

By |2020-11-08T09:27:32-07:00November 7th, 2020|Elections|
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