A two state solution may be the only way for Israelis and Palestinians to live near each other, if not together. A similar solution may be desirable here in Utah where Democrats are underrepresented in state and national government, due in part to gerrymandering. Salt Lake City is Democratic while the rest of the state is very Republican. My suggestion is to make Salt Lake City the capital of the new state of Salt Lake, with one Representative and two Senators. Utah would continue with two Senators and three Representatives, down from the current four. Utah would have access to Mormon holy sites in Salt Lake City, but would be forced to move the state’s political capital to another city.