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The Fog of Taxes

By John Yewell
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - The preoccupation with war in the last month has shifted attention away from domestic issues, but in the last few days, with the occupation of Iraq entering a new phase, the pendulum has begun to swing back. And as critical as the situation remains in...

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Image is Hell

By John Yewell
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Since the time Matthew Brady made his first photographs of the Civil War, Americans have hungered for images of the conflicts into which they have sent their sons, and lately daughters. The 1860s-era photos—of bloated corpses on not-so-distant battlefields—were...

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Separate Ways

By John Yewell
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Divorce is a traumatic experience. But sometimes, irreconcilable differences can simply no longer be ignored. When that moment comes, it makes sense for both parties to take an objective look at their relationship and circumstances and try to do the right...

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Sacre Bleu

By John Yewell
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - It is time for another spasm of anti-French propaganda in the American press, stemming from French opposition to war with Iraq. We act as if the French position is the mindless reaction of a wild-eyed, lefty anti-American government. But French President...

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Fertile Ground

By John Yewell
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Fertile Ground Feb. 26, 2003, is a date former state Rep. Brent Parker will wish, for the rest of his life, that he had gone home and straight to bed. That night, close to midnight, Parker was busted for allegedly soliciting a police officer posing as...

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Banker’s Heart

By John Yewell
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - When a political fight gets truly ugly, it’s a pretty good bet that the stuff below the surface is what is really driving the debate. The stormy, 20-year fight between Utah banks and credit unions has gotten to that stage. They say it is in part...

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Fraud Squad

By John Yewell
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Fool us once, shame on you. Fool us twice, shame on the LDS Church. That was the message in the report last week that LDS Church members are easy marks for con artists. According to U.S. Attorney for Utah Paul Warner, LDS Church leaders shy away from...

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The Sin of Hubris

By John Yewell
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - News item: Lobbyists spent $85,000 entertaining legislators in 2002. News item: Legislators draft laws in secret to avoid input from constituents. News item: Republican leaders rebuke party members for endorsing Democrats. Welcome to the one-party state. Lawmakers...

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Race Matters

By John Yewell
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Last week I made one of those errors in editorial judgment that a newcomer to this community is likely to make. In his weekly satirical column The Deep End, D.P. Sorensen took as his theme the controversy over the LDS church’s interest in the posthumous...

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Plaza Sell-Out

By John Yewell
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - In the end, it was never about principle. It was about money and power. No one should be surprised. In a culture ruled by greed and influence, where the shared values taught in generations of civics classes are no longer taken for granted, talk is the...
 
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